5 Quick & Cheap Homemade Products for a Flawless Skin
According to a study made last year, US women usually use 16 skincare and cosmetic products daily and spend about $8 daily. That’s an average of $2920 per year. The survey was made on 3000 women aged between 16 and 75 and showed that people started taking a greater care of their faces.
Of course, we want to use best products for our skin and obtain that natural healthy glow. We spend a lot of time finding what suit us best and we lose time and money experimenting with products, finding what brings best results and make sure they are closer to natural.
But what if you would experiment with what you already have in your home?
Homemade products are the best way you make sure you’ll get all the benefits from fresh ingredients and also save good bucks.
Remember how that simple honey mask left your skin soft, fresh and closed your pores? That’s what we’re talking about. It’s so easy and fun.
If you start taking care of your skin with natural moisturizers, masks, tonics it won’t be long until it will start shining with health.
This product is one of the essential keys in having a perfect skin. It will help you remove dead cells and clear your skin.
- Filtered water
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 2 drops Lavender essential oil
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and apply them on your face. Wash it with lots of water and apply your favorite toner after.
Here are the best 2 recipes for toners I know from all homemade products. They both are antibacterial and help regulate your skin’s pH. They help exfoliate your skin and reduce acne or redness.
- Filtered water
- Raw apple cider vinegar
- Lavender essential oil
For dry skin, you should use 1/3 apple cider vinegar and 2/3 water and for an oily one inverse proportions.
The second recipe is as simple and effective as the apple cider vinegar one. All you need is:
- Filtered water
- 1 fresh squeezed lemon
Keep them bottled up to 2 weeks and use them twice a day. You can even try to blend them together for even more benefits.
This recipe will help your face have an infusion of vitamins and minerals and will leave it with a rejuvenated aspect. Organic Shea butter and Jojoba oil are the best natural oils for skin. Furthermore, a drop of vitamin E thrown in the mix will help you prevent wrinkles and combat free radicals.
- 2 tbsp organic Shea butter
- 1& 1/2 tbsp Jojoba oil
- 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
- 3 tbsp of aloe Leaf juice
Mix them together and store them in a jar and refrigerate it up to 3 months. For daily use.
Organic Lip Balm
There are a lot of products on the market promising to pump up your lips and give them shine. But before that, we need to make sure our lips are well hydrated and healthy as many of these items will quickly dry your lips.
In order to have beautiful natural lips you should stay hydrated (drink at least 2l water/day and use a GOOD lip balm). Therefore, the surest way is to make it yourself.
- 10 drops of your favorite essential oil
- 1 tbsp organic almond oil
- 2 tbsp organic coconut oil
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp organic, cosmetic-grade beeswax pastilles
- Lip balm tubes
How to Make It
- Melt all ingredients (except essential oils) in a double boiler on low heat.
- After they melted, take them from the stove and add essential oils.
- Finally, add the mixture in the lip balm tins and let them cool for 2-3 hrs.
There are a lot of hair products that will make your hair smell divine. But due to their unnatural composition, they will leave your hair dry and you’ll have to mend it with lots of oil masks. Here is a quick way of making your own hair homemade products.
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
- 2 tbsp alcohol or witch hazel
- 4-5 drops of your favorite essential oils
- Small spray bottle
Mix all ingredients in the spray bottle and shake it well. Appy on roots or oily parts of the hair. Let it dry and style it like you usually do after. Shake before each use.
There are a lot of great organic and natural homemade products, but the easiest way of saving money is to do them yourself. They are ready in no time and you’ll end up with your own 3 month supply of natural skincare items.
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