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DIY Beauty Recipes

Posted on 19 September 2015

With winter approaching, DIY can be a great indoor activity, and what better way to brush up your skills than with some DIY recipes for beauty products. We give you 3 of our favourite beauty recipes that are easy to make and work well. Not to mention, they're all delicious!

CHOCOLATE FACE MASK

Chocolate may not always be the healthiest treat to eat - although it is known to release endorphins which is proven to make you feel better. But chocolate has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is also great for moisturising. Try this recipe for a delicious face mask that will keep your skin soft and smooth.

What you will need:

1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

1 tablespoon of cream

1 tablespoon of honey

How to make it:

  • Mix cocoa powder, cream and honey together until you achieve a smooth consistency (for best results, use a blender).
  • Wash your face and neck so that you have a clean surface to start with. If you’ve got long hair, this is a good time to tie your hair back.
  • Apply the mask all over your face and neck. Be careful to avoid your eyes.
  • Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash the mask off with luke warm water and pat your skin dry.

 

COCONUT HAIR MASK

If your hair is dry with split ends, or you’ve over bleached or over dyed your hair, this shot of moisture will work instantly and can restore your hair back to it’s former glory. 

What you will need:

25g coconut oil

25g olive oil

How to make it:

  • Mix the oils together in a bowl
  • Apply to your hair 30 minutes before you wash your hair. Make sure you rub it in, paying attention to split or dry ends.
  • Wash hair as normal, making sure the mask is completely washed out.
  • If your hair is extremely dry or damaged, try applying before bed and cover with a shower cap or hair net to avoid getting oil on your pillow. Rinse out in the morning to really lock moisture into the hair.

 

DIY LIP BALM

If you find yourself constantly reaching for your lip balm or your lips are dry or cracked, this recipe is great as you can store it and use it again and again.

What you will need:

8 drops of peppermint oil

2 tablespoons of almond oil

1 tablespoon of beeswax

glass jar

eye dropper

container to store

How to make it:

  • Put the oil and beeswax in a glass jar and screw the lid on
  • Heat the jar in a pot of water until the wax is melted
  • Stir mixture
  • Using an eyedropper, add peppermint oil. Be careful not to use more than recommended as peppermint oil can burn your lips. This burning sensation can also plump your lips, but too much will sting.
  • If you’d like to add a colour to your lip balm, add some lipstick shavings into your desired colour is achieved.
  • Pour the mixture into the container you’d like to store it in.
  • Leave for 2 hours until the mixture goes hard.
  • Apply when desired.

 We hope you enjoyed our DIY beauty recipes. Got a recipe you'd like to share or did you try one of ours? Let us know!

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