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Have you ever been into a LUSH store? I stumbled upon one at the Cape Town Waterfront and I found myself in heaven. The first thing that hits you is the smell and you’ll start getting excited like a little kid at Christmas. It’s the ultimate bath and body shop overflowing with amazing handmade soaps, salts, scrubs and soaks. They have an entire range of bath melts that look edible – YES, I know! Imagine bath bombs that look and smell like cupcakes and chocolate brownies! Needless to say, by the time I finally exited the store, I was bankrupt.
Here’s a whiff of what you’ll find in a LUSH store.
You can tell a lot about a person by their hands. Almost like it’s another window to their soul. Or something poetic of the sort. Whether it’s true or not, I love looking at people’s hands. They’re so revealing for the world to see and judge. If we expose our hands for those who are curious enough, why not make them look as beautiful as possible, even just for yourself. So in stead of spending tons of money on a manicure, treat yourself with this homemade warm oil hand treatment, that will deeply nourish your hands, nails and cuticles. Continue reading “Warm Oil Hand Treatment – Homemade” »
Include this homemade cellulite massage oil – along with regular exercise and a healthy diet – in your tool kit to help reduce cellulite. A regular massage with this oil may help increase circulation and break down fatty deposits. All the different oils might be a mouthful, but find them easily online by following the highlighted links below. Continue reading “Cellulite Massage Oil – Homemade” »
Having very long hair, I have found this homemade hair detangler to be a saviour. Not only will you be able to comb out your hair much easier, but it also strengthens the hair leaving it soft and manageable. This is also a great leave-in conditioner to treat dry or damaged hair.
For the price of an egg you can make this natural one-ingredient facial toner that will leave your skin feeling tight and silky smooth. Why an egg you ask? An egg white is packed with protein, vitamins and minerals that nourish your skin. Go ahead – you’ll be surprised with the results!
The best way to show love and appreciation is by spoiling someone with something that’s homemade. I made these flavoured sugar body scrubs to give away as holiday favours to friends and aunts. They’re ideal as budget-friendly Christmas gifts, party favours or bridesmaid gifts. Give them a try – you’ll feel so proud – and remember to keep one for yourself!
Make your own herbal steam treatment to help relieve the symptoms of a persistent cough and to open up blocked sinuses.
Once you have perfected your own homemade toothpaste, you won’t go back to using regular commercial toothpaste again! Adjust the ingredients here and there to your liking and brush away while saving tons of money!
I love the feeling of smooth, shaved legs, especially between freshly washed linen. Save money and make your own homemade shaving gel with just 4 ingredients you probably already have at home. This recipe is soothing ideal for underarms and legs.
This very easy recipe for a facial cleansing mask is especially suited for young faces and treats oily skin.