Homemade Lip balm
For those of you concerned about what chemicals we’re putting in and on our bodies, you can’t get more natural than this homemade berry lip stain!
INGREDIENTS: 3 Blackberries (for their bright berry color), 1 Raspberry (for its feminine pink color), 3 Pomegranate Seeds (for their vibrant red color), 1/2 teaspoon edible oil (or you can use Extra Virgin Olive Oil), a small Bowl & Spoon (or mortar & pestle if you have them), Fork or Sifter to drain, small 5 gram Pot/Jar with screw top from any craft store
STEP 1: Mash the blackberries and raspberry in the bowl thoroughly with the back of your spoon.
STEP 2: Add the pomegranate juice into the mixture by individually squeezing them between your thumb and index fingers over the bowl.
STEP 3: Pour the olive oil into the bowl and stir everything together with your spoon.
STEP 4: Finish by draining the liquid from the mixture into your small portable jar.
You can use different red fruits for example cherries and strawberries etc but remember to keep it refrigerated. Enjoy!
Easy to make Homemade face mask
2 TBSP Honey
Juice of 1 Small Lemon
1/4 Cup Yogurt
1/4 cup Mashed Strawberries
Step 1: Squeeze your lemon into your mashed up strawberries. The lemon is going to provide you with a chemical exfoliation, just like the strawberries. It will also brighten your skin by removing dead skin cells.
Step 2: Pour your honey into your mashed strawberries and lemon mixture. Honey is a great natural moisturiser and it also has wonderful anti-bacterial properties.
Step 3: Pour your yogurt into your mashed strawberry, lemon and honey mixture and stir until smooth. Yogurt is going to supply your mask with even more anti-bacterial properties to rid your face of bacteria. Calcium is also thought to increase cell renewal. If you find that you would like your mask to be thicker you can add a tablespoon of corn starch to bulk it up.
Apply the mask to your face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse and then moisturise.