Papaya Face Masks For A Happy Skin!

Hello, sunshine. We wanted to bring you some easy DIY face masks. The protagonist for all recipes this time is the great old Papaya. You can think of it as the hot deal when it comes to DIY recipes!

That is because papayas are simply loaded with Vitamins A and C. These vitamins help to maintain a check on the free radicals found in the skin thus avoiding your skin to break and form wrinkles. So throwing this on your face will definitely help slow down your skin’s aging. Another mineral found in Papaya is Potassium. If you apply it on the face it will punch you with all the benefits it provides to the skin that you get otherwise from eating.So Papaya is highly ideal for sensitive skin types, which may face conditions such as irritation, dryness and flakiness.

Our point is why are you already not using these face masks!

  1.     Papaya, Cucumber, And Banana

Cucumber is the buddy every person needs. It is so hydrating and soothing for the skin when it comes to any kind inflammations. Cucumber is also a natural skin toner and evens out complexion. Bananas are saviours when it comes to acne breakouts. In fact, save the peels also to apply on your skin separately. It does wonders for oily skin.

Let us tell you the Ingredients because we should:

Ripe papaya pieces – ¼ Cup
Bananas – ¼ Cup
Cucumber – Cut ½ a piece
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Do this, because why not!

Cut the banana and mash it completely. Blend it well with cut pieces of papaya and cucumber. Get the mixed pulp of the three fruits.
Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to the paste and mix well.
Apply this paste on your face and neck. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water first and pat dry gently afterwards.

  1.    Papaya mixed with the Goodness of Oatmeal

Oatmeal soothes and nourishes gently because of its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Also the oats naturally replenish oil levels almost duping your skin to produce lesser levels of oil. Oats are a little more textured so they act as super exfoliants leaving your skin silky and smooth to touch.

Ingredients are important for recipes:

Oatmeal (cooked) – 6 tablespoons
Papaya pulp – 2 tablespoons
Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon
Tea tree essential oil – 1 or 2 drops

The method to this recipe

Mix everything to get a good thick consistency.
Leave it on for 15 minutes, then wash your face with warm water.
Gently pat dry your face with a soft towel.

  1.    Papaya And Soy Yogurt Pack

Now yoghurts are not just delicious for the mouth but are great for any face masks. When applied to the skin its zinc properties helps in curing acne. Soy yoghurt specifically helps in fading pigmentation as well. Lemon juice will help in effectively brightening the skin. Adding all this to a Papaya is like a face -treat-mask.

Turns out you will need the following:

Ripe papaya – 1/2 cup, diced
Soy Yogurt – 2 tablespoons
Maple Syrup/ Agave Nectar – 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice – ½ tablespoon

A little more work and you’re done!

Blend ingredients in a food processor or blender until consistent like a smoothie.
Rub and massage it all over your face.
Wait about 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

  1.    The Golden Face Mask

Turmeric is the most active ingredient in scar healing products. This ingredient has antiseptic qualities. It will keep the skin from getting infected with its antimicrobial properties. It is a popular remedy for eczema (dry skin condition) and dark circles also. Try this DIY to make your skin literally glow. This one is also the easiest.

Get the following stuff because it is easy:

Papaya – ½ Cup diced
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

And then it gets easier

Cut pieces of the papaya fruit and mash them completely. Add the turmeric and mix well, either using a spoon or food processor. It should get really smooth.
Apply a thin layer of the mixture to your face, neck, for fifteen minutes.
Gently wash off the papaya face mask
You may also rinse your skin a second time with cool water to tighten the pores.

That’s all about Papayas for this blog. Write to us about how these recipes worked for you. We definitely recommend you trying these for the coming winters to nourish your skin with the moisture it deserves. We will be back to update you with everything natural and awesome which to fill your life with Burst Of Happyness. Until next time, keep following us at Burst of happyness (because why not)!

 

5 DIY Natural Lip Balms For Happy Lips

And we’re back! And winter is back too! Winter can be tough on you and your skin, but worry not! We’ve got your back, and this time, we bring to you something different; and maybe, a little time consuming, but worth some burst of happyness. Well, we cannot stress enough on – treat your lips the way you’d like your man to treat you! Yes! This is where women pay the least attention and take most for granted. Just enough nourishment and everyday care will do wonders and keep them hydrated. Lipsticks especially the matte ones, can cause serious dryness once they’re removed. This is because makeup removers can be harsh on sensitive areas. So ladies, if you want the easy way out, you can head over to our website and buy the luscious and awesome natural lip balms (wink, wink), but if you love to try new things, we bring to you some cool DIY lip balm techniques for you to keep those lips swell and pink for this winter.

