Hey hey hey DIY mamas!
Making your own natural beauty products at home can seem daunting, but once you get the hang of it (and see how much money you’re saving) you’d be surprised at how many of those toxic items you can replace.
The main products most women are looking to replace with a natural alternative are shampoos, conditioners, facial cleansers, and lotions. Most store-bought products contain heavy chemicals, many which have been said to lead to possible health problems and even more skin issues. So why not try creating your own custom products at home?
Here are 3 quick all natural recipes you can use to help your skin and hair – I’ve also included direct links to all the ingredients so you can have them delivered right to your door 🙂
I got you Mama.
Dry Shampoo Recipe
Dry shampooing has been a popular topic over the past couple years, mainly because it is an incredibly convenient way to clean your hair without water. It’s like the perfect solution for moms. If you happen to have hair that is greasy or oily, dry shampooing is a great way to help your hair soak up extra oils and look like you actually had time to wash it. You know, like a regular human being.
Light Hair (Blonde)
- ¼ cup Arrowroot Powder (You can find this on Amazon or Whole Foods or my new favorite natural online shop Thrive Market)
- 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (I love grapefruit for this)
- 1 tbsp Arrowroot Powder
- 1 tbsp Corn Starch
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 5 drops of your favorite essential oil
Mix together in with a spoon and store at room temperature. I keep mine in a small glass jar, but a plastic container works as well.
That’s it babe! To use the dry shampoo, I recommend using an old makeup brush and apply the powder directly to the roots and other oily parts of your hair. You can also apply with a hairbrush and then comb the powder through and style your hair as usual. I suggest using this at least 2 hours before you plan to leave your house as it takes time for the oils to absorb. You can also apply this before going to bed with a cap and your hair will be oil-free by the time you wake up!
Raw Honey Face Wash Mask
Ahh honey. It’s the best beauty secret many women overlook. Raw honey is much more gentle on your skin than soap and has natural anti-bacterial properties that are good for your skin. Raw honey also contains valuable enzymes and probiotics that reduce oils and bacteria in the skin – the main cause of acne! Raw Manuka honey is the best you can get, but it can be quite expensive. But it is wayyy cheaper than treating your acne with prescription treatments, so keep that in mind.
- 1 Tbsp Raw Honey
- 5 drops pure Tea Tree Oil
- Pinch of Vitamin C powder (you can find this on Amazon or at Whole Foods, capsules work just fine!)
***You can also add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil if you want scent – but the honey usually smells good enough!
Mix all ingredients in a non-plastic bowl and store in at room temperature.
To use, wet face with warm water. Place a small amount of the honey mix in your hands, rub together, and gently massage into skin in a circular motion. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and allow it to deep cleanse your pores. Wash off with warm water and pat dry! You can also use this mixture on body acne, just make a bigger batch so you can cover everything.
Natural Facial Moisturizer
Facial moisturizers are one of the most common beauty products bought by women, and many of us have trouble finding one that is right for our skin – especially an all natural one! But you can easily make your very own custom moisturizer at home with just a few ingredients. This recipe does take a little more effort, but I promise it will all be worth it 🙂
- ⅛ cup Beeswax
- ⅓ cup Avocado Oil
- ⅓ cup Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil (pure)
- 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oils
- Use a double boiler to melt beeswax, avocado oil, and coconut oil together.
- Once fully melted, remove the pot from heat and stir the cream.
- Allow mixture to cool slightly, and add the Vitamin E and essential oils. Make sure the mixture is still liquid when you add these key ingredients!
- Allow the mixture to continue to cool and then harden. The cream will become solid, but it will soften as it melts into your skin.
- This recipe makes about 8 ounces. I recommend pouring them into two 4 ounces jars so you can save one for later. This cream can last you a long time, I’m talking months! As long as the cream doesn’t exceed the expiration of the avocado and coconut oil (which is pretty much forever) it is still fresh. Use a small amount of cream each every day!
Enjoy my naturalistas 🙂
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