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Save money, look good – 5 DIY beauty treatments straight from your pantry

Did you know Rooibos reduces wrinkles and boosts the production of healthy skin cells?

Drinking Rooibos tea should form part of your daily beauty routine to ensure healthy and hydrated skin, but these beauty treatments below will also help to leave your skin, body and hair glowing.

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And they don’t cost a fortune either!

Face Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of mashed avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of plain full-fat yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 50ml of strong Rooibos tea (cooled down)

Tip: you can add a teaspoon of lemon juice which will stop the avo from oxidising and turning brown.

Method:

Mix all the ingredients together and apply to your skin. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm Rooibos water.

Body Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 tea bags cut open and emptied
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Coconut oil slightly warmed to melt

Method:

Mix all ingredients together and use once a week to remove dry flaky skin.

Rooibos beauty scrub

Hair Rinse

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Rooibos tea bags
  • 500ml boiling water

Method:

  1. Bring water to a boil, add the tea bags and let the tea steep for 30 minutes.
  2. Shampoo and condition your hair as you usually would.
  3. Pour or spray tea over freshly washed and conditioned hair and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes before rinsing.

Rooibos hair rinse

Body Wrap

Liquidise a papaya with seeds, mix with Rooibos leaves and use as a Body wrap. Wrap with palm leaves or Glad wrap and rinse off with Rooibos water.

The enzymes in papaya remove all traces of dry and flaky skin and leave skin hydrated. You can also use it as a face mask. Papaya is rich in vitamin A, which repairs and revitalises the skin.

Rooibos Bath

Ingredients:

  • 12 Rooibos tea bags
  • A bath of warm water

Method:

Add 12 Rooibos tea bags to a warm bath, relax and enjoy!

Rooibos bath

Soaking in a bath of Rooibos tea is ideal for soothing sunburn or inflamed itchy skin, caused by eczema or other skin conditions. The auburn pigment in Rooibos also allows for a natural self-tan.

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