And now for something completely different, I thought I would share some of the fun DIY recipes we have been sharing on social media. These recipes are all natural and pretty simple!
Curls and coffee hair pomade
50 mL roasted coffee butter
50mL castor oil
10mL jojoba oil
20 drops total essential oil of your choice (we love peppermint for a pick me up, or bergamot for a fresh citrus scent)Melt butter and oils in a double boiler (gentle heat). Remove from heat and add essential oils. Keep in clean, sterile jar. Refrigerate if necessary to obtain solidity.
Apply from hair root to tip, especially at ends.
Green Coffee Eye Treatment Ingredients
125mL Green coffee butter
2 tbsp. Hazelnut oil
10 drops rose hip oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
Blend butter and oils in double boiler over low heat until liquid. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Package in sterile glass jar.
Apply around eyes (avoid eyeball) as neededLove Potion Number 9
Small rose quartz
10 drops each essential oils of geranium, amyris and mandarin
vegetable glycerineBlend essential oils and glycerine in bottom of sterile glass spritzer bottle. Add rose quartz and top up with rose hydrosol. Leave under full moon for best effect.
Nourish me Face Mask
Chia seed extract
muttani miti clay
hydrosol of your choice (we love neroli, immortelle and ylang ylang for this project)Blend dry ingredients and add hydrosol until moist enough to form a ball. Spread evenly over face and let harde, 10-15 minutes. Gently remove with warm water and moisturize as usual.Like our recipes? Want more? Follow us on Instagram and FaceBook!
©2018 Heather Garrod is a Certified Aromatherapist and owner of Planet Botanix at 301 Bank St near Somerset. She gives workshops on creating natural bodycare and has been creating natural bodycare for over two decades. The shop offers natural alternatives to commercial products and features a holistic therapy clinic. www.planetbotanix.com