DIY: Hemp Oil Facial/Hair Oil

I had a really great weekend doing tons of crafty and artsy fartsy things. I have been slacking in that department for a long time. They had always been more than hobbies for me, they were literally my medicine, my soul cleansing me-time. I feel so GOOD about all the things I did this weekend that I feel inclined to share it with you guys. I will be sharing them in a series of posts over the next few days! I considered doing one big clusterfuck post of all the DIYs I did this weekend but for the sake of organization and not overwhelming my followers, I’ve decided to give it to you in small doses. 🙂

Hemp Oil Facial/Hair Oil
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Okay so this one is probably the most minimal effort thing I did this weekend, but somehow I was most excited about it. I’ve been having nasty acne outbreaks lately so I wanted to find a completely natural way to combat it. Hemp Oil is incredibly beneficial for your skin, with lots of fatty omega 3’s, disinfectant properties, and quick absorption, this was a no brainer carrier oil for me. It’s great for people with sensitive skin.

What you need:
– A small, empty bottle to hold your product
– Hemp Oil
– Tea Tree Oil
– Other Essential Oils of your preference!
– Probably a funnel (unless you’re feeling brave)

How to Mix them:
– Fill your bottle 2/3 of the way with your Hemp Oil
– Add 5-7 drops of Tea Tree Oil (Keep in mind this oil can be very potent, but has incredible benefits)
– Add 2-3 drops of the Essential Oil of your choice, personally I chose Lavender and Lemongrass as they both have great effects on the skin and smell lovely!
– Replace the lid to the bottle and shake the shit out of it to ensure the essential oils are thoroughly diluted.

How to Use:
Using it is really simple, cover the opening with your finger and tip to saturate your finger in the oil, or use a dropper if you prefer. Then massage the desired amount onto clean skin. I use the excess on my finger tips to massage into my scalp to promote healthy hair growth! Hemp Oil and Tea Tree Oil are both infamously great for hair.

Shelf Life / Expiry:
Hemp Oil tends to have a low shelf life (in my opinion), so be sure to write it down somewhere so you don’t end up using spoiled product. To increase the shelf life of your products, you might choose a brown bottle instead of a clear one, to preserve the oils.

 

DO try at home! DIY Bath Bombs!

So I am a huge fan of the cosmetics company LUSH, and I’m obsessed with their bath bombs. However $5-$6 a bathbomb is a bit pricey for my frugal butt so I went on a mission to find a recipe to make my own. After many tweaked batches, I finally worked out the perfect recipe. I hope you’ll try it out, and enjoy!

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What tools you will need:
measuring cups, measuring spoons, at least two containers (one for liquid, one for dry), molds (an old plastic christmas ornament cut in half would be perfect but you can try anything), stirring utensil, a large pan/tray to place the molded bath bombs, empty spray bottle.

Ingredients (dry):
1/2 Cup Citric Acid
1/2 Cup Corn Starch
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup epsom salts or sea salts

Ingredients (wet):
2 tbsp of carrier oil (almond, canola, vegetable, coconut, olive, etc)
2 tbsp of essential oil/fragrances
Food colouring (optional of course)
Water in a spray bottle

Instructions:
Combine your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, make sure there are no clumps.

Combine your wet ingredients and mix as well as you can.

Slowly and carefully pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture a tiny bit at a time (You do not want to cause a reaction from the baking soda and citric acid.) Pour a bit, mix, pour a bit, mix, until they are completely combined.

You should have a wet sand like consistency that is very crumbly but when squeezed together, it will hold it’s shape.

If it is too dry, use your spray water bottle to adjust the consistency. You can also take this time to colour it, by adding your colouring to your spray bottle combined with some water.

If it is too wet, you’ll know because it will probably be fizzing and it should NOT be fizzing. If it is fizzing just a little, try adding some more baking soda until it’s properly adjusted.

Now grab your mold and fill it up and press your mixture into your mold as hard as you can, continue until it’s filled.

Take a utensil and gentle tap the outsides of your mold to loosen the mixture and then gently remove it from the mold and place it carefully on the pan. Continue until you no longer have enough mixture to mold.

With the remaining mixture you can put it in a container to sprinkle in your bath whenever you’d like.

Let your bath bombs sit until they have completely hardened, this could take several days but should only take 24-48 hours.

If you want more than one colour, divide your mixture before adding food colouring.