Homemade beauty treatments can be just as real as their commercial counterparts, but much, much easier on your wallet. The markup on most skin and hair care items is basically ridiculous: they can cost as much as 600% over what their actual ingredient costs are. By creating your own treatments, you can save hundreds every one year from what you would pay for these items in stores. The most luxurious things in many commercial skin products are the packaging and advertising budget; not the quality of ingredients.
Homemade beauty treatments permit you to make modified skin care products like anti-aging masks, bath and body products such as bath salts, cream bars, and body butter right at home. As well as saving you a lot of money, you have the encouragement that your products are made with all natural ingredients, not a bunch of cheap chemical fillers like most commercial beauty items are. As well, you know that your ingredients are fresh and natural and haven’t been sitting on the shelves of some warehouse for months at a time, unlike what is sold in the stores.
All-Natural Chocolate Facial Mask
This decadent facial mask, ideal for normal skin, will leave your face smooth, soft, and silky. The cream and honey add moisture, and the oatmeal sloughs dead skills, perfect for smelling romantic and deliciously edible. Enjoy!
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 teaspoons oatmeal powder
Mix all ingredients together and smooth onto face. Relax for 10 minutes; then rinse with warm water.
Homemade beauty treatments allow you to customize your skin and hair care regimens. If there is a particular scent that you would like a scrub or lotion, but simply cannot find it anywhere, consider making your own. Blends of essential oils can give you one-of-a-kind fragrances that cannot be found anywhere in the stores, as well as provide the therapeutic properties associated with the different oils. If you would like a thicker consistency in your lotions or creams, that is easily achievable as well, just by adjusting the ratio of water to oil in your lotion/cream recipe.
An easy homemade beauty treatment that you can effort right now for mere pennies is a body scrub made out of brown sugar and olive oil. Simply mix them together and apply to your dry winter skin while in the bath or shower. If you don’t care for the scent of olive oil, you can simply substitute oil like sunflower or grapeseed oil. For an additional moisturizing effect, use jojoba oil in place of the olive oil. If you like, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil like grapefruit or lavender for an extra extraordinary scrub. It’s just that simple to make numerous of your most wanted beauty products right in your own home!
Apple Pie Spa Treatment Skin Polish
Apples are notorious for their nutritional benefits; they’re 85% water and high in potassium and vitamins A and C. Perhaps even more beneficial is the malic acid, an exfoliating enzyme in apples that is useful for removing dead skin cells and surface dirt.
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon fresh apple puree or applesauce
- 1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon Mix all ingredients, stirring well.
In the bath or shower, apply scrubs to skins in a circular motion, using a washcloth, bath gloves, or a loofah sponge. Pay special attention to rough spots like elbows, heels, and knees. Rinse well, and follow with a rich body lotion. Note: If using on the face, omit granule sugar. Brown sugar, because it dissolves gently, is a more appropriate choice for the delicate skin of the face.
Papaya Rejuvenation Home Spa Skin Refresher.
Exfoliate your skin gently with natural papaya enzymes, and leave the house with a gentle glow.
- Wash face thoroughly.
- Bring cooking pod of water to a boil.
- While water is heating, mash 1/2 of papaya into a paste.
- Move the pot to table and place face over steam, holding a bath towel over your head. Adjust to be sure skin is at a comfortable temperature.
- Steam face for 5-8 minutes.
- Apply papaya mixture, carefully avoiding the eye area.
- Lie down and relax for 5-10 minutes.
- When you feel fully rejuvenated, rinse your face and apply moisturizer for a radiant complexion.
Updated: 22 April 2019