For health-conscious consumers, those who are looking to save some of their hard-earned money in this tough economy, or those who simply want to enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing something themselves-making your own homemade beauty recipes is a fun undertaking.
In addition, for those concerned about living green, animal rights, and living a healthier lifestyle, making your own homemade beauty recipes is a great way of lessening your reliance on products that frequently contain potentially toxic ingredients.
The following homemade beauty recipes are all free of animal ingredients (making them vegan), allowing you to try them without any guilt. It’s also important to remember that these recipes have no preservatives, so they should be made in limited quantities. Moreover, it is important to try them on a small area to test for allergic reactions.
Cucumber Eye Treatment
Cucumbers are great for the skin, and they can easily be used to alleviate dark circles and swelling around the eyes. Simply slice and cucumber and put the slices over your eyes, keeping them there for twenty minutes.
No list of DIY beauty tips would be complete without an avocado mask. It’s incredibly easy to do: just blend together the flesh of an avocado in either a food processor or a blender and then massage it into your face. Take it off with a tissue after 15 minutes with warm water.
If you have oily skin, this homemade beauty recipe is for you. Mix ½ cup lemon juice, 1 cup water, and 2/3rd cup witch hazel. Apply with a cotton ball. It can be stored in a jar and should be shaken before it is used.
Parsley works great as a skin toner, and it can be purchased very cheaply at the grocery store or grown yourself. Simply chop ½ cp of parsley and cover it with 1 cup boiling water. After it cools completely, strain and store it in a jar. Apply using a cotton ball. This works well for normal or dry skin.
If you wear makeup, it can easily be removed without needing to buy a commercial makeup remover or relying on soap products. You can simply use coconut oil or any other gentle oil by applying it to the skin and then using a tissue to take it off.
Garlic Acne Killer
If you aren’t afraid of the smell of garlic (this homemade beauty tip can be a bit stinky), it can be a great way of cleaning out your pores. Peel and mash a garlic clove into a paste and then apply it to a pimple. Leave it on for fifteen minutes and wash it off with a warm cloth.
Conditioners can be pretty expensive when purchased at the store, but it is possible to make your own for next to nothing easily. Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 4 cups of water in a container with a cap. Shake it before use and apply it after shampooing.
Easy Homemade Toothpaste
It used to be common to use baking soda as toothpaste, but nowadays, most of us just use the toothpaste that we purchase at the store. However, you can still make your own. You can mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 drop of tea tree oil to make a good-tasting toothpaste that cleans your teeth at a fraction of the cost of store-bought toothpaste.
In a container or a Ziploc bag, combine ½ cup cornstarch with 2-4 drops of essential oil (you can pick your favorite scent) and shake well. Dust your armpits with a duster, cloth, or even your hands. It works as well as a commercial deodorant.
It is easy to make your own perfume at home. Not only is it cheaper, but it also has less of a chemical smell than what you purchase at the store. In a bottle, mix 1 tablespoon of almond oil (available at health food stores) with 1 teaspoon of essential oil (you can pick whatever fragrance you like). Shake well before using.
So Easy to Make
Hopefully, these homemade beauty tips get you excited about making your own homemade beauty products. It’s incredibly easy and fun to do. There are a number of websites, books, and other sources for more information, so start with this list and move on from here.
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