Show Yourself Some Love with These DIY Beauty Treatments

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If you thought Valentine's Day was just a day for going on a romantic date and being spoiled with gifts and chocolate, you're wrong! Although we surely don't mind any of those things, you should take a little time this V-day to show yourself some appreciation. Get creative and treat yourself with these at-home DIY beauty fixes! Whether you are in a relationship or unattached, these treatments can get you ready for your romantic night out or give you the opportunity to spend the night pampering yourself solo. 

Coconut Rose Lip Balm

Ready to prepare that pout? My Baking Addiction has an amazingly luxe, easy-to-do recipe for a tempting cocunut rose lip balm. You'll need:

  • 1/8 cup cocunut oil
  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 1/8 cup shea butter
  • 1 tsp cocunut extract
  • 1/4 cup rose petals
  • 1 tsp sweet almond oil

Melt all ingredients in a small saucepan and then pour them into sealable containers. Let the ingredients cool and firm up and they will be ready to use. Not only will these be super hydrating, but they'll smell great and look pretty too!

Garden Rose Water

Here's a good one for the week after Valentine's Day, when those roses are starting to wilt... Whether your loved one spoiled you with a huge bouquet or you nabbed yourself some great after-V-day flowers on sale, Indie Lee's got you covered with a great way to recycle your petals. Either pluck the blooming petals from a handul of flowers or wait until the petals start to fall off. You'll need:

  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 1 cup of rose petals
  • 2 drops of lavendar essential oil

Add rose petals to hot water that has been boiled in a saucepan. Then, push the petals into the sides of the sauce pan with a spoon to release the natural oils. Let the mixture cool and then grind half of the petals into a paste before returning the paste to the saucepan. Let the mixture seep for an hour and then strain the liquid with a cheesecloth pressing as much of the oil from the rose petals as you can. Transfer the rose water to a sealable container, discarding the petals, and then add lavender oil. Enjoy!

Blooms & Bouquet Body Oil

For those of you that love slathering on body oils, this is another awesome way to reuse your V-day bouquet from Indie Lee. You'll need:

  • 1 cup of jojoba oil
  • 1 cup of rose petals
  • 2 drops of lavendar essential oil

Warm the jojoba oil in a double boiler. Put the rose petals in a mason jar and crush them with a craft stick to release oils. Next, you need to pour the warm jojoba oil over the petals, filling up to the top of the mason jar, making sure you cover all of the petals. Add the lavendar oil, seal the jar, and let the oils diffuse for 4 weeks. After that, strain the mixture into a sealable container and prepare to say hello to softer skin!

Happy Valentine's Day, collegiettes!

About The Author

Amber Norell has made a name for herself in both the beauty and film industries. In high school, she produced Zellwood, an independent horror film starring Sara Jean Underwood, which has gained international distribution. While at UCF, she's co-produced the Orlando 24 Hour Film Festival for two consecutive years and recently released Filthy Dreamers, a documentary narrated by Cheryl Hines.

Amber has served on both film sets and photo shoots as the key makeup artist and hairstylist. Her hair and makeup work has been featured by Vanity Fair Italia and published by Vogue Italia. She now heads up the team for www.ambernorell.com which has a strong fan base of over 250,000 followers.

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