There Mother's Day approaching and, never like this year, there is a need to pamper her in a period of strong stress and tension for this forced “enclosure”. Why then not try your hand at some DIY idea to do at home, not too difficult, to make her a thought that will make her happy and take her by surprise? Stores are closed and it can be a nice idea to spend time with some creative project to prepare scrub, lip balms, bath bombs safely!
A simple and easy to implement, error-proof idea: the face or body scrub in a can
Make a scrub really easy and fast, but why instead of preparing it every time do not assemble it and store it in a decorated jar? The main ingredients are salt or sugar, which we all have in the kitchen and which, mixed with oils, essential oils or honey and other ingredients, they don't need preservatives, so they won't spoil.
For the bodyfor example, you can mix someolive oil, rich and nutritious, by sweet almonds, elasticizing and perfect for contrasting stretch marks, coconut oil, emollient and melting texture, more liquid in summer but creamier in winter with a exfoliating part. United sugar white and cane, from the larger granules, if you have the more delicate skin or del fine salt and coarse salt if you want adraining action and against water retention. The basic recipe can then be enriched with many ingredients that will make your creation even more delicious, for example cocoa powder for a chocolate scent, from moisturizing honey (but be careful not to overdo it or it will become too liquid), del coffee powder for one anti-cellulite scrub, of the oat flour with perfect soothing power for sensitive skin. Even the essential oils they are perfect, both for perfume but also for a aromatherapy effect: citrus fruits for an energizing touch, lavender is chamomile relaxing, mint is tea tree invigorating and stimulating.
For the face the ingredients are practically the same, however avoiding the use of salt, too aggressive and adding, among the oils suitable, that of grapeseed you hate rice, lighter, than Argan or Rosa Mosqueta for a anti-aging effect you hate jojoba. Once you have created your mix, then, just put it in a glass jar with a cover is decorate it at your leisure. Acrylic colors or markers for glass with which to create geometric patterns or flowers, for example, or leave an affectionate message for mom, or even applications and dried flowers to be glued on the cap and personalized labels with advice on use. Only foresight: remember to take the desired amount of scrub before taking a shower and do not wet the mixture inside the jar, otherwise some ingredients may melt and the oils turn rancid.
For a fragrant and fun bath, the colorful and sparkling bath bomb
Staying on the bathroom theme, another tasty and not too difficult idea to implement is to create the custom bath bombs. They are nothing more than perfumed and colored spheres which, once dropped in the tub water, release glitter, spirals of colors and an intoxicating perfume that will make the moment of bathroom even more relaxing. You will need: 1/2 cup of bicarbonate, 1/4 cup of citric acid, 1/4 cup of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of fine salt, 2 and a half tablespoons of olive or coconut oil, 1 teaspoonwater, food coloring is essential oils. The process is very easy. Add all the dry ingredients and in another container mix the oils and water, then pour them into the powders. Mix with a wooden spoon and add the coloring, continuing to mix and then knead with your hands, to mix everything well. If you want to create some instead marbled bath bombs or that release spirals of color, divide the mixture in more containers and add in each one a food coloring different. In one stencil of any shape you want (there are special round ones, but the silicone ones for cookies will be fine if you have those at home and you don't mind making them round) press the mixture created and store in the fridge for one hour. At this point, have fun packing them one by one, for example with tissue paper as if they were candies or placing them in a decorated box, so that the gift is even more personalized.
Always fit lips with natural scrub and colored conditioner, also to be used as a blush
A functional but at the same time fun gift to make and that will amaze your mom lip balm the color you like best. It is not so difficult and, getting some ingredients online, it will be easy to create different ones of every shade, nude, pink, red, purple, to be inserted in every coat pocket or bag! To make them you need 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tbsp almond oil, 2 tbsp Beeswax, 6 drops of essential oil of your choice or essence of vanilla, of the food coloring and gods containers where to store the lip balms created.
Melt the beeswax, which looks solid, in a water bath and add the oils and essential oilsi, for example cinnamon, citrus or mint, mix well and remove from the heat. To give it the desired color, add the food coloring of your choice, mixing the primary colors to get your favorite shade. Alternatively you can also use a piece of lipstick (taking care before disinfecting it if you have used it on your lips) to dissolve when the mixture is still hot. Transfer the mixture still liquid in yours containers, which can be in sticks or round metal with the cap and let it solidify. The game is done and you can have fun creating many different balms, perfect to use both on the lips to moisturize and color them, but also as a cream blush!
An ad hoc makeup course, to be done at home to learn the secrets of the trade
It is not a real DIY project made at home with your own hands, but it can be a gift really appreciated and that, however, is done comfortably at home. If your mom is passionate about beauty, a thought that will please her, especially in this period in which you can have a little more time available, it is a personalized makeup course. There are many makeup artists who organize video lessons on the web, often at lower prices than in person meetings, but they are learned tricks and secrets of the trade sitting comfortably on the sofa at home. Learn to put the eyeliner, as valorize one's eyes color, as take care of own skin or define i contours of the face it has never been so easy, fun and relaxing!