Chelsea Crockett

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DIY Coconut Oil Face Wash

I love going and getting a facial. They are so relaxing, and so good for your skin! The bummer is that they are typically expensive, which means I can’t get…

I love going and getting a facial. They are so relaxing, and so good for your skin! The bummer is that they are typically expensive, which means I can’t get them as often as I would like. I asked the facial technician if there was anything I can do at home to help keep my skin clear and healthy in-between facials, and she said that it is so important to exfoliate. She told me that it doesn’t have to be expensive, it can be as simple as using baking soda! So when I got home, I did some research and found an awesome tutorial for a simple and healthy face exfoliant. This scrub cleans your skin, kills bacteria, and clears the dirt and dead skin from your pores. Plus the ingredients are really commonly used, so you probably have them sitting around your house right now! Here is how to make it:

        1 tablespoon coconut oil

        1 teaspoon baking soda

        (optional) 5 drops essential oils

Take the coconut oil in a medium sized bowl and melt it a bit if it is solid. Add baking soda slowly and stir it until it is well mixed. Finally, add essential oil and stir again. To use this scrub, take a teaspoon of it and gently scrub it on your face for about 30 seconds, then rinse it off.

This scrub not only fights acne, but it can also help reduce acne scarring by removing the layers of scarred skin over time! I love using natural products on my face, don’t you?

XOXO,

Chels

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Surprising Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an amazing natural beauty wonder. It has so many uses, from your teeth to your hair and more! Here are a few of my favorite ways…

Apple cider vinegar is an amazing natural beauty wonder. It has so many uses, from your teeth to your hair and more! Here are a few of my favorite ways to use apple cider vinegar in my beauty regimen.

  1. Clear blemishes – Add apple cider vinegar and water to a cotton swab, then apply the mixture to your face for a few minutes. Then rinse off with water. Do this once a week to cleanse your skin!
  2. Helps reduce the appearance of cellulite – Mix 3 parts apple cider with 1 part olive oil. Massage this on your cellulite twice a day until you see the results you want.
  3. Whiter teeth: Gargle apple cider vinegar with water in the morning and brush after you gargle. This will reduce stains and whiten the teeth.
  4. Shiny hair: Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Rinse it though your hair after shampooing, and leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse. I’ve done this before and it strips the toxins out of your hair and makes it so soft and shiny!

Try a few of these and comment below on how it worked for you! Which are you most excited to try?

XOXO, Chels

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Hair De-tangler DIY

Now that my hair has grown back and is almost as long as it was in my first years of high school, pulling a brush through it after a shower…

Now that my hair has grown back and is almost as long as it was in my first years of high school, pulling a brush through it after a shower is nothing short of a nightmare. The only way I can get all the tangles out of my hair is if I use detangler. This is a sort of leave-in conditioner that both moisturizes and helps work the tangles out of your hair! Here is how to easily make your very own.

Ingredients:download

  • 2-3 tablespoons conditioner
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 12 drops of essential oil
  • Spray bottle

The amount of distilled water you use depends on your spray bottle size. Mix 1.5 to 2 cups of water with 2-3 tbsp of conditioner in a bowl. Add in some essential oils to spruce it up and to give your hair a fresh scent. I like to use rosemary oil because it promotes strong hair. Use a funnel to pour the mixture into the spray bottle, and there you have it! Spray on damp hair after you shower and your hair will be soft, tangle free, and shiny!

I like using a leave-in conditioner on my hair after I shower because it hydrates it and protects it from damage. Plus, it makes it super soft and shiny! Also, making your own ensures that you aren’t putting unnecessary chemicals on your hair.

 

XOXO, Chels

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Baking Soda Beauty Remedies

Baking soda: we all have it sitting in our kitchen cabinets at this very moment. Baking soda is so versatile and has so many amazing beauty uses. It can be…

Baking soda: we all have it sitting in our kitchen cabinets at this very moment. Baking soda is so versatile and has so many amazing beauty uses. It can be a brightener, exfoliator, acne treatment, and anti-bacterial agent. Here are a few ways you can start using baking soda in your beauty regimen! Who knew you could find beauty products in the produce aisle? J

  • Teeth whitening: Baking soda is a natural bleach for your teeth. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with a bit of water and salt and use it instead of toothpaste.download (1)
  • Hair cleansing: Shampoos and conditioners leave a lot of build-up on your hair, and baking soda can help clean that buildup off. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a cup of water and apple cider vinegar and pour this mixture over your hair. Then rinse it out and feel how smooth your hair is!
  • Mini manicure: dip a soft, wet toothbrush into baking soda and use it to scrub the dead skin around your nails.
  • Skin exfoliation: mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of water or apple cider vinegar and gently scrub your skin. This will help tighten your pores and prevents acne because it is a natural antibacterial.

