Nature is the newest trend in skin and hair care. For years, we’ve been putting toxic chemicals into our bodies that build up and make us feel tired and sick, regardless of whether we eat them or if they seep though our pores. And people are finally catching on that natural is better.
Most stores now have a line of “natural” beauty products. Unfortunately, they often come with a big price tag attached too. Often times many of these products are not actually “natural” so it does pay to do your homework to ensure you are getting what you pay for.
Fortunately actually making beauty products yourself isn’t too difficult. So if you want beauty products that you know are natural and are also inexpensive, just make them yourself. Here are some quick and easy recipes you can make at yourself.
Eating good food helps give you the right nutrients you need to look good. You can get more of these vitamins and minerals by putting the good stuff right on the skin.
Combining a mashed carrot, mashed avocado, and a beaten egg with a few tablespoons of honey creates a great face mask that provides vitamins, and improves the tone and texture of your skin. Just stir well, apply, let sit for about 15 minutes, and then wash off with cool water.
After you’re washed and nourished your skin, you can use grated cucumber or diluted lemon juice as a toner to help tighten your skin and close up your pores to close your pores and keep your skin looking great.
12 honey face masks from Alluring Soul
10 amazing 2 ingredient face masks from The Indian Spot
Shampoo and Conditioner
Many people pay a lot of money for a conditioner that actually makes your hair look and feel good. Here’s a great natural recipe to save you money and help your hair.
Just mix an egg yolk with a tablespoon of castor oil and apply to hair. Let sit for about ten minutes and rinse out. You can use this every so often as a conditioning treatment for healthy shiny hair. If you like being experimental, you can try mixing other kitchen items, herbs, and natural items with eggs for healthy, shiny hair.
Homemade Rosemary Mint Shampoo from Wondermom Wannabe
6 Hair Masks for different hair types from Hairfinity
Hand and Foot Cream
A quick face mask will help make you look great in not a lot of time, but hands and feet require extra care.
Use ½ cup of olive oil mixed with natural sea salt and massage into your hands and feet. Leave a few minutes to soak and then rinse off with warm water.
DIY Body Butter from Feeling Fit
Lavender Rosemary Sugar Scrub from That Recipe (that’s me!)
For a simple lip soothing treat, melt together 2 tablespoons each of beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil and add a few drops of essential oil if desired. You can put it in lip balm tubes like these or a small container and just dab it on with your fingertip.
DIY Donut Lip Balm from Kim Spired DIY
18 Ways to Make DIY Lip Balm from Poise and Purpose
If you need want to soothe aching muscles and dry skin, combine 1/4 cup powdered milk and a few tablespoons of Epsom salts to a hot bath. Add some ground oatmeal or baking soda for itchy dry skin. You can get more add-in ideas in this post.
Bath Bombs and Shower Fizzies from Ruffles and Rainboots
Natural Homemade Bubble Bath from Wondermom Wannabe
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When it comes to natural beauty products, these recipes are just the start. You can find hundreds of different combinations in natural beauty books, magazines, and on the internet. Or you can go to your kitchen cabinet and make your own special creations.