Saturday mornings are a pretty sacred time for me. It’s the one day of the week I feel like I don’t have to rush to be somewhere so it’s the perfect time to just relax and pamper myself. I love to do face masks, hair masks and more. I just leave everything sitting on my face or hair while I enjoy my coffee, catch up on shows, etc.
I’ve really enjoyed doing a little bit of research to make a lot of my own masks and cosmetic products using more natural products, so I wanted to share three of my favorite remedies with you today!
I make hair masks weekly as I’m getting ready to apply them.
2 tbsp. Coconut Oil – may range based on hair length/thickness
5 drops of your favorite oil – there are so many different oils that have hair benefits.
*I use melaleuca in the winter to help with my dry scalp! I leave this on for about an hour. I recommend just putting your hair up in a bun once you have the mask on and then putting a headband on. The oil can seep down on your forehead but the headband helps to absorb a lot of that!
To rinse: So it’s come to my attention that coconut oil comes out of people’s hair very differently. For some, it rinses right out, for others, it takes a bit of work. Here’s a great solution even though it’s SO weird! When you’re ready to rinse the mask out, bring an egg with you in the shower and crack it right over your head and scrub, scrub, scrub. Once you’ve rinsed the egg out just shampoo and condition and you’ll be good to go. My hair feels a little weird in the shower, but once I get out and comb through it feels like heaven!
I make face masks weekly as I’m getting ready to apply them.
2 teaspoons bentonite clay
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 drop Frankincense
1 drop Lavender
1 drop Melaleuca
I mix the clay and apple cider vinegar together first and then add the oils to the mix. This is a great mask to cleanse and nourish your skin! Leave this on for about 15 minutes.
I make body scrubs and store them in the shower in a small glass mason jar. If the coconut oil hardens a bit I just hold the mason jar under the hot water to let it warm up!
4 tbsp. Coconut Oil
4 tbsp. Sugar
6 drops peppermint
2 drops lavender
I mix the coconut oil and sugar together first and then add the oils to the mix. This is a great scrub to remove dead skin from your body! I also made this for a friend at work who has little red bumps on her arms and she said this worked great for her.