Sustainable Self Care – Spa Edition
Given recent advice to stay home, it’s more important than ever to make an extra effort to look after both our physical and mental health. This doesn’t need to be costly, wasteful, resource heavy or time consuming!
This is the first in our ‘Sustainable Self-Care’ series of zero-waste, cost effective at-home self care life hacks!
Want glowing skin, silky soft locks and smooth-as-a-dolphin legs without chemical nasties or creating more plastic waste? Us too.
Try out the below and let us know how you get on!
Home-made face masks:
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar if vegan
- Handful of oats
- ½ an avocado
Mix to form a thick paste and apply over your face and neck, avoiding the hairline, eyes and mouth. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and remove with warm water.
According to Dominika Minarovic, Clean Beauty co-founder – honey helps skin retain moisture without feeling oily and can help with tissue regeneration.
Companies like Garnier, TIGI and Aveeno include oats in their moisturising and calming products.
The avocado contains nourishing oils but can also be substituted with 3 tablespoons of milk or dairy alternative.
- 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- Cleansing lotion or moisturiser
Mix until it forms a paste and apply over your face and neck, avoiding the hearline, eyes and mouth. Leave until dried and remoe with warm water.
I actually got this tip from my beautician, Violet, to use a facemask of bicarb of soda for problem skin as it lifts dead cells and whilst removing you can use it as a scrub!
Full body exfoliation?
- Coffee grounds
- Regular body wash
Try emptying coffee machine grounds into your body wash for an invigorating morning scrub that’ll wake both your mind and muscles up, remove any dead skin cells and could even leave you with a nice isolation base tan if repeated often enough.
Moisturising Hair Mask
- 2 tablespoon yogurt or non-dairy alternative
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Heat the olive oil and honey gently in a pan to incorporate then add to a bowl with the yogurt, mixing thoroughly. Apply to the hair from the ends up, massaging into the scalp.
Tie hair up and leave for 30-45 minutes before rinsing.
Got any tips yourself? We’d love to hear! Tweet us with #EarthRewards and #SustainableSelfCare for a shoutout!