Quick Rose Sugar Scrub / Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

Microbeads is one of microplastic can be found on almost every beach worldwide. There are 5 Trillian floating pieces of plastic contaminating our water. Out of many alternatives to microbeads, my favorite is fine sugar. Fine sugar is natural source of glycolic acids which boots cell production and breaks down proteins that keep dead cells attached to your skin. It can quickly dissolve in water and leaves nothing for our water after jobs done. Below is quick Rose and Peppermint sugar scrub recipe for face and body. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Peppermint sugar scrub

1 TSP     Dried peppermint

3 TBSP  Cane Sugar

½ TBSP  Aloe Vera Gel

Rose sugar scrub

1 TSP     Dried rose petals

3 TBSP  Cane Sugar

½ TBSP  Aloe Vera Gel

Directions:

  1. Grind dry peppermint or rose petals
  2. Add cane sugar and Aloe vera gel
  3. Stir well

Simple Rose Yogurt Exfoliating Clay Mask

One of my favorite face masks is honey oats 3 in 1 face masks from Body Shop. After learning many beauty recipes. I try to create this mask with a little floral twist. Today I made a rose honey clay mask which is detoxing, exfoliating and rejuvenating. It combines classic ingredients such as honey ,oats, Aloe vera gel with rose petals and kaolin clay to create a more multi0purpose yet still easy to make face mask. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 TSP                  Dried Rose Petals

1 TBSP                Rolled Oats

½ TSP                  Kaolin Clay

1 TSP                  Aloe vera Gel

2 TSP                  Greek Yogurt

Directions:

  1. Grind dried rose petals and rolled oats together
  2. Add Kaolin Clay, yogurt and Aloe Vera gel, stir well
  3. On clean and damp skin, apply the mask for 5-10 mins, remove while mask is still wet

Exfoliating Face Mask with Oats for different skin types

With simple ingredients and few minutes of your time, you can make a quick and gentle exfoliating mask to give a skin a boost in term of overall appearance. Oats have always been my favorite as exfoliates in facial masks. It is gentle and full of amino acids which are building blocks of our skin. Below I made three exfoliating masks using oats and easy to find ingredients like dried botanicals, honey, yogurt and Aloe. It can be used for normal to dry, normal to oily or sensitive skin. Enjoy!

Rose oats yogurt mask (best for normal, normal to dry or mature skin type)

Ingredients:

1 TSP     Dried rose petals

1 TSP     Rolled oats

2 TSP     Greek Yogurt

Directions:

Grind rose petals and oats, add yogurt and mix well

Green tea honey mask (Best for normal and normal to oily skin type)

Ingredients:

1 TSP     Green tea powder

1 TSP     Rolled oats

1 TSP     Honey (Manuka honey UMF 15+ recommended)

Directions:

Grind rolled oats add green tea power and honey, stir well and enjoy.

Chamomile Aloe Mask (Best for normal or sensitive skin type)

Ingredients:

1 TSP dried Chamomile flowers

1 TSP Dried Oats

1 TSP Aloe Vera Gel

Directions:

Grind Chamomile flowers and oats, add Aloe Vera gel and stir well.


Homemade Charcoal Toothpaste Recipe

As a frequent coffee and tea drinker, I need to whiten my teeth from time to time to remove stains. Today I made a classic toothpaste recipe with charcoal, coconut oil and baking soda. It smells great, tastes a bit salty and brightened teeth instantly after one use. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 TBSP                Coconut oil

¼ TSP                  Charcoal Powder

¼ TSP                  Baking Soda

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together, apply pea size to your toothbrush and enjoy!


Detoxing Green Tea Clay Face Mask

There is always that time of the year, acne magically made its way to forehead for no obvious reason. As a person with normal to dry skin, I usually skip clay in my usual masks until acne paid its expected visit. Here I would like to share a simple 3 ingredients clay mask recipe to detox and battle acne. You can also add 1-2 drops of tea tree essential oil for extra benefit. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

3 TBSP                Aloe Vera Gel

1 TBSP                French Green Clay

1 TBSP                Green Tea Powder

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients well and apply on clean and damp face.

