Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DIY Natural Spring Beauty

Spring is the hardest season for me to ease gracefully in to... allergies, dry skin, and a lenient routine can be difficult to bounce back from.  I'm committed to choosing one thing to do better with in taking care of myself mentally, physically, and spiritually, and this year for my physical routine, it's to moisturize.  I found a few natural, easy and inexpensive skin and hair routines to help ease into this wonderful spring weather.

For your hair: 
1 - Use coconut oil to moisture dry hair: it seeps into the hair's follicles and absorbs better than other types of oils.
For between $6-10, you can find coconut oil online at Walmart, Amazon, or swansonvitamins.com.

2 - Heat a small amount of olive oil in a dish and use a brush to slowly comb oil into strands.  Wash out in shower as normal.
Olive oil can be found at any grocery store, but particularly cheaply (for about $6.99) at Walmart or at groceriesexpress.com.

For your hands:

1 - If you're like me, dry hands = hang nails = ripped skin.  To prevent infection and redness after tearing a hangnail, soak finger in a mix of 1 tsp white vinegar and 4 oz warm water for 3-5 minutes twice a day.  Then apply ointment and a bandage to keep skin protected.  Repeat for 3-7 days.
White vinegar can be found in any grocery store and at the Dollar Tree for $1!

2 - After showering, applying olive oil to your hands, feet, and knees for a moisturizing sheen.

3 - Use olive oil at night to moisturize cuticles.
Olive oil can be found at any grocery store, but particularly cheaply for about $6.99 at Walmart or at groceriesexpress.com.

For your face:

1 - To exfoliate dry skin, mix 3 parts baking soda with one part water and rub in a gentle circular motion into skin, avoiding eyes.  Rub off with a warm washcloth.
Baking soda can be found everywhere - even Lowe's!  Its average price is about $1.

2 - To remove makeup, dab a little olive oil under eyes and wash off with a warm washcloth.  


  1. great ideas! my hands need more moisturizer than usual. I think I've slacked off in the last few weeks and they're paying for it now.

  2. These are great ideas - I've only just learnt about all the amazing things one can do with olive oil :) I think I need to a bathroom jar as well as my kitchen one!