Monthly Archives: December 2018

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I was motivated to make some DIY beauty products when I was  recently reading the ingredients in some of the products I’ve been using. I saw a lot of scary, harsh chemicals that can’t be good for your skin. I decided there must be something better so I did some research.

I decided to try my hand at making a super easy foaming facewash. It has the most lovely combination of essential oils.  This face wash has a combination of lavender, rosemary and frankincense, combined with jojoba oil and Castile baby soap. These essential oils are known for clearing up the skin. I was amazed to read all of the benefits that have for the skin. I wish I would have discovered them earlier, better late than never.

Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skincells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, prevent wrinkles, and it even helps lift and tighten skin to naturally slow signs of aging.

The nutrients of rosemary can help protect skin cells from damage often caused by the sun and free radicals. Since rosemary has natural antiseptic properties, it’s a superior disinfectant for our skin and hair. In fact, this essential oil is known to promote a healthy, moisturized scalp and reverse premature graying.

Lavender oil helps reduce redness, blotchy patches, and acne scarring. Lavender oil’s anti-inflammatory properties make it great for soothing and healing skin that’s irritated or reddened from the sun, insect bites, or bacteria.

Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair and damage control.

Castile soap naturally possesses antibacterial properties. Just like it’s perfect to use on skin that suffers from eczema, it’s also good for people who suffer from psoriasis or acne. The soap contains natural antibacterial properties that will help kill the bacteria that causes acne

I was able to find the foaming  pump bottles  at the dollar store but you can also order them online on sites like Amazon. I found the cute stick on letters at the dollar store as well

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I can’t wait to try it out myself. The ingredients such as the essential oils are relatively inexpensive when you think about how many bottles of face wash you can make with the ingredients. I was able to get all of the ingredients at my local grocery store and they were even on sale!

The next product I made was Lavender linen spray. I absolutely love it! I’ve received some as a gift  and it really do help for a restful sleep. Just spray it on your pillowcase or duvet or even in the air.   When I discovered how it as to make I wasted no time making it.

Researchers have  monitored  sleep cycles with brain scans and found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, instrumental for slowing heartbeat and relaxing muscles. … Lavender essential oil offers calming and soothing properties that can help reduce stress.

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I paired these two lovely DIY products with a few store bought items including bath bombs, charcoal infused washing puffs, hair turban and shower caps. I also plan on adding some essential oils to some Epsom salts in some pretty jars with ribbon.

I arranged all of these items in a cute wire basket which will be perfect for storing in the bathroom.  I hope this post motivates you to try making your own beauty products! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas 🎄

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Happy 3rd Blogiversary

 

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So it occurred to me the other day that 3 years today I started my blog!  I started this blog as a creative outlet to share my ideas about fashion, home decor, cooking and lifestyle. For years before “blogging” became a thing I was always interested in fashion, crafts and anything creative in general. As a child I was constantly drawing the outfits my favourite celebrities wore and sewing outfits for my dolls! As I got older I continued to be being inspired by celebrities and magazines.  Years later I still get giddy over fashion and decor and cooking.   I was probably one of the few 20 something females who had a subscription to Martha Stewart magazine! The creative process has always kept my juices flowing.  I’ve come to love thrifting and home decor just as much as fashion. It’s all about learning something new!   The 3 years I’ve had on my blog have allowed me to share my creativity and lately it’s been a great therapeutic outlet for me as I’ve become more comfortable sharing some of my personal challenges. I hope to continue to share what inspires me and I am grateful and happy to have this outlet!  I appreciate all of you who take the time to read my blog! Thanks again for your support!

❌⭕️ Lynda 😘