As great as some of the beauty products on the market are they aren’t always eco-friendly or affordable. I like to think if it can’t be found in nature then we don’t necessarily need it. What did people do before when chemicals weren’t readily available and alchemists were few and far between? They sure didn’t run to Boscov’s to pick up a jar of face cream!
To help myself stay more environmentally conscious I like to make my own natural skin care products. This way I control the ingredients and there’s less chance my sensitive skin will have a bad reaction.
The following skin care ‘recipes‘ are inexpensive and natural, perfect for those on a budget.
Eating the right foods helps give you the right nutrients you need for healthy skin. You can get even more of these vitamins and minerals by putting the good stuff right on your skin.
Use this recipe to make a natural face mask.
- 1 carrot, pureed
- 1 avocado, pureed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup organic honey
Mix all ingredients together and apply generously to your face. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse with cool water.
Make an all-natural toner with 2 grated cucumbers and 1/2 cup of lemon juice.
For a natural and affordable alternative to store-bought conditioners use this recipe. Your hair will be soft and shiny and this conditioner can be used regularly.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon castor oil
- 2 – 5 drops essential oil
Mix ingredients together and work through hair. Let it sit for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water. Experiment with fresh herbs, flowers, and oils as you like.
Hand and Foot Cream
A quick face mask will help make you look great in not a lot of time, but hands and feet require extra care. Use this recipe to make a hand and foot cream that will make your skin thank you.
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 5 tablespoons natural sea salt
- 5 – 10 drops essential oil
Mix ingredients and massage onto hands and feet. Let sit on the skin for a few minutes then rinse with warm water.
When it comes to natural beauty products, these recipes are just the start. You can find hundreds of different combinations in natural beauty books, magazines, and on the internet. Or you can go to your kitchen cabinet and make your own special creations.