Monday, January 6, 2014

5 DIY Beauty Products

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5 DIY Beauty Products

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Many conventional beauty products contain hidden (or not so hidden) harmful ingredients and many are also super-expensive.

I make the majority of our beauty and personal care products now to help avoid chemicals but we’ve also saved money doing this and many of the ingredients you already have in your own kitchen.
If you aren’t already, consider making these products instead of buying them:

1. Deodorant

homemade deodorant bar recipe 150x150 7 DIY Beauty Products 

I’ll admit… I didn’t think homemade deodorant could possibly work. I’d tried natural versions and they weren’t effective so I didn’t have high hopes.

To my surprise, this recipe works incredibly well and is very inexpensive and simple to make.
With just coconut oil, baking soda and optional arrowroot and shea butter, you can make a deodorant that works for your body type.

Here are two recipes to try for smooth deodorants, and you can also make Deodorant Bars with the same ingredients.

2. Lotion

how to make homemade lotion bars 150x150 7 DIY Beauty Products 

There are a lot of recipes for homemade lotion online and you can definitely find one that works for you. Personally, I prefer lotions or lotion bars that don’t have liquid since they last indefinitely and are incredibly moisturizing.

With simple ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and beeswax, you can make endless variations on homemade lotion products.

3.  Sea Salt Hair Spray

DIY Beach Waves Sea Salt Spray Recipe Cheap and works great 150x150 7 DIY Beauty Products 

I have fine, thin hair that is difficult to do much with. I loved the way my hair always felt at the beach with more texture and volume, and this simple spray was my solution to getting the beach look at home.
It isn’t a hair spray in that it holds a hairstyle in place but when spritzed and scrunched in to hair, it gives great volume and texture and makes hair feel much thicker.

This sea salt spray is also completely natural and incredibly inexpensive to make. Here is the recipe.

4. Dry Shampoo

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Back to the fine hair problem…. fine hair also shows oil more quickly than coarse or thick hair. If I don’t want to shampoo my hair every day (which isn’t good for it), I had to find a solution to tone down any oily-ness.

This simple dry shampoo works better than store bought (in my opinion) and doesn’t have the aerosol or chemicals. It is a powder instead of a spray, and I find it is best applied with a make-up brush to the roots. Have dark hair? There is a solution for dark hair dry shampoo so it doesn’t look like you are wearing a grey wig! icon smile 7 DIY Beauty Products

Here is the recipe.

5. Body Scrubs

Soothing Magnesium Foot Scrub Recipe so relaxing and leaves skin silky 150x150 7 DIY Beauty Products 

Body scrubs like salt and sugar scrubs can cost $20 or more in stores, which is crazy when you can make them for less than a dollar! These make great gifts and leave skin incredibly soft.

There are endless variations for body scrubs but these are my two favorites:

DIY Sugar Scrub

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