Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DIY: Coconut and lime body scrub

Hello everyone!

If you have been visiting Cosette's Beauty Pantry, you might be aware of my fascination with sugar scrubs.  I will link other sugar scrub recipes at the bottom of this post, if you like, you can check them out!

Some of my earlier recipes are not vegan and I cannot use them any longer.  So today, I want to share a vegan-friendly coconut and lime body scrub recipe.  The sweet scent of coconut combined with refreshing lime is reminiscent of a tropical island getaway.


To make this coconut and lime body scrub, you will need the following items.

Ingredients (to make one cup of scrub):
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 6-8 drops of lime essential oil

Method:
  1. Melt coconut oil.
  2. Mix in with the sugar, until fully incorporated.
  3. Add the coconut and the lime essential oil.
  4. Mix together.

Monday, June 12, 2017

DIY: Vegan face mask for acne-prone skin

Hello everyone!

Like I always say; many store-bought beauty products are full of toxins and irritating ingredients.  Thankfully, nature provides effective alternatives for healthy skin that are gentle, cruelty free, vegan, and made with items you probably already have in your pantry!  Today I want to share one of my favourite beauty recipes with you; a vegan face mask for acne-prone skin!

You only need three ingredients, all of which I already used in previous DIY recipes I posted on this blog. 

Ingredients:
  • 1 banana (ripe)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

This face mask recipe with banana, baking soda and turmeric can reduce acne.

Here's how it works:

Bananas not only act as an astringent which balances oils in the skin, but also nourishes and rejuvenates the skin.  Baking soda pulls out oil and dirt from the pores and turmeric reduces inflammation and provides the skin with anti-microbial and anti-bacterial benefits.

Method:
  1. Mash the banana in a bowl. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  3. Wash face and pat dry. 
  4. Apply paste onto damp skin and leave for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Rinse off with cool water.

Try this out and let me know if it works for you too!


Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The hidden toxins in your bathroom cabinet

Hello everyone!

Is your bathroom cabinet stuffed with toxins?  Is your make-up or toiletry bag a blend of chemicals that could harm you?  YES is probably the answer to both questions.  The skin is the body’s largest organ and up to 60% of some of the chemicals we put on it may be absorbed into our bloodstream.


It is actually worse to put toxins on your skin then it is to eat them.  Your liver contains detoxifying enzymes which break down toxic elements. What you apply to your skin can go directly into your bloodstream.

Check out the infographic below to find out which dangerous ingredients you should try to avoid and why.  

Always check  the ingredients list on your bottles and jars: the higher up the list these dangerous ingredients come, the greater the concentration.  Read the labels and the ingredients list very carefully before purchasing!


Monday, April 17, 2017

My experience with GlassesShop.com

Hello everyone!

I was recently offered the opportunity to choose a pair of eyeglasses from GlassesShop.com to try out and review.  I’ve always wondered how ordering glasses online would compare to the ones offered at the ophthalmologist’s office, so I jumped at the opportunity. 


GlassesShop.com offers prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses for much cheaper prices than those offered at the ophthalmologist’s.  As far as selection, GlassesShop.com can’t be beaten.  They offer a wide selection of styles and colours.  If you do not need prescription glasses and want to wear glasses as a fashion accessoryyou can also buy many pairs without prescription lenses.  The site also offers a tool that allows you to virtually try on glasses by uploading your photo.  It’s a great option for someone unsure of what shape would look best on them.  

I chose the GrandPrairie Wayfarer in pink/purple.  The colour and design are beautiful and the frame is really high quality and sturdy.





I love these glasses and I highly recommend GlassesShop.com to anyone who is on the market for a new pair of glasses.  Now, here is a special coupon code for you: GSHOT50 When using this code you can have 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded). 

Have you tried GlassesShop.com before?  Let me know about your experience in the comments section below.



 

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