I love all natural skincare, especially when I can make the products myself. Body scrubs are often the simplest DIY skincare products to make, with infinite combinations, and I’ve got a great one here for you to try.
This great DIY orange vanilla body scrub is really beneficial for your skin and smells AHHH-Mazing.
-Add equal parts softened coconut oil to sugar. I used 6 tablespoons of each.
-Mix in cut up or zested (zested orange peels would have a much finer texture, better for sensitive and dry skin) orange peels, as many as you’d like to reach desired look.
-Add one capful of vanilla extract and a few drops of orange essential oil. This will help combat the coconut smell.
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This scrub is great for exfoliating the skin and moisturizing it, while the extra scents make it a delicious spa experience.
Make sure to comment your favorite body scrubs! I’d love to know what your favorite products are and what DIY skin remedies you love to use.
I’m hoping to make a great coffee scrub soon to share with you all soon. Caffeine is great for the skin.
With Halloween being this weekend (holy crap) and many themed parties on the horizon, I’m here to share with you over 80 Halloween costume ideas that can be put together in a matter of days. The majority of these ideas come from a collaboration with Andrea’s Choice and Cook1emonster (linked below) on YouTube but I’ve also added some relevant links to similar tutorials you can use as well as costume supplies from Amazon Prime, since they are about the only place you can order from online this week and still get the products in time.
Since I work from home, having a cute office space is essential to me. I do not want to feel like I am in a uniform cubicle. If you feel the same, check out a few of my cute DIY projects below as well as my DIY compendium for all of my past projects.
All instructions and examples are shown in the video above.
DIY #1: Picture Frame Whiteboard
Measure a decorative paper to fit the inside of a frame
These past few weeks have been a bit stressful. My schedule has been changing so much that my body is taking in a lot, making my face break out in blemishes and giving me an Eczema outbreak around my nose. To help heal myself, I’ve been following this oatmeal face washing routine.
Ever since I saw the below video from BubzBeauty in 2011, oatmeal has been my go-to cleanser when my skin needs to heal.
Oatmeal is anti-inflammatory, making it perfect to help my blemishes and Eczema dryness. It also helps fight free-radicals, which is great because of the heat engulfing Miami right now. WH Foods has a long list of the amazing benefits of oats, I recommend you take a look for more information on oatmeal and what it can do for your skin.
For the past week these are the instructions I’ve been following to clean my face naturally, effectively, and cheaply using just oatmeal and water.
Oatmeal face wash instructions:
Take half a handful of oats (quick or old fashioned, whatever you have) into your palm.
Turn on the faucet and let the water run through a clenched fist onto the oats, making the oats mushy in your hands.
Gently rub onto your wet skin.
Rinse off, pat dry, and follow with a moisturizing oil.
Blending the oats will make it easier and gentler to spread around your skin.
If you are wearing makeup, first take it off with olive oil or coconut oil before washing with oats as the oats themselves won’t take off makeup.
Place a bowl in your sink to catch the falling oats, if not your drain may become clogged over repeated use.
If you have a sunburn or other full body skin agitation and want to take an oatmeal bath, follow these instructions.
Oatmeal bath how-to:
Cut the feet off of a pair of clean tights.
Add oats into the foot area of the tights, tying a knot at the top.
Throw this tied “sock” into your bath.
This way you get all of the benefits of oats without it clogging your bathtub.
I’ve been doing this face wash every day for a week and am already noticing improvements. I’ve also stopped wearing as much makeup and have been using coconut oil to moisturize. I’m trying to keep chemicals away from my skin while my body (and my life) finds a more normal rhythm
What do you do when your skin breaks out? How do you heal?
Hello Kind Friends! On this beautiful Thursday we have an easy face mask using simply half of a tomato and a tablespoon of honey. That’s all you need.
Tomatoes are amazing for the skin. They help heal the marks blemishes leave behind, slow down the aging process, build collagen, and fight free radical damage. Combined with honey, a natural moisturizer and acne fighter, this easy DIY mask is a powerhouse for all age ranges. Thank you Health Munsta for the recipe and info!
To see this DIY Tomato Face Mask in action, check out the video below:
My sister has been sending me home with so many delicious and ripe tomatoes from her new garden, I just had to see what they could do for my face. The mask feels very light and refreshing (especially if the tomato was kept in the fridge beforehand) and dries tough to the touch. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and then wash off and follow with your usual skincare routine.
I’d recommend using this mask no more than three times a week. Keep the leftovers for as long as you would feel comfortable keeping any other tomato. I kept my mask in the fridge to keep it fresh longer. It thickened with the cold but worked just as well.
If you want to try other face masks this weekend (or are plum out of tomatoes) check out my DIY skincare projects. There is quite a few to choose from!
How do you feel about having food on your face? It’s probably one of my favorite things to do!
Hi Kind Friends! Today I’m excited to share with you a new DIY project. It has been too long! If you are happy to see a new beauty DIY from me, get really pumped up because there are many more in my editorial calendar for the next few months.
Even though we are jumping into Spring (it feels like Summer here in Miami, oh gosh it’s hot outside) I am actually feeling the urge to darken my hair. Since I am honestly freaked out by the chemicals in hair dye I’ve concocted a new hair DIY to darken my hair using coffee.
Optional: Cinnamon (if you want to add a little extra red tones)
Container and mixing utensil
Make some coffee for yourself and save a few tablespoons for your mixture
Add conditioner into your container (enough to last you a week or two)
Mix in one tablespoon of coffee at a time into the conditioner until you get a smooth consistency with a caramel color
Optional: Add half a tablespoon of cinnamon
Store in the fridge for no more than two weeks as the coffee can create mold
Now how do you dye your hair with coffee? Use this conditioner recipe regularly. I like to jumpstart it by wearing it for an hour or so the first time and then using it in place of a normal conditioner every time I wash my hair afterward. This process will take some time but if dying your hair without the use of chemicals is important to you (or you would just rather not spend the money for a professional treatment), you’ve got to try this.
My progress after one week (using my default picture as a before shot):
What DIY recipe would you like me to do next? Will you be trying this DIY?
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I’m really excited about the new content coming to RebeccaKelsey.com and the new focus I’m bringing to it. I just know you are going to love it.