Happy Saturday!!! I was just wondering… do you have a beauty routine, things you do every week to keep your hair and skin healthy and beautiful? Do you do it every week, honestly? It’s really interesting what kind of beauty procedures people do to maintain radiant and clear skin, sleek and shiny hair… I keep thinking is it enough to just choose one day and try to keep up with the regime? Isn’t it great to wake up on a Saturday morning and immerse ourselves into a natural, orange and vanilla scented beauty routine!
My Day is usually Saturday, unless I have plans to leave my house early. I start my day with 2 cups of water (just like every day) to clear my body from all the build up. I then look into the fridge and cupboards to see what do I have in my kitchen I could use… I like making different hair masks every week, different sugar/salt body scrubs (I noticed that lately I have been using mainly salty ones) and I always stick to my clay face masks. I am telling you, clay face masks are so miraculous and effective, clearing, gently exfoliating, nourishing and powerful, that I just can’t get enough of them!
Let’s start with a Homemade Rosemary Mayonnaise Hair Mask. When I was little, my mum always washed my hair with egg yolks. I never had any dandruff untill, in my teens, I started using lots of and I mean lots of, so fashionable and so damaging, hair spray!
The best thing about this mask is that it’s so easily made and the ingredients are so simple. But don’t underestimate the simplicity! You will need:
1-2 egg yolks (depending on your hair length)
2 tbsp clear honey
1 tsp dried/fresh rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil, or any other oil. It’s great if you have some avocado or coconut oil!
1 tsp apple cider vinegar.
In a double boiler, pour the oil and add the rosemary. Heat it up a little bit until the herb releases its oils and gorgeous flavour. Sieve the oil and cool it down.
In a bowl, whisk the eggs with a hand mixer or a whisk. Slowly pour the oil while mixing. Add the vinegar and there, you have a lovely home made mayonnaise! Finally mix in the honey. Egg yolks have a good foaming ability so it will be very easy to rub the mask into your hair. Apply the mask to your damp hair and wash it out well after 20 minutes.
While the mask is penetrating our hair, let’s quickly mix up this lovely Salty Orange & Vanilla Body scrub. You will need:
handful sea salt
1/2 cup olive (or any other) oil
spoonful of oatmeal
orange and vanilla essential oils
Ground the salt and mix it nicely with the oil. Add about 10 drops of the essential oils. Fold in the oatmeal! Can you smell it? Gorgeous scrub! I love salt scrubs, they always leave my skin clean and lively! It’s also so oily that you won’t need to mositure after the shower!
Oats have softening properties and will add more value to your body scrub while gently exfoliating your skin!
When you have 10 minutes left to keep your hair mask on, try this delightful, nourishing, lavish and refreshing Honey & Cream Clay Face Mask. I didn’t have any fruit to mix the clay with this time, but the honey and double cream was all I needed! Add a fresh strawberry and it will be simply mind blowing! The texture, the colour, the smell, the freshness of the mask! I wish I could keep it on for longer than 10 minutes! But that, unfortunately, will not do us any good! As much as it can be enjoyable, clay face mask will draw the moisture out if left on for too long! So be aware, enjoy it and wash it off!
1/2 tbsp mix of white & red clay
1 tbsp double cream
1 tbsp honey
Add the cream and the honey to the clay and mix well untill you get a nice and smooth paste. Please don’t use any metal while using clay as it tends to draw all the chemicals out of metal equipment. For the best results, use a plastic spoon and a glass bowl. Apply the mask to your clean skin and off to the shower after 10 minutes!
So there, my weekly beauty routine!
Now you are ready to wrap up in a soft dressing gown, put your feet up for a few minutes, get yourselves a lovely cup of tea or coffee and get your man to cook you some breakfast!
I am off to Camden Market and you have a beautiful weekend!