Making the decision to make your own natural beauty essentials at home could be the first step to being kinder to the environment, as well as your pocket book, but most importantly yourself!
Make Your Own Chemical Free Beauty Essentials…
By making your own beauty essentials, you have absolute control over which ingredients are used and how fresh they are. The idea that cosmetics can be individually made to suit specific needs and skin types means you will never be without a preparation that meets your needs perfectly.
Try Different Ingredients….
As you gain more confidence you will find yourself experimenting with different ingredients and making your own beauty essentials.
Now’s the time to take matters into your own hands and begin the process necessary to a healthy life full of the latest creations you yourself can make at home.
Beauty Is The Whole Body Deal
Remember beauty lies within, both literally and metaphorically. You need to look after your system by eating well and sleeping and exercising enough and the rest just follows. Beauty essentials you make yourself can be fun and rewarding.
Store Your Pampering Beauty Creations Carefully…
The way in which you store your products is important as well. Incorrect handling can ruin the effectiveness, and even cause damage to your skin. Storing the products in dark glass or plastic bottles and jars is the best option as these seal up well.
Before You begin – Be Organized And make Sure You Have Everything Ready To Go…
Listed below are some natural beauty essentials you can start by making today! I purchase many of my ingredients on Amazon, especially my organic essential oils. They are simply divine to smell 🙂
Strawberry Moisture Bar
- 2 tbsp. Cocoa butter
- 1 tsp. Thick honey
- 3 strawberries
How To Make The Strawberry Moisture Bar
Heat the beeswax and cocoa butter together in a bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Add the honey and mix vigorously. You will need a mold or a small bowl for setting the bar.
Line this with parchment paper and put the strawberries in the bottom of the mold, then pour the beeswax and cocoa butter over the strawberries. These quantities make a fairly small bar.
Keep The Beeswax Quite Hot…
The key to this recipe is keeping the beeswax fairly hot so that it does not solidify. Once the bar is made refrigerate overnight till it hardens up. Then remove from the mold. There, your first beauty essential.
The strawberries add fragrance and color. They need not to be applied to the skin. Rub the bar between your hands to warm it for use. Then rub it into the skin. It can be used as a moisturizer or as a massage bar. Take note….. Do not let this bar get too warm or it may disintegrate.
Sunscreen ( enough for one application)
- ½ tbsp. avocado oil
- 11/2 tbsp. grated beeswax
- 11/2 tbsp. shea butter
- ½ tbsp. sesame oil
- ½ tbsp. Coconut oil
- 11/2 tbsp. Aloe vera oil
- ½ tbsp. Canola oil
- ¼ tsp. Of borax powder
- 11/2 tbsp. Lavender hydrosol
- ½ of a vitamin E gel capsule
- 2-3 drops of grapeseed extract
All ingredients may be doubled or tripled to make more
How To Make The Sunscreen
Mix all ingredients except vitamin E, lavender, and borax. Heat to warm but not boiling.
In separate pan mix the remaining ingredients and heat until warm and powder is dissolved.
Once warm whisk the two batches together until mixture becomes creamy. For safe storage of this product keep it refrigerated until ready to use.
Simple Honey Cream or Lotion
- 1 tbsp. Beeswax
- I tbsp. Acacia honey
- 1 tbsp. Lanolin oil
- 1 tbsp. Cocoa butter
How To Make This Lotion
First heat up the beeswax, by using a method known as the chocolate method. First take a pot of water and lightly simmer it, then place a small bowl over the pot and warm up the beeswax. This method is a much more delicate way to warm the wax up.
Slowly Add Honey…
Next take a one more small bowl and add in the honey. Slowly add the beeswax to the honey mixture and beat together vigorously. You need to be quick at this point as this stage ensures complete dispersion before the wax solidifies. Then add the last two ingredients. The best way to mix this mixture is in the blender.
Milk and Rosemary Moisturizer
- 4 tbsp. Of whole milk or cream
- 2-3 drops of rosemary essential oil
- 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary ( optional)
How To Do
This is a moisturizing mix for a relaxing bath. Add the milk and essential oil to the bath. The milk helps the oil dispense, so give the water a good swish. You may as you wish also take the fresh rosemary and wrap it in cheesecloth and place it under the faucet ( you may tie it at this point).
The infusion from the herbs in your bath, is very relaxing. Use this instead of the milk mixture.
- Mash 30 ml of avocado
- Add 5 ml of rosewater
- Add 5 ml of honey
Apply to the face, leave on 20 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water, then end by splashing face with cold water.
Mask for Oily Skin
- Mash up small tomato
- Add 20 ml of Kaolin oil
- Add 5 ml of comfrey infusion
Mix this to a paste, adding more oil and infusion if necessary. Apply to face and leave on 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with water. This works well for blackheads and blemishes.
Mask for Oily Skin
- Make a strong infusion with chamomile
- Add 15ml of yogurt
- Add 15 ml of oatmeal
- Add 5 ml of honey
Apply mixture to the face, leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water. This helps with blemishes. Oatmeal has a cleansing effect and honey acts as a antiseptic.
To make infusions
To make infusions simply submerge the herbal teas or dry herbs including flowers, stems and leaves in water. If using dried herbs use 1-2 tsp. For each 8 oz. Of water. Steep 10 minutes in boiling water. Then strain the infusion. If using fresh plant parts, use 3 tsp. for each pint of water.
So why not start today and get your supplies necessary to begin to make your own beauty essentials at home.
Pure essential oils are an Important Ingredient in your personal pampering routine. They can be wonderful uplifting, invigorating or relaxing depending on your mood. They are an important part of any daily beauty routine for keeping your skin youthful, glowing and beautiful. And why not smell naturally beautiful at the same time!