As Black and Brown women, taking back our power and recognizing the importance of self-care for ourselves, is the best thing we can ever do for personal growth. So it’s always a good idea to set intentions to unwind and get centered with an array of DIY ideas tailored specifically for us!
We’ve covered all kinds – from how-tos on natural products to incredible tutorials that will make your relaxation journey worthwhile. So here’s a helping hand as you build up what can quickly become your personal toolkit – filled with our favorite ways to relax and unwind- a great way to stay centered in our day-to-day lives.
Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be complicated. Uncover simple ways with natural products and user-friendly tutorials by clicking the link – it’s time for your wellness journey!
Banana Avocado Hair Mask
As someone with natural hair who has been discouraged by the lack of growth and shrinkage I’ve experienced in recent years, I’m looking forward to giving this banana avocado hair mask a try. Following Youtuber Naturally Marked’s advice, I’ll set aside time every two weeks to incorporate this into my daily routine.
If you need more time or are not into the all-day hair event, try applying a sustainable plastic bag to your curls, and then a hair scarf overnight. Then, wash it out in the morning, follow through with your remaining hair routine, and admire the results! Hair tutorials have come a long way, reminding us that taking care of our bodies also includes extra special care of our hair.
Naptural85’s shampoo is the perfect way to give your hair a fresh start. This nourishing cleanser will help stimulate growth, cleanse the scalp, and reduce breakage. If you’re familiar with her channel, then you know that DIY products like this inspired Naptural85 to create an entire line of products to help her subscribers maintain healthy curls.
It’s a great idea to watch the full video before trying out this hair mask – take notes, jot down any products you don’t already have, and get them ordered online. That way, when it’s time for your self care routine, all of the necessary ingredients are at hand.
Check out our round up of best leave-in conditioners:
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When it comes to diy soaps, accurate measurements are essential. But if you’re up for a challenge and want to create something special just for yourself, this is the perfect diy self-care kit.
In her video’s description box, there’s a link to fill out a form to get the entire step-by-step process. So get creative and think of the perfect mild scent for your self-love body bar – endless possibilities!
Whipped Shea Butter
I’m always looking for new ways to keep my skin healthy, and body butter has become one of my favorite solutions! So I was delighted to discover this recipe that simplifies the process while providing maximum benefits. Keep your physical health intact with these good-for-you beauty products—it’s sure to leave you feeling like a creamy dream.
Rachel Ama’s video tutorial will have you bubbling with excitement and running to grab the necessary items for your project. With her engaging presentation style, it’ll be hard not to watch this helpful tutorial multiple times!
With a few simple ingredients, you can make a fantastic room spray for yourself or as the perfect gift for a good friend. The recipe is easily accessible and requires little time to put together – ideal if you want to create your own DIY wellness kit!
Toerra George, the charismatic YouTuber, and scent-connoisseur encourages everyone to add some aromatherapeutic luxury to their day. So whether your bad days need a mental health boost or something new around the home office, create a refreshing scent that will lift your spirits and make any workspace you work in cozy and inviting.
Get your lips ready for the spa with this ultra-simple 3-ingredient lip balm recipe! With beginner-friendly instructions, all you need is a selection of butter, wax, and antioxidants. Then, for an extra special treat, add some fragrance (essential oils) to make it uniquely yours, bloomer.
Winter has never been so exciting with WholeElise’s DIY lip balm recipe! Using almond oil instead of the usual coconut oil, her tutorial will have you hooked from start to finish. So get ready for smooth lips and click subscribe now.
Unleash the power of your black girl magic and create a version of Eco-Styler gel at home. Check out our video recipe tutorial to get started. Not only will you learn how to make it, but we’ll also help educate you about all aspects, and different things that any viewers going into this empowering project will appreciate.
Set aside a day engaging in self-care activities like making hair gel if taming your edges is essential. As black women, we understand if you need good options for your haircare routine. However, having a good solid hair gel can be essential to solidifying your process of getting your hair ready.
Give this easy-to-follow tutorial a try.
See below, a round-up of our favorite hair gels by BOB’s
Best Edge Control for 4c Hair With Long-Lasting Hold
Need a good sugar scrub recipe for your lips, anyone? I immediately wrote down this recipe when I realized there’s an option to make a brown sugar version following the same steps Youtuber, WholeElise outlines in the video. The first thing you’ll want to do is make a couple for you and your best friend and trust us, we won’t be judging.
Caring for your body isn’t only a nice thing to do, but it’s one of the most important things you can do for yourself. So gather your collection of items to make this fantastic foot butter for an extra nourishing treat!
The best part of tuning into one of WholeElise’s DIY recipes is her educational aspect. Not only does she list the benefits of using each ingredient, but she provides an empowering experience as well. When you’re done making this soothing foot butter, store it in a self care jar that you can return to daily.
Nail Growth Oil
Taking pride in the visible accessory of your hands should inspire you to create a self-care routine for keeping them healthy and looking their best. If you’re suffering from dry or brittle nails, experience one of the health benefits of this DIY nail growth oil.
Apply the nail growth oil regularly by making it a part of your weekly Saturday self-care or Sunday self-care activities. Follow WholeElise’s soothing tutorial as you promote taking care of your body in more ways than one.
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