After sun soothing spray

This is my favourite summer DIY! I keep this handy little bottle in the fridge and spray it on my skin a few times per day, after spending some time in the sun. It contains some wonderful healing (lavender and helichrysum) and cooling essential oils.

The “official” recipe comes from this book, although I tend to eyeball things plus I added some water. I just had a small bottle so I cut down the essential oils to about 15 drops.

  • 25 drops lavender essential oil
  • 25 drops helichrysum essential oil
  • 25 drops peppermint essential oil
  • Macadamia nut oil (you can use any natural oil)
  • Water

Add this to your sun safety preventative measures and keep your skin happy all summer 😉

Now go outside and catch some rays…

M.


Espresso coffee body scrub

One morning, I was walking by our espresso maker in the kitchen and a light bulb went off in my head. Instead of picturing myself smashing out the coffee grounds in the sink, I pictured myself mixing them with a bit of natural and essential oils.

I had heard of the benefits of using coffee grounds for skin health but hadn’t taken the time to try it out. However, now it’s become a quick and easy new addition to my morning routine: roll out of bed, scrape the coffee grounds out in a glass bowl, squeeze in a teaspoon of jojoba oil and add two drops of doTERRA AromaTouch essential oil then jump in the shower.

Why bother doing this? First off, to help fight the appearance of dreaded cellulite

“The caffeine in the coffee grounds will dehydrate the skin and the circular motion used to apply the paste will stimulate blood flow, which may result in the appearance of firmer, less dimpled skin.” (Source)

What I love about this is I ALWAYS forget to dry skin brush before getting into the shower… now, it’s not a big deal because the grounds and essential oils help get my lymphatic system moving plus get rid of any dead skin cells. It leaves my skin soft and glowy.

I’ve also used the grounds as a face scrub and it worked well. Just make sure to be extra gentle and be careful not to get any in your eyes!

Next, I am going to try using the grounds in my hair. I’ve been reading how it can enrich brown hair, add shine and stimulate hair growth. You can also mix them with honey for a lip scrub – that’s on my to-do list, too 🙂

How do you use your coffee grounds?

M.