5 Natural Homemade Beauty Products You'll Love

- DIY Beauty Supplies -

Hello beauties!

I want to share with you some Natural Beauty Products you can make at home. I use them daily so they are really simple to make, 100% natural, vegan friendly and good for you. There are no preservatives, no chemicals, and they all are inexpensive. About a year ago I decided to stop buying drug-store products and researched into more natural skincare remedies, I was amazed by the results and how silky soft and smooth my skin would feel after using them. To this day I always get compliments on my skin and ask what I do to keep it looking good. The secret are these tips! They are super simple to whip together and I think you’ll love them. So let’s get started!

All-Natural Lip Gloss

When I discovered all the synthetic chemicals that go into making lip-gloss I knew I had to find a better solution. This simple trick will give you the same glossy shine as clear lip gloss. The best things is it's actually good for you! As you might already know, Vitamin E is great for nourishing the skin, including our lips. Its especially good for healing and concealing surface cracks and abrasions which is why it's also recommended for stretch marks, but that means it works great for dry chapped lips! It also looks and feels great on your lips as it is not a runny oil it is quite thick in texture just like lip gloss so it sticks to your lips and stays. Best of all it's made up of 100% Vitamin E with nothing else added, not even preservatives. Good for you and looks great too, a win-win beauty product. You can find it at your local drugstore so that you'll never have to buy lip-gloss again. :)

(Vitamin E Serum - $6)

 

The Dry Brush Effect

I'm sure we've all seen this brush before but most likely never use it much. However, dry brushing your skin before you bathe or take a shower is a great way to remove dead skin cells and prepare your body for a good clean wash. Our skin is our largest organ and we shed skin cells daily, part of it’s job is to help eliminate and release toxins from the body, so by dry brushing your body before you shower you remove those dead skin cells allowing yourself to clean and exfoliated fresh renewed skin in the shower. Rotate your dry brush [it's called a 'loofah'] in circular motion while brushing over your skin, don't be rough - gentle rotations is all you need. Make sure your brush and your skin is completely dry or it won't have the same effect. Dry brushing helps the process by clearing your pores and exfoliating the skin's outer layer.  

(Dry Brush - $2)

 

The Best Exfoliant Ever!   

(Coconut Oil $8 - Brown Sugar $2)    

Hands Down, this one is my absolute favourite! I can honestly say it is the BEST Exfoliant I have ever used on my skin. I use to have these tiny red bumps on my upper arms that felt coarse and rough. For the longest time I didn't know how to get rid of them and I was a little insecure about how bad they looked at times. After one week of using this natural remedy they were completely gone, vanished! I could not believe it, years of having this problem, using every exfoliator on the market, and nothing would get rid of the problem until I discovered this. I use this exfoliant everyday now and the issue has never reappeared on my skin :) It will leave your skin silky smooth and soft - baby soft I might add. The results will amaze you.

You HAVE to try it, you’ll never go back to using anything else. It’s that amazing!     

 

   Face & Body Cream  

(Avocado Oil $6+ Shea Butter $10)

Organic Shea Butter & Avocado Oil will work just beautifully for a nice rich creamy moisturizer. I add some pure organic Retinal Serum as it is has proven anti-aging benefits. Sometimes I’ll add a few drops of lavender oil when I’m stressed as its such a relaxing fragrance that soothes and relaxes me, vanilla oil has a great scent too.

 

Gentle Eye-Makeup Remover

 (Coconut Oil $8 + Filtered Water )

Want an effective eye-makeup remover that is gentle on sensitive skin? Coconut oil has wonderful variety of uses whether you cook with it, eat it, or use it for your skin, nails, and hair. Everyone needs a jar of this stuff, I use it every single day. Your eyes are very precious, do you really want to be putting harsh synthetic chemicals around that area? I think not. This solution for removing eye-makeup works AMAZING. It is gentle and won't leave you with redness if you have sensitive skin because its 100% natural. I put 50% coconut oil and 50% filtered water in a small spray bottle and use it every time I remove my eye makeup before bed. I highly recommend filtered water as it removes the harsh chemicals like fluoride and chlorine that is normally found in tap water. Hence, if you haven't invested in a water filter by now you should definitely do so! 

Instead of trying to try all these new tips at once, try one per week into your daily beauty routine. If you take the time to turn each action into a habit it will be easier to stick to your daily routine on a regular basis. 

xo

Stay beautiful, 

 

 

One Thing To Do For Better Beauty Sleep

- How To Get a Better Night's Rest  - 

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Hello Beautiful!

