Make Your Own Natural Beauty Products

Make Your Own Natural Beauty Products

Ever dream of creating your own line of natural beauty products? Or maybe you just haven’t found the right line of products for you. It may be easier than you think to create your own because most of the ingredients that you’ll need can be found right in your own kitchen. Some are even ready to use with little to no preparation. Intrigued? Read on to find out more about making your own natural beauty treatments.

Lemons
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Let’s start with the easy stuff. Four readily available ingredients are baking soda, honey, lemons and coffee. You can use baking soda as a hair rinse to rid the hair of build-up from other styling products. It also leaves the hair super clean. Honey has two great uses, to condition dry or damaged hair and a facial mask. It works especially well for skin that is apt to breakout.

Lemons can be used to lighten or add highlights to already light-colored hair (just rinse in before going out in the sun). They also work wonders in softening rough, dry skin. While lemons work to make light hair more beautiful, coffee is the ingredient of choice for those with darker hair. Pour one cup of cooled, strong espresso onto dry hair, working it in as completely as possible. Leave on for about twenty minutes, then rinse and dry for shiny, glowing hair.

Another item found in the refrigerator that can be used to help manage your hair is mayo. Mayonnaise can be rubbed into the hair as a conditioner. Use just enough to coat the hair, leave for about an hour and wash out. Your hair will be amazingly soft and shiny. You can also rinse your hair with condensed milk in place of your normal conditioner. The protein in the condensed milk will leave your hair extra shiny too.

Unfortunately, certain things can affect the smell and tone of your tresses. (Think swimming pool chlorine.) To get rid of unpleasant odors in your hair, or that slightly greenish tinge that comes from well water or coloring, use tomatoes. You read that right! Whether sauce, paste, or juice, the acidity in tomatoes works wonders to balance ph levels in your hair, bringing back it’s natural smell and color.

Now that we’ve got your locks looking gorgeous, here are a few other items to help with other areas. Some of the easiest products to prepare at home are scrubs, masks and conditioners.

Mmmm...avocado
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Avocados make a wonderful natural beauty treatment. Simply scoop the avocado out of it’s peel, mash, and gently apply to your face or around fingernails to soften and nourish skin.

Make your own facial scrub by mixing together 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal and a teaspoon of sugar. To make a mask which works for any skin type, mash up half of the pulp from a peeled avocado along with 1 teaspoon of salt. When you apply the mask, let it stay on your face for about 20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. To make a really luxuriant conditioner, mix together 2 ounces of Aloe Vera gel, 2 ounces of olive oil, and 6 drops each of rosemary and sandalwood essential oils.

So there you have it. See how easy it can be to make your own beauty products at home? You’ll be so impressed with the results that you may just find yourself making fewer visits to the beauty supply counter in future. You can find a lot more recipes for natural beauty treatments here.

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