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

Household all natural beauty tips

Household beauty hacks out of this world!

DIY dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is a girls bestfriend, sadly it doesn’t last very long and it isn’t exactly cheap… Cornflour! Yes cornflour, I no longer buy dry shampoo and feel guilty for spending nearly £4 on a bottle. I use a small amount in my hands and rub them together, smooth it into my hair focusing on the roots with my finger tips, I usually repeat around 2-3 times.

DIY translucent powder

Baby powder is the ultimate alternative! I apply it with an angled sponge, under my eyes, above my cheekbones and under to create a sharp edge. Leave for a few moments, maybe do your eyeshadow? Then brush away and violà.

DIY hair serum

Both extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil are great for hair you can use them for hair masks or apply the oil to the ends of your hair for instant repair.

More to follow…
Love always x

Homemade toilet fizzies

Hello all, I’ve made these little beauties a few times, they’re quick and simple to make, only 3 household ingredients needed. They whiten and brighten and keep the bathroom smelling glorious.

DIY toilet fizzies

Gather the following supplies, mix together, spoon and press into moulds (an ice cube tray works great) leave them to set for 24 hours. Store in an air tight container (I used a salsa dip jar and spray painted the lid copper)

  • Baking soda 1 cup
  • Citric acid 1/4 cup
  • Washing liquid 1tbsp
  • Essential oils 5 drops of each (I used eucalyptus as it’s a strong scent and eliminates odours and lavender)

I use 1-2 fizzies, drop them into the toilet and wait a couple of minutes for them to fizz, then scrub with a toilet brush, flush and voilà.

Love always x

DIY natural febreze

Hello all, this is my ultimate favourite tip, you can experiment with different scents and of course it’s cheap and cheerful and simple to make.

DIY febreze – lavender, lemon and eucalyptus

Fill an empty spray bottle with water, a tablespoon of baking soda and 10 drops of essential oils for each scent, with strong oils such as eucalyptus I use around 5 drops. I also use lavender, which is an antiseptic and lemon. Both eucalyptus and baking soda eliminate strong odours. I spray it on my sofas, cushions, tapestries and carpets and it truly lasts.

Love always x

DIY budget barbecue must makes

Hello all, as summer is just around the corner here are a few barbecue must makes… These were also made for my budget barbecue when the U.K had a little sun.

Citronella candles and DIY decor 🌞

Candles

I absolutely love making candles because it’s so quick and easy. You can make them any colour using dyes, any scent using essential oils and they look great in jars and tins.

  1. Melt the wax of your choice in a double boiler (I used organic beeswax)
  2. Meanwhile cut a piece of wick (I used hemp wick) insert it into the wick sustainer and clamp it to keep it in place, you can do this using scissors.
  3. Once the wax has melted, take it off the heat and dip the sustainer into the wax to create a glue for it to stick to the bottom of the jar, insert the wick into the jar and stick in the centre.
  4. Now add 20 drops, per candle of citronella oil, which is an insect repellent and stir well.
  5. Finally pour into the jars and let them set for 24 hours.

Recycled wine bottle decor

Wine bottles look amazing displayed, the colour is amazing. You can also decorate with twine, spray paint etc

Removing labels can be an absolute pain, I did all the research so you guys don’t have to… White vinegar, a baking soda and water paste and furniture polish.

  1. Firstly I peeled off what I could and soaked them in hot water for a couple hours.
  2. I scrubbed what I could again with the rough side of a sponge and squirted white vinegar over the sticky area (do this part over the bath) I scrubbed again and then rinsed. It didn’t seem to tackle all of it so…
  3. Next I made a baking soda and water paste, scrubbed and then rinsed. The sticky residue is almost gone…
  4. Finally I sprayed the area with furniture polish and scrubbed (hopefully for the last time) and then rinsed and finally!! This removed of all the residue. Wine bottle labels are huge… I gave it a quick wash in soapy water and now it’s time for you to make them look pretty with flowers etc

Macrame hanging

These things look awesome! Indoor and outdoor! You can make them in different sizes with either tea lights or plants. Head over to YouTube now to find a tutorial, they are quick and easy to make and you only need string!

Happy barbecuing! Love always x

DIY BB cream

Hello all, running late? I know how hard early mornings can be… And you don’t have enough time to do your make up or you simply prefer a lighter coverage? Then bb cream is the one for you, even more so because it’s homemade, you already have everything you need, it’s quick, simple and it’s perfect for your skin tone.

DIY custom BB cream

Gather the following supplies, mix together in a small jar or pot and violà. You can adjust colour and coverage by adding more or less foundation. I used a green concealer to help reduce redness. It’s a luxurious coverage and texture, light and smooth.

  • Moisturiser 1/2tsp
  • Sunscreen 1/2tsp
  • Face serum 1/4tsp
  • Primer 1/4tsp
  • Aloe Vera gel 1/4tsp
  • Concealer 1/4tsp
  • Green or purple concealer (I used 2 pumps – use 1 pea size amount if it’s non liquid)
  • Foundation (I used 2, one light coverage and full – use desired amount)
  • Highlighter (I used a cream highlighter, powder will be fine) 1/4tsp

Free sample cosmetic pot – Contact Naturally Balmy on Amazon and request a free sample jar, I have the mushroom shaped design 30ml. 
Feel free to ask any questions, if you’re interested in what products I used please comment.

Love always x

Ginger, lemon & honey tea

Hello all, feeling under the weather? Read below!

Ginger, lemon and honey healing tea 🍋

  • Ginger helps to maintain the immune system, it has anti-inflammatory properties and it also helps with pain relief and nausea. 
  • Lemon is a high source of vitamin C.
  • Honey is antibacterial and helps to soothe a sore throat.

Peel and chop small chunks of ginger, a small handful will be perfect, add to a mug. Slice a piece of lemon and squeeze it slightly into the mug. Add boiling water, let it cool, once cooled add one tablespoon of honey, stir in and smell the goodness. Instant relief, pure magic. 

  • Feeling chesty? Add a pinch or 2 of ground cloves, they help to reduce phlegm, they have antiseptic properties and are packed full with antioxidants.

Love always x

DIY natural orange all purpose cleaner

Hello all, it’s time for tip number 1

DIY orange all purpose cleaner 🍊

Find an empty jar and fill it with orange peels, add white vinegar to the top. Let it sit for 2 weeks, strain and add water 50/50 to a spray bottle. I added 20 drops of organic, orange essential oil to make it more fragrant. You can experiment and use lemon peel, rosemary, lavender etc

Stay tuned, love always x

Care for yourself and the environment

Welcome to the all natural blog

I’ve been buying and making organic, natural products for a couple of years as they’re truly beneficial for both beauty purposes and more importantly health, they’re of course environmentally friendly, chemical and cruelty free. I’m here to share all of the secrets I’ve learnt along the way. This will be products, the best ones to buy and where to buy them, several recipes for DIY cosmetics and cleaning products and many more. This is a reflection of my lifestyle and passions, all things natural, writing and photography, I hope you enjoy. 

Ditch chemicals, care for yourself and the environment and of course your wallet!! Become all natural today. Stay tuned, love always x