Healthy, Homemade Beauty Products

This morning, I will be LIVE on Fox23′s “Great Day, Green Country“, trying to look somewhat composed and unsweaty. I was invited back to share my Homemade Beauty Product Recipes.

 


Little did they know what weirdness they were once again inviting into their normal world….

 


Here is the live video. I know, I’m awkward. Just don’t judge the recipes for the weirdness of the presenter.

 


Apparently, I didn’t stink it up too much during the first go around when I shared my Homemade Household Cleaning Recipes.

 


And today, with just 7 simple ingredients, I’ll show you the Healthy, Homemade Beauty Product recipes that I highlighted this morning on Fox23. These recipes use organic ingredients that are centuries old and proven to be healthy for the inside and the outisde of your body. This is nothing new under the sun, just a modern twist on how to do it yourself, easily.

Say good-bye to the over-priced, chemical-laden products from the beauty aisle. It’s time to take back control of what you are putting on the largest organ of your body and make your very own simple Beauty Products.

(If you click on the recipe title-all but the Toner-the link will take you to the step-by-step tutorial for each recipe. I also have a few links at the bottom of this post with more Homemade Household Cleansers and Yummy Food Recipes.)

Face Wash
2 Cups or More of plain (Old Fashioned) organic rolled oats

Use a blender and grind up the oats until it is the consistency of a fine powder. Store in airtight container.
With a fistful of oats, add a little water to make it into a mush. Massage over face with circular motions (avoiding eye area) and let sit for 0 to 5 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Use morning and night.

Oatmeal is a natural exfoliant. It cleans, soothes and nourishes the skin. Oatmeal brightens dark spots, lightens freckles and tones down inflammations.

 


Toner
1 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar

Squeeze a little Apple Cider Vinegar on a cottonball and spread over face, neck and chest. It may be powerful smelling at first, but the scent dissipates and the facial moisturizer will snuff out any remaining scent.

Vinegar clears up acne, heals dry skin and is a great antibacterial. It will remove any leftover make-up, while leaving the skin feeling refreshed and soft.

 


Facial Moisturizer
makes 2.5 oz
4 TBS Pure Aloe Vera (drinkable kind)
1 tsp Vegetable Glycerin
6 Drops Jojoba Oil
1/4 tsp Sweet Almond Oil

Place all ingredients in a container. Shake before each use. After washing your face and following with the toner, squeeze a small amount in your hand and apply with your fingers. It will feel wet at first, but as it dries and absorbs, you will be left with silky soft skin.

Aloe Vera is amazing. Here are some things that it can do topically for your skin (this doesn’t include all of the amazing things it does for the inside of your body):
Halts the growth of cancer tumors.
Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain.
Protects the body from oxidative stress.
Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns.
Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete.
Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair.

Vegetable Glycerin
Improves the health of skin
Earth-friendly
Softens the skin
Natural source of moisture
Helps retain moisture
May have a positive affect on skin conditions like skin cancers (non-melanoma) and psoriasis

Jojoba Oil is just as amazing. Here are some of the reasons to use it topically:
Wound treatment
Skin healing
Beneficial as a moisturizer, hydrates the skin, hair and nails while it provides nutrients
Provides a protective coating on the skin to keep bacteria and grime out and moisture in
Reduces and prevents wrinkles and stretch marks
Antibacterial
Anti-inflammatory
Useful treatment for acne, skin wounds and to soothe mild infections
Hypo-allergenic, so it will not cause reactions on the skin and will not clog pores

Sweet Almond Oil
Help retain moisture
Reduces wrinkles
Adds a natural glow
Used on nearly any skin type, dry to oily
PS-Rub a dime sized amount into your scalp for healthier, thicker hair

 


Eye Make-up Remover
makes 3.5 oz
4 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
3 TBS Sweet Almond Oil

Mix in squeezable small container. Dab on cotton ball. Wipe eye makeup off gently.

The Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the skin:
Penetrates deep into the skin, providing needed moisture
Protects the skin while keeping it smooth
Powerful Antioxidants, vitamins A and E, can help repair skin damage from sun exposure, cigarette smoke and pollutants.

(See Above Recipe for the Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil)

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YEAH! You now have all you need to keep your skin clean, fresh and feeling younger than before. And, you are spending pennies on the dollar in order to do so.

