Autumn is here and there is no better moment to use nature’s resources to maintain a glowing healthy appearance. Due to your busy schedule filled with work and school activities, you may forgot to run out and get your favorite department store products. Worse yet, you don’t have time to fight mall traffic and long lines at the checkout. No worries. I have quick and easy solutions that will tide you over. When you are done using the following DIY products, you will leave your home with glowing supple hair and skin.
Clarifying Hair Rinse: Product build up is leaving your hair dull. You’re washing your hair your regular shampoo and conditioner, but it isn’t getting softer or smoother. Wash your hair with the below ACV Rinse. It cleanses product build up and dandruff from your scalp and hair shafts, leaving you hair bouncy and soft.
1 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar (Filtered)
¼ Cup of Lemon Juice (Filtered)
2 Gallons of Warm Water
Shampoo & Hair Conditioner
Directions: Place the warm water into a large sink. Add the Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice. Bend now and submerge your hair into the water. Distribute the water all over your hair making sure it is thoroughly wet. Message the mixture into your scalp and tresses. Continue to dispute the water through your water and message your scalp and scalp for approximately 3-5 minutes.
Squeeze the ACV out of your hair. Then lather your hair once was a dime size amount of shampoo and rinse. Apply conditioner and allow to set for 2 minutes and rinse. Dry your hair as usual.
Facial Scrub: Your facial wash is cleaning your skin, but it still doesn’t feel its bests. Gentle daily exfoliation removes dead skin cells that causes your skin to be dull. Exfoliation also helps to remove ground in dirt and oils which contribute to blemishes and acne. Use the below scrub to gently polish your skin to a healthy glow.
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
3 drops Tea Tree Oil
Directions: In a large coffee mug or cereal bowl mix all of your ingredients until completely and evenly blended. Dampen your face with warm water. Dry your hand and grab a quarter sized amount of scrub. Smear on your face ensuring you avoid your eyes, inner nostrils and inner lips. You do not want this to get on your mucus membranes or in your mouth. Tea Tree oil is strong and can sting. In addition, eating essentials can be dangerous.
Gently massage the scrub onto your skin for 1-2 minutes. Gently rinse the scrub off of your face with warm water until all granules are removed from your skin. Pat, do not rub, your skin dry. Promptly apply facial moisturizer.
Fragrance: Traditional colognes and perfumes are lovely, but often times does not mix well with body heat, leaving a strong perfume scent. Using essential oils are great substitutes for perfumes that work well with your natural body heat and sweat.
1 Cup of Coconut Oil
5-6 drops of Lavender, Lemongrass or Rose Essential Oil
Directions: Allow the coconut oil to soften at room temperature. Thoroughly mix in your desired essential oils. Rub a few drops of the mixture on your pulse points. You may rub this oil all over your body. When substituting essential oils, make sure you do your research, as some oils are not meant for children or pregnant women or day time use.
Bath Soak: You have had a hard day at work and just want the madness to stop. No worries, I have the perfect solution. Take a soak in a warm bath. After a deep warm soak, you will be able to relax and sleep well.
2 Cups of Epsom Salt
10-12 Drops of Lavender Essential Oils
Directions: In a bowl, mix 10-12 Drops of lavender essential oils into 2 cups of Epsom salt. Draw a bath of warm water and sprinkle the mixture into the water. Step in and soak into the lovely and relaxing aroma of lavender and Epsom salt.
These DIY recipes will help you continue your summer fun with a healthy glow. They are easy, inexpensive and treat you from head to toe.