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Natural DIY Hair Mask Recipe_StorybookApothecary.com

I have been having the worst hair issues that I’ve had in years.

With the change of the season, I feel like they’ve only gotten worse.

Even with some of the lovely hair products I’ve tried, I only find temporary relief and once I run out of the products, my hair goes back to the same miserable condition.

Breakage, split ends, unmanageable hair, tangled hair, dryness, dullness, frizziness, a ridiculous amount of fall out,  lack of body and volume, and just a general crappy crap mess when it comes to my hair.

Originally, I tried this mask because I was looking for a natural way to brighten up my hair for Spring without actually coloring it given that I have given my hair a fair amount of abuse in the past few years where hair dye is concerned and also that I was too afraid to really experiment without risking more damage and drama in the hair department so going the natural route has always been the safest bet for me.

I discovered this incredible recipe on YouTube via Andrea’s Choice – see her video here – but I actually altered it slightly to fit what I had on hand and I think I’ve gotten better results because of it!

Here’s What You Need: 

  • Equal Parts Organic Coconut Oil & Honey/ Manuka Honey – I used Manuka honey, but any honey will work. I say equal parts because I used about 2 tablespoons of each, but if you have shorter hair you could use 1:1 tablespoons or if you have longer or thicker hair than me, you might need about 3-4 tablespoons of each so just use your judgment. 
  • A small bowl
  • A spoon
  • A spare Grocery Bag to put on your head.
  • A Towel for keeping the mixture off your clothes.
  • Gloves (Optional)

Application:

STEP 1:  Mix Equal Parts Honey & Coconut Oil with a spoon in a bowl until thoroughly blended.

STEP 2: Wrap A Towl around your shoulders and secure with a hair band to prevent any of the mixture from transferring to your clothes.

STEP 3: Apply the mixture with or without gloves, as desired. Where you apply the mixture depends on what effects you want out of this treatment. If you want natural highlights, focus on the top layer of hair and the crown of your head in order to emulate the way the sun naturally hits and highlights hair. If you want an all over treatment, apply the mixture from roots to ends, mainly massaging into the scalp and saturating the ends.

STEP 4: After applying the mixture to your hair, wrap your hair in the grocery bag and leave in, as desired, for 30 minutes to 2 hours. Your hair will get really stiff and feel pretty unpleasant, but that’s normal.

STEP 5: Rinse hair in the shower, first with water only and then shampoo and condition as usual.

The Result? 

My hair has literally never felt better!

It’s super soft, manageable, bouncy, voluminous, shiny, frizz free, and it has some nice, natural looking red highlights in it! I’ve done this treatment 2 different times and had equally awesome results both times. I will continue doing this treatment every week or so for a bit as I’d really like to see how light I can get my hair to go. Also, I find that this treatment has done wonders for the condition of my hair. The difference is night and day and one thing I notice that I really love is that before, when I would wash my hair normally, I generally found that my hair was seriously imbalanced. It would get oily and flat in about a day’s time, but still feel really knotted, dry, and generally look unattractive. Now, after this treatment, I notice my hair looks amazing even though I’m going on 3 days without shampooing or anything and, for me, that is AWESOME! Lastly, another thing I noticed is that I’m experiencing bouncy waves and curls that I really haven’t had since I was 8 or something so that is AMAZING!

I hope you all can try this treatment if you want natural, damage free highlights for Spring & Summer or, especially, if you have any of the hair worries that I’ve been experiencing because I definitely think you will notice a huge difference!

What’s Your Favorite DIY Hair or Beauty Treatment?

I’d love to know in the comments!

♥ Tianna 

Hi Loves – Today’s Best Of 2012 post will focus on the top body care products I’ve discovered this past year. They are the cream of the crop amid all the massive amounts of product testing that I’ve done all year long so I hope it’s helpful for new product ideas and even some DIY beauty fun!

First in the list is the Aromatic Seaweed Body Wash by Astara Skincare. This body wash is fantastic for hydration and it’s very gentle so it won’t irritate even the most sensitive skin types. It’s formulation includes a sulfate free base of aloe vera, sea kelp and essential oils for a completely calming shower experience. I feel like the scent is super subtle and non-offensive while the wash itself is cleansing, but not drying and it actually helped calm irritation down while replenishing moisture, yet not being greasy. I definitely think that’s a hard medium to find in a body wash as I’ve had them be either too oily and difficult to rinse off or to stripping of the skin. This one is just right and will work well for just about anyone, in my opinion.

