Countdown to Cosy – Take Self Care

Store cupboard beauty

Make your own talc:

1 cup of cornflour with 15 drops of essential oil of your choice, This makes a soft powder to use after the shower or bath, and reduces the risks associated with store bought talcum powder.

Make your own lip balm:

You will need beeswax pellets and coconut oil. Add a small amount of each to a suitable container and microwave in 30 second bursts until they are melted. Stir thoroughly (adding a drop of essential oil for fragrance if you wish). Use a pipette or syringe to add the liquid to a suitable small container and allow to set.

Make your own shampoo:

You will need liquid Castille soap, coconut milk, olive oil for dry hair. Add equal amounts of soap and milk to an old shampoo bottle, with ½ teaspoon of olive oil if required. Shake to mix and off you go! If you wish to add an essential oil for fragrance then go ahead.

Make your own face mask/scrub:

Just use a natural yogurt for a gentle and cooling face mask, add a teaspoon of brown sugar for a little exfoliation.

Make your own bath oil:

This could be a simple as some olive oil mixed with your favourite essential oil, less is more with all of these ideas. Herbal tea bags can also make a beautifully fragrant bath…

This is just one of the ideas in the Winning at Winter Workbook. We have a whole section called Feel Good Friday with loads more ideas for little things you can do to make yourself feel better.

You can find Winning at Winter on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback format or from less-stuff as a printable PDF.

Join in with the conversation in the less-stuff Facebook group to share your ideas. I’d love to hear how this works for you.

Countdown to Cosy is a collaboration with The Frugal Family – check out what they are up to on their website