Does this sound like something you would use in your beauty regimen? If so, comment below and let me know which baking soda beauty remedy you will be trying!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Makeup Setting Spray

Do you have trouble with keeping your makeup looking fresh all day long? Sometimes I feel like by the time I get home after school my makeup is cakey and…

Do you have trouble with keeping your makeup looking fresh all day long? Sometimes I feel like by the time I get home after school my makeup is cakey and my eyeliner is smudged all the way from here to China. Yikes! Makeup setting spray helps eliminate awkward situations like that by making your makeup stay on and smudge free all day long. Here are two recipes for you to make your own setting spray!36d97892c2d1ce33ce3381f8f5a6ee75

Witch Hazel Makeup Setting Spray

  • 1/4 cup of witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup water

Pour three tablespoons of water into a spray bottle, then add just one tablespoon of witch hazel. Shake the bottle for about a minute and put it in the fridge.

Aloe Vera Makeup Setting Spray

  • 3 parts water
  • 1 part aloe vera

Pour up to about 1/4th of the bottle of 100% Pure Aloe Vera gel into a spray bottle. Then fill the rest of the bottle with warm water. Shake the container until all the contents are mixed thoroughly.

Both recipes give you natural, refreshing setting spray that will give your makeup serious staying power!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Coconut Oil Beauty

Coconut oil is the Jack of all trades. It can literally do EVERYTHING! You can cook with it, use it for household cleaning, bake with it, and even use it…

Coconut oil is the Jack of all trades. It can literally do EVERYTHING! You can cook with it, use it for household cleaning, bake with it, and even use it in your beauty routine! After reading this article you are going to want to run to the store and grab you a jar, I guarantee it!

  1. Moisturizer: I keep a jar of coconut oil by my sink and use it as lotion for my face and body when I get out of the shower!
  2. Makeup remover: Like I said above, I keep a jar of the oil by my sink. At the end of the day, I just scrape a little out of the jar and rub it on my eyelids and under my eyes, and use a tissue to wipe my makeup off. It works sooooo well, and it doesn’t irritate my eyes like other makeup removers!96070-OrganicCoconutOil
  3. Shaving cream: Slather some coconut oil on your legs as shaving cream! It will melt right on your skin, and it will leave your legs feeling ultra smooth afterwards.
  4. Toothpaste: Yup, this is even good to use to clean your teeth! There are tons of DIY coconut oil toothpastes out there, and it is much better for your body than store bought toothpaste!

All-natural is the way to go! Plus, when you use coconut oil in your beauty routine, you end up smelling slightly like coconut, which reminds me of the beach, so that is always a plus!

XOXO, Chels

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Homemade Lipstick

I am always looking for a fun makeup DIY. Not surprisingly, the lipstick you buy at the store is full of harmful chemicals. Today I will teach you how to…

I am always looking for a fun makeup DIY. Not surprisingly, the lipstick you buy at the store is full of harmful chemicals. Today I will teach you how to make your very own chemical-free, inexpensive lipstick!

Ingredients for the base:lipstick

  • 1 teaspoon beeswax pastilles
  • 1 teaspoon shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

To add color to the base:

  • If you want red lipstick: add 1 drop of natural red food coloring to the base.
  • For brown or tan hues: add 1/4 teaspoon of coca powder and a tiny pinch of cinnamon to get the shade you want

Melt the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a glass jar without a lid in a small pot of simmering water. When melted, remove from heat and add any optional ingredients like color or scent. Once all ingredients are mixed well but still liquid, use a dropper to pour into the container you are storing it in.  Leave to cool for at least half an hour and then store it in a cool place!

Viola, you are now a lipstick extraordinaire!

XOXO, Chels

 

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