Wednesday, 18 November 2015

DIY Beauty with #MiraMessMakers

DIY beauty

My friends often tell me they can't afford to pamper themselves. But pampering doesn't have to cost!
The clever, crafty people over at Midas Touch Crafts have teamed up with Mira Showers to launch a fun beauty campaign showing you can make your own DIY beauty products at home, with ingredients you'll find in your cupboards and water from the tap

I made a Chocolate Lip Scrub & Body Moisturiser. They smelt amazing, worked really well and bets of all, I had lots of fun creating them.

Treat yourself to a bit of ME time, or invite the girls round and have some fun!

Chocolate Lip Scrub

What you need:
Brown Sugar
Cocoa Powder
Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a beauty must-have. There's not a lot coconut oil isn't good for, so it's a perfect ingredient to add to your DIY Beauty concoctions. It's semi-solid at room temperature so makes a great lip balm. Adding a little honey to lock in moisture and keep the lips soft and supple, along with brown sugar to exfoliate and of course a small amount of cocoa powder to colour and flavour. Viola. You have your very own chocolate lip scrub. It smells good enough to eat too! My 11 year old loved it!

Chocolate Body Moisturiser

What you need:
Coconut oil 
Cocoa Powder 

Warm the coconut oil slightly to melt and mix with a little cocoa powder and water. Adding a little cornflour will thicken the mixture to the perfect creamy texture. The cocoa powder means you'll smell of chocolatey goodness all day long, plus when you apply, it'll give you a little colour, although the doesn't last so unfortunately it won't replace your expensive fake tan, I'm afraid! ;) I applied this to my arms and it felt lovely!! The coconut oil left my skin gorgeously smooth and soft, I smelt sickeningly sweet and couldn't stop sniffing myself for the rest of the day! :)

Tip: Swap the cocoa powder for lemon juice for brighter skin!

Do you make your own beauty products at home? 
I'd love to hear your DIY creations!!

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*I was given a voucher to purchase the ingredients for the purpose of this post



  1. Woah- that's so cool. Never ever occurred to me to try and make my own cosmetics. Very clever.
    Thanks for linking up to #fartglitter x

  2. That's awesome, what a fab 'recipe'? Looks like fun and good on the pocket too!

    Extreme Housewifery

  3. This is brill! I bet you were almost edible. I love coconut oil - sometimes put it on my face and it feels amazing. Thought I would get spots but no! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon x

  4. I love making my own scrubs, it is so incredibly easy to do and they are just as effective as shop bought ones for a fraction of the cost x

  5. These are brilliant ideas. I must make sure I pin them. My teenaged niece would love to make these at her next sleepover.

  6. Gosh this is such a clever idea. I've never thought to make beauty products at home. I wouldn't even know where to start. The chocolate lip scrub looks amazing x

  7. These are great ideas, I have never made home made beauty stuff before, but I think I need to start trying them!

  8. What a great idea - my children would eat the chocolate lip scrub! Kaz x

  9. This is a great idea for people on a budget. Looks messy though

  10. These look and sound amazing. I have made some lovely beauty products, and it's something I really should have another go at. I'm feeling a little inspired

  11. The easiest DIY treatment in the world is just honey - slather it over your face for hydration, brightness, softness, anti-bacterial anti-acne properties and it's soothing for sensitive skin. It's not nearly as messy or sticky as you'd expect and easily washes off with water. I make a lot of DIY skincare but honey will always be my fave!! :)

  12. I use coconut oil for all sorts. Didnt even occur to me to use as lip balm!
    Currently I'm using it on my big pregnant bump to reduce stretch marks but its been used on babies sore bums, in hair to condition and all sorts of things! Amazing stuff #MakingHome

  13. Okay so I am now off to buy coconut oil! You have jsut made my day as I've been looking for something simple yet delicious (!) to make for Christmas gifts! Thank you! #MakingHome

  14. What a fab idea! I have never even considered doing anything like this but I will be giving it a go in the future :) #binkylinky

  15. I've never made any at home but it sounds like great fun, I'll have to give it a go! :) #justanotherlinky

  16. Great ideas super post thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

  17. Brill! This looks awesome! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

    1. would you not get followed down the street by all the dogs wanting a lick at your arms or legs? Love coconut oil but only ever used it in cooking

  18. Ohhh I've never tried anything like this, but I bet it would be a lot of fun! Thank you for sharing this :)

  19. Never tried this but am tempted to give it a go. At least I'll know what's in it!

  20. This looks fab! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  21. I have to admit to never making my own body treatments - but this looks easy and sounds great! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

  22. Love these ideas! These would make such lovely gifts! #MakingHome


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