Guide: Making Your Own Beauty Products

By Aurora

Dec 20, 2018

We are in the Christmas season so most people will spend more cash than usual. So, Instead of asking your SD to buy your personal items, why not try creating your own? It’s the more natural option and it’s definitely the cheaper option as well.

Even if your allowance increases or you earn more money it is still smart to save. With natural ingredients, you can improve your health and look at the same time. This guide should help you to beautify yourself without overspending.

Face Exfoliators

As the weather gets colder our skin will dry out faster, which could lead to appearing ashy or having rough skin. To combat this you can exfoliate two to three times weekly. Some exfoliants that are in shops contain trace amounts of harmful ingredients that do not help to soften your skin. If you make your own, you can choose only essential ingredients. A simple way of making one is to mix two tablespoons of grainy sugar with one tablespoon of olive oil. Then apply it to your face and rub it gently for thirty seconds and rinse it off afterward. The sugar will gently remove rough dry skin and the olive oil will moisturize your skin.

Face Toner

To tighten facial pores and balance your skins’ pH level you need to use a green tea toner. Green tea has many qualities that are good for the skin. To enjoy its benefits place a green tea bag in a mug, heat 200 ml water until it is just about to boil then pour it in the mug. Leave it to brew for no more than five minutes then take the tea bag out. When the tea is cool, pour it into a spray bottle and put it in the fridge until you are ready to use it. If you have oily skin, you can vary the recipe by adding a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

Face and Lip balm

You can make a softening and skin-healing balm that will make your skin look better even when you wash it off. One way to do this is to put ten teaspoons of cocoa butter or coconut oil in a container and leave it in a warm place for about one hour or until it softens. Next, add four teaspoons of almond oil to the container then use a small whisk or fork to whip it until it appears white. Store the balm in small containers and leave them in a cool place until you are ready to use them. Cocoa butter, coconut oil, and almond oil improve the way skin feels and gives your face a healthy glow.

Hair Conditioner

For strong, hydrated and nourished hair you need to make a smoothie, but not to drink! Blend two tablespoons of honey (a natural humectant) with one tablespoon of ground fenugreek and one banana then apply it all over your hair. Cover it with a shower cap and leave it for twenty to thirty minutes then rinse it out thoroughly. If your hair is seriously damaged you can add one mashed avocado and two eggs to the recipe. These ingredients have proteins and vitamins that promote hair growth and make your hair healthy.

Of course, you can look beautiful without having to buy special cosmetics. You just need to find recipes that meet your needs. If you choose to start making your own cosmetics you may be able to sell them, which will make you more money.