You might not know about….
Most people living today don’t remember a time before mass-produced beauty products. However, there was a time when most women had to make their products themselves at home. The great thing about realizing that you have healthy and safe products you can use for beauty at home is that they are far more healthy for you. Remember: What goes on – goes in. Another reason is it can save money over those expensive items we buy and you can still be beautiful.
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Here Are A Few Ideas
Raw Honey – This product in your kitchen is delicious on a biscuit, but it’s also great as a moisturizing face mask, gentle exfoliate and wound healer. Some people report that it’s also great for stretch marks, as a bath soak, and to treat acne.
Honey is a natural antibacterial and antimicrobial substance. Because of that, it can be a great acne treatment. It calms redness and irritation. It also fights bacteria. Dab it on, let set for about 15 minutes then rinse off.
Try dissolving 2 Tbsp of raw honey in 1 cup hot water, then add it to your bath for a nice soak.
Olive Oil – You can use olive oil to remove your makeup very quickly. You might think it’s going to be super-greasy, but olive oil washes away very easily with mild soap. Due to its antioxidant nature, it’s great to help prevent age spots from the sun too.
Olive oil can be a great treatment for dry hair, split ends and the scalp. Add a little hot water to some olive oil – just enough to heat it a little. Apply it to the ends of your hair and/or scalp. Don’t be shy, apply it generously. Leave it in between 10 and 20 minutes, then shampoo out.
Olive oil is a natural lubricant. Our of shaving cream? Give Olive oil a try. You might find it works well and helps prevent razor burn too.
Coconut Oil – This is great for treating dry, damaged hair. Heat it just enough to turn it to liquid. After you shampoo, apply a generous amount to the wet hair. Let it set for about 5 minutes before rinsing it out. It will even add some shine.
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer. I like to mix a few drops of both vitamin C and E into about a half cup of the oil. Mix well and use on face, under eyes, and on dry skin. I keep it in a container for daily use.
There are so many ways to use it: mix with sugar for a body scrub. Makeup remover, shaving cream, lip balm and cuticle softener – to name a few.
Bananas – If you have the peel from a banana, you can rub it on your rough elbows to soften dry scaly skin. Just rub it on, then let it sit and rinse.
Mash up a banana. Mix with some oatmeal, add a little bit of milk and you have a great exfoliating scrub.
….. Banana is the base ingredient in most of my smoothies. YUMMM..
Avocados – If you stayed out in the sun too long, try rubbing some blended avocado over your skin and letting it sit for about ten minutes before taking a cool shower. You can also use it as-is for a moisturizing hair mask.
Dry skin? Mash up half of an avocado and add about 1/2 tablespoon of honey. Massage the mask onto your face for a few minutes. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and pat your face dry. You will glow. Mix it with some lemon juice instead of honey for oily skin.
Mayonnaise – Do you have dry, damaged hair? If you do, try adding about 1/4 a cup of mayo onto your dry hair. Comb through, then cover with a shower cap. You’ll want to let it sit for at least ten minutes, a hour is better. Rinse out and wash your hair as normal.
Give yourself a facial with mayo. Relieve sunburn pain. Soak your nails in mayo for about 5 minutes. Do it now and then for stronger fingernails. I have also heard it will treat head lice. To do so it’s suggested to cover your scalp and hair liberally, put on a shower cap and leave it in overnight. 7 to 10 days and they say your problem is solved.
Oatmeal – For skin: Oatmeal helps protect the skin barrier to keep moisture in. Oatmeal is full of saponins which gently remove dirt and oil for a deep-down clean.
As a cleanser:2 tbsp oatmeal, 1 tbsp warm water and 1 tsp of honey. Rub on the face with circular motions. Rinse off when done.
I like to toss it into a blender to make it like flour. It is easier to mix and use. Try it with some baking soda for a scrub. Mix with coconut oil or olive oil for a more sensitive skin scrub. Add some blended oatmeal to your bath.
Cucumbers – Whether you cut them up and put them on your eyes, or juice them to add the liquid to your bath, eat them or blend them up to drink, cucumbers can be a great at-home beauty treatment ingredient.
A cucumber mask can help to revitalize and regenerate dull skin and tighten the skin elasticity. Grate a cucumber and apply to your face or other skin. Let it set for about 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Do it a minimum for two times a week.
Lemon Juice – If you have dark spots or acne, try rubbing on a little lemon juice. Lemon can also make your hair shiny. Mix 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice with 1 gallon of filtered water, then rinse your hair with it to create incredible shine and a clean scent. If you do it often it might even lighten your hair slightly.
Baking Soda – Because it’s a dry ingredient it can be used as an exfoliate, a way to soothe your skin after you shave, and to whiten your teeth. You can even use it as a dry shampoo by pouring some into your hair, letting it sit for ten minutes, then brushing out.
Salt – Mix with honey or oil to exfoliate your feet, elbows, and knees.
Eggs – Need to make the pores on your face look smaller? If your skin is dry, use only the yolk; for oily skin, use the white only. Just rub on your face as-is and let set until it dries, then wash it off with cool water.
Encourage more hair growth: Wisc up a couple of egg yolks and mix with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Apply all over the scalp and leave it in about 20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo.
Use the egg whites to help fight acne. Wisc it up and apply to face. Leave on about 20 minutes and do this a couple of times a week.
You likely have many items in your kitchen right now that can be used in place of expensive beauty products that, often times contain harmful additives.