Make your own
Homemade Cosmetics and Beauty Products with Easy Beauty Recipes Homemade cosmetics and beauty products are cheap to
make and additive and chemical free. Learn how to make cosmetics with
our easy beauty recipes.They are all natural and most of the
ingredients can be
found in your kitchen!
ADVICE REGARDING YOUR HOMEMADE COSMETICS
1. Although all the
recipes here have been selected with safety in mind, before you try out
any of your homemade cosmetics, always try new preparations out on your
inner arm. Leave it for 24 hours to see if you have developed a rash or
had an adverse reaction. This is especially important for people who
are known to have a sensitive skin.
2. Certain essential
oils should not be handled by pregnant women or anyone who may be
pregnant or where there is an existing medical condition. If in doubt,
seek medical advice. Wear rubber gloves when handling any concentrated
oil and spice blends to avoid irritation.
3. In some recipes
on how to make your own beauty products herbal infusions are mentioned.
To make a herbal infusion: Take a handful of your fresh, favorite
herbs or a tablespoon of dried herbs and pour 250 ml of boiling water
over them. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Strain and it is ready
for use. Preferred herbs for cleansing creams are rosemary, lady's
mantle, lavender, chamomile, dandelion, marigold, nettle and violet.
HOMEMADE COSMETICS: HERBAL MASSAGE OIL
This is a great cosmetic
at home for
tired and aching
muscles. It is great to rub on tired feet, aching backs and even necks.
500 ml sweet oil
12,5 ml hydrous lanolin
12,5 ml wheatgerm oil
12,5 ml dried lavender flowers
12,5 ml dried rosemary
12,5 ml dried scented geranium leaves
12,5 ml calendula flowers
Blend the oils. Steep the dried herbs
in a bottle containing the oils. Shake well daily. Keep out of direct
sunlight, but keep in a warm place for 3 weeks. Strain out the herbs,
pressing out all the oil. Pour into clean jars and store in a cool dark
place. The secret is to massage the oil deeply into the tired or aching
area, and then to soak in a hot bath. You may also add a strong
rosemary brew to the bathwater if you desire.
HOMEMADE COSMETICS: HERB DEODORANT
5 ml cloves
12,5 ml coriander seeds
5 ml cassia
25 ml lavender leaves, dried
10 ml dried thyme
25 ml dried sage
Grind up all the ingredients in a hand
mill or grinder. Add to a cup of baby talcum powder and use to dust
Homemade Cosmetics for the
HOMEMADE COSMETICS: COLD CREAM, CLEANSING
CREAM, COCONUT OIL CLEANSING CREAM
20 g beeswax
60 ml peanut oil
1,25 ml boracic powder
20 ml rose water
25 g each lanolin and cocoa butter
60 ml each almond oil and strong herbal infusion
Coconut Oil Cleansing Cream
60 ml sweet almond oil
30 ml coconut oil
7,5 ml beeswax
15 ml emulsifying wax
30 ml strong herbal infusion
1,25 ml borasic powder
15 ml witch hazel
Use the same method to make all three cleansing products. Heat the oils
and / or waxes and herbal infusions separately over two water baths.
Where the boracic powder is used, first dissolve it in the infusion.
When the waxes have melted, blend the infusion with the oils. Whisk by
hand until the mixture has cooled and blended. Pour into a jar and
shake well before using.
COSMETICS: SOAPWORT LOTION FOR ECZEMA
Simmer a handful of soapwort leaves and
stems in enough water to cover for 10 minutes. Cool and strain. This is
good for skin rashes and eczema.
COSMETICS: FACIAL MASK FOR DIFFERENT SKIN TYPES
Dry Skin Facial Mask
Mash 30 ml avocado, add 5 ml rosewater
and 5 ml honey. Apply and leave on skin for 20 minutes. Rinse off with
tepid water and end by splashing the face with cold water.
