May 16, 2012

Simple Homemade Beauty Recipes That You Should Try

Accentuate your assets with homemade beauty essentials for skin, hair and nails. Using only a handful of ingredients – some of which you probably already have on hand – you can create inexpensive, chemical-free formulas that nourish naturally. You’ll instantly feel chic for saving money, and doing your body good!

Nutty Nail Strengthening Scrub
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup shelled walnuts
  • 2 capsules vitamin E

Grind walnuts in a food processor until they resemble a coarse powder. Carefully open vitamin E capsules and pour into walnut powder. Add in oil and honey. Stir to mix well. Rub mixture over hands and nails. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Moisturize with the homemade hand lotion below.

Tip: You can use 1 teaspoon of pure vitamin E oil instead of the capsule form.

Hydrating Hand Cream
  • ¼ cup beeswax
  • ½ cup almond oil
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup rosewater
Heat beeswax slowly until melted. Stir in almond oil and coconut oil. Add rosewater and mix well. (To make your own rosewater, simmer 1 cup of fresh rose petals in 1 ½ cups of distilled water for 10 minutes; strain water from petals.) Pour mixture into a jar or heat-stable container while still hot. Let cool and firm. Rub into hands as needed.

Tip: For a more fragrant lotion, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil when you add the other oils. Pure rose oil would complement this recipe well. 

Leave-In Lemon Hair Conditioner
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ripe banana
Mash the banana until smooth. Squeeze in lemon juice and stir. Add egg yolks and honey. Blend all ingredients until the mixture resembles a paste. Before applying, wash hair and wrap in a hot towel for several minutes. Remove towel and apply conditioner evenly through hair. Leave in for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and enjoy your silky smooth strands.

Simple Skin Serum
  • ½ gram vitamin C powder
  • 5 mL distilled water
  • 5 mL glycerin (pure vegetable glycerin)
Stir vitamin C powder in water to dissolve (this should produce a clear substance). Once completely dissolved, add glycerin and mix well. Apply to skin at bedtime, leave on through the night and wash off in the morning.

Tip: Store serum in a dark container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Vitamin C oxidizes quickly, so it’s best to make this serum in small batches. 

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