 

  1. The Essential DIY Lip Balm

Ingredients

Coconut Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Candelilla wax
Essential Oil
Heat resistant Glass bowl
Container
Grater

Recipe

The almond oil is great nourishment to your skin rich with antioxidants. It has anti-ageing properties and you can apply this to any dry areas such as under the eye, elbows etc.  

To prepare this recipe, you should mix equal ratio of honey, almond oil, coconut oil and half ratio Candelilla wax (for e.g. 1 tablespoon honey and ½ tablespoon wax) in a bowl. This bowl should be heat resistant.  Heat this bowl only on the top of a double boiler. Keep the flame low to medium for 5 – 10 minutes until all the wax has completely melted. As soon as everything has melted, take it off the stove and let it cool for a minute before you can add any essential oil of your choice. This will act like a preservative and perfume. Then convert the mixture into a container.

  1. DIY Lip Balm for Extra Dry Skin

Ingredients

Unrefined and Pure shea butter
Castor oil
Almond oil
Soy wax
Add beetroot powder (homemade or from market)

Recipe

Soy wax and its likes are such great ingredients for those who want to keep it vegan! This recipe takes extra care of putting the most rich ingredients in a lip balm which would give a solid punch of moisture to your lip skin. For this recipe also, you’d require every ingredient in equal ratio depending on how much quantity you need the final product. It’s better to not take too much in one go and rather prepare a fresh batch once every two months. Combine Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Almond Oil and Soy wax in a heat resistant bowl and heat it on a double boiler until the ingredients completely blend. Then to add a tinge of natural pink you can add Beetroot powder which acts a greater exfoliator for dead skin as well.

  1. DIY Maple Syrup Lip Butter

Ingredients

Maple syrup
Olive oil or Sweet Almond Oil
Coconut Oil
Soy lecithin or Sunflower lecithin
Whisker

Recipe

Use this as a lip butter before sleeping, after a bath, or anytime you feel short on moisture. Maple syrup is also a great alternative for honey which is widely used in lip balm industry. They’re sweeter and like so much better also make sure to use a darker coloured one. To create this you would have to mix 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1 tablespoon olive oil (or sweet almond oil), ¾ tablespoon coconut oil in a container. Add ½ spoon of Soy lecithin or Sunflower lecithin which is important to emulsify the maple syrup. Heat it in a double boiler using not a lot of water, like an inch deep would do. Heat it for 15- 20 minutes until everything has completely melted. Convert it into a custard bowl where you can whisk and beat it. After completely blending the maple syrup cool it for 5-7 minutes and put it in any travel-friendly case.

 

  1. DIY  Tint of Pink Lip Balm

 

Ingredients

Carnauba wax or Soy wax
Coconut oil
Hibiscus powder

Recipe

This process is very basic and easy. All you need to do is heat 1 tablespoon of Carnauba wax or Soy wax in either a double boiler or you can melt it over another candle flame too. The point is to  melt it. When it gets heated put it in a clear container, otherwise you can also use a plastic bag. Wherever you put your melted wax, merge 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in it. To fuse the balm with a natural pink tint to give yourself a fresh look, add 1-2 teaspoons of hibiscus powder/ If you’re using the plastic bag then use your fingers from outside to blend the mix. If you’re using a container, stir the ingredients well. Once you have arrived at the perfect consistency just pour it into the container of your choice. You can use containers of old balms, or lipsticks that you don’t use anymore as well.

 

  1. DIY Cocoa Butter Balm

Ingredients

Shaved Carnauba wax or Soy wax
Cocoa butter
Hibiscus powder/ Beetroot Powder
Coconut oil
Drops of grapefruit essential oil (or any of your choice)

Recipe

Why you should try this? Because it tastes and smells like chocolate! Not to mention soy wax is a great protective layer to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. So this is a saver recipe to soften your lips and retain their natural glow. To begin, you would need a heat-resistant container where you put 1 tablespoon of grated wax. Heat this bowl over a double boiler until beeswax completely melts. To enrich the contents, combine 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter and 1-2 teaspoons of beetroot/ hibiscus powder (whatever works for you). Keep stirring and to make this extra nourishing, and finally add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. To make this the perfect DIY add an essential oil with a few drops (¼ of coconut oil that you have used for proportion but still not more than 5-6 drops) for your personal essence.

These recipes are absolutely great and would create tonnes of moisture and tones of pink for your lips. The reason we highly recommend using these is that most of these ingredients are great to even use for other DIY ideas such as body lotions, body butter etc. You can create so many products and save a burn in your pocket also. We will be back with new ideas and tips to keep you healthy and glowing inside out.  Till then keep following us at Burst of Happyness!

