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Herbal Beauty Products You Can Make with Ingredients You Have at Home

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Beauty products can be expensive. If you are creative and like to do things on your own, there are several skincare and beauty products that you can make using things you already have in your kitchen.

A little time, a few pennies and a scavenger hunt through your kitchen and bathroom can provide you with the things you need to make yourself look and feel beautiful. Many products can be doubled or tripled so you will have some to store away for future use.

Oatmeal Mask

You’ll Need:
  • 1/3 cup cooked oatmeal
  • an egg
  • ½ teaspoon almond or jojoba oil
  • Place ingredients in a small bowl
Instructions:
  1. Mix evenly
  2. Apply to face
  3. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes

Coconut Avocado Hair Conditioner

You’ll Need:
  • 1 avocado
  • Coconut milk
Instructions:
  1. Mash avocado and place in bowl
  2. Add enough coconut milk to make a smooth paste
  3. Work gently through hair
  4. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes
  5. Rinse and comb

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

You’ll Need:
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
Instructions:
  1. Combine thoroughly
  2. Scrub entire body
  3. Rinse thoroughly

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Rejuvenating Foot Soak

You’ll Need:
  • ½ cup Epsom Salt
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop of rosemary
  • 2 gallons of water
Instructions:
  1. Place water in large bowl
  2. Add Epsom salt
  3. Mix till dissolved
  4. Add essential oils
  5. Soak feet for approximately 15 minutes
  6. Dry thoroughly

Facial Cleanser for all skin types

You’ll Need:
  • 1 tablespoon unpasteurized yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 drops lemon oil (never use lemon juice)
Instructions:
  1. Combine ingredients in small bowl
  2. Apply to face (avoid the eyes)
  3. Let set for 30 seconds
  4. Wipe away with warm wash cloth

Face Mask for Stressed Skin

You’ll Need:
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Slightly heaping teaspoon nutmeg
  • Slightly heaping teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
Instructions:
  1. Mix thoroughly
  2. Apply to face
  3. 30 minutes later rinse away face mask
  4. Use circular strokes to create the exfoliating effect

Salt Scrub w/Thyme and Lemon

You’ll Need:
  • 1 cup sea or kosher salt
  • ½ cup pure almond oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh thyme
  • (amounts of herbs are up to your discretion, more can be added for a more potent, exhilarating scrub)
Instructions:
  1. Mix ingredients thoroughly
  2. Place in a small jar
  3. Seal
  4. Let stand for 24 hours
  5. Stir thoroughly before each use
  6. After each use make sure lid is secure
  7. If kept airtight, the mixture will last approximately 3 to 6 months
The ideas for homemade beauty products are endless. You can mix and match a variety of substances including:
  • oatmeal
  • honey
  • almond oil
  • aromatic herbs
  • vinegar
  • yogurt
  • brown sugar
  • sea or kosher salt

Use your imagination and find combinations that work for your skin type. With a little creativity, you can replace the majority of beauty products you have in your medicine chest with ones you have made at home for cents on the dollar compared to the more expensive products you find in the store.

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