This week, it’s all about my love for chocolate chip cookies and getting creative in the kitchen! Chocolate makes everything better 😉 and with Christmas around the corner, add these …
In the spirit of Christmas and celebrating our new platform here at Coffee Yoga Wine, please enjoy the first installment encouraging our creative side!! Today, we are making a DIY …
A DIY Face Scrub with just 2 ingredients; honey & cinnamon! I stumbled across this DIY facial scrub just last week & of course I had to try it! It was so wonderful and deserving of a blog post to share with you all.
Why a DIY Facial Scrub?
Well, it saves on packaging and money! PLUS, most items are in your pantry meaning it’s safe enough to eat and usually tastes good too. This recipe in particular tastes like apple pie!! I couldn’t stop licking it from my lips lol! And, it’s fun trying weird & wonderful DIY things.
This recipe I snatched up from the land of Google is super simple and is a must try.
- 3 tablespoons of raw (organic) honey
- 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
Yup, that’s it!A 3:1 ratio of honey and cinnamon.
Mix the ingredients in a glass bowl together with a wooden spoon until the honey & cinnamon paste is mixed up nice & smooth. Then, after cleansing your face, gently work the scrub onto your skin. This mixture is sticky and therefore you should apply a lot to avoid pulling at the skin. I found it easier to add a bit of warm water onto the finger tips to apply & massage in the scrub.
Gently massage the mixture into the skin for a few minutes, be careful not to pull at the skin as that does damage. Wet the finger tips with warm water if needed. After a few minutes of massage, I let it sit there for a couple more minutes like a mask soaking in all the goodness before washing it off with cool water.
Benefits of Cinnamon & Honey on the skin
Let’s dig a little deeper into the benefits of using honey and cinnamon on the skin.
Honey on the skin
Honey is well known as the Nectar of the Gods, and for good reason! Google the history of honey, it’s super cool information!
Acne prone skin (like mine) can benefit from using honey as it is a natural anti-septic removing dirt & bacteria and can help nourish damaged skin. Honey is naturally soothing, has healing properties and is hydrating as well.
Honey is a very gentle exfoliator on its own getting rid of dead skin cells and opening up pores allowing the skin to breathe and rejuvenate. PLUS, honey being full of anti-oxidants has anti-aging properties and is said to boost collagen, talk about a perfect ingredient!
Cinnamon on the skin
It’s the one ingredient I never even thought of using in a DIY recipe to be honest and it is the perfect fine granular ingredient to use for sensitive skin!
Cinnamon is powerful and underrated as it’s benefits are not well known. This common kitchen ingredient has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which, like it’s partner honey, helps relieve that acne prone skin! Also like honey, cinnamon is packed with antioxidants making it the best defense against aging skin. PLUS, it helps with tone and can even “plump” the skin.
2 Powerful Kitchen Ingredients
When these 2 powerful kitchen ingredients are combined, cinnamon paired with the honey it is a blessing for acne prone skin, and the antibacterial properties helps in the fight against free radicals which causes aging of the skin. Best of all the worlds! So go ahead, get cooking & give it a try!
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Who doesn’t love the smell of lavender essential oil?? I sure do and I love to use it in my hair! Why? Because of its many benefits! I’ll explain that later… first of all, without having to read all that if you’re just here for the recipe, here it is!
The super easy lavender DIY hair mask recipe!
You will need 3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil, Lavender Essential Oil and a glass dish to melt it all in. Yes, it gets greasy people! This hair mask is meant to sit in your hair for about 10 mins before you wash your hair.
Let the bathroom sink fill with a bit of warm water, warm enough to melt the coconut oil (if you’re using solid). Place the glass dish in the warm water to melt the coconut oil. Careful that the coconut oil doesn’t get too hot to handle, you don’t need it boiling hot, you just need to simply melt it.
Add several drops of lavender oil to 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil, mix together and apply, rather massage, in to the scalp. Easy right?!?!?! I even apply it to the ends of the hair for a little extra moisturizing. Let it all soak in for 10 mins & go have a shower! You may need to shampoo twice to get it all out, totally worth it though, and safe to do regularly.
Here’s a little recipe card you can save to your phone:
Here’s the info part!
Lavender Oil for Hair
Here are the list of benefits as to why you can use lavender oil for your hair:
- It helps promote hair growth; lavender can generate the growth of cells and reduces stress.
- It’s Antimicrobial; meaning it helps prevent bacteria from growing.
- It has a calming effect!
- Did I mention it reduces stress???
- Seriously, stress is terrible for your body, and in turn for your hair!
- It might help skin inflammation which means lavender oil may be good for scalp inflammation and dry scalps as well; this is not the case for everybody, but for me personally it sure helps. I even apply a bit of diluted lavender oil to breakouts.
- It smells good. Period.
There you have it, the benefits of using lavender oil for your hair. And yes, you can even add it to your current hair car products! Put a bit of shampoo in your palm, add a couple of drops of lavender oil and voila, another DIY recipe using lavender oil.
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