Homemade Natural Beauty Recipes
When you make your own beauty products, you know exactly what’s in them and exactly what’s NOT: no chemicals, no problem.
Healthy Hair Mask: blend one avocado with ⅛ of a cup of coconut milk, massage into scalp and apply to damp hair, let sit for 10-20 minutes, rinse thoroughly with water to remove. Avocado soothes red and itchy scalps, restores moisture to hair, and provides vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids to strengthen strands. Medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil penetrate deeply to stimulate hair growth, fight dandruff and inflammatory skin infections, and restore the strands’ natural shine.
Sweet Facial: after opening pores by placing a hot, damp cloth over face, rub honey all over the skin and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Honey’s antibacterial properties are amazing for acne prevention and treatment, the high antioxidant content reduce signs of aging, and it creates a glowing complexion by moisturizing the skin and soothing redness.
Smoothing Lip Scrub: mix one tablespoon of coconut oil with one tablespoon of honey and add two teaspoons of brown sugar. The oil and honey moisturize cracked and dry lips while the brown sugar gently exfoliates any dead skin, leaving your lips feeling smooth and tasting amazing.
Glowing Face Wash: after it’s cooled, combine ½ of a cup of brewed coffee with ½ of a cup of liquid castile soap. Coffee contains high amounts of antioxidants, which boost circulation to the skin to give a healthy plumpness and fight signs of aging. It also helps exfoliate the dead layer of skin, giving you an instant glow and making your face appear brighter. You can use this wash all over your face and body in the shower for smooth, soft skin.