Category Archives: DIY

All Natural DIY Mask for Beautiful Skin

Going natural is always best. When it comes to beauty and keeping your skin clear and problem-free, a DIY facial mask using ingredients you have around your kitchen is definitely your best bet, in more ways than one! This miracle DIY mask, made of nutmeg, honey, and cinnamon is calming and soothing for stressed-out skin. It also happens to smell amazing, which is not always the case with store bought masks often full of chemicals which are tough to disguise.

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This simple, yet effective mask can be made by combining only three ingredients: nutmeg, cinnamon, and honey. So how exactly does it work, you ask? Nutmeg and honey act as natural anti-inflammatories, reducing swelling and redness in the skin. They’re also great for soothing acne scars, preventing infection and minimizing future break outs. In addition, the graininess of the nutmeg and cinnamon also work together to exfoliate your skin when you wash the mask off. Easy peasy!

Ingredients and method:

– 1 tsp. ground nutmeg

– 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

– 1 tbsp. pure honey

Combine ingredients together in a small bowl or container, mixing well until it forms a paste. Apply the mask to freshly cleansed skin (the skin must be cleansed and rinsed with luke warm water in order to open up the pores). Leave the mask on your face for 20-30 minutes. Relax… its your spa time! Then, rinse the mask with cool to luke warm (never hot) water while very gently scrubbing in a circular motion. Follow with your favourite moisturizer. Voila! Your skin will be glowing and should feel soft and smooth with less redness.

*Do not use this mask more than three times per week- its all about balance and you don’t want to over do it!

Tell us, did you try it? What were the results? What are some other all-natural DIY masks you’ve used with great results? Tell us in the comments section, below, and we can create a post about it.

xoxo,

Indiverve


Feeling Crafty | Insanely Awesome DIYS

So we have been feeling pretty crafty within the last week. Perhaps it’s because its almost Spring. The creative juices have been flowing through us and we have taken to scrolling through arts and DIY (Do it Yourself) blogs for inspiration on how we can turn our homes and lives into a paradise using only beeswax, mason jars, clothes hangers and essential oils ( and we take our hats off to all of the immensely talented people on Pinterest).

What’s great about sitting down and creating something, whether it’s for yourself, for a friend, or for your home, is that it is not only fun and therapeutic, it’s also incredibly eco-friendly and thrifty. Why spend x number of dollars on a luxury candle or art-piece when you can create your own? Often our houses are treasure troves for craft materials. Elastic bands, paper clips, old clothes, old-makeup containers, and chipped mugs can be transformed into fully-functional masterpieces with ease. Out of the DIYs we have found this week, here are a few of our favorites.

1. Hand-made Perfume

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2. Body-Chains

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3. Rose Petal Body Scrub

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4. “Reasons Why I Like You”  Deck of Cards

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5. Drawer Bulletin Board

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6. Book Page Pendant

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7. Bottle Cap Pictures

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Are there any craft ideas that you think we should include? Email us at info@indiverve.com and we will include them with full credit to you!

xoxo,

Indiverve


Globe-Friendly Gift Giving | Five Fabulous DIY Gifts

Tis the season of gift-giving  and as many will agree with, it can be a challenge! Finding the right gift for those in your life is not always an easy task! That is why we have rounded up five of our favorite do-it-yourself gift ideas, everything from bubble bath and home-made truffles to tea. Not only is it infinitely easier on your wallet to make your gifts this year but is only incredibly environmentally friendly and somehow more personal than buying a gift. Whether for your colleague or best friend, those on your list are sure to love your home-made gift! We wish you happy, healthy, eco-friendly holidays!

Home-made Travel Photo-Albums

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A fun and personal gift that will have your loved one reflecting on good memories of your relationship. It doesn’t have to be travel theme of course, but if your loved one went somewhere fantastic recently, why not document it for him or her?

Find Here: http://www.polkadotchair.com/2013/06/diy-photo-album.html/

Holiday Scented Home-made Sugar Scrubs

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With yummy flavor ideas like pumpkin pie, chai, and vanilla peppermint, the sky is really the limit in terms of how creative you can get with these. Cranberry-orange or maple cinnamon? Perfect for the beauty buff on your list.

Find Here: http://lipstickandberries.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/holiday-diy-body-scrubs/

Decadent, Home-Made Holiday Truffles

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Truffles are the perfect, gender/emotionally neutral, but still incredibly thoughtful and sweet (pun-intended) gift. Truffles are ideal gifts for people that you don’t know all that well or aren’t that close to but still want to acknowledge during the holiday season. They take a bit of time and effort to make and can be personalized with your own flavor ideas which make them thoughtful. A delicious and sophisticated gift for the question marks and/or foodies on your list.

Find Here: http://www.shugarysweets.com/2012/12/easiest-ever-holiday-truffles-and-nambe-giveaway

All-Natural Bubble Bath

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A good book, good music, frothy bubble bath and (optional) glass of wine or cup of tea in hand is the epitome of bliss. In the spirit of this, a good-bubble bath is a fool proof gift. To make it even more fool-proof, this home-made bubble bath is simply made, ultra-gentle and naturally scented. Package it pretty with a nice jar, ribbon and wooden tag and your bubbly creation will look even more luxe than if you got it from a swanky spa.

Find Here: http://flytothewall.blogspot.ca/2012/12/holiday-gift-diy-3-how-to-make-your-own.html

Hand-Made Flavored Teas

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Forget pricey tea-bars – you can make your own gourmet teas for nothing and in no time. Simply buy tea of your choice in bulk (oolong, black, green, white, rooibis – it’s your choice) and get creative with different ingredients. Dried fruits, nuts, herbs, (edible) essential oils and flavorings, peels, can all make delicious mix-ins. Mix your tea-granny friend a blend that suits their personality and tastes and get creative with the packaging. Mm. Delicious.

Find Here: http://sugarforthebrain.com/2012/01/11/diy-tea/

Happy Holidays!

xoxo

Indiverve