You can see my original review of this body wash – here.

The second in the list might surprise you because it’s not a particular brand’s product, but a DIY sugar scrub recipe I came up with last Spring. I’ve tried loads of body scrubs and polishes and nothing comes close to the awesome effects of this recipe for my skin. I find it’s both hydrating and gently exfoliating while also cleansing and brightening to my skin and I’ve done it all for like under $10 or something. It includes a formula of brown sugar, olive oil, and vodka or sake. You can also add in natural extracts and fruit powders for added benefits, if you have the or want to, and that’s all the better. You can check out my full post on how to make this scrub here.

The next product on this list is one of my absolute favorite body moisturizers ( if not my #1 favorite) because it is SO hydrating, calming and non oily. It absorbs into the skin pretty instantly, you need very little and it goes a long way, it smells fantastic but not overwhelming, and it can treat even the most sensitive skins such as those suffering from rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. It’s formulation is unique in that it includes both wild crafted and organic ingredients of 100% plant oils, it’s steroid free (for those looking for a treatment for a skin concern), cruelty free, and totally effective without any of the nasties included in most treatment type creams. If you have flakiness, extreme dryness or any skin concern, this is THE cream for you. IT WORKS. Check out my original review on this cream here.

The last product in this list is a bit of a cosmetic one, but nonetheless awesome. It is the Tan Organic Sunless Tanning Spray and not only does this tanner give my skin the most natural looking tan I’ve ever had (as far as tanners go obviously), but it does so with natural and organic ingredients. It’s won several awards in Ireland (where it’s made) for it’s effectiveness and formula and it is lovely for those of you are seeking a natural looking tan for your skin without the harm. Definitely recommend this to you if you’re into tanning. You can see my original review on this here.

That’s all for my Best of Body Care Products of 2012 – Stay tuned for a few more posts on my beauty favorites for 2012 coming very soon!

What are your favorite body products for 2012?

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 Today’s post focuses on all the amazing DIY pins I’ve discovered on Pinterest. There really are some awesome things to be discovered on Pinterest – definitely join if you haven’t already! It’s convinced me I can make everything despite a severe handicap (no, not really) when it comes to crafts. So, here are some of my favorites; I hope you enjoy!

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DIY Bracelet From animatedknots.com via Pinterest

I’m not much for crocheting or sewing or anything that requires a lot of patience (a virtue I was not gifted with) really, but I actually love this bracelet and plan on making one (or several) for myself! It seems pretty easy.

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DIY Nail Polish Tutorial From beautylish.com via Pinterest

I’ve been wanting to try this one for ages and I really love this tutorial. Anyone tried this yet with their eye shadows? Any advice is appreciated!

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DIY Coconut Milk Shampoo From onegoodthingbyjillee.com via Pinterest

I really want to do this one as hair products can be pretty expensive, but I’m concerned about it being color safe. Again, if anyone has advice on this front!

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DIY Re-Vamped Flats From makeit-loveit.com via Pinterest

I really love this tutorial for re-vamping flats as I’m someone who tends to scuff up perfectly good flats in a month’s time. Yeah, I’m shoe-abusive and I tend to get bored easily so this is a fun way to change with the trends without going broke.

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Not sure if this actually works on nails, but I’ll try it soon and let you know!

never buy white strips again!: dip q-tip in hydrogen peroxide (the key ingredient in whitestrips) and apply to surface of teeth for 30 sec before brushing teeth) once a day for a few days. Teeth will look whiter in 2 days.

DIY Whiten Your Teeth via Pinterest

I haven’t tried this one yet, but I’m seriously going to pick up some hydrogen peroxide so I can test it out. Basically, you dip a Q-tip into some hydrogen peroxide and polish each tooth before brushing your teeth. Wait 30 minutes with the peroxide on your teeth before brushing regularly. People say there’s a huge difference when you do it for one week straight and it’s certainly cheaper and more eco than Crest white strips, right?

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DIY Blackhead Treatment From stylebees.com via Pinterest

I haven’t tried this one yet, but I’m curious to see how it will work. May try this one tonight as I finally picked up some lemons. Anyone tried this yet?

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DIY Eyelash Growth Treatment From fashionindie.com via Pinterest

I have seriously long lashes (Italians are hairy okay), but since I decided to get tweezer happy as a teen, my brows grow in bizarrely and don’t grow in at all in some places so I may try this one out on my brows.

