If we’re talking “beauty”, we also need to think “health”. As the cosmetic industry grows bigger and bigger, people have started coming up with different, less expensive, alternatives to help them take better care of themselves. Most of the products available in pricey shops contain chemicals that might prove aggressive for your face or body; this is why more people turn nowadays to DIY recipes.
Homemade beauty products can be as efficient (if not more so) as any other cosmetic brand available on the market; the trick is knowing how to make them. This is why we’ve gathered a couple of simple and interesting ideas that might prove to be exactly what you were looking for:
- Hair Treatment. Mix some baking soda in your shampoo bottle. Do this two times a week in order to get more volume and less oily hair. You’ll need to put some conditioner afterwards, but it’s worth it.
- Conditioner. This requires an egg yolk, a teaspoon of lemon zest and two of honey. Mix the ingredients together until you get a paste. Add on humid hair, leave it in for aprox 15min, then rinse carefully.
- Coffee and Honey Scrub. Put two teaspoons of coffee and add boiling water in a cup. Leave for 5min then throw the excess water away; add one tablespoon of honey, mix and place it on the parts of your body that you want to use it for.
- Body Oil. Olive oil is probably one of the best ingredients to add to any homemade recipe. It hydrates your skin better than anything else so try adding some to a scented oil of your choosing in order to get the perfect body massage product available. You’ll be able to see the difference in just a matter of days.
- Face Cleansing Mask. A great way to clean your skin is by mixing two teaspoons of clay powder with an egg white and some lemon zest until it has a creamy consistency. Put it on your face, avoiding areas like your eyes and lips. Leave on for around 10min then rinse with water.
- Brown Sugar Hand Scrub. Fill a cup a quarter coarse brown sugar and a quarter baby oil; mix them together until you get a paste. Rub it on your hands, then rinse with vinegar, as its acidity eliminates dead skin, and clean with water.
- Nail Oil. Put, in a bottle, two teaspoons of olive oil, add two teaspoons sea salt and one wheat germ oil; shake well and rub amount on your nails. Leave on for 5min then rinse clean.
With everything so close at hand, why wouldn’t you be willing to give these homemade tricks a chance?