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MOTHERS DAY | HOMEMADE BATH BOMBS

Making your own bath bombs is very simple and uses very safe ingredients, so it is suitable for supervised activities with quite young children. Just remember that citric acid will sting if it gets into cuts or scratches and will also be very irritating to the eyes, so if working with children be sure to take care in this respect and make sure no child rubs their eyes with hands just in contact with the citric acid.

 

EQUIPMENT YOU’LL NEED…..
1) A large mixing bowl
2) Suitable moulds to shape the bath bombs
3) Kitchen scales
4) A hand sprayer containing clean cold water

 

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INGREDIENTS…
300g Bicarbonate of Soda
100g Citric Acid
10ml Fragrance or Essential Oil of your choice
Colour (most food/cosmetic/soap liquid colours are fine. Also powders i.e. ultramarines (not blue) or oxides)

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MOTHERS DAY | FANTASTIC HOMEMADE TREATS

Our busy lives often dictate the choices we make, especially when it comes to days of celebration and thanks. Unfortunately that can often involve a rushed trip down to Tescos or Asda to pick up a bagful of overpriced chocolates and generic gifts labeled ‘mother’s day ideas’. This year why not try something new & creative that will not only really impress your mum but probably help you save a few quid at the same time.

As you may have noticed we are massive fans of blueberries here at beauty naturale and we thought that one last celebration of the nations favourite super-fruit would not go a miss. Check out below for a fantastic recipe for that mothers day gift!

Grapeseed & Blueberry Face Mask

Blueberries are naturally rich in Vitamin C and contain something called anthocyanins, which boost collagen levels in the skin. Grapeseed oil is non-greasy, yet highly nourishing. It it rich is essential fatty acids, making it a superior anti-aging oil.

 

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This recipie is for a treatment of 5 masks (just double for ten)

 

-Combine 1 cup of blueberries and 6 tablespoons of grapeseed oil. Puree in the blender.

-Add to a nice jar and wrap, make sure that the jar is well sealed, ikea have some great ones for around £4.00.

-If you think it looks a tittle thin add a small amount of pure honey.

-This mask should be applied to the skin with a facial brush and rinse off after 10 minutes. Voilà!

 

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