Not only can commercial beauty products be expensive, they’re also normally full of chemicals that do your skin, body and hair more harm than good. While you could fork out even more dollars for organic natural beauty products, why not try to make your own from ingredients you probably have lying around the house? Nature can often provide the best remedies, and that’s definitely the case in the world of beauty. From avocado to olive oil to oatmeal, here are ten homemade beauty recipes that you have to try:
Honey face mask
It seems too good to be true—is honey really all you need for a refreshing, revitalizing face mask? You’ll honestly be surprised by the clear results. All you have to do is wash your face with warm water, or hold your face over a steaming bowl, which helps to open up the pores in your skin. Then, rub warm honey all over your face and let the mask sit for roughly twenty minutes, before rinsing off with cold water. Easy!
Avocado & coconut milk conditioner
Avocado and coconut milk might seem like delicious ingredients for a tropical snack. But actually, they can be combined to make an awesome DIY conditioning treatment for your hair. Simply blend the two together in a blender until you have a thick paste, and apply to your hair, leaving to soak for around half an hour. Rinse well with cold water, and be on your way to super shiny hair.
Sugar lip treatment
You might have already noticed that a lot of lip scrubs have a texture similar to that of raw sugar granules. So...why not just try sugar granules themselves? To make this delicious and effective lip scrub, all you need is: • Raw sugar • Raw honey • Coconut oil • Lemon juice Mix all the ingredients together and lightly apply to your lips, for shine, moisturizing and protection against the effects of ageing.
Olive oil hair mask
Olive oil is really just a miracle substance. You can use it in salads, on roasted vegetables, and also, as a way to get shiny healthy hair in no time. Simply spread two tablespoons of olive oil evenly across your hair and scalp and massage in really well. Then, wrap your head in a damp towel or headwrap and settle down and relax for about half an hour—this helps the oil to really soak in and get to the right places. Lastly, rinse really well with shampoo!
Citrus salt scrub
Salt scrubs are always in fashion during the summer months, when we’re all craving that real sea salt from a tropical beach. But add a splash of citrus, and you’ve actually got a great body scrub that’ll make you feel super fresh. Simply mix: • 1 cup sea salt • ¼ cup coconut oil • ½ teaspoon lemon juice Then rub it all over your skin to get a silky smooth summery feel!