Being My Own Esthetician

Hello Everyone!

I hope your week is going well. Mine is busy as ever with my sister’s upcoming wedding.

Since I still don’t currently have a job, I had to cancel my monthly facials. Got to spare the funds!! So I have been trying to figure out ways to keep my skin looking great. I turned to a slew of homemade remedies to see if any of them will do the trick. Here is what I found out.


  1. Basil Water: You are to boil fresh basil in water and then add a drop or two of lavender essential oils then steam your face for ten minutes to open up your pores. This was actually great but don’t breathe too deeply in the beginning or you might have a coughing fit.


  1. Chamomile Tea Bags: Steep in cold water for 5 minutes then apply to your eyes for 10-20 minutes to reduce dark under eye circles. This was very relaxing and I thought it reduced the discoloration but not the puffiness.


  1. Lemon Baking Soda: Mix lemon juice with baking soda into a paste and then apply to the areas with blackheads. They were removed but be particular about getting it everywhere you want them removed.


  1. Burning Mask: A mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, lemon juice and I added baking soda to the original recipe. It does burn for a few minutes but it actually smelled great and my skin felt much smoother afterwards. I didn’t see any noticeable difference but I will follow the instructions for continued use to see if it will really clear up the imperfections on my face.


5. Lavender Essential Oil: I have actually been using this for a while now and it has been great. Just a drop or two is great on blemishes. They don’t spread and the pore cleans itself out pretty quickly.


May the force be with you and your skin!! 🙂


3 thoughts on “Being My Own Esthetician

  1. Love reading your posts Jenn! Ive kept this one up on my phone to try some of these. Been adding Lavender to my routine, also just tried adding a drop of Melalucea to my lotion before putting it on my face and it just overnight made a big difference on my ‘problem’ that won’t leave no matter my age. Grr. Anyway, give that one a try if you like! Keep the posts coming. I really enjoy them!


  2. Hey – I guess when you get home you’ll have to straighten me out on leaving a reply on this. Anyway…….. I think your pics turned out great and your explanations! Hopefully others will give these a try. As I said, I did like the steam one and the tea bags on the eyes! I’m buying a box of tea! Love you, Mom

    Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:47:51 +0000 To:


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