This DIY scrub is perfect for gardeners and walkers alike. It is easy and cheap to make and acts as an exfoliant and softener for hands and feet.
One cup of oats
Ten drops of lavender essential oil
One tablespoon of melted coconut oil
A few sprigs of lavender
Strip the lavender from the stalks then combine all the ingredients. Slather on your feet but beware: it makes a mess! The added bonus is that your kitchen will smell fantastic and you can leave any remaining potion on the worktop for a few days to enjoy the scent.
I acquired a serious cooked banana habit on holiday in Tenerife last month, and I’ve been recreating it at home. It makes a quick pud and counts as one of your five a day.
Split the bananas lengthways and add to a hot frying pan which has just a small amount of melted coconut oil. Wait a couple of minutes, flip it over and do the other side, then add a spoonful of honey and a sprinkle of coconut flakes to serve.
I’ve been pampering with a few aromatherapy treats lately, adding my own spin to some products and just enjoying the others as they are!
Neom Complete Bliss Candle
This is my second purchase of the same aromatherapy blend, so it must be a good one. I love anything with rose in it and this doesn’t disappoint. It’s quite a subtle fragrance and I love to light it for an hour before bed while I’m reading. It’s perfect for setting your brain into sleep mode.
MuLondon Organic Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser
This smells good enough to eat! Seriously, it smells of chocolate! I’ve been using it on my hands and feet at bedtime. It has a nice thick formula and feels very comforting. It’s organic, cruelty free and handmade in London. It contains a base of shea butter and jojoba and is scented with cocoa and bourbon vanilla. It’s formulated as a facial moisturiser, but my preference is facial oil hence my alternative use.
Tisserand Coconut Oil
I’m using this as my night oil (applying it after serum). There’s no fragrance so I’ve added some neroli essential oil which is a very feminine oil and excellent for a sensitive complexion. I want to use good quality products on my face and Tisserand is a brand I trust.
Base Formula Massage Oil
I won this sample on Twitter and have been using it as an after bath moisturiser just before bed. This is a relaxing blend of lavender, neroli and frankincense essential oils in a base of sweet almond oil. At this time of year, when prepping my skin for the big summer reveal, I never miss the opportunity to add moisture and prefer oils to lotions as long as I’m getting straight into my PJs!
As you can see, I just love a plant based formula!