Parabens, DEA, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and petroleum – you often come across these on the labels of the products you use the most. These harsh chemicals will eventually damage your skin. Try out these five cosmetic products you can make at home. These are cost effective, easy to make, and the most interesting part is, you do not have to refrigerate them.
1. Orange Face Mask
Mix a cup of powdered steel cut oats (or easy oatmeal) with powdered and dried orange peel, and red sandalwood powder. Store it in an airtight container. Take a bowl and mix this powder with two teaspoons of Greek yogurt, two teaspoons of honey, and one teaspoon of almond milk. Mix well till it reaches a thick consistency. Apply the paste all over your face and keep it on for some time. Once it dries, rinse with cold water and pat dry. Apply some olive oil for moisturizing. For skin tightening, you can use egg white instead of almond milk.
2. Body Scrub
Mix brown sugar (1 ½ cups), extra virgin olive oil (½ cup), Canadian honey (1/8 cup), and coffee powder or cinnamon powder (optional, ¼ teaspoon). Store it in an airtight container and use as required.
The no poo shampoo made by mixing sodium bicarbonate and water is great for rough hair. People who have soft, silky hair may try out this option: mix one-fourth cup of coconut oil (preferably freshly extracted), one-fourth cup of liquid castile soap (pure glycerin soaps are also a good alternative), 20 drops of essential oils like peppermint, rosemary, lavender, etc. Pour this mixture into your old shampoo pump and shake it well before use. Rinse your hair with a 50:50 mixture of apple cedar vinegar and water to add lustrous shine to your hair.
Dry hair? Don’t worry. Just add one-fourth teaspoon of olive/almond oil to this, and you are done. It moisturizes and hydrates your hair.
4. Lip Balm
Are you worried what harmful effects your cosmetic balm might have on your system? Well, here’s a solution. Take a bowl and mix half a cup of grated beeswax pastilles, two tablespoons of rose water, three tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil, and one tablespoon of almond oil. Place the bowl on low heat till everything melts and blends well. Store the mixture in small airtight containers.
5. Aloe Vera Body Lotion
Try these awesome homemade cosmetic products and let us know how they worked for you.