CHIA SEED & COCONUT OIL EXFOLIATING SCRUB

Make your own Chia Seed Facial Scrub - Organising Chaos Blog

Over a year ago, I started making my own beauty products and they have been so amazing, my skin has been feeling so amazing, that I won’t look back.

Last year I made a couple of scrubs: a vanilla lip scrub and an oatmeal facial scrub. I have been using both a lot. The lip scrub was mostly used in autumn and winter when the combination of the heating being on and the cold outside leaves my lips feeling like paper sand. It is handy having the lip scrub handy and ready to use. A quick scrub, some Vaseline and as good as new.Home-made Oatmeal Facial Scrub - OrganisingChaosBlog

The oatmeal facial scrub has also been working its magic. It leaves your skin so ridiculously soft and smooth but, let’s face it, it was messy. The shower, the sink… they looked like half of my face had just fallen off, so I have been looking for a scrub as effective but a bit less messy, and I believe I have found it!

For this scrub I decided to use to coconut oil rather than olive oil (don’t tell my family in Spain! They might take away my passport!). We all know how amazing coconut oil so I took a some from Mr B’s stash to make the face scrub.

Make your own Chia Seed Facial Scrub - Organising Chaos Blog

You will need:
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Make your own Chia Seed Facial Scrub - Organising Chaos Blog

  • Mix the ingredients together and store in a clean jar.
  • To use, dampen face and apply scrub in a circular motion to damp face.
  • Allow the mixture to set for two minutes before using a wet washcloth to remove.
  • Splash cold water on your face when you’ve finished.
  • Store in fridge for 3-5 days

I love using it just after the shower. My face feels amazing and it makes me feel like a million dollars! Make your own Chia Seed Facial Scrub - Organising Chaos Blog

Scrub the winter of your face and get your skin ready for the summer.

Chaotic Itzi

PRESENTS FOR HIM – UNDER €10

Christmas time is THE time for giving and receiving presents, and it’s lovely, most of the time.

I love buying presents for family and friends. I love thinking about what they might like, what they have, what they need, what they would use…. it’s just lovely putting time and effort into buying those presents.

There are other presents that are hard to buy, like the office Secret Santa where you have got someone you don’t really know all that well, a very limited budget and not a whole lot of inspiration. You are looking for presents that are both nice and impersonal, lovely but not offensive. I don’t like the idea of just buying something, wasting money in something that you know will end up in a drawer – it’s such a waste of money! I just can’t.

I have made up a list with ideas of things to buy that are thoughtful, in budget and will not end up in a dark corner.

For the guy who likes to work out at home – Hand weights
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the guy who is always taking photos in his phone – 3 in 1 Lens Set
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the guy who has not grown up yet fully – a Rubber Band Gun
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the guy into Superheroes and coffee – a Batman mug
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the football aficionado – a Football Beanie
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the gambler in your office – a poker set
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the guy with the vintage look – SuspendersOrganising Chaos - Presents for him under €10  For the guy who wants to save the world – a Cooking Stove
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the guy who knows how to look after himself –  beauty products
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

For the foodie in your office – a cooking book
Organising Chaos - Presents for him under €10

I hope that this list will provide you with some inspiration to go out and buy a nice gift for all the men in your life, including the newbie in the office, and thus freeing some time to enjoy the Christmas chaos and shenanigans with loved ones.

Happy shopping!
Chaotic Itzi

HOME-MADE OATMEAL FACIAL SCRUB

I love using facial scrubs. There is nothing like stepping out of the shower with a bright red face to feel super clean.

Although I love the feeling of the facial scrub deep cleaning my face, I find that if I use it twice a week my skin tends to get drier and my ph balance gets disrupted. I know, I know, first world problems (shakes head in shame).
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As you all know, I am on a mission to make my own beauty products (Body Scrub, Lip Balm, Lip Scrub, Face Mask) and so far I have been really amazed with the results and how little I have had to invest on them. Well. prepare to be amazed again. This is so simple and yet so wonderful.

HOME-MADE OATMEAL FACIAL SCRUB:

  • Two parts oatmeal (ground up finely in a blender or food processor)
  • One part honey
  • One part olive oil oil . You can also use sweet almond oil or coconut oil, whichever you prefer or have handy

Mix all the ingredients together until you have a thick sticky mixture. It is is too sticky or lumpy you can always add more oil or few drops of water.
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Clean your face and smooth the mixture onto your clean face and rub into skin for a couple of minutes and then rinse off. Your face will feel not only deep cleaned but also moisturized  – the perfect balance!
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It is without a doubt the best facial scrub I have ever used. Much much better than any of the store-bought product and 100% natural.
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Do you have a favourite facial scrub? Share it with us!

Happy Friday,
Chaotic Itzi
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20 USES FOR COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil is an amazing product. Its health benefits include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism. An all round wonderful product don’t you think?
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I have slowly been introducing it into my skin care routine lately and I am delighted with it but there are so many other ways to use this incredible and natural product that it is mind boggling.  

# 1 – It is a great ingredient for your home-made face masks.

# 2 – It acts as a moisturizer on all types of skin, including dry skin.

# 3 – It helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.

# 4 – It works as a wonderful hair conditioner and it helps the re-growth process of damaged hair – rub into dry hair.

# 5 – It can help you maintain your scalp dandruff free by regularly massaging your head with coconut oil.

# 6 – It can be used as a natural shaving cream and after shave lotion.

#7 – It works as an amazing eye make-up remover.

# 8 – It can reduce the itch of mosquito bites.

# 9 – It will help healing sunburn after the initial heat is gone.

# 10 – It prevents stretch marks during pregnancy when applied often

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# 11 – A small amount can be rubbed into real shiny leather to soften and condition (test a small area first)

# 12 – It can be used as lip-balm.

# 13 – Used topically will get rid off  yeast infections.

# 14 – It makes a delicious tropical massage oil.

# 15 – Mixed with salt it will remove the dead skin on your feet

# 16 – It speeds up the healing process of damaged tissues or bruises.

# 17 – It is ideal to mix with essential oils to apply directly into the skin.

# 18 – Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mint essential oils works as a natural repellent

# 19 – It is is very effective against a variety of infections due to its anti-fungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties.

# 20 – It restores cast iron skillets

I will definitely be embracing more of these amazing uses, especially now that we are (hopefully) entering a warmer time of the year.

What about you? Are you loving coconut oil yet?
Chaotic Itzi