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Added April 10, 2014

Homemade Beauty Products: How To Make Your Own

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Are you curious about all the beauty products out there claiming to be natural or organic, and wondering what you might be able to create at home? Or have you seen ideas online or in magazines for homemade beauty products and you’re intrigued to start mixing things up? Making your own beauty treatments in the kitchen may sound fun and adventurous, but there are a few things you need to know before you get out the mixing bowl.


Get Permission

Be sure to ask your parents for permission before you go about making any sort of concoction. Although there are recipes at the bottom of this article, get mom and/or dad’s approval and ask them for help. They may want to join you!


Be Aware of Allergies

Just because an ingredient grows out of the ground or is found in nature doesn't automatically mean it is safe to use on your body. It's important to know that many common kitchen ingredients can cause allergies, irritation and skin sensitivities. Do some research and test new items on your hands or wrists before you toss in a pinch of this and a cup of that — you may be allergic to something you had no idea you were!


Store Properly

Once you've whipped up a batch, it is critical that you store your homemade product in a sterilized container with a tight-fitting (preferably airtight) lid. Most store-bought products are made with ingredients called preservatives that help to keep bacteria and other nasty things from growing in them. Most likely you don’t have access to use them in your homemade products, so they won’t be safe for a long period of time.


Start Small

When it comes to natural, homemade beauty products, only make small batches at a time and discard if the smell or color changes.


Now that you know what to do to get started, we've compiled a few recipes you can try:

  • Makeup remover: Use a small amount of plain olive oil on a cloth or cotton ball.

  • Facial mask: For normal skin, use a tablespoon of sour cream, or plain yogurt. For dry skin, mash up half an avocado or a banana. For oily skin, mash up some strawberries, blueberries or egg whites. Then, spread the mixture on your clean skin. Keep it on for 15 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water. Follow up immediately by applying your favorite cream or moisturizer.

  • Face moisturizer: Use a small amount of good-quality coconut oil and add one drop of jasmine oil. Mix it up and apply a small amount over your whole face.

  • Face exfoliator: Mix a tablespoon of cornmeal with a tablespoon of olive oil and one drop of lavender. Apply a small amount on your face and use a circular motion to exfoliate. Then wash away clean with warm water and dry with a clean cloth.

  • Hair treatment: To treat dry, damaged hair, use pure honey as a hair conditioning pack. Massage a tablespoon or two into your damp hair and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. It might feel sticky at first, but don't worry. Just rinse warm water and dry as you normally do.

  • Egg hair conditioner: Beat one egg yolk until its color is light, but its consistency is thick. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil slowly into the egg and beat well. Pour 3/4 cup of lukewarm water into the mixture, and then beat the mixture together well. Place the conditioner into a container. The next time you wash your hair, shampoo, rinse, then rub the conditioner into your hair and leave it in for a few minutes before rinsing completely with warm water.

  • Body scrubs: Mix together 1/2 cup of kosher salt with 1/4 cup light oil or liquid cleanser. When in the bathtub or shower, massage into your skin before bathing. You can also add a drop of lavender and/or a drop of rose oil to add some scent. Finish by washing away with warm water.

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Posted August 12, 2014
I like to use lotions thats contain Vitamins such as Vitam A,C and E to help my skin become glowy and have a healthy look :) . Also I like doing olive oil and oatmeal facial masks, makes my face really soft and prevents and help wrinkles. Its always best to start using anti aging products young ?
Posted August 03, 2014
its a great way to experiment and try things out for cheap but always be aware for alleriges as this is what happened to me
Posted May 30, 2014
I''ll definitely try this, thanks B.G
Posted May 10, 2014
how do i know that my hair is dry?
Posted May 10, 2014
my mom tried this facial mask and it really made her skin look good.THANKS.
Posted June 07, 2014
Girls DONT go overboard on this! I have a friend who makes her own eyeliner, and it's NOT good quality! It's 1/2 on her eyelashes. :0
Posted January 03, 2014
iv'e heard that aloe vera makes your hair grow faster. is taht true?
Posted November 10, 2013
My mom doesn't really believe in make-up remover, so this really helped!
Posted July 15, 2013
i have got to try this
Posted December 06, 2013
ANother At home pimple zapper is, 1 part baking soda, a little bit of olive oil & water. mix until pasty.. you want a paste to be able to make a slight mask, if not pastey add more baking soda. the baking soda will dry out your pimples in 1-3 days!! APPLY MOISTURIZER RIGHT AFTER! Thankx! (:
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