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.)
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.
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.
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.
Improves the health of skin
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:
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
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
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
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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