Beauty

MY SECRET HOMEMADE RECIPES

I just love natural organic products. Having a lot of allergies to many products, not to mention the arm and leg they cost, has gotten me to make and produce my own treatments. And they work. It feels so great to know what I put into my body is 100 percent organic and that my body is thanking me. Here’s a few of my favourite treatments.

COCO SUGAR HONEY SCRUB

An amazing recipe year round. I find that a lot of scrubs granules don’t actually slough away the skin or they tend to be too harsh or dry my skin out. When I first tried this scrub I noticed a huge difference , and have been doing it religiously. Not to mention how I was left with a lingering scent of sweetness.

I prefer to use a bowl , spoon , and the ingredients of organic coconut oil , organic honey , organic fine-grained cane sugar

Depending on if you are doing a full body treatment

or just a face scrub will be the amount you mix

Here I have made a face scrub

In a bowl put a tablespoon and a half , of organic cane sugar

Mix in two table spoons of honey

Add a table-spoon of organic virgin coconut oil

Mix into you have a smooth paste like texture

If I am doing a body scrub I usually triple up on the recipe

For a more moisturizing effect, I turn the shower off, and let it sit for a few minutes after rubbing it all in , and then I rinse it off.

 

COCO FOR BANANAS

We all have one thing on ourselves that we pay extra attention to. Mine is my mane. Seeing as I don’t own a comb or any products, and I can’t even remember when I blow dried my hair, having easy manageable hair that’s healthy and voluminous is key. I just love eating bananas and since doing this recipe weekly , I can’t even list all the benefits I have seen , from thicker hair that grows quicker, to shine and body . And it’s all ingredients right in your very own kitchen .

BANANA HAIR MASK

I like to use a plate , a fork and knife are needed

Ingredients

1 whole ripe banana 

1 tablespoon coconut oil

few drops organic argan oil – I love new roots

blender – I used a magic bullet

In a plate cut up a banana and mush it down so it’s a thick like paste

Add a tablespoon of organic coconut oil

And a few drops of argan oil

In a magic bullet , or blender , blend it for a few seconds so it still has a texture , but not runny

It should have the consistency of a light mask . Funny story , I always blend it, and it washes out very easy . This time I got carried away while talking to Savannah , and kept saying yes , yes , now I must blend it , but instead I did everything , but blend it, and put the mask on . Wow , I was a walking banana for a few days, even after a few washes. Maybe that’s why the bee loved me so much when I had the mask in my hair.

It should have the consistency of a light mask . Funny story , I always blend it, and it washes out very easy . This time I got carried away while talking to Savannah , and kept saying yes , yes , now I must blend it , but instead I did everything , but blend it, and put the mask on . Wow , I was a walking banana for a few days, even after a few washes. Maybe that’s why the bee loved me so much when I had the mask in my hair.

The last step is to wrap it in a bun and then in a towel . Some people choose to use shower caps , I just stay away from plastic , so it’s your choice. Leave it in for thirty minutes, and shampoo and condition as normal. I do this mask once a week .

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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

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If there was one product I ingest and use externally and internally this would have to be my go to. I can’t even begin to list the cures, aids, and health benefits of apple cider. Seeing as I break out lots , my acne has drastically changed since using this as a toner.

I dilute a tablespoon with a few drops of water and apply with a cotton ball , a few times a week , this helps balance oily skin with the dryness

AS A HAIR RINSE

Shampoo always stops working after sometime , and that could be due to build up . ACV removes build-up and styling products that are leftover. Twice a month after shampooing I pour two cups onto my hair and let it sit for a few minutes and rinse it out. The smell of the ACV does not linger after you wash it out .

Want germ free and clean make up brushes?

All those tools can be a breeding grounding for all the products applied to the bristles and brushes. ACV makes it antibacterial . Combine one cup of warm water with one tablespoon of ACV and a few slices of lemon to add a lovely citrus scent. Clean and lay out to dry.

Since most of my pastime is spent in a bathtub here is my soak of choice

ACV helps with blood circulation and levelling the ph of the skin. It’s a great detoxifier, helps with muscle aches and pains if you over exerted yourself. If you suffer from Candida , joint problems or arthritis , ACV, shows a huge beneficial positive change. It’s also breaks down excess uric acid, and if you have excess levels , you may want to give your kidneys a helping hand . I mix a cup of ACV into a warm bath and sit for 30 minutes. I recommended a quick rinse, and not showering for at least eight hours after. And not to mention besides putting it on my salad, I drink ACV daily. I use a litre canteen and put two tablespoons in . It is said ACV helps with weight loss , banishes bad breathe , protects the heart, aids in digestion , prevents cancer and levels the blood sugar levels. At first it may be a little “different ” taste to say the least. But over time , now my body craves it , I see so many revolutionary health benefits, I just can’t go a day without it.

UNCLE HARRY’S DETOX BATH (with bentonite clay, sea salt and bladderwrack)

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With more than 70 trace minerals and rich mineral mined sea salt ,I could not be a bigger fan. Drawing out toxins in the body , with bentonite clay going after positive charged heavy metals, pesticides and free radicals , uncle Harry’s detox baths have an impressive amount of minerals, calcium, iron and magnesium potassium , sulphur and silica with the rare trace minerals.

Add one cup of Uncle Harry’s to a tub of warm water and trickle it down to the hottest water on top , if you have heart conditions just take a warm bath . I stay in for thirty minutes and rinse off. I also take a water bottle in as I find being so detoxing, I get very thirst and dehydrated, if your body has lots of metals or toxins in it.

FOR BODY WRAP

Make a paste with one cup of uncle Harry’s and one cup of water. Mix until smooth and apply on the body or all over. Let sit for thirty minutes and rinse.

FOR SLIMMING & TIGHTENING

Wrap the clay covered areas in cloth or plastic, and keep on for an hour while doing light exercise . Do not do more than twice a week. Follow with a rinse.

I usually don’t buy products, but when I do they are very very special . I’m working on a new piece, that I will share .I can’t wait to show you some of the new lines of 100 percent organic and very affordable skin and hair care I have found.

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