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DIY Nail Dots Pinned from Pinterest for iPhone via Pinterest

As I’ve said, I’m nail – inferior, but the idea of making dots on my nails sounds like fun. I’m like a kid banging on a piano – I can’t actually play the damn thing, but I can pretend.

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At-Home Spa Treatments From lulus.com via Pinterest

I looove to do DIY facials in the winter for some reason. I don’t know if that’s because I’m in somewhat hibernation and leave my house less or what, but it’s fun and these are pretty easy to make. I’ve done all of these except the bath one and the anti-redness facial. Though, lately, I am getting a lot of redness (I’ve run out of my Suti Cleansing Balm & Moisturizer! 😦 ) due to the weather changes so I may try the anti-redness one soon.

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Map Nails via Pinterest [Not sure of source – if someone knows, please let me know so I can update this!] – You can get a tutorial for this here though > http://polishpedia.com/map-nails.html

This seems like a fun alternative to painting my nails and it looks cool too!

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DIY Sock Bun From beautylish.com via Pinterest

I’m trying this one tonight as I haven’t had the heart to mutilate any of my socks until now, but this one seems too good to pass up and certainly more gentle than constantly putting my hair in a bun the normal way. Maybe.

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Romantic French Braid Tutorial From abeautifulmess.typepad.com via Pinterest

I may try this come Thanksgiving. I really love the look! It’s so simple, but very romantic and it’s cold out and about that time when I get super sentimental and pull out my Pride & Prejudice and start quoting about “how ardently I admire and love you..” and my boyfriend looks at me like, WTH did you just say? with his eyebrow raised. Yes, it happens.

ANYWAY!

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend so far ❤

Awhile back, I read a post from Artsy Architette (can’t find her exact post on it – girl, if you’re reading this, please comment me the link so I can update the post with the link!!) about how to get the most out of your beauty products, especially products that come in tubes!

Ever since reading that, I thought, I have to try that! so when I could no longer squeeze product out of my Max Green Alchemy Skin Rescue Body Cream, I knew it was time to try it out for myself!

Following the simple steps she laid out in her post, I first cleaned a container to put all the leftover product in. I used an old night jelly jar, but whatever you have on hand will be fine. Then, after that I cut open the top of the body cream tube and scraped out all the excess into the jar and voila!

Super easy! Plus, there is a ridiculous amount of excess product left in the bottom of the tube. I actually feel like I’ve been committing a crime, leaving all my tubes with 1/8 of product in them simply because I couldn’t squeeze it out anymore!

This is a fantastic way to not only get your money’s worth out of your beauty products, but also to make sure you actually use it all up!

Thanks again to the lovely Artsy Architette for introducing me to this and I hope you all can try this yourself so that you also get the most out of your beauty products.

DIY Recipe: Simple Summer Bronzing Oil for Face & Body

I recently wrote this post about whether or not Storybook Apothecary should carry a bronzing oil and some of you expressed an interest in a DIY recipe for a bronzing oil so here it is!

Enjoy!

Things You Will Need: 

  • Bronze or Gold Mica Powder (1 Teaspoon per Ounce of Oil)
  • Organic Oil of Your Choice
  • Green Tea Eco Extract (Optional)

I mixed several different colors of gold and bronze mica powders to get this color, but use colors you think will suit your skin tone.

The paler you are, the most golden the color should be. If you’re a bit beige, you may want to add more bronze and if you’re even darker, you’ll want to add mostly bronze and only a little gold.

Next you’ll want to choose an oil (preferably organic) to use. I’ve used a mixture of organic evening primrose, sunflower, olive and grape seed oil.

Sunflower and olive oils are great for added sun protection because they offer mild sun protection to your skin naturally. You still need to use a sunscreen/sunblock, but these oils will certainly help protect you from the sun alongside your sunscreen/sunblock.

I also added green tea extract to this mixture because many studies have shown that using green tea in your skin products may help protect your skin from damaging UV rays.

You don’t have to use green tea extract and you don’t have to use multiple oils, you can just use one oil of your choice and no extract.

It’s up to you.

 After that, you’ll want to choose a container.

It really depends on if you want to use this as a facial bronzing oil or body bronzing oil.

I used an amber glass dropper 1 ounce bottle that I had on hand, but you can use an old body oil or facial oil container. Whatever you like.

Once you’ve mixed your mica, oil(s), and extracts together in a bowl, pour it into your chosen container and that’s it!

