Natural beauty starts in the kitchen. Sometimes the basic ingredients that you have in your kitchen cupboards are the best option for your beauty regimes. With so many products sold in the market, as much as we want to get the best of the best, we also have to consider budget and most importantly a product that is suitable, safe and gentle to our skin, not to mention cheap.
A Healthy and Beautiful skin should never be at a cost of spending too much, that is why whipping up a homemade beauty recipe is still smarter than splurging on a store-bought product. Just check what is available in your kitchen and start experimenting with your natural ingredients. Kitchen ingredients are not restricted to consumption, it also has tons of benefits to get your ideal beauty product like hair mask, face mask, lotion, body scrub, conditioner etc.
In this article, you will discover easy DIY beauty recipes to make your own natural, non-toxic, skin care and body products. Some of the recipes are intended to be made in advance, at least a day before you want to use them. As homemade doesn’t have any preservatives, it is highly suggested for you to use it as FRESH as possible.
Disclaimer: TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. If any symptoms persist, make sure to see a doctor. Do not try the recipe if you have sensitive skin or skin illness to avoid any further skin irritation.
1. Turmeric Face Mask Recipes
Turmeric is known for its health benefits for dietary reasons, but several turmeric mask recipe also works wonders on our skin. Turmeric is known to reduce inflammation and irritation that aggravates skin conditions. In India, turmeric is even used as a head-to-toe body scrub and face mask to give you a glowing skin.
Sharing two easy Turmeric Mask Recipes with different usage to add in your beauty must haves that can be easily done at home.
a. Turmeric Face Mask for Skin Lightening
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon lemon or orange juice
1 teaspoon honey
How to do: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl to make a smooth paste. Apply the paste to your cleansed face and neck. Leave it for approximately 30 minutes.
Rinse it off with normal water. Repeat application two to three times a week.
b. Turmeric Face Mask for Acne Prone skin
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
3 drops of tea tree oil
How to do: Mix all the ingredients and blend it well with a spoon until it turns creamy. Apply the paste to your face and neck. Leave it for approximately 30 minutes. Rinse it off. Repeat application two to three times a week.
2. Exfoliating Himalayan Salt and Essential Oil Soap
This is every self-proclaimed essential oil enthusiast’s chance to make a DIY beauty product within their home. With the help on an additional exfoliating ingredient, the HIMALAYAN SALT, you already have the best recipe to make an exfoliating soap. This is the easiest way to get your hands on a great soap to add in your daily bathing routine.
16 squares (2 cups melted Shea Butter Soap base (you can purchase in any soap stores)
1 cup natural Himalayan Salt, divided
Essential Oil of your choice – 5 to 10 drops per bar
(e.g Peppermint or Lavender)
How to do: Cut soap base into 16 squares and place in a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave for one minute; Take out and stir 9Be careful as it is hot) Microwave in 30 seconds interval, stirring in between, until soap base has completely melted.
Pour roughly 1.2 cup melted soap base into a deep silicone muffin mold. This one holds ½ cup in each cavity. You should get 4 bars. Don’t fill right to the top of the mold. Add 5-10 drops of essential oil into each bar and stir, making sure the oil is well integrated. Add two tablespoons of Himalayan salt to each bar. Stir and let it settle.
Let it cool down to harden and leave it on your kitchen counter overnight or you can place it in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes of you want it to harden much faster.
3. Three Ingredients Moisturizing Lotion Bar
One of the most unique beauty products that can be made easily at home and can also be given as a gift, is a lotion bar. Not many people have used a lotion bar before. Excellent moisturizers for everyday use and is very simple to make with only three ingredients needed. You can prepare this in less than an hour.
You need the following: 1 /2 cup of coconut oil, ½ cup beeswax and ½ cup shea or cocoa butter. Use the equal measurement for each ingredient and you should be able to achieve the right consistency. You may add any essential oil, e.g. Lavender should you desire to have a nice smelling lotion bar.
Melt all these three ingredients over a casserole or double boiler (preferably stainless), pour the mixture into molds (you can always choose your own mold, it need not to be a bar shape, silicone soap molds are more suitable if you ask me) and left it to harden. If you want it to harden faster, place the molds into the freezer for 30 minutes. Either way would work, the latter is just a faster way to get it solidify.