Make your own Natural Beauty Products

Make your own Natural Beauty Products

wetone123 wetone123
Artificial chemicals did not exist during ancient times. Women in ancient times didn't go to the local drug store. Instead, they shopped freely in the nature store, mixing berries and other ingredients to make their skin shine. Today, you can have the same experience at home by creating your own natural beauty products.

It is important for women to feel good about themselves. Much of our self-esteem is tied to the cosmetics we use. Beauty industry advertisements deepen our anxieties about how we look, and it works. We try every product we can find, rarely noticing the untested or known toxic chemicals in them. Relying heavily on manufactured cosmetics only supports these harmful advertisements while emptying our wallets from hard-earned cash and making cosmetic companies wealthier.

You can rethink this habit by enhancing your natural good looks the old-fashioned way. Whether it is to moisturize your skin or make your lips shine, you can make beauty products at home, save money on cosmetics, protect yourself from dangerous chemicals and promote a healthier world environment.

The following eight natural beauty recipes are made with ingredients likely already in your kitchen cabinet. You will save money and time while looking gracious and confident.

1. Butter Does a Body Good

Do you suffer from dry skin? Many women use body butters to achieve soft skin. With a few simple ingredients, you can make your own body butter and have moisturizing antioxidant butter with equal results.

Soften one cup of coconut oil, add two teaspoons of cocoa powder and one teaspoon of cornstarch. Separately dissolve plain gelatin in cold water. Combine both mixtures with an electric mixer on high until substance is creamy. Leave in the refrigerator for five minutes. The body butter can be stored in the refrigerator for two weeks.

2. Wrinkles Away

Wrinkles are one of the most visible signs of aging. However, with this skin revitalizing cleanser, you will be proud to tell your age.

Ingredients for a wrinkle-fighting, skin revitalization cleanser: one cup of soymilk, half cup rolled oats, one tablespoon of olive oil. Combine all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Mix ingredients until it becomes a creamy texture.

Use this beauty product nightly before moisturizing your skin for the best results. You can keep the cleanser for up to three weeks in the refrigerator inside an airtight container.

3. Acne Treatment

We all have seen the commercials for acne treatments promising clear results. Well, one of nature’s best-kept secrets is honey with its natural properties for fighting bacteria. You can make your own acne treatment to deal with those occasional breakouts.

Ingredients for homemade acne treatment:

· 1/4 cup honey

· 1/2 cup lukewarm water

· 2 tablespoons mild liquid soap

Pour into a container and use nightly as a facial cleanser. Rinse with warm water and see marked improvement within a few days. You can store the mixture in a dry area for up to two weeks.

4. Compact Bronzer

This is a do-it-yourself bronzer to give you sun-kissed skin at any time. You can bronze your skin on the go with an empty makeup case and a few items from the kitchen cabinets.

Mix cinnamon and powdered sugar in the makeup case. Your preferred shade determines how much powdered sugar to add. Typically, a paintbrush works best. Next, add an essential oil as a bonding mechanism and for a nice aroma.

5. Time to Pucker Up!

This is a basic recipe for lip-gloss made from natural ingredients.

Melt 1/4 cup of beeswax. After removing it from the heat, add 1/4 cup of castor oil, two tablespoons each of sesame oil and beet juice. Use more or less beet juice for coloring. This homemade lip-gloss can be stored in the refrigerator with your other beauty products.

6. One, Two, Beet and Sweet!

Take three steps towards luscious lips that are truly sweet.

Start with a beet – a red beet or pomegranate will do. Chop it up and heat for a few minutes. You could also microwave it for approximately 40 seconds. Mix two drops of olive oil and powdered sugar until desired consistency.

Apply with a lipstick brush. This luscious mixture also works well as blush. Now, you are empowered by knowing what is in your makeup.

7. Lip Balm for Dry, Chapped Lips

This lip balm will keep your lips plump and full of moisture. Enjoy guilty pleasure with this lip smacking chocolate and orange salve. All it takes is four organic dark chocolate chips, three tablespoons of organic cocoa butter, one teaspoon of organic orange extract and one teaspoon of vitamin E oil.

Use the microwave to melt the cocoa butter, stirring in chocolate chips until melted. Add orange extract and vitamin E oil to mixture.

8. Deodorant

Baking soda is a common household staple in use for decades. You don't need store bought deodorants.

Adding1/4cup baking soda to six tablespoons of coconut oil and 1/4 cup cornstarch continues the tradition with homemade deodorant. Combine all ingredients into a substance similar to store bought deodorants. Keep in a container or old deodorant dispensers. This homemade deodorant can last for three months or longer with daily use.
08/11/2011
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Interesting! I think I may have to try the deodorant. Thanks.
08/11/2011
guard083 guard083
I need to try this stuff to see how it works thanks
08/14/2011
Eden C. Eden C.
Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for new recipes. Unfortunately, many of the ones I find online involve stuff like paraffin and beeswax, which I don't keep around the house. I really like that you've chosen recipes with ingredients that most of us can easily find!
08/14/2011
Eden C. Eden C.
P.S. Here are some of mine:

Body Scrub
Do not use this as a facial scrub as it is too rough! Just mix salt or sugar with honey until the mixture becomes a paste. Unlike many commercial scrubs, this recipe actually will dissolve in bathwater, so you don't have to clean the tub after use! You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil or perfume!

Conditioning Treatment
I have thick, unruly, curly hair. It tends to get crunchy on the ends, so I mix any combination of the following (depending on what is available) into my hair, leave it on for half an hour, and then rinse:

Coconut Milk/Cream (from a can)
Honey
Almond Oil
Olive Oil
Mashed Avocado (Warning: Only use very, very ripe avocado, otherwise you will be combing tiny avocado chunks out of your hair)
Mayonnaise
Egg White
08/14/2011
Booktease Booktease
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Originally posted by wetone123
Artificial chemicals did not exist during ancient times. Women in ancient times didn't go to the local drug store. Instead, they shopped freely in the nature store, mixing berries and other ingredients to make their skin shine. Today, you can ...
Ooh! Thank you so much for this! I made my own face mask and wash out of honey, oatmeal and some other things once.
08/14/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Thanks for sharing your recipes Eden C! I will definitely try out the body scrub! Does anyone else have any natural beauty recipes?
08/15/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by wetone123
Thanks for sharing your recipes Eden C! I will definitely try out the body scrub! Does anyone else have any natural beauty recipes?
Emma did a workshop on massage candles and sugar scrubs.
08/16/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Oh man, I made this amazing body scrub.

All it needs is coconut oil, almond oil, and some sea salt. I added in a few drops of lavender oil for a nice fragrance.

You can also make an "edible" body scrub out of brown sugar, almond oil, and pumpkin pie spice.

I love making mine. They're suuuper cheap. I store them in little rubbermaid containers and they stay good for about a week or so. My skin had never been so soft!
08/16/2011
wetone123 wetone123
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Emma did a workshop on massage candles and sugar scrubs.
Yes, I attended that workshop and it was amazing! I love this sort of thing!
08/16/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Quote:
Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Oh man, I made this amazing body scrub.

All it needs is coconut oil, almond oil, and some sea salt. I added in a few drops of lavender oil for a nice fragrance.

You can also make an "edible" body scrub out of brown sugar, ...
MMmmm! Edible sounds great
08/16/2011
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