All posts tagged: Honey

Honey hair mask

What do you have in your ‘Spa at home’ cupboard? My kit usually contains honey, sugar, clay and lemon. Affordable and effective stuff. Sometimes that’s all you need to give yourself a little boost, right? The hair mask I treated my hair to yesterday is currently my number one. All you need is a squeeze of honey! You can also add a dash of juice of a fresh lemon, but I just use honey! Can it get any easier?! And so natural! Honey is glossed on your already washed hair, so you don’t really wash off the goodness of the honey with a detergent (shampoo). Here’s what you need: 2-3 tbs honey (you can use more if your hair is very long) optional: 2-3 tbs juice of a fresh lemon If using lemon, mix the two ingredients together. Wash your hair normally. Squeeze the excess water out and rub the mixture into your hair concentrating on your hair tips.  Keep it on for about 15-20 minutes. You can cover it with a shower cap. Rinse with warm water and don’t …

DIY coconut, honey & ground rice body scrub

Sometimes I have the most random natural skin care ideas in my head… I was thinking about a body scrub the other day. The spring is finally here and it’s warmer and sunnier. Soon enough it will be the flip-flop, shorts and t-shirt season! We still have some time to get ready and here is one random DIY body scrub I thought of a few days ago. It’s quick to make, easy to use and feels very nice. And, I think, it’s my new favourite! you will need approximately: 20g ground rice 40g coconut oil 40g honey The amounts can vary, you can put more/less coconut oil, the same with the honey, just see what works best for you. Gently mix the ingredients until you form a smooth paste. Massage the scrub into your skin. Exfoliate for a few minutes. The coconut oil will nicely melt and moisturise while honey sloughs off dead skin cells leaving your skin soft and fresh. Wash the exfoliator off and enjoy your evening or morning! You can use salt or sugar instead of ground rice, feel free to experiment. You can also add a drop or two of your …

Oat and rose petal clay mask

Rose has been used for centuries in skin care. Rose petals contain carotene, B group vitamins and vitamin K. The petals of this beautiful flower are not only soothing, but also contain a good amount of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid of this plant will smooth, tone and moisturise dry, sensitive skin. Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals which makes rose a perfect medicine for fighting skin diseases. Fresh rose petals will help cure wounds and burns; they can also help in healing allergic itchy skin. Oatmeal is well known for its softening properties. Ground oatmeal in this mask will gently exfoliate and smooth your skin. If your skin is combination, prone to breakouts, clogs, dryness, flakes and/or redness, ground oatmeal mixed with honey is a great remedy. It will leave your skin soft and healthy. My favourite clay combination is red & white clay or red & rhassoul. I make a clay mask once a week and every time I look forward to its silky feel on my skin. Sometimes I get those horrible under the …

Creamy coffee body scrub

 Do you make your own body scrubs or buy them? Which one is your favourite, oily or creamy? This morning, as I was enjoying my morning coffee I thought of what a waste it would be to throw away these lovely coffee grains. And so I recycled them into a creamy ice cream like body scrub. Here is how you can make it at home, it’s easy and quick! 30g Shea butter 15g coconut butter 1 tbs of  honey 2 tsp coffee grains Method. In a stainless steel bowl, mix the butters and immerse the bowl in a pan of hot water.  Heat it up slightly to soften the butters. Take out the bowl from the saucepan and whisk the butters. Whisk them until the mixture gets light and fluffy and then add a generous spoon of honey! Continue whisking until the mixture becomes soft and creamy. Fold in the coffee grains. Once you combined all the ingredients, pour the mixture into a pot. Make sure you treat your feet well with this scrub, it will leave them baby soft! Be careful, this scrub, just like any other scrubs, …

Tea tree oil face wash

A few weekends ago my friend and I had a little Spa Saturday at my place. After a lovely walk along the beach in Brighton, we travelled home to have a good night sleep and wake up to a little  homemade beauty routine. While my friend was enjoying her Sunday morning with a cup of coffee I was pleasantly busy  brewing and cooking little treats in the kitchen. I made a simple, yet extremely effective face wash with tea tree oil. It’s great in many ways, removes all the dirt, freshens and revives your skin, keeps it clean and clear. It contains lots of oil and therefore removes makeup very well.  Aloe vera gel will feel smooth and cool on your face and a faint scent of  tea tree essential oil not only protects your face skin from bacteria, but calms and soothes it down. 20ml of aloe vera gel 10ml of your favorite oil 30 drops of  tea tree essential oil Whisk the aloe vera and the oil in a bowl until a white gel is produced. Add …

Homemade remedies to fight the cold

The germs have finally found me! I was feeling edgy for some time, but managed to escape being ill… until now. On Thursday I came back home shivering from cold with a horrible sore throat and headache. Not a nice thing at all! I am not a fan of taking pills and strong antibiotics, I always leave it for the last minute, if my body is too weak to fight the germs. When I was a kid, my mum used to heal me with natural remedies, such as garlic, onion, hot milk and honey and it was never nice, but it would do a good job. She would always have a good spoon of some strong homemade remedy and a spoonful of thick and extremely sweet rosehip syrup to offset the bitterness of the remedy. I still remember that overpowering taste. Whenever I start feeling ill, I always remember all these yucky tasting tinctures and make them myself, because I know they do make me feel better! Although, I make sure I have a bar of nice milk chocolate handy. Here …

Miracle parsley face mask

Since I have a huge bunch of parsley in the kitchen I figured I could use it wisely!  The herb is very beneficial to our skin, it refreshes, brightens, reduces blackheads and even helps prevent wrinkles. So here we go, let’s indulge ourselves into this velvety goodness: 1 tsp fresh parsley 1 egg yolk 1 tbsp natural yoghurt Blend the parsley with the egg yolk and then add yoghurt. Apply the mask to your clean face and relax for 20 minutes. Rinse it off and enjoy!