How To Make Homemade Natural Beauty Products

Published: 09th August 2010
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Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and as a result the beauty and cosmetic industry is a billion dollar business. From a wide range of expensive scrubs to lavish creams, people spend large sums on things that they could make quite simply in their own home. In fact, homemade natural beauty products are not only easy and affordable to make, they are also often far superior in quality as they lack the use of unnecessary chemicals.

Common Ingredients for Homemade Natural Beauty Products
Most of the ingredients you will need to make natural beauty products are readily available and likely already in the home. A few things, like essential oils, may not be in the home but are easily found in natural and health food stores, and online. Some of the most common ingredients and supplies needed include:
Baking soda
Sea salt
Fruits and vegetables like avocados, cucumbers, bananas, strawberries and apples
Vegan shortening
Fragrant herbs like mint and peppermint
Essential oils
Sunflower oil
Almond oil
Coconut oil
Olive oil
Tea tree oil
Vitamin E
Aloe Vera
Lavender and other flowers
Airtight storage containers

Some Commonly Homemade Natural Beauty Products
Many of the most popular and effective beauty treatments are just simple ingredients that you can mix and use at home. Here are some quick and simple examples:
Sugar scrubs cost a fortune at a spa but you can have the same beautiful result by taking sea salt and rose water. Apply the mixture to the face and rub gently. It will leave the skin refreshed and exfoliated.
Oatmeal and milk mixture is another great way facial.
Egg whites whipped and applied to the face tightens and smoothes skin as well as an effective way to fight acne.
Olive oil, egg, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar is mixed for a wonderfully natural shampoo
Cranberries, almond oil, honey and vitamin E oil can be mixed to make a natural lip gloss that outlasts any of the over the counter products
Plain yogurt, cucumber and parsley can make a soothing facemask that will leave skin soft and smooth.
Orange juice and plain yogurt can also be mixed to make a face mask that will leave the skin feeling rejuvenated

Natural Acne Solutions
Before spending money on commercial products, you might want to consider some natural homemade beauty product remedies. They are easy to make and cost very little. Just like in commercially available or prescribed medications, not every treatment is effective for every person, so it is worth trying more than one remedy until you find one that works for you.
A baking soda and water mask applied to the face and left on for 30 minutes to an hour works well to clear acne
Egg whites, whipped and applied for 30 minutes is also a highly effective treatment
Egg yolks, also whipped and applied is a proven treatment for acne

Consider Alternatives
Before buying beauty products, consider if there may be an effective natural homemade remedy alternative. Everything from shampoo and conditioner to eye shadow can be made at home, affordably and beautifully.

Vickie Lexom loves making homemade beauty products. However, as a busy mom and business owner, there isn't a lot of time to make all her favorites. Pharmaca offers a large selection of natural beauty products from cosmetics to hair care to fragrances. Natural personal care products also make great gifts for both men and women and always make their way into Vickie's gift baskets.

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