Every once in awhile I like to post some money saving beauty tips on here that are made from natural products. Don’t get me wrong,most of the beauty items I use I buy from Tarjay or Rite Aid (like Skintimate Sensitive Skin shaving cream and Tresemme hairspray,which I cannot live without) but there are some products that are definitely more cost effective for your pocket book and possibly better for your skin. I never buy skin scrubs anymore because I just make my own. I’ve given them as gifts too and they have been greeted with open arms (and thirsty skin):). Here are a few items that you can make yourself with whatever you have lying around.
Whether you use brown sugar,white sugar,coffee grounds or salt,making your own scrub is so simple and quick. Usually I like to soak and scrub my feet so I’ll whip up a very natural scrub in a bowl from white cane sugar and olive oil. About 1 parts each,maybe a “little”more sugar than olive oil so it’s not too oily. I mix that with a spoon and it smells so good and feels ever better. However,you can add vanilla or any other scented oil to that base and get an even more delicious result. Of course,don’t eat it,but I realize it may be tempting.
Just make sure to really rinse your tub out after use. We don’t want your shower to turn into a confined slip and slide.:p
Honey Face Wash
I loved this recipe from this site (and by the way,they have some other great recipes too!) for a Honey Face Wash. Simple,easy and cheap. I love all three of those words.
In the palm of your hand,combine a tablespoon of raw,unfiltered honey with a half a tablespoon of baking soda,mix it together,and apply to damp skin. The honey is antibacterial while also soothing dry skin,and the baking soda is gently exfoliating without tearing or irritating your face.
Tightening and Toning Lemon and Egg White Mask
Another great recipe for you to put your best face forward!
Makes 1 application:
Juice from 1/2 a lemon (strained) and 1 egg white.
Beat together egg white and lemon juice for 3 minutes. Apply directly to your face,avoiding the eyes. Leave on for 30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Tropical Hair Conditioner
Mmm,I love just about everything with coconut in it. And this yummy hair treatment sounds wonderful.
Organic Coconut Milk
Peel and pit avocado. Mash avocado and slowly add coconut milk until smooth and the consistency of hair conditioner. Work through hair to ends. Rinse after 15 minutes and shampoo.
Do you have some homemade beauty tips you’d like to share? I’d love to post them up here next time. Send an email to me at Featherandbranch@gmail.com and I’ll post it next Tuesday . I’d love to hear from you.