We know how much you all love DIY posts, so we’ve got another one for you! This one is centered around cosmetics and skin care that you can make at home. After diamonds, cosmetics and skin care products are definitely a girl’s best friend. By using some simple tips for creating great homemade beauty products, you can have consistent, glowing skin.
More often than not, commercial beauty products do more harm than good. Far from the image projected, commercial brand skin care lines use synthetic and unnatural materials to create their products—products we use on a regular basis.
Commercially produced cosmetics invariably incorporate elements like petroleum byproducts. These kinds of ingredients are harsh and can quickly clog skin pores, preventing healthy skin from breathing and staying fresh. Natural cosmetics are the healthiest option for your beautiful body. Tend to your body like the temple it is and treat it with care through homemade beauty products.
Here are some lovely handcrafted alternatives to regular everyday beauty products.
Natural Body Scrub
Handmade cosmetics are incredibly inexpensive, but most of their major ingredients required are found right in your pantry. All you need is a base or scrubbing agent—sugar, ground coffee, salt, or Epsom salts are great examples. Add a carrier oil like almond, canola, or avocado, and a dash of color found in herbs like lavender and rosemary. Spices like nutmeg or cinnamon also make excellent additions. The herbs and spices can give a great aromatherapy effect while you scrub away dead skin.
Honey, milk, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, and turmeric are basic ingredients needed to make a quick and effective face mask. The simplest combination is the honey and cinnamon face mask. All you need to do is mix the two components together, apply onto your face, and let rest for about 15 minutes.
A combination of olive oil, honey, and cider vinegar makes a delightful face cleanser. Simply apply the mixture onto your face and rinse with warm water after 15 minutes. Or, try a blended yogurt and cucumber facial cleanser. Apply the mixture over your face and rinse in five minutes for glowing skin.
Create your own lip balm by melting beeswax and coconut oil together. Add a few drops of Vitamin E oil and your choice of essential oil and leave it to cool. Voila! You’ve made your own personalized nourishing lip gloss to keep your kisser soft. Store it in a sample jar or other small airtight container.
Soak Chamomile tea bags in hot water for 10 minutes and mix about 4 tablespoons of grated soap flakes and 1½ tablespoons glycerin to it. Let it rest for a few hours, and then pour it into a bottle for use. You can add an essential oil of your choice to the shampoo for a relaxing feeling.