 

5 DIY Make Up Removing Methods

We have been meaning to write this article for so long because DIY Makeup Removers are something that every woman needs. Yes, we’ve got your back. Most of the makeup cleansers in the market are loaded with chemicals such as Carbon black, Ethanolamine compounds, BAK that cause irritation, disturb the pH level and strip it off from all moisture. Making DIY makeup removers at home is easy, quick, and natural. You can prepare a batch of flawless makeup remover at any time without you having to pay a bombshell of money that would cause a burn in your pocket and might burn your skin as well. The methods introduced in this DIY are simple and preparation time for all these is under 5 minutes. So what are you waiting for? Let’s start 🙂

DIY Wet Wipes Gel

Ingredients

  1. Aloe vera gel/cucumber gel
  2. Rosewater
  3. Extra Virgin coconut oil
  4. Lavender Essential oil (can use any other of your choice)
  5. Facial wipes
  6. Mason Jar

How to make natural wipes

In a mason jar, with a wide mouth, add ½ tablespoon aloe vera or cucumber gel. If you’re using aloe vera gel make sure you’re using without any added green colour, it should preferably be translucent.

Measure 200 ml of rose water and mix it with the gel.

Now, take about 3-4 tablespoons of Coconut Oil and put it in the mason jar.

At this step, you can add two drops any essential oil of your preference, here in this recipe we are using Lavender Essential Oil for its stupendous fragrance

Soak some facial cotton wipes into the mixture fully immersing them into the jar.

Whenever removing makeup, gently apply the cotton wipe on the face to transfer the makeup onto the pad.

DIY Easy Witch Hazel Makeup Remover

Ingredients

  1. Witch Hazel (alcohol-free)
  2. Olive oil or jojoba oil, sweet almond, avocado, apricot kernel, or coconut oil

How to make the easy makeup remover

This makeup remover is probably the easiest. To create this remover, witch hazel is mixed with oil in a proportion of 3:2. This can be any other oils, like baby oil, coconut oil or jojoba oils, which can also be used.

To Use the remover, Shake the bottle, then apply the makeup remover to a cotton ball or facial pad. Wipe desired area (mascara, foundation, etc.) with the ball/pad.

DIY Micellar Water

Ingredients

  1. Distilled Water
  2. Cold pressed Olive Oil
  3. Aloe Vera Gel
  4. Carrier oil Grapefruit (Any carrier oil of choice can be used)

How to prepare Micellar Water

Fill a glass jar with ½ cup of distilled water ingredient to a glass jar.

To the water, Add about 1 tablespoon Cold pressed Olive Oil and stir well.

Take ½ tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel and add it to the mixture to emulsify oil in water.

To add perfume and to avoid any bacteria settling, use 3 drops of any carrier oil.

Cap closed and mix well before use After cleansing the skin, add some homemade micellar water to a cotton ball or pad and gently swipe it over the skin.

DIY Honey Face Wash

Ingredients

  1. Raw Honey
  2. Baking soda
  3. Water
  4. Apple Cider Vinegar
  5. Grapeseed oil (Carrier oil of any choice)

How to use honey to clean off your makeup:

Simply use about a teaspoon of raw honey, and sprinkle some baking soda on it over a wet towel. Gently rub the honey on the towel on your face to scrub and massage in circular motion. This should remove the makeup.

Now on a soaked cotton ball, place 2-4 drops of apple cider vinegar. This would balance the pH of the skin. Swipe your face all over with the watered-down apple cider vinegar

Remove any leftover eye Makeup with oil such as grapeseed, avocado or any other using cotton ball or face pad.

DIY Cleanser And Moisturizer Makeup Remover (Anti Vegan)

Ingredients

  1. Natural fluoridated water
  2. Borax
  3. Grated beeswax  
  4. Favourite essential oil
  5. Safflower oil (Or any other oil)
  6. Two Boiler pots and one bowl

How to prepare this cleanser at home

Boil water in one of the boiling pots. As the water is being heated, take a separate bowl and keep it on the top of boiling water. In this bowl, add Add ½ ounce of beeswax and let it melt.

To the melting wax add 3 tablespoons of safflower oil or any other oil of your choice which suits your skin type.

In another boiler pot, add 2 tablespoons of natural fluoridated water and mix ½ tablespoon of borax and heat it on low flame just enough to melt the borax.

Once the borax has melted, remove both the pots at the same time. Slowly pour the borax base to the beeswax bowl while continuously whisking the mixture as you keep adding. Whisk the mixture completely for some time. As one is whisking, 2-3 drops of essential oil should be added in the end for antibacterial purposes and for perfuming the cream. One may use any essential oil.

To use, simply massage the cream on your face and wipe it off using a face pad.

We hope that these methods work for you and make your skin happy. We will soon be uploading more DIYs on our page, so keep following for more burst of happyness!