It’s super easy and really a nice way to add sun protection, moisture and a lovely glow to your skin this summer!

I hope you decide to try this and let me know how it goes!

 ❤

DIY Lip Recipes

Lip Recipes are actually a lot easier to do than you think.

In fact, you probably have all the ingredients you need to make at least one of these recipes.

Although there are more complicated recipes, I like these because I find that the fewer ingredients, the more often I am inclined to make them as opposed to purchasing lip balms.

Plus, a lot of the ingredients are easily used for a multitude of things so you don’t just need to use it to make your lippies.

Experiment and Be Creative!

You may find you like your custom lippies better than the store bought kind as you can really customize the tints, if you want a tint that is, and you can control what moisturizing ingredients go into the formula.

Before I get into the easy ways to make lippies, I will give you the breakdown for a more complicated formula that you can manipulate if you really want a really put together lip balm recipe. You can make a lot at once to last you also or for parties.

Basic Lip Balm Recipe:

  • 2 Tbs. Shea Butter
  • 2 Tbs. Beeswax
  • 2 Tbs. Any Oil of Your Choice – some good options include Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Olive Oil, or any other natural vegetable oil that you like.
  • 1-3 Drops Flavor Oil of your Choice – Cherry, Strawberry, and Grape are popular varieties! Try cinnamon essential oil for a stinging lip plumping effect (no more than 1-2 drops for the whole recipe!!) Otherwise, you can use spearmint for a cooling effect (again no more than 1-2 drops!)
  • Lip Balm Containers – Either Tubes, Tins or Jars work depending on your preference.
Now, if all of that seems like WAY too much work, then read on for the easier lip recipes!

The first thing you need to decide when making an easy lip balm recipe is what you want to use for your base.

Some of my favorites include coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, and olive oil for lip glosses and balms. The harder oils/butters such as shea butter, kokum butter, and coconut oil can work well for balms, though coconut will melt quickly in the heat and may be better suited as a gloss in the summertime, depending on the climate. Any liquid vegetable oil will work for a gloss.

If I want a tint, I pick one from extra eye shadow pigments that I have sitting around. I have made red, coral, pink and beige. For beige, I use face powder or bronzer or a mix of the two, depending on the tint I want. For red, I usually use some old blush, but depending on the colors you have lying around, you may not be able to get the exact red you want. I had some old goth shadow that was blood red sitting around so I use that, but whatever you have on hand is fine!

If you get it from a hard pan compact eye shadow, you have to take a butter knife to chip off some of the shadow onto a plate. Then you use the outside of a spoon to smash up the shadow into small pieces. If you have loose shadow already, you can use that or if you have a mortar and pestle sitting around, that may be more convenient than using a spoon to crush up the pigment.

After your shadow is crushed, pour your chosen oil/butter into an old lip gloss container (you may want to wash beforehand to avoid bacteria!)  or otherwise an old lip balm jar. If you use a jar, you will have to apply the gloss with a brush so it’s up to you! Otherwise, you can purchase lip containers for gloss and balm very cheaply on Ebay or other websites online.

Once your container is 3/4 full with oil/butter, add in the pigment and shake until evenly distributed. You will only need about 1/8 teaspoon for one lip gloss.  This really is my lazy way of doing things, but there is a more orderly way.

If you prefer, you can mix 1/8 cup of oil with a fair amount of pigment in a separate bowl and keep adding pigment until you get the desired color that you want. Then, when you’re finished, you can pore a small amount into your container and keep the rest in a tupperware until you are ready to use or refill your tube.

You can customize your lip recipe by adding a flavor oil (you can find these online or at craft stores such as Michaels – if in the USA). You can add essential oils such as cinnamon for plumping effects or spearmint for cooling effects as desired also.

Other really SUPER easy ways to make a lip balm/gloss are by mixing petroleum jelly (Vaseline) / petroleum jelly natural alternative – like this one – with pigment. I have also applied Egyptian  Magic Cream to my lips when they are especially dry just by itself and it works really well as a nighttime treatment, although the smell may be off-putting to some.

