DIY Spa Treatments
I’ve talked about the wonders of DIY beauty treatments before, in particular face masks that you…
Spray-paint with gold or silver for cheap but romantic candle holders or lanterns!
You don’t have to use the smelly, dangerous stuff to get your house really clean.
DIY: Chamomile Skin Cleanser (especially good for combination skin)
- Try brewing a strong cup of chamomile tea (two tsp of loose herb or two teabags per 6oz of water, letting it steep 10 minutes).
- Blend this with one half cup of ground, whole grain oatmeal (rolled Scottish oats is what I use, then grind in a clean coffee grinder)
- And one tablespoon of raw (not pasteurized) honey (honey is a demulcent, which means it pulls moisture to the skin; it also fights acne and protects against damaging rays from the sun and regenerates skin, protecting against free radicals).
Place a small amount of this in your palms and massage into skin. Rinse with warm water. Store the rest in the fridge–without preservatives, this cleanser won’t last long on the shelf.
If parts of your skin feel tight after washing, try a little almond or jojoba oil massaged into dry areas.
DIY:A dead-simple workout armband
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A tube sock, with an 8-inch or greater “tube”
- Needle and thread (optional)
Start by cutting the sock at the end of the tube section, where the foot begins, so that you have just the tube. Then, turn the sock inside-out and insert your arm so that the top of the sock is at the middle of your upper arm.
Finally, fold up the bottom of the tube so that it’s right-side-out again, and meets the top of the tube, forming a pocket. Insert your phone and voila — you have a comfy smartphone armband.
Optional: With the needle and thread, create a vertical stitch along the back of your armband to secure the sock in a permanent “pocket” position.
The Purple one is harder to make: tutorial
good god if this works will someone let me know?!