Many of us use multiple skin products everyday. It can be bad for the environment to use too many products – wasting less plastic is super important in today’s world. Natural skin care products are amazing for your skin and offer various benefits. Let’s not forget how much money you can save by using your own handmade cosmetics.
Here is a list of products you make on your own using safe ingredients. Most recipes require only a few ingredients and are super simple to make.
Blush is a fun element to every makeup routine. It adds a lot of color and makes the face look healthier and more youthful. In order to make some at home you’ll need ¼ cup of arrowroot powder, ¼ cup of beetroot powder and an empty repurposed jar. Miss all of the ingredients together and create a mixture. You can store it in the container. Use a beauty blender or brush to apply it – a little goes a long way.
The ingredients you need to mix are four tablespoons of aloe vera gel, one teaspoon of coconut oil, ½ a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil, three drops of orange essential oil, and three drops cedarwood essential oil. Apply the gel onto wet legs during your shower or bath and shave away.
Aloe vera makeup setting spray
You need one tablespoon of pure aloe vera gel and three tablespoons of water. It’s optional to add some essential oil. You’ll also need a spray bottle to store the spray. Be sure to sanitize it before pouring in the mixture. Take one part of pure aloe vera gel and add three parts of water in a bowl. Add the oil if you wish, we enjoy adding some vitamin E or avocado oil. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and shake it well. Use it to set your makeup or refresh your face throughout the day.
Cinnamon lip scrub
Use ½ a teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder, ½ a tablespoon of raw honey, and ½ a tablespoon of olive oil. Combine the ingredients and mix them well in a bowl. Apply the scrub with your fingers and gently run the lips. After a few seconds, rinse it off with lukewarm water and apply a lip balm right after.
Natural hand and body lotion
You’ll need ¼ of a cup of coconut oil, ⅛ cup of cocoa butter, ⅛ cup of shea butter, one tablespoon of any liquid oil you prefer, one tablespoon of aloe vera juice, and 5-10 drops of any essential oil. Mix the butter together and heat them up over low heat until they’re melted. Remove from heat and add aloe vera juice, liquid oil, essential oils. Stir well. Stir the lotion in a container, preferably a glass jar.
Cucumber- green tea toner
Take ¼ cup of cucumber juice (one medium cucumber) and ¼ cup of steeped green tea. Extract the juice from the cucumber by either juicing it or blending it in a blender. Make the green tea by pouring ½ cup of freshly boiled water over one green tea bag or one teaspoon of whole green tea leaves. Steep it covered for 7 minutes. Strain the tea leaves from the tea and let it cool completely. Mix the cucumber juice and green tea. Store in a bottle or jar, preferably in the refrigerator. It gives a nice refreshing feel and cleanses the skin well.
Deodorant should be an essential element in your everyday routine. It keeps you well protected from perspiration. Underarms can be very sensitive though, so it’s better to use a natural deodorant that doesn’t contain too many chemicals. You’ll need 5 tablespoons of unrefined coconut oil, ½ cup of baking powder, ½ cup of arrowroot powder and 30 drops of essential oil. Mix all of the dry ingredients together before combining with the coconut oil and essential oil. Any essential oil is fine, but it’s best to use tea tree oil, lavender oil, grapefruit oil, cinnamon oil, citronella oil or eucalyptus oil. Combine all ingredients in an air-tight sealed container. The deodorant lasts up to six months.
Hydrating lip balm
Take about one tablespoon of yellow beeswax beads, put them in a glass bowl and microwave them in a bowl for around 30 seconds. Next, add one tablespoon of coconut oil and return the bowl into the microwave for another 30 seconds. Add in a few drops of lemon essential oil and mix well. If the mixture has gotten cool, put it in the microwave again for another couple of seconds. Fill an empty lip balm container with the mixture and store it in the refrigerator until it hardens. It’s now ready to use!
Full coverage foundation
Foundation creates a beautiful, flawless base for other makeup products. Most of the time, foundation available at the drugstore contains a lot of ingredients that can be harmful for your skin. It’s actually pretty simple to make your own. You’ll need 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder (the amount depends on your skin tone), cocoa (depending on your skin tone), cinnamon, and jojoba oil. Mix all of the dry ingredients together and test the color mixture on the side of your neck to match your exact skin tone. Begin with a few drops of jojoba oil and go up to your desired texture.
This is a recipe that is super simple. Eyeliner is a great element to any makeup look. You’ll need activated charcoal powder and optionally aloe vera, water, jojoba oil and coconut oil. You can buy activated charcoal in capsule form and you just open it and put it in a container. Dip in a damp eyeliner brush and apply your product onto the desired area. Focus mostly on the lash line. If you prefer a thicker formula, you can always experiment with one of the optional ingredients that add more substance and create a gel texture.
Mint lip scrub
You’ll need two tablespoons of olive or coconut oil, two tablespoons of sugar, ½ teaspoon of grapeseed oil, and 8-10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix the sugar with your chosen emollient and add the peppermint oil. Blend well. You can also add some grapeseed oil if you wish. Apply the mix to your lips and rub it in circular motions for a few minutes. Rinse it off with water.
Charcoal and tea tree oil face wash
Two tablespoons of activated charcoal powder, ½ cup of organic honey, 30 drops of tea tree essential oil, ½ cup of aloe vera gel and two tablespoons of safflower oil will be needed. Mix all of these ingredients in a bowl and pour it into an airtight container. The cleanser can be stored in a jar or soap dispenser as well. Try using a spoon to scoop the cleanser into your hard to avoid adding bacteria.
Lemon and honey face mask
You’ll need a tablespoon of raw honey and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Mix the honey with 2-3 drops of the oil and apply it to the face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Use a warm washcloth or just some water to wash it off. Try to avoid the sun within the next 24 hours of using this mask since lemon oil is very photosensitive to the sun.
Vitamin C serum
You’ll need ½ a teaspoon of natural real food vitamin C powder, one tablespoon of distilled water and dark coloured container to store the serum. Dissolve the vitamin C powder in the water. That is is. Store the mixture for up to two weeks in the fridge. If you use glycerine to dissolve the vitamin c, then use less water and stir in the glycerine. This version will last you longer than a month.
Kombucha Aloe Toner
You’ll need half a cup of kombucha, ¼ cup of aloe vera juice, two drops of vitamin E oil, and 10 drops of essential oil of your choice. Remember to use only pure essential oils; synthetic fragrances can irritate your skin. Mix all of the ingredients and pour into a bottle or jar. It’s a great toner for oily or acne-prone skin.
Simple sugar face scrub
You’ll need one teaspoon of organic cane sugar or granulated sugar, two drops of water and one to two drops of some type of essential oil (lemon, lavender, orange, tea tree). Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and using your fingers, gently rub the scrub into your clean face. Remember to avoid the eyes! Rinse it off with cool water and pat dry with a clean facial tower. Always add a layer of moisturiser after.
All of these cosmetics are super beneficial to the skin and can be made quickly, easily and provide satisfying results. Try them out at home and see which ones you like the most.