It’s only five days left ’til Christmas. I can’t believe it and I’m far from having all my gifts ready… If this sounds quite familiar to you, I have the right thing for you today: two absolute last minute gifts from the kitchen! They only take like five minutes to put together and the ingredients are probably already in your pantry 😉 I’m talking about a homemade dry shampoo and a peeling. Oh, and there is nothing bad about making these for yourself- they’re a treat and they will save you some plastic. I wish you a merry Christmas and some relaxed holidays!
For the dry shampoo you need:
- 1 empty jar
- 2 heaped tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon bicarb
- up to 10 drops essential oil (optional)
- for dark hair: 1 to 2 teaspoons cocoa
- for red hair: 1 teaspoon cinnamon
First, you mix the cornstarch with the bicarb. For blonde hair you can use the mixture just like that. If you have red hair, add in a teaspoon of cinnamon and for dark hair, add in like one to two teaspoons of cocoa. Now sift all these ingredients together and add the mixture to a clean jar. To finish it off, just add in a few drops of an essential oil of your choice, close the jar and give it a good shake.
Cover your shoulders with a towel and generously apply the dry shampoo to your hair using a big cosmetic brush. Now massage it into your roots and then comb it out. If there are some leftovers, remove them with a towel and then blow-dry your hair to style.
For the peeling you need:
- 1 empty jar
- 1 coffee cup of sugar
- 60ml neutral oil
- 3 to 5 drops essential oil (optional)
First you take a small coffee cup and fill it with sugar. Then you add the sugar to your jar and pour in the oil and some drops of the essential of your choice. Now take a spoon and stir until the oil is evenly distributed. I used some all-natural essential lavender oil. Of course you can also use some dried flowers fitting the scent of your essential oil, but I didn’t have some on hand. So I just skipped them.
This peeling works like every store-bought one. Just apply it to your wet skin while in the shower, rub and then wash it away. If you don’t like the oily film on your skin, wash it away with soap.
Have fun (using it yourself or gifting it)!