5 easy and natural homemade beauty recipes

For many years now I have been making my own face masks at home – you can make one for dry skin, sensitive skin, tired skin, anything! Most of the ingredients you have in your kitchen, like honey or lemon, have so many healing, moisturizing, and cleansing benefits that they are perfect for skin care.  So, why have I still been spending hundreds of dollars at Ulta on chemical-filled beauty products when I know the magic of natural, homemade products?  These 5 natural and homemade beauty recipes are easy and affordable to make and the best part is they are all great for your skin.  All it takes is a trip to the grocery store, a few essential oils (which are also known to have hundreds of benefits) and a few minutes of your time.

Lavender Eucalyptus Bath Salts


Lavender Eucalyptus Bath Salts

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup sea salt (optional)
  • 30 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • A few drops food coloring until desired shade (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl
  2. Store in air tight jar and use ¼ cup per bath

Pour in dry ingredients

Pour in dry ingredients

Pour in dry ingredients

Add essential oils

Add essential oils

Add food coloring (optional)

Check consistency

 

Face Beauty Oil

Face beauty oil

Ingredients:

  • 2 drops lavender oil
  • 2 drops frankincense oil
  • 2 drops palmarosa oil
  • 2 drops tea tree oil (optional)
  • 2 – 4 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1 oz almond oil

Instructions:

  1. Add essential oils and other oils to a glass bottle fitted with a glass dropper. Use once in the morning and once at night.

Add lavender

Add frankincense

Add palmarosa

Add tea tree oil

Add vitamin E oil

Add sweet almond oil

 

Iridescent Hibiscus Blush

Iridescent Hibiscus Blush

 Ingredients:

  • Arrowroot powder
  • Hibiscus powder
  • Iridescent gold mica powder (optional)
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Ingredients

Instructions:

  1. Use a base of arrowroot powder, approximately 1 TBS.
  2. Add hibiscus powder one teaspoon at a time until you achieve the desired color.
  3. Add a small amount of mica powder for added shimmer.
  4. Add a little cinnamon for a warm glow and depth.

Add arrowroot powder

Add hibiscus powder

Mix to desired color

Add mica powder

Add cinnamon

 

Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 TBS Cocoa powder
  • 2 – 4 drops of essential oil of choice (optional)

Ingredients

Instructions:

  1. Mix together in a small bowl and store in jar or a clean spice jar.
  2. Apply to the roots of your hair.
  3. If using a blush brush there is less need to comb the excess through your hair. If you lightly sprinkle into hair comb your hair thoroughly.  Style as usual.

Add arrowroot powder or cornstarch

Add cocoa powder

Add essential oil of choice (optional)

Mix together

 

Foundation Powder

Foundation powder

Ingredients:

  • Arrowroot powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Bentonite clay (absorbs impurities and helps heal the skin)
  • Zinc oxide powder (protects against UVA and UVB rays, natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties) (optional) you can use less arrowroot to allow the use of the zinc oxide powder
  • Vitamin E oil (anti-aging benefits)
  • Lavender essential oil (helps acne and oily skin)
  • Gold mica powder (optional)
  • Iridescent gold mica powder (optional)

Ingredients

Instructions:

  1. Use a non-metallic bowl (bentonite clay should not come in contact with metal) the amount you use of each ingredient will depend on your skin complexion.
  2. Start with arrowroot powder as your base.
  3. Use the main ingredients first before adding the optional ingredients. Remember if you want to use zinc oxide use less arrowroot.
  4. Add each ingredient a little at a time to achieve a desired color. (You can test each color on your hand or arm – I find that with light complexion the foundation looks a little darker in the container, but lighter on the skin.)

Add arrowroot powder

Add cocoa powder

Add nutmeg

Add cinnamon

Add ginger

Add bentonite clay

Add zinc oxide powder

Add vitamin E oil

Add lavender essential oil

Add gold mica powder

Add iridescent gold mica powder

Mix all together

 

 

 

 

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3 Replies to “5 easy and natural homemade beauty recipes”

  1. I have been wanting natural makeup for a long time. All the chemicals don’t work well with my skin, so I loved this! My only question is where I could find some of these things. Like a natural grocery store? Or Target/Wal Mart basics?

    1. You can find all these items on amazon easily and have them delivered to your door. The spices can be found in your local grocery store also.

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