We’re getting more and more creative when it comes to DIY cosmetics and other homemade products. Personally, I am a big fan of natural beauty mixtures. Some of them prove game-changing and better than most readymade products from the beauty stores, plus they are extremely easy to make… You are doomed to succeed! I’ve got a few brilliant recipes to share, and a feeling you’re going to love them too!
Homemade beauty products – why are they worthwhile?
If prices of eco-friendly, natural cosmetics scare you away and paying big bucks for a skin toner is out of the question, you don’t need to worry because natural DIY products boast top quality. Many of them are on a par with pricey treatments, plus making them is simply fun! While preparing the mixture you control the process from the start to the final product, and you know the exact ingredients. Let’s get down to it, shall we?
DIY HOMEMADE HERB-BASED SKIN TONER
This is super easy! Obviously, you need herbs, and for best results, they need to be suited to your skin type. Chamomile, nettle and horsetail are the ones that work for any skin. You also need organic oil, lemon juice, vitamin E, and optionally essential oil. Here’s instruction:
- Steep the herbs, drain, cool the infusion.
- Pour it into a bottle.
- Add a spoon of oil, a few drops of lemon juice and vitamin E.
- For a nice aroma and extra skin benefits, enrich your toner with a few drops of essential oil, e.g. tea tree or lavender oil.
You can store it in the fridge for 2 weeks.
DIY HOMEMADE SHOWER GEL
Are you up for a shower gel that has no detergents, SLS, parabens and other nasties? Making one takes a few minutes!
- Prepare half liter of hot water.
- Grate 50 grams of natural vegetable bar soap on a grater.
- Mix the soap with water. Put the blend aside; it should turn to gel after cooling. If it’s too thick, add some more hot water and mix well until you get the texture you like.
- Add a few drops of essential oil if you like. I love green tea and verbena essential oils.
DIY HOMEMADE BODY LOTION
This natural balm appeals to all lovers of minimalism and travel-sized cosmetics because it is in the form of a bar. Plus, it is a great conditioning product. What do you need? Shea butter, beeswax, olive oil or other natural oil.
The proportions are more or less the same.
- Boil water in a pot, put beeswax in a bowl and melt it over the steam.
- Add shea butter and wait until it melts too.
- Take the pot off the heat, add olive oil or other oil you like, and enrich the blend with essential oil of your favorite fragrance. Your body lotion is ready to go! Pour it into a jar before it hardens. I use silicone baking molds and have a body lotion that looks like a cupcake! Remember to apply sunblock in the summer because shea butter has a low SPF. Have fun making your own mixtures!