5 DIY Natural wellness products

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In this blog post I’m going to share with you my 5 favourite recipes of natural wellness products that are completely natural and DIY. My general rule is to not put something in my face that I can’t put into my mouth. Hence, all of these recipes are made of plant based, raw and organic foods. These 5 products are also super easy to make which aligns with one of my core values, simplicity. Changing your wellness routines is an important part of creating a high vibrational lifestyle, which I found myself doing back in 2018 when I was going through my spiritual awakening.

I recommend that you light some candles or some incense, slow down and put on some meditation music to bring in the energies of self love, compassion og peace while doing self care or wellness rituals. Everything is energy and the mode we place ourselves into when we take some me-time matters just as much as the products themselves.

#1 Coconut oil as hair oil

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When I discovered that expensive, luxurious and artificial hair masques and hair oils could easily be replaced by organic coconut oil, I made the switch right away and have not regretted ever since. Coconut comes from the fruit of the coconut palm and is extremely fat and moisturising. It can help the hair grow thicker, healthier, longer and shinier while preventing dryness, frizziness and splitting ends. It’s the simplest recipe ever and you don’t need much to soak up your whole hair even if it’s long.

If you are used to having coconut oil in your home, you might have noticed that the oil go from solid to fluid at a certain room temperature and here in Scandinavia the oil is usually solid from October to April and goes fluid from May to September. I recommend that you melt the oil if it’s solid and massage it in while your hair is dry. Keep it on for at least 30 minutes. It can be extremely fat, so remember to wash your hair thoroughly afterwards.

#2 Aloe vera and spirulina face masque

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The second amongst my favourite natural wellness products is the Aloe Vera and Spirulina face masque. I love this face masque. Not only is it completely natural, it makes the skin very soft and more youthful. The Aloe Vera plant is a medicine plant used to heal wounds and repair skin, and is deeply hydrating, anti-inflammatory, cleansing and boosts cell renewal. Spirulina is a blue-green algae or cyanobacteria full of proteins, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants and is considered to be a superfood. It prevents acne, inflammation and free radicals, while making the skin feel and look more vital, young and glowing.

I simply pressure out some juice from the Aloe Vera plant I keep at home and mix it with some spirulina powder. It feels cooling on the skin so it can be a good face masque to use in warmer climate or if you have gotten a little sun burned. This is not a fat masque and is, in my experience, better suited for periods of oily skin, acne or eczema. Remember to cleanse the face thoroughly before you put the masque on and wash the masque off when it has completely solidified on the face.

#3 Avocado and honey face masque

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This is a fat face masque and is usually better for dry skin. This masque feels rejuvenating and moisturising and works deeply into your skin. Avocado is known for being a fruit (yes it is a fruit) full of healthy, unsaturated fats, lots of antioxidants and vitamins. It soothes, hydrates and nourishes the skin and makes it glow while preventing dryness, acne and wrinkles. It fights free radicals and increases collagen metabolism. Honey is the only thing in nature that doesn’t rot and has a lot of skin benefits as well. It is moisturising, pore cleansing, exfoliating and anti-aging. Honey can soften scars, prevent acne, balance skin bacteria and speeds up cell rejuvenation. It makes your skin glow.

I usually take a 1/2 of a mature avocado and crush it with a fork. Then I add 1-2 tea spoons of honey and mix it all together. I cleanse my face first and then I spread it out all over my face. Further, I allow it to sink in and do its work for 20-30 minutes. The masque can be a little sticky due to the honey, but I promise that it’s worth it. My skin feels very moisturised afterwards.

#4 Coconut and coffee body scrub

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This one is one of my favourite hacks. I used to exfoliate my skin with exfoliators full of toxins and even plastic. Becoming more conscious of the effects the products I used had on the environment, it became clear to me that I needed a more natural solution and decided to make my own exfoliator.

I tried and failed until I found the perfect recipe; used coffee grounds with coconut oil and Himalaya salt. Just reuse the coffee ground when you make coffee instead of throwing it away. Then, add some melted coconut oil and a teaspoon of Himalaya salt. Mix it all up and use it as exfoliation in the shower. This is extremely efficient as a body scrub and also moisturises the body deeply. You will not need to use bodylotion afterwards due to the benefits of coconut oil.

Using coffee grounds are not just environmentally friendly. It is an efficient exfoliator and increases blood circulation, tightens the skin and decreases cellulites. Salt is very efficient for exfoliation too and makes the skin feel smooth. It can be replaced by sugar if your skin is more sensitive.

#5 Shea butter face cream

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Shea butter is amazing for the skin and a good choice amongst natural wellness products. I love to use it as a replacement of face cream. Shea butter is very fat and comes from the seed of the Shea-Karite tree, which is to be found in the tropical zones of East and West Africa.

The butter soothes, tones and softens the skin. It is also anti-inflammatory, super moisturising and healing. Since the butter is so fat, I normally put it on after a dry Aloe Vera and spirulina masque or when I feel that my skin is dry. I usually put it on at nighttime since it takes time for the butter to soak in and my skin looks brighter, younger, more vital and glowing when I use shea butter on a regular basis. Check it out here!

These were my 5 favourite recipes for natural wellness products. Let me know in the comments below if you found this valuable.

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