Homemade Beauty: 150 Simple Beauty Recipes Made from All-Natural Ingredients
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150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes that are inexpensive, toxin-free, and easy for readers to make themselves.
Homemade Beauty is a beautifully packaged collection of 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into a lush detoxifying mask to fresh lemongrass into a non-toxic bug repellent, Homemade Beauty takes the ubiquitous eat-local, farm-to-table concept and brings it to the beauty category.
As reports on the dangers of chemicals in cosmetics become increasingly alarming and the aspiration to live a more natural life grows, people are eager to take beauty regimens into their own hands to ensure they are putting only the safest and most natural ingredients on their bodies. Commercially available organic beauty products are expensive, but they are easy to make at home and most require 5 simple ingredients or less. Recipes like Almond Rose Body Lotion, Coconut Lavender Shampoo, and Brown Sugar Vanilla Scrub will enchant readers with heady scents – and thrill them when they realize these pampering products take only 5 minutes to make!
smells incredible, lightly hydrates and gives a beautiful glow . . . not only to your skin but to your hair, too! This mist works as a style prep or as a pick-me-up for curly or wavy hair. Combine all ingredients in a spritz bottle and shake thoroughly to combine. Spritz on damp hair before styling or onto dry curls or waves that need a lift. Banana-Honey Dry Scalp Treatment 1/2 banana 2 tablespoons honey Banana and honey are both extremely hydrating without being oily or greasy. This recipe
time in the sun, it’s important to take care of your hair if it’s undergone excessive sun exposure; UV rays can be very damaging to hair. Even if intense sun on your scalp doesn’t feel as painful as a sunburn on your skin does, sun exposure can be a big shock to your strands. This recipe replenishes the hair and soothes the scalp, keeping your hair strong and healthy. Blend, mix or thoroughly stir ingredients together until smooth. After shampooing, apply treatment to scalp and hair and let it
while adding a beautiful glow to the skin. Not only is creating body oil super easy, but you’ll see a drastic difference in the moisture and radiance of your skin after just the first use. Combine ingredients in resealable container of your choice. I personally prefer pump dispensers (a repurposed body lotion bottle works great), as they are the least messy. Shake gently. To use, massage a small amount onto clean skin after a bath or shower. Skin-Smoothing Shaving Cream 2/3 cup cocoa butter
Bring water to a boil, remove from heat and combine in a glass jar with the lemon and orange zests. Let mixture steep overnight in the refrigerator. Strain out the zest, pour product into resealable container of your choice and squeeze in the fresh lemon juice. Add tangerine oil, if desired, and apply with a cotton ball or spray bottle. Detoxifying Green Tea Toner 11/2 cups water 4 bags green tea Juice of 1 lemon Drinking a cup of green tea a day is sure to make you feel like a new person,
Keep this recipe in a spray bottle in the fridge, and spritz it on whenever you need to cool down! Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan, and remove from heat. Add tea bags and let steep for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove bags and let cool. Once tea has cooled, add juice, glycerine, tea tree oil and peppermint oil. Stir thoroughly, and transfer to spray bottle using a small funnel. Shake before use. Strawberry Teeth Whitener 1 large strawberry or 2 small strawberries, de-stemmed 1/2 teaspoon