Homemade Beauty Products

beauty ~ only skin deep?

Here are some recipes for “kitchen cupboard” homemade beauty products which are very effective. They are taken from thedailygreen.com where you can read more on Natural Beauty products.

Mayonnaise-Baby Oil Dry Skin Treatment

Makes 1 application

2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
1 teaspoon oil (almond, olive etc)

Combine both ingredients.
Smooth onto face, neck, rough elbows and knees or anywhere else you feel might benefit from it.
Leave for 20 minutes.
Rinse off thoroughly with tepid water.

 

Honey-Avocado Invigorating and Revitalizing Hair Treatment

Makes 1 application

1 medium avocado — peeled and stoned
2 tablespoons honey

Mash together the ingredients in a small bowl.
Massage into hair.
Leave for 20-30 minutes.
Wash hair as usual.

Tightening/Toning Lemon Egg White Mask

Makes 1 application

Juice from 1/2 a lemon (strained)
1 egg white

Beat together the egg white and lemon juice for 3 minutes.
Apply directly to your face, avoiding the eyes.
Leave on for 30 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water.

Vegetable Oil Nail Strengthener

Makes 20-30 applications

2 tsp castor oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp wheat germ oil

Pour all ingredients into a sealable bottle.
Before each use shake well.
Rub a small amount of the mixture onto your nails.
Leave on for 3-5 minutes.
Wipe off with a cotton pad.

 

Honey-Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

Makes 100 applications

2 tbls. olive oil
1/2 tsp. honey
3/4 tsp. beeswax — grated
1/2 tsp. pure cocoa butter
Flavored oil of your choice (like peppermint or vanilla)
1 vitamin E capsule

In a small saucepan, heat oil, honey, wax and butter over a low heat until just melted.
Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
Stir in flavoring and contents of vitamin E capsule.
Pour into containers of your choice

The Ultimate Sea Salt Body Scrub

Makes multiple applications

1 cup course sea salt
1/2 cup almond oil

Stir the ingredients together in a bowl and put into a screw top jar.
Leave for 24 hours.
Stir the mixture and apply to any areas of the body you wish to exfoliate.
Massage into the skin for a few minutes then shower off.
Pat your skin dry.

 

Revitalizing Face Mask with Egg White, Cucumber and Avocado

Makes 1 application

1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped avocado
1 egg white
2 tsp. powdered milk

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender until they form a smooth paste.
  • Apply the mask to your face and neck using circular upward movements.
  • Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, or until dry.
  • Rinse your face and neck with warm water and finish with a cold water rinse.
  • This mask will keep up to 30 minutes in the refrigerator if you need to prepare it slightly in advance.

 

Brown Sugar Hand Softener

Makes 1 treatment

1/4 cup course brown sugar
Almond oil to make into a paste

Mix together.
Using a hand washing motion apply the mixture to the hands.
Continue the washing motion for a minute then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

 

Peach and Egg White Firming Spa Mask

Makes 1 application

1 ripe peach — peeled and stoned
1 egg white

Whip peach and egg white together in a blender till smooth.
Gently pat mixture over face.
Leave on for 30 minutes.
Rinse off with cool water.

End-of-Day Foot Spa

Good for one home pedicure.

1/2 cup Epsom salts
Essential oils of your choice

Fill either a foot bath or your bath tub to ankle height with warm water.
Dissolve 1/2 cup Epsom salts in the warm water and add the essential oil of your choice (lavender, rosewood, patchouli and sandalwood are relaxing oils, while lemongrass and eucalyptus are uplifting)
Soak for 10-15 minutes. Pat dry and moisturize.

Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/diy-natural-beauty-products-recipes-461108#ixzz2GwSV3h4I

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