It’s been a while since my last DIY post, so here’s a quick and simple one for you to enjoy (:
- 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
DIY all natural coconut oil/baking soda toothpaste
Mix the follow supplies together in container and violà. Use an air tight container or jar.
- 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
Hello all, this is post #3 on how to make your home smell amazing naturally. I always like to keep it simple so here is a simple quide for a simple DIY.
DIY galaxy gel air freshener – lavender & lemongrass/orange & cinnamon ✨
- Salt 1tbsp
- Soap dye/food colouring
- Essentials oils
- Fine edible glitter
- Containers (I used to coffee jars)
- Fill your containers with water, add into a measuring jug.
- One sachet of vege-gel is sufficient to set one pint (570 ml) of liquid. Mine measured around 500ml.
- Add the vege-gel and salt into the water and stir well with a fork until dissolved.
- Heat the liquid until boiling, remove from the heat and work quickly.
- Pour the liquid into the containers, add essential oils, desired colours and stir well.
- Sprinkle edible glitter on the top and carefully stir to spread the glitter.
Some edible glitters are in sugar form, these won’t be of any use as they’ll dissolve. Powdered, fine edible glitter will work fine. I used silver and bronze from Poundland.
The close ups look so mesmerising. Enjoy. Love always x
Hello all, yet another post on how to make your home smell amazing, cheaply and cheerfully.
DIY pot pourri
There are several ways of making pot pourri from scratch, either buy dried flowers on eBay or dry your own, the sky is the limit with what goes in.
Or a quicker way (as seen in the picture) buy a cheap pack of pourri (Tesco £2) and throw in household ingredients, add a few drops of your desired essential oil/s and violà.
What I used:
- Cinnamon sticks
- Bay leaves
- Star anise
- Cardamom seeds
It smells lovely, it fills the room and gives an autumnal feel. Be experimental with different scents – herbs, spices, flowers, essential oils and dried fruits (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit)
Slice fruit, place them on a lined baking tray, bake them slowly in the oven on a low temperature for 2-3 hours.
Look in charity shops for interesting bowls for the pourri, I used a snack bowl which I had been saving for specifically this.
Love always x
Hello all, I’m going to all lengths to make my home smell amazing and I’ll be posting every step! Coffee has a strong, enticing aroma which will make your home smell great, for best results place by a vent.
DIY natural coffee air freshener
- Coffee grounds
- Small bag or sock/tights
You can use fresh or used coffee grounds, if used spread on a plate and wait until dry. Add enough grounds to fill the bottom of the sock, tie securely and snip, use ribbon anything to make it look pretty. I used some old jewellery bags, you can find them on eBay for next to nothing.
Love always x
Hello all, I’d like to say thank you to those who have followed and liked my posts. I have yet another secret for all of you…
DIY matte finishing powder
- Cornflour 1tbsp
- Baby powder 1tsp
- Ground cinnamon and ginger
Add the cornflour and baby powder into a pot and mix evenly. Sprinkle in the ground cinnamon and ginger, a little at a time until desired tone. You don’t need to add a lot, you’re simply adding gentle tones.
The cinnamon will add tanned tones and the ginger will add yellow, golden hues (you can also use turmeric which is much darker) You could add highlighter for a shimmer, perfect the upcoming summer months, a bronzed, glowing look.
I made this beautiful DIY today and it really works. Matte finish, evens out complexion and skin tone and it smells divine!
The eco tools brush is a duo, the right end is for blush and the left is for powder. I recommend a good powder brush to distribute it evenly on the face.
Love always x
Shea butter is one of my favourite butters. It smells and feels luxurious and has truly amazing benefits for the skin, read below!
15 facts about shea butter
- Highly moisturising
- Softens skin, hair, scalp
- Hair conditioner
- Natural SPF
- Restores skin elasticity
- Brightens skin tone
- Fades dark marks and scars
- Prevents cellulite
- Prevents nappy rash for babies
- Prevents bumps after shaving
- Heals burns
- Heals execma
- Soothes rashes
- Relieves joint pain
Best one to buy?
Naissance via Amazon, I’ve purchased this product a few times and I will continue to do so! It’s inexspensive and organic. Love always x