 Other DIY Lip Recipes: 

  • Honey Sugar Lip Scrub – Mix 1 Tbs of Honey and 1 Tbs. of Brown Sugar together and apply to lips in circular motions, massaging lips for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Rinse and apply a lip treatment.
  • Healthy Lip Stain – Soak 1 Cooked Beet or 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Seeds In Very Small Amount of HOT water for up to 30 minutes, or until the small amount of water takes on a dark color. You can put the liquid into a container or simply use a lip brush to apply directly to lips. You can also mix Kool-Aid Fruit Punch with a Small Amount of Water, then apply directly to lips. Make sure lips are moisturized before applying.
  • Sea Salt Olive Oil Lip Scrub – Mix 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt with 1 Tbs. Olive Oil. Apply to lips in circular motions, massaging lips for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Rinse and apply a lip treatment.

Do you like DIY Recipes?

What DIY Lip Recipes Have You Tried & Loved?

Let me know in the comments below!

Also, Feel Free to Request DIY Recipes for Anything of Interest in the Comments As Well!

I will do my best to make it happen!

Hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday!

Stay Beautiful

&

I’ll Talk To You Soon : ]

DIY Toners & Other Fun DIY Ideas

I love DIY beauty.

I think it has something to do with the fact that I’m really cheap.

I love a good bargain so if I can find a way to do something simple and get the same effect in my beauty routine, then I will definitely try it!

That being said, I have found there are some really easy DIY beauty recipes that I always go back to when either I run out of my store bought products (or more detailed self handmade items)  or I don’t have the cash to re-purchase or make a more detailed item for my skin.

Green Tea All Purpose Toner 

I love green tea! My favorite is jasmine, but I’ll drink it any time, any way, whatever. This recipe is super easy. All you need is green tea and a container! Simply steep your green tea for up to 30 minutes (if you want a good concentration) and then pour it into your desired container. It’s a very affordable toner that will cleanse, provide free radical protection, soothe dryness, smell pleasant, plump fine lines (due to caffeine content!) and calm any redness and irritation. Although it doesn’t last as long as store bought toner, it’s so easy to make that you can toss it out after a week or so when it starts to smell odd or lose its potency. Also, I like storing mine in the fridge in a spray bottle so I can refresh my skin whenever I think it looks tight, tired, dry or irritated. This is especially pleasant during the summer as I live in Southern California, USA and it can get extremely hot.

This toner can work for any skin tone including sensitive, acne-prone, mature/dry, and oily skin.

Other Green Tea Ideas: If you have the raw leaves, you can mix them up with warm water to create a paste and use it as a face mask. It works really well to calm under eye puffiness and redness in the face. Otherwise, you can mix natural clays such as kaolin or French green clay with green tea toner instead of using plain water.

*PLEASE DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO CAFFEINE!*

Honey & Lemon Brightening Acne Toner

This toner requires a little more effort, but not too much!

All you do is mix the juice of 1 lemon with 1 tablespoon of honey and then add enough water to it to fill up your container. Stir all ingredients together; the honey should dissolve easily once mixed with water. Andddd you’re done!

This toner may not work well for those with extremely sensitive skin, but should work for mostly everyone as it’s not harsh with only 1 lemon in it.

This works great as a brightening toner for those who often experience dullness and can also help to calm and dry up acne breakouts with the natural vitamin C content from the lemon and the soothing, healing properties of the honey.

Again, I like to keep mine in the fridge as it keeps fresher longer and feels awesome on my face when it’s really hot.

With this toner, I recommend you wear sunscreen during the day to avoid any photo sensitivity which can be caused by the natural vitamin C in the lemon. If you don’t wear sunscreen, you can cause hyper-pigmentation or irritation from the sun.

Other Lemony Ideas: I sometimes like to use lemon juice straight on my face by itself as a natural exfoliant. I simply use a cosmetic brush to apply the lemon juice to my face like a mask and leave on for 10 minutes. It works like a mini-peel without the extreme chemicals so you will experience some redness, but it really helps with dullness in the skin and any hyper-pigmentation or scarring if you use it over time.

*PLEASE DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO LEMONS OR HONEY!*

Rice Water Whitening/Lightening, Softening, Anti-Aging Toner

Extremely popular in Asia, rice water is often used in beauty products for it’s natural whitening abilities. It also helps to soften skin and fine lines while also calming any irritation.

This is easy super easy to make, but needs to be replaced often as it can start to smell funny after a week or so.

Simply put 1/4 cup of rice (any kind) in a bowl and fill with water until all the rice is completely covered with water. Stir until the water looks cloudy and leave for 15 minutes sitting in the rice.

Drain the water into a separate bowl and fill your container with the rice water.

That’s all you have to do!

Super easy and effective to use.

