There are about a million beauty products on the market and it can be hard to know which ones will work for you. If you’ve tried countless store bought products without satisfaction, maybe it’s time for you to try something a little different.
Did you know you can make your very own beauty products from simple, natural ingredients? Your local grocery store is filled with healthy alternatives you can use to make your own masks, conditioners and exfoliators. These simple recipes can measure up to even the priciest beauty products on the market.
Next time you’re searching for a beauty breakthrough, try one of these natural solutions.
A honey mask might just be the simplest thing you can do for you face. Honey is great for your skin. Research shows that honey is naturally antibacterial, which means it’s great for treating acne. It’s also full of antioxidants which can help renew your skin and prevent wrinkles as you age.honey
To begin, take a shower to open up your pores. If you’re not in the mood to shower you can also simply hold your face over a bowl of steaming water. Next, simply slather warm honey all over your face. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and feel free to taste it!
Remove the honey mask with warm water. Once you’re sure you’ve gotten it all off, switch to cold water to close your pores back up. We promise your skin will feel amazing.
Coconut Avocado Hair Conditioner
You take great care of your hair but the stresses of everyday life, not to mention regular washing, can really take their toll. That’s why you use conditioner to restore and maintain your hair. Store-bought conditioners are full of chemicals, so why not try something totally natural?
This simple conditioner is made from only avocados and coconut oil, which means it’s super simple to make. Avocados are packed with nutrients and can infuse your hair with essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. Not only will this strengthen your hair against breakage, it will also restore damaged strands.
Everyone should have coconut oil in their home. It works great for cooking and as a natural moisturizer. The consumption of coconut oil is also rumored to prevent hair loss in men, but that’s not what we’ll be using it for. The coconut oil helps all that good stuff from the avocados to penetrate deep into your hair follicles and it will add a gorgeous sheen to otherwise dull hair.
Simply puree one medium avocado (sans skin and core) and 2-4 teaspoons of organic virgin coconut oil in your home blender. If you don’t have a blender, feel free to mash them up in a bowl with a spoon. Work a generous amount into dry hair and let it sit for anywhere from 10-25 minutes. Then jump in the shower and wash it out! Congrats, your hair just got healthier!
Lavender and Oatmeal Face ScrubSometimes the only way to beat clogged pores is with a little bit of scrubbing. The lavender and oatmeal face scrub is great for shedding dead skin cells and removing stubborn blackheads. Start by briefly blending ½ cup of oatmeal to break it up. Blend only until no whole oats remain.
Transfer your blended oats into a mixing bowl and add 2 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg. Next, you’re going to add 15 drops of lavender essential oil. This oil will not only give your scrub a pleasant scent, it will also disinfect your skin. If you have particularly oily skin, add ten dashes of tea tree oil to prevent your skin from becoming too oily.
Stirl all of the ingredients thoroughly and use the scrub as you would any facial scrub or skin cleanser. You’ll find it works just as well as store-bought exfoliators. Best of all, you can store this one for future use. Just put any leftovers in a tupperware container in the fridge.