Zero waste Himalayan antiseptic hand scrub

Hello all,

It’s been a while since my last DIY post, so here’s a quick and simple one for you to enjoy (:

You’ll need:

  • Himalayan salt
  • Coconut oil
  • Essential oils

You can use white/brown sugar, salt or bath salts. I used Himalayan salt as it’s detoxifying and used for healthy, glowing skin. I used coconut oil, or you can use olive oil. For essentials oils I used 3 drops of tea tree oil as it’s antibacterial and 3 drops of lemongrass simply for the lovely smell. Mix the ingredients together until desired constintency. 

No need to buy soap! Use in the kitchen or bathroom. Apply a small amount, gently rub hands and rinse. Naturally nourishes and cares for hands.

Love always x

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DIY zero waste natural toothpaste 

DIY all natural coconut oil/baking soda toothpaste 

Mix the follow supplies together in container and violà. Use an air tight container or jar. 
You’ll need:

  • Baking soda 3tbsp
  • Coconut oil 2 tbsp
  • Peppermint oil 4 drops (optional)

Coconut oil fights bacteria, heals cavities, prevents gum disease and tooth decay, finally coconut oil is well know for whitening your teeth. 

Sodium bicarbonate aka baking soda is a mineral. It’s a safe and effective cleanser, which removes plaque from both the teeth and the gums and it maintains a healthy PH balance in your mouth. It also has antibacterial properties for a clean and fresh feeling. Just like coconut oil it whitens your teeth, the two together are truly amazing.

Use a spatula or spoon, take a pea sized amount and wipe it on your toothbrush instead of dipping it in, it will prevent the toothpaste from going off due to bacteria. 

Love always x

The many uses of coconut oil

Coconut oil is possibly one of the most amazing products on the market. You can cook with it, use it on your face, hair and body, for many uses, It’s truly the best.

Top 20 uses of coconut oil 
There are several brands on the market, this one has to be my favourite, it’s organic and you can find it in b&m and Tesco for £3-£4.

  1. Make up remover – Apply a small amount to cotton pads and wipe away.
  2. Eyelash growth serum – Apply to eyelashes every evening before bed.
  3. Eye serum – Apply under the eyes and wipe away after half an hour. Defeats wrinkles and dark circles.
  4. Scars – Apply directly to the scar or add coconut oil to a bath, to fade and prevent stretch marks.
  5. Face mask – Apply and leave for half an hour, rinse and pat dry. Hydrates skin, brightens complexion and helps fight wrinkles.
  6. Hair mask – Apply all over the hair, root to tip and either cover your hair with a shower cap or cling film to create heat, leave for an hour, shampoo and condition as normal.
  7. Split end treatment – Apply to the ends after showering when the ends are slightly dry, instant repair!
  8. Lip balm – DIY quick and easy lip balm.
  9. Cuticle cream – Massage into cuticles.
  10. Massage oil – Add essential oils for ultimate relaxation.
  11. Bath oil – Add a small amount to a hot bath with essential oils.
  12. Cold sores – Apply small amounts to help heal and prevent cracking.
  13. Rash soother – Apply coconut oil to the infected area, place it in the freezer for ten minuets or so if the rash is burning.
  14. Sun burn soother – Apply to the infected area and again you can place it in the freezer quickly to cool the sunburn.
  15. Dry skin – Apply to the dry area after showering every evening. In severe cases add coconut oil to the bath and apply it generously often.
  16. Teeth whitener  DIY toothpaste, coconut oil and baking soda, prevents tooth decay and gum disease.
  17. Lip scrub – DIY scrub, coconut oil, sugar, cinnamon/peppermint essential oil (natural lip plumpers)
  18. Shaving cream – Whip the coconut oil to form a foamy consistency.
  19. Energy booster – Eat 1tbsp every day alongside a healthy diet.
  20. Finally the health benefits from eating coconut oil, as said above are amazing! It can help with weight loss, improves digestion, memory and brain function, boosts the immune system and prevents heart disease and high blood pressure. Wow.

Love always x

The ultimate coconut curl

Hello all, today I thought I’d share my beauty routine and the products I use, any questions? Please ask!

  1. I have curly hair which sometimes can be a nightmare, depending on how tangled my hair is I’ll brush it with a tangle teezer before I shower. (Those with curly hair do not brush your hair whilst it’s wet, in fact you should hardly brush your hair because it damages both the hair and the curl) I usually brush my hair once or twice a week before showering.
  2. I wash my hair with a moisturising shampoo and conditioner because curly hair has the tendency to become dry and damaged and it needs as much moisture as it can get. I use Palmer’s coconut oil shampoo and conditioner, they aren’t too expensive, they’re large bottles so they definitely are worth it! (Superdrug have put these beauties on offer several times in the past couple of months) I shampoo and condition as normal, then I comb through the conditioner with a wide tooth comb (perfect for curly hair) I use a green sandalwood comb which becomes more green with sun exposure. Awesome. Palmer’s also do a coconut oil leave in conditioner, to those with curly hair this is also a must! I’ll come back to that later.
  3. I love body washes that are creamy and fragrant! I use either Original Source (currently I have mango) or I buy a similar body wash from Superdrug, it’s Superdrug’s brand, cruelty free and inexpensive, don’t forget to collect your points! Once a week I use a little body wash with exfoliating gloves and gently scrub my body to remove of any dead skin, making it silky smooth. I rinse the gloves and gently scrub my face with Urban Veda rose face wash.
  4. After showering I wrap my hair in a cotton T-shirt because the fibres on standard towels quickly dry out curly hair causing frizz. (Try to avoid touching your hair at all costs to avoid frizz) I take off the T-shirt towel, shake my hair and let it do it’s thing.
  5. Meanwhile I apply face serum to my forehead and cheeks, I use U skin retinol serum, I wait for it to dry and then apply No.7 beautiful skin day cream. Afterwards I moisturise my body with Palmer’s coco butter, this is my all time favourite body butter, it smells chocolatey and heavenly.
  6. When my hair is slightly dry and slightly wet, I scrunch leave in conditioner and argan oil into my hair (less is more) I usually let my hair air dry but to create volume and fuller curls I dry my hair with the hair dryer on the lowest setting and dry areas whilst I scrunch them. Don’t over dry otherwise it may go frizzy!

Love always x