Green Your Routine For Earth Day!

In honour of Earth Day, there’s no better time to dive into green beauty. Transforming your conventional skincare products – from the...


In honour of Earth Day, there’s no better time to dive into green beauty.

Transforming your conventional skincare products – from their plastic containers and questionable ingredients (which no one can pronounce) – into ones that are healthy, homemade and eco-friendly, doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take hours to make. Read on to see how you can turn your everyday groceries into luxurious homemade skincare in a pinch.

These four simple natural skin care recipes are made from fresh, healthy ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen! No harsh chemicals or fragrance, just pure natural ingredients.
Plus, they work so well, you won’t even miss your favourite store-bought products. Who knows, you might even like them better!

Coconut Oil Eye Makeup Remover
Coconut oil is all you need to remove your eye makeup before bed. Not only is it cheaper than using a cleansing wipe or makeup remover, it works better at removing even the toughest waterproof mascara. It also moisturizes and conditions your lashes, leaving your skin smelling like a pina colada.
STEP 1:
Warm a small pea-sized amount of coconut oil in the palm of your hand and then gently massage it all over the eye lid and lashes with your fingertips. There should be just enough oil to glide your fingertips around smoothly without any harsh rubbing or tugging required. You will see your mascara and eyeshadow slide right off.
STEP 2:
Use a warm wet washcloth to wipe everything away and remove any excess coconut oil. Voila – all gone!

Simple Oat Flour Face Scrub
A facial scrub exfoliates the skin and is an essential part of a skin care routine. It’s used to lift away and remove dry, dead skin cells and surface impurities, leaving skin smooth. Making way for fresh new cells, this instantly improves the texture of your complexion. It also helps your makeup glide on more smoothly for an even flawless application.
Oat flour gently scrubs the skin without harsh abrasion and absorbs excess oil without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
STEP 1:
In a bowl combine 1 tablespoon oat flour with just enough water to form a paste.
*If you don’t have oat flour on hand, you can make it by placing plain oatmeal in a food processor, pulsing until a silky powder forms.
STEP 2:
Using your fingers, gently massage the oat flour paste onto your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Then, rinse with warm water and pat dry. Repeat 1-3 times per week.

Ultra Hydrating Cucumber + Green Tea Face Mist
Green tea comes from the fresh leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, helping to protect the skin. Cucumber helps to soothe and soften the skin, leaving it feeling cool and refreshed. It’s like giving your cheeks a hug!
STEP 1:
Steep two green tea bags in a cup of boiling water; set aside to cool. 
*We’re using two tea bags instead of one to make it nice and potent.
STEP 2:
Once cooled, remove the tea bags from the water, and add in 2 tablespoons of finely diced cucumbers.
STEP 3:
Add the green tea/cucumber mixture to a small clean spray bottle and place in the fridge to cool. Once cooled, shake well and spritz your face as needed throughout the day for a refreshing and hydrating experience.
*Keep your mist stored in the fridge to ensure it is cool and fresh, and use within a couple of days.

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
The shiniest hair of your life is only a hair rinse away! Apple Cider Vinegar contains natural acids that helps to gently remove product build-up, without stripping it of its natural oils. The result is hydrated and silky smooth hair!
STEP 1:
In a clean spray bottle combine 1 part apple cider vinegar with 3 parts water; shake to combine.
STEP 2:
In the shower, after shampoo and conditioner, spray the mixture all over your hair. Wait three to five minutes, then rinse well.

Now you can not only look great but feel even better knowing these all-natural homemade remedies are great for both your skin and the environment! 
Ready to try them for yourself? I thought so!

Xo,
Sandy

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