If lip balm no longer seems to be working for your dry, parched lips, then this plumping DIY lip mask can help.
There’s a number of factors that can contribute to dry and discoloured lips, including sun damage, cold or dry weather, hormonal imbalances, dehydration, stress, and even habitually licking your lips.
This 2-step DIY lip mask will exfoliate, soften, plump and smooth dry, parched lips. And if you leave it on your lips long enough, this mask can also give a lovely pink tone to previously discoloured lips.
Iced coffee and roses are synonymous with summer. This delicious latte is cold-brewed with refreshing maple water and garnished with edible organic rose petals. Pretty fancy for a latte.
What is Maple Water?
Maple water is made from the unprocessed sap of the maple tree. Maple trees pull groundwater from the soil up through their roots and into their trunk and branches. During the Spring, the trees are then tapped for this water which has been infused with the goodness of the tree.
While store-bought disinfecting wipes may be handy for quick cleanups, they’re definitely not eco-friendly or good for your respiratory health. It’s actually much safer to make DIY disinfecting wipes at home using non-toxic ingredients such as vodka, castile soap and antibacterial essential oils.
Numerous studies have shown that common household cleaning products including store-brand sanitizing wipes, can actually induce asthma or other respiratory problems in otherwise healthy individuals. Additionally, the fumes from many store bought cleaning products can trigger an attack in those already suffering from a respiratory condition.
Homemade sugar scrubs are another one of those little luxuries that are incredibly simple to make. This makes them a great addition to your DIY skincare arsenal.
Sugar scrubs also have a plethora of benefits, including leaving the skin smoother and more vibrant. The gentle exfoliation they provide helps to slough off the dead skin cells that can clog pores and lead to duller looking skin.
Additionally, exfoliating with sugar scrubs can boost circulation and contribute to collagen production. They’re also equally beneficial for smoothing callused heels and invigorating the feet after a long day.
Every so often, we like to switch things up around here and share a home decor DIY.
Do you ever see a home decor item on Pinterest, or on your favourite Instagram home decor account and think, “oh, I can make that!”? Then, you do a quick Google search and realize that it’s been done. A lot.
Well, even though that happened, I liked this DIY for its simplicity and sustainable, eco-friendly and natural elements — unfinished wood beads and unbleached cotton string. Also, DIY’ing this Bohemian wood bead garland was definitely cheaper than buying it, and that’s the goal of a good DIY, right? Plus, it was incredibly easy to make.
This is not your typical DIY setting spray recipe.
I’m not going to tell you to mix up some rosewater and glycerin and expect you to believe that it will set your makeup on a hot, humid summer day. It won’t!
Don’t get me wrong — a DIY setting spray made with glycerin has its place. (I wrote a post about one, after all.) I love glycerin for its hydrating, dewy finish, and it works well when the temperature is cold or mild.
What if there was one thing you could do every single day to lower inflammation and improve your overall health?
It’s not a special diet. It’s not exercise or meditation. And no, it’s not coconut oil. But it does take less than ten minutes to do — and it costs far less than the latest supplement.
It’s eating raw carrots. And not for the well-documented reasons you might be familiar with.
When we mistakenly ordered 2 pounds of dried rose petals, I was eager to discover all the different ways I could incorporate them into my DIY skincare and beauty routine.
Roses have been a skincare standby for centuries, and for good reason. No matter your age or skin type, you can benefit from the inclusion of rose-infused products in your skincare regimen.
You can infuse anything with rose petals. Not only do they smell intoxicating, but they also possess a plethora of therapeutic properties. This makes them a wonderful addition to your DIY skincare arsenal.
“Acid” is not typically a word synonymous with hair health — but it should be.
You’ve likely heard of the lemon juice and sunlight trick for lightening hair. When used together, they work to oxidize the pigments in your strands, subtly lightening without bleach or a trip to the salon.
The flip side is that the harsh combination of heat, UV light, and high acidity leaves strands dehydrated and crunchy, not to mention damaged.
Who doesn’t love a soaking in a warm bath with a good book and a glass of something delicious? Added bonus if you add a fragrant, fizzy bath bomb to your bath water.
Unfortunately, far too often store-bought bath bombs smell like you overdid it in the perfume aisle. Not ideal for the scent sensitive folks, or for those who want to avoid synthetic fragrances. Store-bought bath bombs can also contain toxic dyes which have been linked to UTI’s and yeast infections. And at $8 or more a pop, they’re far from economical.