Recipes for Homemade Beauty Products

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When you think about beauty products like lotion, shampoo, facial toner and makeup remover you usually do not think about them being made at home. However many of these items are easy and inexpensive to make yourself. All you need is a few common ingredients that you can pick up at your local supermarket and you too can create your own homemade beauty products for much less than store bought brands. Here are some simple recipes for you to use:
Shampoo and Conditioner – You would think that with all the complex ingredients on the back of shampoo bottles that it would be impossible to make your own, but that is not the case. In fact, there are natural ways to keep your hair clean, shiny, and smelling great. Here is one recipe for your hair care needs:

Shampoo Ingredients
1 cup liquid castile soap (found in supermarkets and online)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon honey

Then, depending on your hair type you can add infusions steeped for thirty minutes of:
Normal Hair: 1 cup green tea
Oily Hair: 1 cup yarrow tea
Dark Hair: 1 cup sage tea
Light Hair: 1 cup marigold tea

Hair With Dandruff: 1 cup mixture of nettle leaf and burdock root tea
 Mix together well, pour in bottle, and let cool then use normally.

Conditioner Ingredients
2 ½ cups of hot water
½ cup of apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon of rosemary
1 bag of herbal tea for fragrance
Mix together, pour in bottle, and let cool. Use about ¾ of a cup of the conditioning rinse every time you wash your hair. Make sure you shake the bottle well before using. For additional softness, add one peeled and pureed cucumber to the mix and be sure to rinse well.

Toner –A facial toner is a simple thing to make at home. Keep your face’s skin even and looking great with this easy recipe:
½ ounce apple cider vinegar
3 ounces of mineral water
5 finely crushed plain aspirin tablets
Stays fresh for up to a month when refrigerated and the cold will help to firm your skin too!

Eye Makeup Remover – I have found that most eye makeup removers irritate my sensitive eyes. However this make at home recipe is one of the gentlest formulas I could find. Here is the simple recipe:

1 cup of filtered water
1 ½ tablespoons of tear free baby shampoo
1/8 teaspoon of baby oil

Moisturizing Body Lotion –My skin gets so, so dry in the winter! To combat this I usually end up layering on the lotion, but it seems to suck into my skin and I’m left just as dry as when I started. Well, not with this homemade lotion recipe:

5 tablespoons of avocado or coconut oil
5 tablespoons of almond oil
40 drops of tea tree oil
2 tablespoons of Shea butter
6 tablespoons of Aloe Vera (gel or fresh)

First warm the oils and then melt in the Shea butter (it starts out solid). Once the Shea butter is stirred in and the mixture is smooth, gently fold in the Aloe Vera. Stir until everything is combined.
These are just a few of the exciting beauty products you can make at home! So, before you buy something at the store think about if you can make it better and cheaper yourself.

Author Bio:
Ken Myers is the founder & contributor for http://www.longhornleads.com/. He frequently researches and writes about a variety of topics like education, Technology, Health and many more.




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