You might think your daily beauty routine has little impact on your carbon footprint but in an age where everyone seems to be going 'green' eco-friendly pampering is the way forward.

Many beauty products contain chemicals that can damage the environment and even the most pure and organic versions are still made in factories which use energy and are transported in petrol guzzling lorries.

The best way to make sure you're doing your bit to save the world is to experiment with some home-made beauty therapy. Here are some quick tips to set you on your way towards turning your bathroom into an eco-friendly spa haven of green beauty

Give your hair a boost with a DIY deep conditioning treatment. Beat an egg yolk until it’s frothy, then add a couple of teaspoons of baby oil and a cup of warm water. Pour over hair and massage into the hair and scalp. Leave on the hair for 10 minutes then rinse well with warm water

Grape juice makes an excellent cleanser for any skin type. Simply split one or two large grapes, remove pips and rub the flesh over face and neck. Rinse off with cool water

Take 2-3 teaspoons of raw oats (not the pre-cooked type) and crush into smaller bits, either by hand or in a grinder. Mix the dry oats with pure honey and 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar until it forms a smooth mixture. Then add 1 drop of basil oil to the mixture – or tea tree oil if you are prone to problem skin. Gently smooth onto the face and massage into the skin. Lie back and relax for 15 minutes, then rinse gently with lukewarm water and pat your face dry gently with a towel

While your face mask is working, place slices of cucumber over the eyes – they are great for reducing puffiness underneath the eyes

Mix up a toner with 100ml rosewater, 1 drop of camomile oil and 1 drop of geranium oil then gently wipe over your face.

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Caz Moss- Female First
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