I hope you have enjoyed these recipes! It may seem overwhelming at first to rid your home of toxins and store-bought everything. And maybe you don’t want to make these products, but would like the benefits of non-toxic products in your home without going broke. I have found some simple solutions to replace the things that I cannot make/don’t want to make myself by purchasing them from a non-toxic green company online. Without directly endorsing them, if you are interested in knowing more,  Feel free to email me with questions.

Here are links to my other Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

Easy Laundry Soap
DIY Brass Cleaner
Organic Vegetable/Produce Cleaner
Homemade Household Cleaners

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:
Simple, Tasty Granola
Easy Crockpot Yogurt
Simple, Homemade Butter
Cooking and Freezing Beans, avoiding BPA
Homemade Hummus
Garden Fresh Salsa

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!

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33 Responses to "Healthy, Homemade Beauty Products"

  1. The Better Baker says:

    Oh I just love these ideas! I am off to watch your video. How exciting to get INVITED BACK!! You are WOWing them…keep up the good work Gal! Enjoy a relaxing weekend.

    Reply
    • Rebekah says:

      Mrs. Baker-
      You are so sweet. It was such an honor that they asked me back again. I get so nervous doing these types of things-I’m just glad I didn’t totally screw it up!

      Reply
  2. Caren says:

    I just watched the video–you did a great job! These are some really good ideas for homemade products.

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/prudent-projects-smart-solutions-week-7.html

    Have a great day!

    Reply
  3. Lydia@ Five4FiveMeals says:

    This is fantastic! I recently made a facial scrub with coconut oil and sugar. I love this. Thanks for sharing.
    I hope you’ll stop by my link party. I just started it. http://www.five4fivemeals.com/main/2012/8/17/friday-five-link-up-aug-17-2012.html

    Reply
  4. Pat says:

    I love these ideas. The ACV is great for lots of things. I think everyone should have a bottle in the medicine cabinet.

    I’ll have to try the oatmeal face wash and of course the lotion!

    came here, via CCC- Pat

    Reply
  5. Tamara @ Etcetorize says:

    Eeeee! I had no idea that you’re a celebrity! I think you did a great job on the video. The other woman was actually slightly awkward but you’re easy to understand, on point, and you gave super helpful tips. I need to find me some almond oil stat! Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

    Reply
    • Rebekah says:

      Oh Lordy, Tamara! Hardly! Thanks for taking the time to watch me be a complete dork on tv. I’m glad you think I did ok!

      Reply
  6. Debi @ Adorned From Above says:

    I love all of these. Great information. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  7. Brooke J says:

    great job on your tv segment. I tried the ACV as toner this evening. Made my face bright red and hot. I rinsed it off, and it has continued to get redder. I applied coconut oil to try to calm it down. I have pretty sensitive skin so I think it was just too strong. I probably need an ACV and distilled water mix. I would recommend trying it on a small part of your face first, so you don’t look like a tomato ha! Enjoying blog

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    • Rebekah says:

      Brooke-
      I know that the ACV is an anti-inflammatory and an anti-bacterial, so this may have caused some of the redness. It’s pretty powerful stuff. I haven’t had this problem and too have very sensitive skin. By no means do you need to use it, if you don’t want to. Just skip that step and have a happier day!

      Reply
  8. Kayla says:

    I am love love LOVEing this! I’ve been doing my own masks and hand lotions, but I’m pretty nervous about dropping all my salicylic acid acne products. I think I might have to give it a go!

    Reply
  9. Jill says:

    Great recipes there! I remember using oatmeal as s scrub when I was younger and had excema – it does feel wonderful on the skin!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. Cheryl@ Sew Can Do says:

    Fantastic, thrifty & easy! Just perfect. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

    Reply
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    OMG I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE! I’m telling everyone i know about it! Keep it up!

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    GREAT GREAT GREAT AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Absolutely! Thank you for linking it up at our linky party athttp://www.fineCraftGuild.com Gotta file all these recipes and gotta feature you now.. Will let you know when, okay!

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    • Rebekah says:

      Rose-
      Thanks so much for featuring me! I’m so glad you like all of the homemade recipes this little brain has come up with. Enjoy!

      Reply
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    rebekah,
    i love your site! i just stumbled on it while searching for a sewing tutorial, but everything here is gold! i like your recipe for facial moisterizer. i have a homeade recipe, but yours is much more economical. thank you!
    kristen

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