Tuesday, March 12

Green Tip Tuesday - DIY Beauty

Welcome to Green Tip Tuesday where I offer one tip for moms on how to you can do a small thing to become more eco-friendly. Have you seen my "Fabulous Mami" posts on Fridays? I do not have a lot of confidence in how I look, but I'm doing this series to highlight my features and hopefully inspire a few others.

So besides keeping the outside beautiful we also need to keep ourselves clean and keep those rough spots smooth. I'm talking about feet, knees and elbows!

I rarely buy myself items to pamper myself, so a few weeks ago I was on pinterest and saw some DIY scrubs and I made a few. I gave one to my cousin cus I really don't like the face mask thingy, but the other ones I have used a few times. Not to mention how much money you'd save!

I hope you enjoy them and let me know if you have any recipes that you have tried.

All-Around Scrub

1/2 cup granulated sugar—raw or brown sugar with larger granules works too
2 tablespoons almond oil (you can also substitute apricot, olive, or jojoba oi)
Juice of half a lemon
OPTIONAL: 3 drops lavender, mint, or rosemary
This scrub is great for heels, knees and elbows!
In a larg bowl, combine all of the ingredients in no particular order and immediately massage the mixture onto hands or feet. You can add a few drops of lavender, mint, or rosemary oil to invigorate and refresh. Rinse off with warm, then slather on your favorite lotion for extra moisture.

DIY Face Mask:

2 Tbls Honey
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmet
This mask is for calming and soothing for stressed-out skin!
Mix all ingredients until the consistency is like a thick paste. After it’s all mixed, apply the mask to your face and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water, scrubbing softly in circular motion for exfoliation.

Avacado Foot Softener

2 Tbls cornmeal
2 Tbls mashed avocado or avocado oil
Got a rough patch? You can repeat once or twice a week for maximum softening.
Mix ingredients in a small bowl until they form a paste. Apply to feet, working the gritty paste into calluses and rough spots as well as around your toes. Rinse with warm water and dry feet thoroughly.

Lemon Facial Toner

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
grated zest of one lemon
1 cup distilled water (any water should do)
2/3 cup witch hazel (you can get this at any drugstore)
Lemon is a great gem that is high in Vitamin C and an antioxidant which is great for exfoliant, blackhead remover and brightens the skin!
Add ingredients into a big size (glass) bottle, shake well before use, apply with cotton balls until face is clean. Keeps one month. - LiveStrong.com


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