Homemade Beauty Recipes and Remedies

Making your own homemade beauty products is much easier than you'd think. The recipes that you find on this site are easy to follow along and use mostly common household products.

Aphrodite Apple Mask - 1 T Applesauce, 1 T Wheat Germ Purée apple in a blender or add applesauce to a small bowl. Mix in the wheat germ to form a paste. Apply to washed, scrubbed, and steamed face. Allow mask to set for 10-15 minutes. Tone then moisturize.

Grape Cleanser Recipe - Grape juice makes an excellent cleanser for any skin type. Simply split one or two large grapes, remove pips and rub the flesh over face and neck. Rinse off with cool water.

Cold Remedy Bubble Bath - 6 drops of eucalyptus oil, 3 drops of spearmint oil, 3 drops of peppermint oil, 1 quart of distilled water, 1 bar of castile soap. (4 oz. Bar), 4 ounces liquid glycerin. Mix the water, soap and glycerin together and stir. Now add your essential oils to the mixture. This bubble bath will help you breathe easier, with eucalyptus oil to ease the cold congestion. This is perfect for the cold season.

Take 4-5 chips of Chocolate, About 3 full tablespoon of cocoa butter, One capsule of Vitamin E - Put all ingredients in a large boiler and melt them very well. After this, blend it by using a spoon. One can use this homemade lip-gloss on lips. Pour it into a small bottle and keep in a cool place for making it solid.

Thyme and Fennel Seed Cleanser (for normal skin) - 2 sprigs fresh thyme, crumbled (or 1/2 T dried Thyme), 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed, 1/2 cup boiling water, Juice of Half Lemon Mix the thyme and fennel seed in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Add lemon juice and steep for 15 minutes. Strain the infusion and store the liquid in a jar, in the refrigerator.

Basic Balancer - 3 cups distilled water, 1/3 cups apple cider vinegar. Combine water and vinegar. Pour into a clean decorative decanter and store in the bathroom.

Massaging with essential oils on the affected areas having stretch marks offers as the best home remedy treatment for elimination of stretch marks. One can use flaxseed oil, olive oil, cod liver oil or vitamin E oil for the massage.

Mayonnaise is a great conditioner for dry hair. Depending on the length of your hair, apply approximately 1/2 cup of mayonnaise to your dry hair. Work into hair really well and then cover your hair with a plastic bag, allowing to set for about 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and then shampoo as usual.

Brunettes and Redheads — Add a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your rinse water. Stir 1 teaspoon of honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water. After shampooing, pour the mixture through you hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal.

Yogurt Face Mask - 1 tbsp natural yogurt, room temperature (not lowfat or non-fat), 1 tsp runny honey (microwave for a few minutes to soften hardened honey) Combine mixture, then apply to face. Let sit for 15 minutes. Wash face with steaming washcloth. For dry skin, use an extra tsp of honey. Oily skin? Add a few drops of fresh lime juice.
To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Cucumber Facial Cleanser -Extract juice from the cucumber by using a juicer. Get a small amount of juice and mix with milk enough to clean your face. Dub a little amount of the mix using a clean cotton balls and gently wipe your face. Then wash your face with lukewarm water. This is recipe will clean stubborn dirt from your face.

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Rachel Broune writes articles for beauty salon. http://www.1beautysalon.com

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