Turmeric and Honey Face Mask

Turmeric Honey Face Mask

Whenever I walk by the Lush store it takes all of my self control to leave without armfuls of bath bombs, lotion bars and face masks. I would love to pamper myself everyday, but when a single bath bomb costs $7 you have to restrain yourself. To tide myself over between Lush splurges I made my own fresh face mask. It only requires two ingredients and I bet you already have them in your pantry!

Turmeric Honey Face Mask

The best thing about a simple at-home face mask is you can whip it up any time your skin flares up. You don’t need to make a trip into town and spend extra money to wake up the next morning with glowing skin – you just need to mix equal parts honey and turmeric together and voilà! You have the perfect face mask to help reduce redness and leave your skin feeling moisturized.

Turmeric Honey Face Mask

Turmeric and Honey Face Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. turmeric

Directions:

  • Mix the turmeric and honey together until smooth
  • Apply an even layer to your face for five minutes
  • Gently remove with warm water and pat your face dry

Pumpkin Face Scrub

DIY Pumpkin Face Scrub

Thanksgiving leftovers are the best kind of leftovers! Just the thought of warm turkey sandwiches drizzled with cranberry sauce makes my mouth water. Another traditional leftover I’m excited about this year is pumpkin purée. In the past, I’ve put the purée to use in a pumpkin bread, but this year I decided to try incorporating it into my skincare with a face scrub!

DIY Pumpkin Face Scrub

Believe it or not, pumpkin does wonders for your skin. It is packed with fruit enzymes that help brighten and smooth your skin. Mixed with a dash of honey and brown sugar, you have the makings for an easy at-home facial! After the busy holiday, you all know you need a little pampering! So put your pumpkin purée to good use and make this face scrub today!

DIY Pumpkin Face Scrub

Pumpkin Face Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbs honey

Directions:

  • Combine all the ingredient together and mix until well combined
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks

Mojito Body Srub

Mojito Body Scrub

Pumpkin spice coffee and candles have infiltrated the grocery store, but I’m still holding onto summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love autumn, but between my surgery and relocating to Milwaukee, our summer slipped by. Therefore, while I may need a jacket to go outside, I’m going to keep the summer spirit alive for a few more weeks.

Mojito Body Scrub

If you are in the same boat, this Mojito Body Scrub can help transport your mind to warmer weather and remind you of summer’s carefree spirit. With a handful of simple ingredients, this body scrub will leave your skin feeling silky-smooth. Bonus: your bathroom will smell like a tropical island.

Mojito Body Scrub

This recipe makes enough body scrub for a large mason jar. If you are feeling generous, you can divide it up between smaller jars and gift them to your friends! Enjoy!

Mojito Body Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. sugar
  • 4 Tbs. coconut oil, room temp
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 6 drops peppermint essential oil
  • Grated lime zest (optional)
  • Fresh peppermint leaves (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined
  2. Feel free to add more sugar or coconut oil until you reach your desired consistency
  3. Garnish with peppermint leaves (optional)
  4. Store in a an airtight container.