I thought I would share with you the one thing I do before bed that helps me fall sleep faster at night. I've found the more I do this simple thing, the happier and the more content I feel and the easier it is for me to get my beauty sleep. Beauty sleep isn't just responsible for getting a good night's rest, it promotes the repairing of skin and the replenishing of new skin cells, which is essential for keeping your skin's elasticity in good health. Much research has shown that women who do not get enough sleep (less than 7-8 hours) appear less attractive and less healthy to others. Therefore, in order to look and feel great, we certainly have to make beauty sleep a priority. Here's a simple thing you can do before lying down in bed that you actually might not have tried before.

Releasing all the day's pressures and emotions is very important in order to get a good nights rest. And the truth is we all need our beauty sleep. This practice should not be a one-time thing, it should be a habit. Luckily it's real simple, and if you take the time to fit it into your daily routine I think you will start to notice a big difference in how you feel before bed.

The key to better sleep:

Do something for yourself, by yourself - for at least 15 minutes before bed.

 

So let's elaborate on that a bit more. I'm sure we all spend 15 minutes alone each day, but spending content quality time on your own is different. It is also immensely empowering if you do it the right way. There should be no cell phones, no distractions, and there are three rules to spending these 15 minutes...


#1 - Don't Worry About Anything 

Some of us are avid worriers, we get anxious and worried about several things going on in our lives, or just stressed in general. If you are going to spend these 15 minutes alone by yourself you must make a conscious effort to let go of these worries, don't stress, and don't spend this time thinking about anything that worries you, bothers you, or brings up any fears. This is your time to let go of all that. You can worry about them tomorrow if you'd like just not before bed. Having an erratic mind is a primary reason people cannot fall asleep at night. In many cases it is triggered by fears and insecurities that arise. Be aware of that and take time to quiet them.

#2 - Be Fully Present 

These 15 minutes must be experienced in the present moment, Stay in the here and now and try not to drift off into thoughts of the past or future. Alot of research has shown that people who spend most their time thinking of the past feel more emotional pain or even depressed, whereas people who constantly focus on the future experience more stress and anxiety. We cannot change the past and we also cannot control what will happen in the future, the only thing we can fully control and have power over is this very moment. A simple shift of making it a habit to be fully conscious, even for just 15 minutes a day, will begin to break those thought patterns of being non-present and enhance your gift of self awareness. A great way to do this is spend at least 10 minutes meditating in a silent room or on your bed. Once you're done your nightly meditation, take out a pen and notebook and do the following...

# 3 - Embrace your Blessings

Gratitude it a great way to feel more at ease and contentment before bed. The simplest way to practice gratitude every day is to keep a gratitude journal. I use a fancy gratitude journal but a regular notebook will do just fine. When we practice gratitude daily we experience inner peacefulness. Our concerns, anxieties, and insecurities become small and insignificant which makes getting a good night sleep more innate and effortless. It only takes 5 minutes out of your night, and the benefits are well worth it :)

Some nights filling your gratitude journal will be a breeze, other days the only thing you might be thankful for is that the day is over. That's okay - all loving relationships experience rough patches even the one you have with yourself. Even on hard days, still write down 3-4 things you are grateful for. I've included a list of ten overlooked blessings to inspire you to get started.

    The Kindness of Strangers

  ♥ Your Health, You're Health of those you love

   The ability to breathe easily

   Mother Nature's Ambiance  

(taking in the sunset, the sounds of raindrops outside, the sight of colorful autumn leaves, etc..)

   Trying something new

   The sacred release after a good cry

   Holding hands with someone you Love

   Receiving a compliment

   Hearing the voice of someone you love

 A fridge stocked with food to eat

   Moving On

 

... The list does go on :) 

 

Doing the following things before bed not only has helped me fall asleep faster, it has decreased my stress and I even noticed having more positive dreams. If you're thinking this sleep strategy may sound too simple and basic to have any real effect on you, ask yourself this, when was the last time you look 15 minutes to do the things I've mentioned above before bed? If it's been a while, or if it's just something you do once in awhile make an effort to do it every night continuously. Because it is only with consistency that we start to see ourselves really change.

 

Happy Monday Everyone   

and remember...

You're Beautiful!

xo