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This honey, nutmeg and cinnamon facial will soothe and calm your stressed-out skin while givng your skin a fresh glow. And, it smells like autumn... how can you say no to that?!

Here's how it works: Honey and nutmeg are  natural anti-inflammatory agents that help reduce redness and swelling in the skin. They’re also great for fighting and preventing infections that cause breakouts, as well as helping to heal acne scars. The nutmeg and cinnamon also gently exfoliate your skin if you wash the mask off using a small circular motion. Honey also does a great job of attracting moisture, so your skin will get a great nutrient boost too! 

NOTE: When making any homemade facial it is a good idea to do a skin test first, usually on the underside of the wrist, to make sure youre not allergic or will have a bad reaction to any of the ingredients, BEFORE applying it to your face. When your whole face is covered for a pre-big-event facial is a bad time to find out that your skin is sensitive to cinnamon... cuz you might be swollen and red for a day or two if you arent careful. So it’s always a good idea to do a small patch test with homemade mixes to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction to any ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:
2 tblspns Honey
1 tspn Cinnamon
1 tspn Nutmeg

Mix the 3 ingredients together to form a thick paste. Smooth over the face and allow it to set for 30 minutes then wash off with a soft cloth, scrubbing in a small circular motion to exfoliate. 

TIPS:
You may want to avoid applying the paste under the eyes and around the mouth, as these areas can sting a little. Also, the paste may cause a stinging sensation when applied to scars or blemishes. 

Try using 2 tspns of Pumpkin Pie Spice in place of the cinnamon and nutmeg. The clove in it will give you a fun tingling and warming sensation and the ginger in it is great for your skin too. Using this spice mix may sting slightly more than the original recipe.

 
 
So hairspray and detanglers aren't that expensive but sometimes you run out and don't have time to go to the store, or maybe you just enjoy kitchen chemistry and being self-reliant, or you may even be allergic and want to try something that has ingredients you can pronounce. Here are the recipes I found and am looking forward to trying them. They're really easy and each can be made in just a couple minutes using things most people have laying around the house.

Hairspray

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons sugar
2 Tablespoons rubbing alcohol
6-8 drops essential oils (optional)

Bring water to a boil then remove from heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Then add the rubbing alcohol and 6-8 drops of your favorite essential oil scent (optional). Allow to cool before pouring into your favorite spray bottle. 

TIPS:
Be sure to use a spray bottle that creates a fine mist. If the droplets in the mist are too big you wont get very good coverage on your hair. I recommend re-purposing a spray bottle that once had another hair product in it. 

If you like a firm hold you may want to apply more of the spray but allow 20-30 seconds for i to dry before spraying your hair down again. You may find that you only need one application to achieve your desired level of hold, or you may want to do it again.

According to the website I found this recipe on the sugar in the spray actually adds more shine to your hair, and who doesn't want that!?

Detangler

INGREDIENTS:
A spray bottle
Hair conditioner of your choice
Water

Fill your spray bottle two-thirds full with water. Add enough conditioner to fill the bottle, leaving a little space in the top so you can shake the contents. Shake the bottle well, making sure there aren't any more globs floating around. Spray the mixture into your hair and brush as you would normally.

TIPS:
Add a tablespoon or two of white vinegar to the mix for extra moisture, as well as to help balance the pH of your hair. This is especially useful if you regularly color treat your hair.

Mousse

INGREDIENTS:
2 egg whites
Whisk
Bowl

Crack eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Whip the whites till they form stiff peaks. Apply to hair as you would regular mousse. Store any left overs in an air tight container in the fridge and use within 2-3 days. 

But what if I am allergic to eggs?!

INGREDIENTS:
1cup Water
1/4th tspn Gelatin
Pan

Bring the water to a boil and stir in the gelatin. Once its dissolved allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before applying to hair as you would a regular mousse.
 
 
This exfoliating body scrub is a great way to keep your skin supple and soft with naturally moisturizing olive oil and honey. Sugar provides the abrasive agent that resurfaces the skin for a smoother texture and helps reduce the appearance of scars. Honey, a natural antibacterial, helps kill bacteria that causes body acne as well as blemishes on the face. Add some lemon for additional anti-bacterial properties and a gentle, natural way to even out your skin tone. Here's the recipe:

Ingredients
1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tblspn lemon juice
Approx 1 cup sugar
Essential oils (optional)

Instructions
Mix wet ingredients then add sugar slowly. You may want to add more or less sugar according to your personal preference for scrub thickness. Massage over damp or wet skin for easy spreading and massage into the skin, spending extra time on high motion areas like the hands, feet, knees and elbows. When applying to the face avoid the sensitive eye area and hair line as the olive oil will cling to the hair, making your roots look oily. For extra moisturizing, wrap hands and feet with plastic wrap and cover with socks and gloves. Allow hands and feet to set for at least 10 minutes. When finished, regardless of your chosen application method, simply rinse off and pat dry. Cleansers can be used to remove excess oil left on the skin but this is not recommended, the oil left on the skin will shortly be absorbed into the skin or can be easily rubbed off while towel drying. 

A few drops of lavender, tea tree, myrrh, eucalyptus, or other skin friendly essential oils can be added to the mix for improved scent and antibacterial properties. Olive oil can be substituted for any carrier oil such as almond, coconut, or jojoba.