Natural Beauty Products You Can Make At Home
In this day and age, there are countless beauty products available. From shampoo and conditioner to face wash and wrinkle cream, the products and brands are endless. Unfortunately, beauty products can get quite expensive. Additionally, it is hard to know exactly what is in the products you buy. Luckily there are some recipes for natural beauty products that can be created right in your own home. You should definitely give them a try today.
You can easily create natural shampoo at home. All you need is 1/4 cup liquid castile soap (a natural, plant-based soap that can be found at natural health stores), 1/4 cup distilled water, and 1/2 teaspoon jojoba or grape seed oil. You can also add 10 drops of essential oil if you please. Combine all ingredients in a tightly-capped bottle and shake well. Apply as you would any other shampoo. The mixture may seem thin, but it will lather well and yield great results.
Although there are many natural hair conditioners out there, this recipe seems to work great for many hair types. Just combine 2 ounces aloe gel, 2 ounces apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon olive oil. You can also add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oils. Mix well and apply to clean, damp hair. The aloe and oil moisturize while the apple cider vinegar acts as a natural detangler.
3. Body Wash
Body wash is another popular beauty product, and you can make your own using simple, natural ingredients. Just combine 1 cup liquid castile soap, 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum ( a natural thickener), and 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oils. Mix thoroughly, store in a capped bottle, and use within a week. Your skin will be very soft and smooth after a few days’ use.
4. Face Wash
A great, natural face wash recipe for normal to dry skin contains 1 teaspoon almond oil, 2 tablespoons whole milk, and 1 teaspoon honey. Just mix the ingredients until a paste forms and apply to your skin. Rinse well and pat dry. If your skin type is oily, you can mix 1 tablespoon apple juice (a natural exfoliant), 2 tablespoons skim milk, and 1 teaspoon honey. Again, mix thoroughly and apply to facial skin. Rinse well and gently pat dry. Because these recipes use perishable ingredients, you will want to make them fresh each and every time you use them.