When you read the words beauty products, the first thing that crosses your mind is the large number of over the counter options you have. There are a number of brands, of varying quality, that are selling a host of products to enhance every part of your face and body.
As easy as it is to go to a store and pick up a lotion, lip balm, moisturiser, shower gel, shampoo, and so on, they are all laden with parabens and other chemicals that in varying degrees are harsh on your body, some of these chemicals are also known carcinogens.
Have you ever considered DIY beauty products? Well, you should. They are easy to make and can be concocted with ingredients found at home, or can be sourced from reliable suppliers.
Here are a list of things you can make at home. You don’t have to worry about any latent skin conditions acting up or developing new ones, because these homemade beauty products are made without any chemical cocktail thrown in!
Everyone craves for those luscious, pink soft lips. Your lips have the maximum attention anytime you open your mouth to speak. So keep them in top shape using this scrub.
- Brown sugar
- Coconut oil
- A clean jar
All you have to do is mix a table spoon each of honey and coconut oil and stir it well. Once a mixture is formed, stir in two tea spoons of brown sugar. If needed, add a little more coconut oil to blend the mixture well. Once it is all mixed well, transfer it to a clean jar. Use as and when required.
Who doesn’t love to show off their pearly whites? Why use across the counter products when you can do one yourself at home?
- Baking soda – Aluminum free
- 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide
- Peppermint essential oil
A very simple DIY beauty product. The maximum time spent will be on procuring the ingredients. Just mix the baking soda with the hydrogen peroxide to form a smooth paste. Add a few drops of essential oil, as per your requirement and your home made teeth whitener is ready. Just dip your tooth brush into this paste and brush your teeth for about two minutes, before brushing with your regular tooth paste. The baking soda helps to whiten your teeth and also keeps your breath fresh, while the peroxide fights bacteria and also whitens teeth.
Who doesn’t reach out to a wet wipe to clean themselves up? Be it just your dirty hands or to refresh your face after a tiring workout. Why not make those wipes yourself instead of reaching for that pack of store wipes?
- Distilled Water
- Melted Coconut Oil
- Tea tree blend essential oil
- Grapefruit essential oil
- Vitamin e drops
- Clean towel
- A large bowl
- Cut the towel into the desired size and keep aside.
- Pour in the coconut oil, vitamin e drops and essential oil into the large bowl and stir well.
- Add 2 cups of distilled water and mix again.
- Now place your towel bits or strips into the bowl and allow them to soak up the solution.
- Use like any regular facial wipes.
These DIY beauty products are not only easy to make, but can also save you some money and to top it all, you are aware of what goes into your product. You can add or remove any of the ingredients based on your likes and preferences.