It works well for all skin types and can help improve a number of skin concerns.

If you want the benefits of rice, but don’t want the hassle of soaking water in rice, you can always use plain sake (rice wine) as it is fermented rice water and will offer the same effects and likely last longer due to its fermentation.

For all of these recipes, I recommend using only organic ingredients to avoid petrochemicals that are found in food.

There are so many options for easy at home toners!

Too many to list here, but some others include orange blossom water for all skin types, rose water mature skin, sage water for acne, and many others.

If you are someone who definitely will never make their own toners or beauty products, feel free to shoot me an email at TiannaSicilia@yahoo.com for a custom made skincare item or otherwise convo (conversation/message) me on Etsy an I can make you a custom listing for any item you would like! Convo me here.

Check out Storybook Apothecary Etsy Shop

That’s all for now!

Stay Beautiful

&

I’ll Talk To You Soon : ]

My Old Blog Posts: DIY Green Eco Beauty Face Masks

A few years ago, I attempted to start a blog called Beauty, Culture, World.

Long story short, it was pretty convoluted and not at all focused on any one topic.

It ended up being more of a random post blogs place for whatever was on my mind at the time and I eventually abandoned it…unfortunately 😦

FORTUNATELY (yay!), I was able to start this blog up recently and I’m super happy to say that this blog has kicked off to a much better start than that one.

That being said, I still had a lot of good posts on there that I think would be relevant to this blog and you may enjoy reading.

So, with that, here is an old post that I still think is pretty fun and informative for green beauty lovers.

More to come, but for now, enjoy!

DIY Green Eco Beauty Face Masks

         

I’ve had quite a passion for DIY beauty the past 2 years because it’s tons of fun, easy and quick, and much better for the environment than buying another product. Not to mention the fact that I already own way too many beauty products and have literally no more room (in my bathroom or budget) for even one more product.That being said, DIY beauty saves have offered me some of the quickest ways to cure that breakout, exfoliate your skin, brighten your skin tone and more.

Here are some of my favorite DIY Recipes:

  • Aspirin Acne Mask: Use 2-5 Uncoated Aspirin Tablets or Raw Willow Bark Powder mixed with your choice of water, witch hazel, vodka, milk, sake or champagne. Water is gentle, witch hazel helps absorb oil, vodka is astringent, sake brightens and lightens skin tone, milk exfoliates with lactic acids, and champagne brightens and feels luxurious while toning skin.
  • Raw Pumpkin Enzyme Facial Peel: Apply raw pumpkin in a thin layer over skin. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, depending on your sensitivity level. It feels just like a facial enzyme peel you would get at a spa only a little gentler given that it’s raw and natural. You can purchase raw pumpkin in a can at your local grocery store or, if pumpkin is in season, you may mash pumpkin yourself. You may also add a carrier oil (sweet almond, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.) to dilute to active enzymes if you have very sensitive skin. Note: if going outside, rinse and apply sunblock.
  • Oatmeal Detox Face Mask: Mix equal parts oatmeal and honey (usually 1-2 tablespoons of each is enough) and apply. Leave on 15 minutes then rinse. Oatmeal absorbs oil and dirt while honey moisturizes and disinfects. Do this in the kitchen as oatmeal tends to flake off and get everywhere. It’s quite messy, but worth it!
  • Moisturizing Avocado Hair and Face Mask: Mix 1 avocado with your choice of milk, sake, natural oil (coconut or olive oil work well), or champagne. Leave on 15 minutes then rinse. If you are using by itself or with a natural oil, this can also double as a hair mask
  • Milk Toner: Use a small amount of milk on a cotton round and apply to face directly. Leave on until you feel it dry then rinse or leave on for continued exfoliation and brightening. Note: if going outside, rinse and apply sunblock.
  • Vodka, Sake or Champagne Toner: Use alone on a cotton round and apply to face as you would a normal toner. No need to rinse these. Vodka brightens and tones, sake brightens and whitens skin tone and champagne tones, brightens and firms skin.
  • Egg White Face Mask: Use the egg whites of 1 raw egg and apply a thin layer to your face, avoiding eye area. Leave on 10-15 minutes or until dry then either peel off or rinse off. This mask works to tighten and firm skin.
  • Natural Oils Hair Mask: Choose one or three natural oils in combination in any amount as needed and apply to hair. Leave on as desired or for 15-30 minutes then rinse. Be sure to shampoo after. This adds moisture, shine and gloss to hair.