There are a lot of beauty products out there that you can out there and each one is targeted towards, basically, making you look better than ever. However, with all the debates on which products are safe to use and which ones aren’t, things can get quite confusing and picking up a single product from the store can prove to be quite a challenge. Save yourself from the stress of trying to figure out which products to buy. Make your own beauty products instead. Aside from saving you money, you’re also assured that these products you’ll be making and using on your skin don’t have those ingredients you try to avoid such as parabens, dyes and other harmful chemicals. Check out these beauty products that you should stop buying and start making.
Wrinkle cream – commercial wrinkle creams are so expensive but a lot of women are going gaga over it because we’re obsessed with looking young. Good thing, there’s a much cheaper alternative to all those pricey products. To make your own wrinkle cream, take 2tbsp almond oil, 1tbsp lanolin, 2 tbsp cod liver oil and 2 tbsp water. Melt lanolin in a double boiler with the almond oil then add water and let it cool. Add in cod liver oil when cool and apply on your face regularly as you would a commercial wrinkle cream.
Toner – aside from moisturizers, another product that you constantly apply on to your face is toner. Make your own toner by mixing half a cup of lemon juice with a full cup of distilled water and 2/3 of a cup of witch hazel. Mix this and then pour into a clean cosmetic bottle and it’s ready for use. Shake the bottle before each use to make sure you get even parts of each ingredient onto your cotton ball/pad.
Deep conditioner – you need to deep condition your hair at least once a week to keep it soft, shiny and healthy. To make your own deep conditioning treatment, just smash 1 avocado until the consistency is smooth without big chunks then add a small jar of real mayonnaise and mix again until the mixture turns a nice even green color. Smooth the mixture on to your hair and wrap your head in a shower cap once you’ve got your entire hair covered. Leave this on for 20 minutes before rinsing.
Lotion – this takes some time to make on your own but at least you know it’s chemical-free and doesn’t have parabens in it. To make your own lotion you will need ¾ cup sweet almond oil, 1 cup pure water, 2 tbsp beeswax and 30 drops of your choice of essential oil (lavender, ylang ylang and bergamot works best). Pour sweet almond oil into a measuring cup and add the shaved beeswax then give it a hot water bath until the beeswax is melted then remove from the water bath and let it cool. While waiting for that to cool a bit, pour water in a blender and blend on high then slowly add in the oil and beeswax mixture as well as the essential oils. Pour it into a bottle and your lotion is ready to use.
Beauty masks – of course, another luxury beauty product you can make is a beauty mask or a face mask. There are a lot of recipes for face masks out there that can be used on different skin types so go ahead and search for a face mask recipe suited for your skin type and start making your own.