If you are as obsessed with beauty products as I am, then you agree that price tags and chemicals can be a little overwhelming. The good news? Mother nature’s got our back.
Going green on your beauty routine will not only get you that flawless skin but will definitely save you some money while knowing exactly what you put into your skin.
As for the shopping list, most of the ingredients and utensils you need might already be hiding in the kitchen; but I do find very useful having jars like these to store my homemade creations.
Now, I’ve curated some of the most useful, practical and functional beauty recipes around the internet. Give them a try! Trust me, you won’t believe the benefits they have on you.
1. Skin toner
Process: Blend 20g of each lavender, peppermint and rose hydrosols, decanting into an airless pump bottle. Store in the fridge.
Process: Combine all the ingredients with some water in a small bowl until you create a paste. Spread mask all over your clean face and keep for 15 minutes or until the mask dries and harden. Remove with a damp cloth and moisturize.
Process: Combine in a small bowl two cups of sugar, 3/4 cup of coconut oil, 1/2 tsp vanilla and eight drops of orange essential oil. Mix well and store!
Process: In a bain-marie, meltdown 3g of cocoa butter. Remove from the heat, add 1g of beeswax and 5g of vanilla, gently reheat until liquid. Remove from the heat and stir in 1g of glycerin, and 1 drop of E vitamin. Decant into a jar quickly.
Process: Combine coffee grounds, brown sugar or sea salt, 3 tbsp of melted coconut oil and cinnamon Let oil cool and transfer to a jar.
Process: Blend 1/2 a tomato into a puree. Combine with 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Using a cotton ball, apply mixture over clean face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.
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🙋🏾HOW TO LIGHTEN DARK UNDERARMS!🌔 🌚It happens. Here’s how to prevent/treat it and get fresh glowing pits!🌝 🔑MAJOR KEY! STOP SHAVING! esp if u are brown! brown skin hyper-pigments easily when it is damaged and shaving irritates/damages skin! WAX/THREAD/LASER instead! 🕊Use this detox and bleaching/brightening underarm mask to lighten up any dark pigmentation ALL YOU NEED: ✅HONEY – 1TBS (measurements dont really matter- you can make more or less of this if you want. Store extras in the fridge -make sure no one eats it) ✅ACTIVATED CHARCOAL – I used the powder of 3 pills ^^^MIX TOGETHER^^^ 🎣APPLY TO CLEAN AND DRY UNDERARM ⏳LEAVE ON FOR 20 MINS SO IT CAN WORK ITS MAGIC- u can relax your arms. Don't need to keep them up like a 🐒 🚿WIPE OFF WITH WARM WASHCLOTH ORRRR IN THE SHOWER 👌🏾DO THIS AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN TO GET THE BEST RESULTS! 😱WHY THIS WORKS!!😱 🤓Honey is a natural bleaching agent. It releases hydrogen peroxide (bleach) which will lighten the darkness 🤓Honey is also a great anti-bacterial and moisturizer (dry skin can give the illusion of uneven skin so itll help moisturize it) 🤓Activated Charcoal is a detox – so it cleans/pulls out all the impurities/toxins and nasties from the underarm leaving you smelling FRESH – if natural deodorants dont work for you, try this mask and THEN switch to a natural deodorant and youll be so fresh and so clean SHARING IS CARING + GIVE THIS VIDEO A LIKE! Help a sistaaa outttt ☺️☺️ Disclaimer: As with any skin care regimen, always do a test patch first to see if your skin is allergic to any of the ingredients. Everyone's skin is different, so result can vary from person to person. I can not vouch for any substitute ingredients. This post is provided for information and educational purposes. It is not designed or intended to constitute medical advice. Please discontinue use if your skin does not react well to the regimen.
9. Firming eye cream
Process: Heat 1/2 cup coconut oil in the microwave until it melts. Poke holes to 6-8 vitamin E capsules and squeeze the liquid into the oil while stirring, add in 1/4 teaspoon of Rose essential oil (optional) and 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil. Pour the content into a jar and refrigerate for an hour.
In a container, blend a tablespoon of oats, a tbsp coconut oil, and two drops of lavender essential. Let it sit.
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✨ANTIOXIDANT POWERHOUSE✨ Your skin is your largest organ, so you HAVE TO take care of it! ↔️Antioxidants will protect the skin by limiting the production of free radicals that damage its cells. They also have anti inflammatory & skin firming benefits, they can treat scars, repair sun damage & when it comes to anti-aging, the research is clear: they are ESSENTIAL & the more you apply to the skin, the better! Antioxidants include: vitamins E, C, A (Retinol), Resveratrol, Green tea. ___________________ Cocoa powder is SUPER rich in antioxidants, so I made it today's main ingredient. Quoting WebMD: "Researchers found the antioxidant activity of dark chocolate and cocoa powder was equivalent to or higher than that found in some other so-called “super fruit" powders or juices, including acai berry, blueberry, cranberry, and pomegranate." Here are 2 recipes: 1 is super easy, the other more complex, but both have amazing benefits. You choose. I do both. ___________________ MASK 1 (I do this 1/week): 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon plain yogurt Apply evenly & generously onto the face & leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water ___________________ MASK 2 (I do this 1/month): 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 teaspoons Moroccan red clay (re-balances & smooths skin) 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil 1/2 small cup green tea (add a little at a time & mix) Apply & relax for 20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water. ___________________ Disclaimer: Always test out any products on a small patch of skin, to see if you're allergic to any of the ingredients. Everyone is different so results will vary from person to person. Give this a ❤️ and tag a friend who'd love to try this too! Music🎶: Rochelle – All night long (Chris Vivian remix)
Process: Melt 1/2 oz. cocoa butter, 1 oz. coconut oil, 1/2 oz. rose seed oil and 1/2 oz. beeswax on a low heat in a double-boiler. Remove from heat and let cool until it thickens. Add 10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil and whip until it cools down completely. Using a spoon, transfer to a jar or container.
Process: Wash an old mascara container and fill with: 1 teaspoon of Castor Oil, 1 teaspoon of Emu Oil, 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil and 2 capsules of vitamin E (optional). Mix all ingredients together with the wand and apply every night before bed.
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Beauty Mom Tips 💖 This is such a great DIY mask that is good enough to eat! All you need is a cooked and cold sweet potato 🍠 and some honey 🍯 that's it! Let it sit on your face for 15 mins and then remove! You can let it sit longer if you like for better results 🙂 Benefits of this mask 👇🏻 *helps lighten and brighten dark circles and areas * tightens under eye bags *helps to heal dry skin (great since it's cold now) * leaves the skin with a glow * has a ton a vitamin A and C * antioxidants that help slow down aging and wrinkles * natural moisturizer * helps dull skin * @homeabguide #remedies #diyremedies #diy credit by @makeupjackyluvv ❤️
Process: Mash a quarter avocado and blend with one tablespoon of honey and one of yogurt. Apply and leave for 15 minutes, then rinse.
I mean it when I say I’ve got 99 problems and coconut oil solved like 86 of them.
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