Quick reminder: Never let clay mask become dry on your face, rinse it off while it’s still wet, and of course always test it first if you have never tried French clay before.


Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Drinking tea is one of my favorite activities all year long. Do you know you can make many skincare products by using your tea bags and few minutes of your time? Below I would like to share a green tea sugar scrub recipe with green tea powder, sugar and aloe Vera. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 Tea bag         Green Tea Powder

½ Cup            Cane Sugar

2 TBSP            Aloe Vera Gel

Directions:

  1. Mix green tea powder and cane sugar
  2. Add Aloe Vera Gel
  3. Stir well and Enjoy!

Anti-aging Rose Facial Oil Recipe

One of my essential skincare products that I absolutely enjoy to use twice a day on a daily basis is face oil / serum. Face oil combines the power of nourishing oil and healing essential oil to benefit skin in numerous ways. You will have an easier time to find all-natural facial oil than many other skincare products in the market as it doesn’t require preservatives. But do you know face oil is also super easy to make yourself?  Below is one of my favorite anti-aging face oil recipe. It is all natural, easy to make and nourish all skin type especially for those who have normal to dry or mature skin type. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

.3 oz                Apricot Kernel Oil

.3 oz                Argan Oil

.3 oz                Rosehip Oil

3 Drops          Rose Essential Oil

3 Drops          Frankincense Essential Oil

Directions:

Mix the essential oil first then add carrier oil, mix well and enjoy!


Homemade Sweet Mint Lip Balm Recipe

When weather gets windier and colder, lip balm or Chapstick are remembered again and become essential piece in many people’s purses. Do you know lip balm is one of the easiest DIY personal care products and you can made within minutes? Here we would like to share of our classic peppermint lip balm recipe for your inspiration. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 TBSP                            Sunflower Oil

1 TBSP                            Beeswax

3 Drops                           Peppermint Essential Oil

2 Drops                           Vanilla Extract             

Directions:

  1. Melt Beeswax (2 mins via microwave, 10 mins over low heat)
  2. Add Sunflower Oil, stir well and let it cool for a minute
  3. Add peppermint essential oil and vanilla essential oil, stir again.
  4. Pour the mix into preferred container, wait till it hardens (usually 5-10 mins) and enjoy!

Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe

If you are like me who is obsessed with Roses and always try new ways to use it for its well-known anti-inflammatory and anti-aging skincare benefits. Here is a simple sugar scrub recipe for you using Rose petals. You can always add essential oil to it for extra benefit. For this recipe we choose to use zero essential oils as it smells amazing just by itself thanks to the blended Rose petals. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 TBSP  Dried Rose Petals

3 TBSP  Cane Sugar

1 TBSP  Aloe Vera Gel

Directions:

Blend Rose petals and sugar till fine particles, add Aloe Vera gel next then stir well.


Peppermint sugar scrub

Exfoliating scrub helps shovel off dead skin cells and reveal smoother younger looking skin underneath. Nothing likes peppermint scrub offers that minty refreshing shower experience while restoring your glowing skin. Here we would like to share our favorite peppermint sugar scrub recipe with Aloe Vera gel for extra soothing benefit. It is perfect for summer or all year long. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 tsp                  Dried Peppermint leaves

4 tbsp               Cane Sugar

2 tsp                  Coconut oil

2 tsp                  Aloe Vera gel

Few drops        Peppermint essential oil

Steps:

  1. Combine cane sugar and Peppermint leaves in a blender
  2. Blender well to fine particles
  3. Place the mix in a bowl
  4. Add Coconut oil & Aloe Vera gel
  5. Wisp till smooth consistency
  6. Add essential oil
  7. Keep blend till mix well