Natural care: it really is this simple
to make your own masks
SOS blemished skin: face masks made of medicinal clay
Rapid help for blemished skin? A face mask made from medicinal clay has a pore-refining and soothing effect. To make one, mix 3 tsp. medicinal clay with around 100 ml water. Spread the paste on your face and leave it to dry for around 15 minutes. Next, rinse it all off with lukewarm water. Another super solution: Blend the mask with cold camomile tea instead of water – camomile naturally inhibits inflammations.
A kick of freshness from the fridge: apple, honey and yoghurt maskFor soft skin and a radiant complexion, try a rich mask made from apple, honey and yoghurt. To make this, simply mix 3 tbsp. yoghurt with 1 tsp. honey and apply to your upper chest area and face. An apple cut into thin slices will also provide the skin with vitamins A and C.
That smells so great! Make your
own soap and bath additives
Make your own soaps – here’s how to do it:
- For a large block of home-made soap, you’ll need 400g pure vegetable margarine, 250g coconut oil, 200ml olive oil, 300ml distilled water, 137g sodium hydroxide (from the pharmacy) as well as 4 tbsp. soft rolled oats.
- To make it, first blend the salt solution. To do this, carefully add the NaOH to the cold, distilled water – preferably while wearing an apron and safety goggles. Be careful, the salt solution (lye) will heat up very quickly! Put the liquid to one side and leave it to cool for around 1 hour.
- Now melt the hydrogenated fats in a pan over a low heat. Carefully add the liquid oil to this, and then remove the pan from the hob.
- Once both liquids – the fat and the salt solution (lye) – have cooled a little, mix them both together.
- Now stir the mixture until it becomes noticeably thicker.
- You can now add the rolled oats. If you want, you can also add a little fragrance oil – fragrances such as vanilla, rose, orange and lavender essences, for example, smell great.
- Next, pour the soap mixture into a silicone mould and leave it to harden for at least 24 hours.
- The next day, you can remove the soap from the mould and cut it into small pieces. After that, it needs to dry in the open for 4–6 weeks.
- This soap not only contains intensive moisture thanks to the high-quality fats; it also has a great exfoliating effect due to the rolled oats.
Soothing spa luxury: take a bath with cream
To do this, mix 100ml cream and 2 tbsp. nut oil in a bowl. 1 tsp. surfactant will ensure that the cream and oil blend together well.
For even more benefits, add a few drops of lavender or rose oil to the water. This gives the bath a pleasant fragrance and allows you truly relax.