Oily Skin Facial Mask 1
Mash up a small, ripe tomato and add 20
ml kaolin and 5 ml strong comfrey infusion. Mix this to a paste, adding
more kaolin or infusion if necessary. Apply to the face and leave on
for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water and end by splashing the
face with cold water. This is also good for blemishes and blackheads.
Oily Skin Facial Mask 2
Make a strong chamomile infusion. Add
15 ml of the infusion to 15 ml yoghurt, 15 ml oatmeal and 5 ml honey.
Apply the mask to your face for 15 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water
and end by splashing the face with cold water. This will also help
clear blemishes. The oatmeal has a cleansing effect and the honey acts
as an antiseptic.
Normal Skin Facial Mask
Take one cleaned apple and cut
into small pieces. Puree the apple in a blender, with 2 tablespoons of
hone and 15 g of thoroughly bruised and chopped fresh sage leaves. Two
tablespoons of rosewater may be used instead of sage, if preferred.
Smooth the mixture over the skin and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off
with tepid water and end by splashing the face with cold water.
HOMEMADE COSMETICS: SKIN CLEANSER FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
Cover a handful of chopped
leaves and stems with water in a pan. Bring slowly to the boil. Simmer
for 5 minutes. Cool and strain into screw-top bottles. Use as a cleaner
for all skin types.
HOMEMADE COSMETICS: MOISTURIZER FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
To 2 tablespoons of glycerine,
tablespoons of rosewater and 2 tablespoons of calendular flower
infusion. Whisk these ingredients together so that they are well
blended. Store in screw-top bottles and shake well before use. Smooth
the moisturizer lightly on the skin, and then remove with a tissue,
leaving a thin film on the skin for protection.
Homemade Cosmetics for the
COSMETICS: Homemade Shampoo -
Make a mild shampoo using
Make an infusion from a handful of soapwort to 500 ml of boiling water.
add a handful of herbs (chamomile for blond hair, rosemary for dark) to
the soapwort before adding the water. Leave for 30 minutes. Strain. Use
250 ml to wash hair. It will not foam like commercial shampoo but it
will leave your hair smelling beautifully. To add shine to
add 15 ml gelatin to the recipe. Make sure that it has dissolved before
Buy dried powdered orris root
herbalist. Part the hair in sections and sprinkle the dry shampoo on to
each of the partings. Use an old salt shaker for a more even
distribution but do not rub the shampoo into the scalp. When the whole
head has been treated in this way, wait 5 minutes and then vigorously
brush the hair for 5 minutes until the shampoo has been removed.
Herbal Shampoo for Dandruff
Beat together 2 egg whites, 1
tablespoon of green soft soap and 1 tablespoon of strong infusion of
nettle leaves. Make the infusion by pouring 1/2 cup boiling water onto
1 tablespoon of chopped leaves. All to cool and strain.
Homemade Setting Lotion for your Hair
If your hair tends to lose its
very quickly you can used the following lotion. Mix the strained juice
of one lemon with 1 tablespoon of vodka or brandy. Add 2 tablespoons of
rosemary infusion for dark hair or 2 tablespoons of chamomile infusion
for light hair.
HOMEMADE COSMETICS: HAIR RINSE
15 ml apple cider vinegar to 1
water. Rinse your hair with this to remove all traces of calcium and
soap residue from your hair. It will also stimulate the scalp and is
excellent for dandruff and itchy scalp.
HOMEMADE COSMETICS: NATURAL HAIR DYES
To lighten blond hair simmer a rhubarb root and stem
wine for about 30 minutes. Strain. Mix in equal proportions to a strong
chamomile infusion. Add enough kaolin to thicken to a paste. Apply to
hair and leave for 20-60 minutes, depending on the degree of lightness
you are after. Rinse off and shampoo hair as normal. For dark hair,
instead of chamomile, used a paste or rinse of rosemary and sage if you
want to darken your hair.
For more unconventional beauty
treatments see our page on Natural
Beauty Recipes and Tips written by our resident
homestead blogger, Gypsy.
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