Boy Sunday has come quite quick this time around. It always leaves me torn in two. On the one hand, it bums me out because I have to return to the working world tomorrow morning. But on the other, I get a little excited because Sunday has become my evening to unwind. I suppose I used to get too bummed out about returning to work on Mondays so I figured I needed something to get me all relaxed for the week ahead. And that’s when I decided to do a pamper evening every Sunday. It turns out, I get a real kick out of it.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading and pinteresting lately and I found out that rosemary, olive oil and castor oil are great for your hair. Which is a good thing because it’s pretty cheap. So I decided to buy the following:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (organic)
Castor oil (pure)
Rosemary essential oil (pure)
Extra Virgin Avocado Oil (Organic)
Jojoba Oil (pure)
Peach kernel Oil (pure)
Sweet Almond Oil
I decided to make my own concoction to sooth my tired and dry tresses.
This time round I put the above (picture) ingredients in a travel bottle. I mix it up every time with the proportions but I always add a hefty amount of Rosemary essential oil to every batch I make.
After combining all the ingredients I put it all over my hair and once coated I massage my scalp for a good few minutes. Then I wrap my hair up in a bun and cover it with a bandanna. You can use a towel if you wish just use a cloth like material. Before I used to wrap my hair in a plastic bag but the amount of leakage that dripped down my face resembled that of a melting marshmallow so now I opt for a cloth wrap.
Once I finish wrapping up my hair I then leave it for about 2 hours. In that time I like to do the rest of my pampering.
At this point I should say that my eyebrows have been shot to shit. That is due purely to my stupidity when I was younger. I hacked them to pieces and now I’m left with sparse patchy hairs that do not resemble two eyebrows. I should also say that I have to fill them in with an eyebrow pencil. The amount of days that I have longed to never pick up that pencil again are uncountable now. It does my nuts in. So I started researching and found out that rosemary oil works wonders on your eyebrows as well. Now I put a nourishing oil treatment on my eyebrows while my hair is soaking in some oil goodness as well. But I also put it on before I go to sleep.
First I bought this Eylure nourishing oil which has rosemary in it…
I think it’s great. If you want a product that will give your eyebrows some nourishment then this is the one that you need to buy. But I also wanted to try and make my own…
So I put rosemary oil, castor oil, a little jojoba oil and a pinch of avocado oil all together into the brown glass bottle that you see in the above picture. This is the one that I use before I go to sleep.
Next I do my nails. I am a big nail fanatic and my friends would tell you that they will always see me with different designs that I like to do myself.
Then about 30 minutes before I’m about to take a shower I do a face mask which I make myself.
The first time I tried a mask I used honey, baking soda (also known as Bicarbonate of Soda in the UK) and the juice of a lemon.
But now I add one more ingredient…
Turmeric!! Yup you read right my fellow pandas. Turmeric! Apparently it has some awesome benefits for your skin.
Here’s some, to name a few:
Helps oily skin
Helps dry skin
Helps eliminate signs of ageing
Helps lighten stretch marks
Removes facial hair
Helps cracked heels
Aids to calm eczema
Removes dead cells
I mean it sounds too good to be true right! But I am starting to swear by all things natural. I already told you what a big fan I am of raw organic coconut oil! Well, this is one more to add to the list!
And there you have it. My little pamper session on a Sunday evening.