Beauty Home Remedies: Crunchy Cocktail Hour, Episode 20

Not every beauty secret comes pre-packaged from the store!  Hang with us this week as we talk through beauty remedy recipes using ingredients already found in your kitchen.

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Drink Recipe: Bourbon Pear Cider
  • Coconut Oil for Beauty
    • DIY Coconut Oil Lotion as eye makeup remover
    • Coconut oil is not recommended as a face moisturizer due to the fact that it is 4/5 on the comedogenic scale
  • Honey, Brown Sugar, Olive Oil (equal parts)
    • Exfoliate lips, face, body – wipe off with warm water and moisturize
      • To add plumpness as a lip exfoliant add a dash of cayenne or cinnamon (or both!)
    • The combination does not contain a preservative so many small batches big enough for what you’re using it for
  •  Tea
    • Hot tea bag on a pimple will help bring it to the surface
    • Put it on your eyes to depuff (warm, cool or cold based on preference)
    • Shiny hair rinse
      • 2 tea bags and 2 cups of water steeped for 10-15 minutes and let cool
      • Pour over your hair and massage through and follow with your normal shampoo and conditioner
      • Use a tea that matches your hair: Chamomile for blondes, Black for Brunettes, Rooibos for Redheads
      • Shiny hair rinse
    • Sunburn
      • Add cool teabags from room temperate or fridge/freezer or take a cool tea bath
    • Soothe razor burn (cool tea bags)
    • Drain a blister or boil (put a wet tea bag in your sock overnight)
    • Soothe a sore arm after shots (cool tea bags)
    • Soothe bug bites
  • Lemons (sliced in half)
    • Dry patches of skin
      • Rub on heels, elbows, etc. for an immediately noticeable difference
      • Citric acid removes dead skin cells
      • Rub on your face to brighten your skin and dissolve stubborn blackheads
        • Add sugar to double as an exfoliant
        • Don’t leave this on your face longer than 5 minutes
        • Critic acid can make your skin more sensitive to UV light so use SPF!
  • Coffee Grounds
    • Cellulite
      • 2 Tbsp coffee grounds, 4 Tbsp of kitchen oil (olive oil, avocado oil, etc.) and use as an exfoliant and rinse away
      • Works like a diuretic, drawing out excess water from fat cells
    • Hair Treatment (for brunettes)
      • Mix a tsp or two (depending on hair length) in your conditioner
      • Leave it on as a mask for just a few minutes and rinse out
      • Caffeine may stimulate hair growth
      • Make sure you rinse it all out to avoid staining pillows or cloth
  • Tea Tree Oil
    • A few drops of tea tree oil into shampoo to get rid of dandruff
    • Tea tree oil diluted with a carrier oil for spot pimples

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