DIY Lip Scrub

DIY Lip Scrub

My D.I.Y lip scrubs are the bests (in my mind anyway). I’ve developed dark lips due to unhealthy habits & dry chapped lips. So when I’m pampering my lips I do the absolute most. Whatever’s in my cupboard that tickles my fancy that day gets thrown into the mixing bowl. No matter what though the three ingredients above are always included.

Honey is a source of hydration & moisture, full of antioxidants it’s also a healer & conditioner for the lips.

Brown sugar as well as white can be used as an exfoiliater, removing excess dead skin it assists in brightening dark lips.

Lemon is another source for lightening dark lips, removing any excess dirt & dead skin. Lemon is packed with vitamin C to hydrate & heal dark chapped lips.

* This week I exfoiliated my lips with the above ingredients & then treated them with a Tumeric Powder & milk paste, left on for 5mins or however long you want. The results are amazing my lips were soooo soft & had a hint of rosy sheen to it before I even put my balm on so I would personally recommend this treatment.

Hope you enjoyed this post, please do feel free to comment your thoughts x

Peace + Love 

DIY Deep Hair Conditioner

DIY Deep Hair Conditioner

Hello Hello ,

We all love a good old pamper session & when your on a budget or if you have kids, treating yourself at the Hairdressers or Spa can be a complete myth. So I like to try different things at home, I believe if the food in your fridge is good enough to eat why can’t it be good enough for your hair or skin.

Enter Do It Yourself Sunday, each Sunday i’ll be posting natural recipes tried throughout the week on my hair, face & lips. I’ll be more than happy to share the good & the bad with you. Hope you enjoy.

Peace + Love

1. Olive oil – When I’ve ran out of coconut oil or my Jamaican black castor oil, O.O is my next best choice, good for your diet & yout hair. Olive oil provides vitamin A & E to your beautiful locks. Repairing damaged hair, moisturising dry scalp & providing a sheen like no other. Olive oil penetrates your scalp without leaving too much oily residue.

2. Honey is a great healing source filled with vitamins such as B1, B2, C, B6, B5 & B3. It is anti-bacterial & anti-fungal. Assisting the hair in retaining water & moisture, honey is able to hydrate & nourish dry, brittle hair with vitamins & minerals as well as encouraging hair growth.

3. Aunt Jackie’s Intensive Repair Conditioning Masque – I usually like to use this as a quick conditioning tool when I don’t have time for a full deep condition. When the tub starts too run out I tend to mix in the rest of these ingredients just to boost up my deep conditioner. Next week i’ll be doing a post on Aunt Jackie’s whole product range that I use, so I’ll go into a bit more detail on the Conditioning masque then.

4 & 5. Mixing a bit of lemon juice or Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with water can create a quick & easy rinse solution for your hair after shampooing. Lemon reduces any excess oil whereas ACV helps to balance scalp that’s prone to dandruff. ACV will add shine & definition to curly hair but if you prefer a less curl-enhancing effect & a more straight effect on your hair, lemon juice is better suited for you.

6. Diet wise I actually cannot physically eat an Avocado, the texture & my taste buds just don’t get along for some reason but on the other hand my hair absolutely loves avocado. Packed with vitamin A, E, C, K, B6, potassium & protein among many other nutrients, avocado moisturises hair, promotes hair growth, treats scalp problems (dandruff, dry scalp, eczema etc.) and heals damaged hair.

7. Egg, rich in vitamin A, D & E, promotes hair growth as well as strengthening your locks. Full of protein egg rebuilds damaged hair & assists with increasing the thickness.
Side note: Egg white mixed with honey produces an amazing rejuvenating face mask.