DIY WAYS TO PAMPER YOURSELF!
We know what you’re craving. After kicking major booty at work, getting up early for those morning workouts and taking care of everyone else, there’s nothing you want more than chill vibes. Today, we’re giving you a free pass to unwind. You deserve it! It’s time to relax and recharge with a few simple, easy ways to pamper yourself. No appointment necessary ;)
Give your sexy self some much needed TLC with these easy, do-it-yourself beauty solutions! Think of it as a SPA day at home. But first, turn on some soft music and pour yourself a glass of fruit-infused water.
Things are about to get really relaxing…
COCONUT DREAM CREAM
This is the ultimate, all natural, ultra hydrating moisturizer! And there are no high price tags or fancy beauty stores needed! It’s super easy to make, and you’re body will love you for it. You already know we like to use coconut oil in tons of recipes and as a kitchen hack moisturizer and here’s how to take it up a notch:
Use a high-speed mixer to whip up 1/2 to 1 cup of coconut oil with a few drops of essential oil (we love vanilla, lavender or citrus). Be sure coconut oil is solid and not soft when you start to beat it. After a few minutes you’ll find the mixture transformed into a luxuriously soft moisturizer. This also makes a great gift for girlfriends. Simply divide the lotion in cute mason jars and gift away :)
GLOWING FACE OIL
Luxe face oils are definitely something to covet. Most are all natural and brimming with glow-inducing ingredients, so what’s not to love? Well, the price tag, that’s for one! For a simple, less expensive and customizable way to get the benefits, mix up your own and apply a thin layer at night and/or underneath make up. The key is to use high quality oils that quickly absorb into your skin.
Start with a base of either Sweet Almond oil or Rose Hip Oil, or even a mix of the two. These are great, skin nourishing oils you can easily find in health food stores or online.
Next, add a few drops of 1-2 of your favorite essential oils. These can be pricier, but since you just need a few drops, they will last a while! Feel free to do some research to find which will work best for your skin. Always mix essentials oils with a carrier oil (like almond oil!)and never use them straight on your skin to avoid irritation. Here are some suggestions:
Immortelle Flower oil is great for wrinkle prevention and rejuvenation! It can also brighten up dark circles and scars.
Jojoba is nourishing, and contains both anti inflammatory and anti microbial properties great for healing and treating acne prone skin.
Calendula Oil is brightening, soothing and filled with healing properties for overall healthy skin.
Lavender Oil is relaxing, smells great and can help reduce redness and inflammation.
For an ultra hydrating treatment you can do weekly, you’ll also love our Beach Clay Masque.
PERK UP TIRED EYES
The two best things to soothe the eye area are cold cucumber slices and black tea bags! Try them both, back-to-back and you’ll see a difference. Keep a fresh cucumber in the fridge and when ready, cut a couple thick slices to lay over your eyes for 10-15 minutes. Next, take warm (not hot!) black tea bags and place them over your eyes for another 5 minutes. This is great to do while enjoying your bubble bath!
UPGRADE YOUR BUBBLE BATH
The recipe for the perfect bubble bath? Candles, music, tons of bubbles and… epsom salts! Soaking in an epsom salt bath is super relaxing and can also reduce soreness from an intense workout! That’s right. Just like with foam rolling, think of this as a must post leg & booty day!
As a plus, this type of bubble bath softens skin and some experts suggests epsom salts can also help detox your body. To get the full benefits, dissolve about 2 cups of Epsom salt into your bath and soak in it for at least 15 minutes.
We don’t just like to drink coffee, we use it in our beauty routine too! If you want to feel all kinds of silky soft, give our coffee scrub a go! As a major bonus, this can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite, thanks to the caffeine and antioxidants naturally found in coffee beans!
Here’s what you need:
1 1/2 cups of coarsely ground coffee
1/2 cup of raw sugar OR sea salt
3 Tbs of coconut or olive oil, melted
Directions: Mix salt or sugar and coffee grounds together until fully combined. Add oil and mix until the combination becomes a thick paste. Add more oil as needed to achieve your desired consistency. Apply to your skin after a warm shower or bath, making sure to rub mixture all over legs, booty and midsection. Use firm, circular motions and if desired, let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. Use a drain mesh to prevent the grounds from causing any plumbing problems!
Do you have some tried and true DIY pampering tricks!? Let us know in the comments below!