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These Beautiful Flower Ice Cubes Are Believed To Have Healing Effects

These Beautiful Flower Ice Cubes Are Believed To Have Healing Effects

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t appreciate a beautiful flower. I’ve loved them since I was little and I’m always interested in what flowers have to offer us.

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    Growing up in different countries, flowers are just a part of life for me. My mother used to slather my face with rosewater, tuck edible wildflowers in my lunch for a snack, and use rose ice cubes as part of her Sunday evening facial ritual.

    When I heard that flower ice cubes were becoming popular, I wasn’t surprised. I was surprised, however, by how this trend is changing beauty for the better. By allowing people like you and me to experiment with flowers and their benefits, both internally and externally, the flower ice cube trend is proof-positive that beauty in nature is a great way to achieve beautiful skin.

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    The Growing Trend

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      DIY beauty is a growing trend, especially as more people realize the amazing natural effects using organic materials. Now trendsetters are using flower ice cubes within their own skincare routines. The most common way that they’re being used is as a facial.

      Ice facials, also known as “face icing”, is a simple method that allows women to close their pores after a deep cleanse. The cold water shrinks pores and seals in moisture, resulting in a flawless complexion that glows.

      Flower Ice Cubes and Effects

      The use of flower ice cubes, whether you’re using them in your drink or on your face, has a lot to do with how fresh the flowers are. The fresher the flower, the more of that flower’s natural antioxidants you will receive.

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        Edible flowers do a lot for your body. Chamomile, for instance, can soothe inflammation and hibiscus can be used as an exfoliator. Lavender, orchid, and jasmine all have special properties, too, that can be enjoyed from the actual flower and not a store-bought cream. The most-used flowers in flower ice cubes are roses. That’s because rosewater can fight dryness and redness while improving the look and feel of mature skin.

        DIY Flower Ice Cubes

        Such a beautiful thing as flower ice cubes must be hard work, right? I don’t think so. I’ve been making flower ice cubes for years, and it’s a simple three-step process which I’ll share with you in a minute.

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        Big flower ice cubes, Nicole Scharer, Instagram

          The best thing about making these yourself is that you have the freedom to make any type of flower ice cube that you want. Use your favorite flowers or take inspiration from these photos. Mix and match smaller blossoms in your ice cubes or stick to a theme. It’s all up to you.

          Step-By-Step Instructions

          How do you make your own flower ice cubes? If you’re making them for drinks, you can follow this simple recipe I’ve been using for years. You can find it here.

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            If you’re using your flower ice cubes for your face you have additional options for your creation. I recommend adding a touch of rose water or aloe vera to the recipe for a truly amazing skin care ritual. This comes with additional steps, but don’t worry. It’s easy to make and to find ingredients.

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            Bell flower ice cubes, Mimi Thorisson via Manger.com

              Flowers are simply breathtaking. I think that finding a way to fit them into your everyday life or as a spa indulgence, will make your day so much better.

              Let us know if you’ve tried making flower ice cubes and share your experiences below! We’re always excited to hear of new and innovative ways to include flowers in our lives.

              Featured photo credit: Mimi Thorisson via Manger via mimithorisson.com

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              Last Updated on August 21, 2018

              30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

              30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

              Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.

              That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!

               1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.

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                Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.

                2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.

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                  If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.

                  3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.

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                    It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!

                    4. Corn chips for kindling!

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                      Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!

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                      5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.

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                        Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.

                        6. Use compact, microfibre towels!

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                          These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.

                          7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.

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                            You never know when you might need some.

                            8. Make lamps out of jars and solar disks.

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                              Get all the info you need here.

                              9. Sangria!

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                                We know what’s really important. How to here!

                                10. One water bottle will hold eight eggs.

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                                  By keeping all your eggs in a bottle you save time and hassle. Plus, no need to carry extra bowls or a whisk!

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                                  11. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil is a surprisingly good mosquito repellent.

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                                    Keep the bugs and the bug repellent smell at bay.

                                    12. DIY shower.

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                                      All you need is a watering can and a large jug. Here’s the full instructions.

                                      13. Keep sandpaper handy to light matches.

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                                        Glueing some sandpaper to the lid of a tupperware box where you can also store matches is a foolproof plan.

                                        14. Make s’moreos easily.

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                                          15. MarshJell-o shots.

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                                            Learn how to make these delicious things here!

                                            16. Or dip those marshmallows in Bailey’s. 
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                                              Toast the marshmallow first and then dip it in Bailey’s.

                                              17. Turn a bottle into a spoon.

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                                                It’s that easy!

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                                                18. Grits repel ants.

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                                                  Just sprinkle grits wherever you see ants.

                                                  19. Deodorant can be used to combat itchiness.

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                                                    20. Wrap your meat in cabbage to stop it from burning.

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                                                      That’s not an innuendo, it really will! The moistness in the cabbage creates the perfect barrier.

                                                      21. Foam noodles will stop any injuries.

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                                                        For any fellow clumsy people, you know how possible it is to smack your head and cause serious injury. Placing a foam noodle on the awning strut narrows down at least one accident waiting to happen.

                                                        22. Carry some essentials in a small tin with you at all times.

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                                                          You never know what you’ll need and when.

                                                          23. Take toothpaste dots instead of a whole tube.

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                                                            Let the drops dry out over 3 days, add a little baking soda and put them in a resealable bag.

                                                            24. Use a stick to secure your tent.

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                                                              By placing a stick in the main centre line you ensure the pressure is even throughout, which will stop the grommets being pulled out.

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                                                              25. Vacuum seal your food before you leave.

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                                                                26. Popcorn on the campfire.

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                                                                  Popcorn that you can place on the stove at home can also be popped over a campfire. You can also make your own using this tutorial.

                                                                  27. You can even make bacon and eggs over it.

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                                                                    That’s right! Full instructions here.

                                                                    28. Keep your toiletries handy.

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                                                                      Buy this magnificent contraption here.

                                                                      29. Compact, unbreakable cups!

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                                                                        Get them while you can!

                                                                        30. Tic-Tac boxes are great for storing ingredients.

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                                                                          With these 30 camping tips and tricks, you can work DIY magic into nearly every aspect of camping, and make your next camping trip a comfortable, easy blast. Good luck!

                                                                          Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

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