Can you smell the lovely scent ?

On a long holiday weekend I love to make things and they are usually with a beauty or baking twist.

Cause I am on the road for work alot I am happy to stay in and chill. I made sugar cookies with lavender. And I made this scalp treat for my hair. I LOVE LAVEVDER! Do you? The scent is so relaxing, soothing,RELIEVES tension and great for migraines or a basic headache.

5 drops of essential oil. (I prefer Aura Cacia)

1/4 cup of olive oil (organic)

I Warm the oil and shut burner off. Sprinkle in the drops on the stove top and stir. The oil will make conditioning hair love~

I like to apply on wet hair. Massage into the scalp and the ends a bit too.I take a shower cap I have from my hotel stays and place my hair up in it. Leave on at least 15 minutes.

Shampoo when done. Rinse well.

If you are up to your lips in work or that TO DO list enjoy making and using this aromatic softer hair and happy hydrated scalp too!

ENJOY the beauty of lavender!

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Hello Sunshine!

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Have you been spending time baking like croissants in the sun?

Or have you been  spending time doing different things in all places in the sun this season.

If you  have… perhaps a sunburn has come your way or worse yet …sunburn,red as a lobster,blistering and dreaded peeling.

Recently I showed  TV viewers simple home remedies you can do when you have had too much fun in the sun! So, I am sharing them with you. I LOVE THE SUN but got burned a few times. One was pretty bad. I also enjoyed the tan from a tanning bad. I cover up NOW and have never done it again. Really! Once you get skin cancer you never forget it. Neither does your skin. Your skin always remembers how you treat it and will show it too!

  • Apple cider vinegar: Take a bath in it. It will make you feel so much better. Fill a tub with luke warm or cool water and a cup of the apple cider vinegar.
  • Baking soda:Make a cooling paste with it and some water or take a refreshing bath in it with a cup of baking soda.
  • Fresh aloe or Aloe Vera gel are so cooling and take down the redness and heat from the burn.
  • Stay Hydrated with water,coconut water,sports drink or a skin loving drink called All Beauty Drink.
  • Cool Milk compresses on a washcloth or a cotton gauze pad work wonders.
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  • To calm the heat of your body from the burn fill a mini spray bottle with lavender oil and water. Shake it up and spray on the burn. You’ll cool off immediately!
  • You’ll FEEL BETTER and cooler in no time with my tips and easy home remedies and hopefully not blister and peel. If you do. Here’s what to do! An oatmeal and water bath will help with that itchy skin.
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Word to the Wise: Wear a SHOT GLASS worth of sunscreen. You”ll still get some color. Just be SMART and more protected. You don’t want face and body sun spots and those not so pretty wrinkles!

 

TAKE IT OFF!

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I lOVE to play in my kitchen either trying out new recipes or whipping up some fun with beauty products and make my own creations. Over the summer holidays and partying we tend to forget about removing our makeup and crash out. But please don’t do that!  Your skin needs to be cleansed at night even if you didn’t wear makeup that day.

So, if you are looking for a little fun today or tonight and D.I.Y. try this easy step skin recipe.

3 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel ( I prefer it from a fresh plant)

1 tablespoon of Jojoba ( The brand Aura Cacia makes an awesome one)

1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil (I LOVE the Whole Foods brand)

  • Now here we go. I warm a small amount of jojoba in a pan on low heat. This will happen in seconds.
  • Next, I add the coconut oil and stir some more. A add the aloe vera gel. Turn off the stove top.
  • Stir these ingredients well and pour in a round (big mouth jar) preferably a  glass jar or mini bowl.

Enjoy! Refrigerate any leftovers to keep the cleanser preserved until next time you use it.

Like everything this has a shelf life so use it up quick!

This recipe makes a Gentle Makeup Remover that softens your skin and removes makeup at the same time. Use a mini scoop or mini spatula to apply it to your palms and remove your makeup. Then wash your face with your fave gel soap cleanser  or soap bar made for the complexion. Not a deodorant bar. Your face deserves the best! The deodorant bars are meant for your under arms and other body parts. Your face deserves TLC attention with the right stuff.

Please note: if you are allergic to any of the ingredients don’t use it in this recipe.

Your skin will love you… If you’re into natural beauty this plant based complexion treat is for YOU!

By the way, if you’d like to make this with a touch of fragrance try adding a sprinkle of your fave’ essential oil. My go to and fave is lovely relaxing lavender…especially before bed.

Sweet dreams and prettier healthy looking skin!

 

What are your Fave’ Beauty Secrets?

Cucumber-slicedSome of you who read or follow my blog have learned to know my beauty secrets and enjoy my blog. I never share them unless they are truly worthy of my blog.
I love making people feel and LOOK amazing whether it be from my touch, a smashing new product or an exotic wonder I find in my travels for work and play.
Chat with me,please!

What is your beauty secret? Let me know what makes you feel and look awesome.
Is it a cat eye, is it an ancient family skin care secret? OR is it as simple as applying a gorgeous lip shade you have been using for years.I really would love to know.

You LEARN SOMETHING NEW every day.Don’t you! Chat beauty with me!

Here’s one of mine for you to enjoy this weekend when you have time for YOU!

I LOVE to eat cucumbers and use them on my face too. They help tired puffy eyes and make your eyes FEEL amazing.
I slice them thinly and soak them in a bowl of cool water and 1 drop (2 if you really want it stronger in scent) of Aura Cacia lavender or rose essential oil for approximately 10 minutes.
As always do not use if you are allergic to cucumbers or any of these essential oil fragrances.

After a long day on the computer or stress filled day.Go home…
Take off all your makeup,wash your face and apply these aromatic gems to your eye lids for about 10 minutes.
Your eyes will LOVE you and show it too. De-stress,unwind and de-puff those eyes.

Baby your BABY!

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Like you I miss the days of yesterday and less stress too! Remember your beautiful new baby feels it too! You can set the mood for rest or a good nights sleep in your babies room but sometimes you need more.I found this recipe for an aromatic relaxing massage cream to massage your baby with.I have tried this D.I.Y.recipe and as usual had to share it with you!

Vanilla Massage Cream for Sweet Dreams

What you will need:

1 Teaspoon of unscented massage cream
4 drops of vanilla essential oil

Stir these two ingredients together in a glass bowl.Place and scoop it into a jar.
Massage your babies stress away with this creamy and dreamy massage cream.Comfy and cozy they will soon be so relaxed and you will thank me for sharing this recipe too.
*I have also tried 2 drops of Lavender oil instead of the vanilla oil.Lavender is knows for its very relaxing properties.

I like Aura Cacia quality essential oils.
Baby Love! Never felt so good!

PS
This is my adorable new addition to our family. Isn’t he a Hunk?