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Today Show DIY Beauty Remedies

Growing up in a single parent household, with not much money to splurge on, well, much of anything, my mom was always so crafty when it came to no-fuss, low budget and practical ideas for anything and everything. That’s where my no-fuss philosophy comes from.

It’s ignited such a spark of excitement in my heart that these 4 DIY beauty hacks I shared on the Today Show has piqued your interest. If you look through my blog, there are all different types of no-fuss ideas and hacks to find.

You’ll notice a common thread throughout this blog and this entry–I use coconut oil A LOT. So much so, I built a whole body care line around this beauty hero ingredient of mine, CocoBaba .

But without further ado, let’s get on with why you are here today!

Coconut Oil Hand Scrub

With all this hand washing and hand sanitizing, my hands and cuticles are dry! I keep this next to my kitchen sink which is a great reminder for me to take a self-care moment. You will see a noticeable difference after the first time you use it!

  • 1 cup of sugar *Make sure to use course sugar as this is your exfoliant base.
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • Glass jar with lid

Add 1 cup of sugar to a mixing bowl. Melt ½ cup of coconut oil on a low heat on your stovetop only if your coconut oil has condensed or microwave for 10 seconds. Allow to cool. Then add it to your sugar in a mixing bowl. Add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil. I use doTerra . I’ve been using them for while now once I took a deep dive into the world of essential oils and their healing benefits. I love anything citrus at the moment for its uplifting benefits. We can sure use some of that these days! But note, any of these recipes can go without too.

Swap

Coconut oil or Olive oil (I strongly encourage you to use coconut oil)

Mason jar or recycle a jelly jar

Benefits

Coconut oil is not only super hydrating, nourishing, and a protectant for your skin, it also has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. That’s an added bonus these days.

Note: DIY sugar scrubs can last up to 6 months, but I change mine out every 4-6 weeks max for cleanliness.

After-Shave Razor Burn Remedy

This is one of my husband’s favorite after-shaves–mine as well. I normally wax but during the lockdown I went back to shaving so this just calms and soothes my skin so nicely.

  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 1 tsp Aloe Vera juice
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil *I used Cheer
  • 4 oz bottle with spray

Add all your ingredients into a 4 oz spray bottle using a funnel . Spray on after you have shaved and let dry.

Swap

Witch hazel for green tea. You can brew a cup of green tea, allow to cool and use ¼ cup. Or rose water

Coconut oil for olive oil

Benefits

Witch Hazel helps relieve inflammation, tightens pores and helps with razor bumps.

Coconut oil helps with inflammation and redness due to shaving.

Aloe Vera is a rich source of antioxidants for your skin.

Coconut Milk Hair Mask

I do this hair mask for my youngest daughter once a month. Her hair tangles very easily but since I’ve been using this mask more frequently on her, I’ve noticed a big improvement. Plus, my girls and I love an at-home spa day. As my mom had those moments with me, I enjoy keeping that sweet tradition and the importance of self-care going.

  • 1 can of Coconut Milk

Add a can of coconut milk to a mixing bowl and whisk. I use a basting brush to apply to the hair. You can also use a hair color applicator bottle too. I tie up into a bun with a shower cap on for 20 mins or more. Then wash out, shampoo and condition as normal.

Benefits

Besides it being 100% natural, coconut milk is high in lauric acid which is a long-chain/medium chain-fatty acid which can penetrate the hair easily and helps strengthen the cuticle. It helps to restore dry hair and scalp. If you suffer from dandruff or hair loss, this is something that has been known to help.

Cracked Heel Healing Cream

I’ve been handling all my manis and pedis at home. It’s definitely not as good as getting it professionally done but this Heel Cream has been a savior for my feet during lockdown.

  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of shea butter
  • 15 drops of essential oils *I used Lavender as I like to apply this at night before bed. Lavender is very calming and relaxing.

Add all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. With a hand mixer, whip the ingredients into a cream. Transfer into a glass jar.

Apply a generous amount of heel cream before bedtime and put on your socks . If you are looking for a quick treatment, apply the cream to your feet, then wrap your feet in saran wrap. Be mindful to not walk around in this heel cream because it is slick! That’s why I use it before bedtime with socks!

Benefits

Coconut oil and shea butter both are very hydrating with immense healing properties. And both are used to remedy dry skin.

Shea butter contains 60% fat which makes it very emollient.

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below!

Stay well,

Emma xx

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Marlene says:

I watched your segment on the Today Show and made the Coconut Oil Hand Scrub right away! I love it!
Thank you!

Emma Heming Willis says:

I’m so happy to hear that!

Wendy says:

I am dealing with dry hands from so much hand washing. I would love to know what hand soap you use?

Also you have beautiful hair. What products( shampoo conditioner) do you use? How about dealing with gray hairs?

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