Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DIY @ HOME BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Hey everyone!
Due to the lack of money in my wallet and my wild streak of creativity, i thought these were some fun DIY ideas for this week.  Not only will these products be fun to make, i also thought decorating the containers/jars would be fun.  The following are all products that i need more of from the store, but i figured why not try to make them? Try these in your spare time, and leave a comment on your experience :).

DIY DRY SHAMPOO
5 ounces coarse ground cornmeal, semolina, or couscous.
30 drops of essential oil of lemon
20 drops of castor oil
Mix the ingredients in a blender for just a few seconds.  Brush through hair and gently massage into hair and scalp until all of the mixture is absorbed into your locks :) 


CHAMOMILE SHAMPOO
4 bags of chamomile tea 
4 tbsp of pure soap flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons of glycerin
Let the tea steep in 1.5 cups of boiled water for 10 minutes.  Remove the tea bags and with the remaining liquid, mix in the soap flakes.  Let it sit until the soap softens.  Stir in glycerin until mixture is well mixed.  Pour into a bottle, best if stored in a cool,dark place.




ROSEMARY HAIR CONDITIONER
Rosemary essential oil
Carrier oil (sweet almond or olive oil) slightly warmed.
Add 2-5 drops of rosemary oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil, blend well.  
*Makes a great leave in conditioner if you leave in damp hair for 45 minutes, wrapped in a towel. 




GENTLE FACIAL CLEANSER
1/2 Cup Oatmeal or Cornmeal
plain yogurt (enough to form a paste)
*Mix ingredients, put in container (i don't know how long this stuff stays okay for- i would guess only a few days and you may even have to keep it refridgerated).  Once finished, wash face avoiding eyes.


CUCUMBER-HONEY TONER
1 medium cucumber- peeled and cut into small pieces.
2 teaspoons of honey
*Puree cuc in blender.  Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set the sieve over a glass bowl or measuring cup.  Pour the cucumber puree through the sleeve and let it stand for 15 minutes for the juices to drip into the bowl.  Pour the clear juice into a clean container/jar and add honey.  When using, shake the bottle and drench cotton ball with the product.  Wipe over face in the a.m. and p.m. and let air dry for about 5 minutes. Store in the refridgerator for up to 1 week.  This recipe makes appx. 1/2 cup.



COFFEE FACIAL SCRUB
4 tbsp. olive oil
6 tbsp coffee grounds
container for finished product
Mix the coffee grounds in olive oil.  (The ratio is 3 tbsp of coffee for every 2 tbsp of olive oil).  The scrub looks like thick mud when finished (coarse, not smooth).  The coffee grinds should be very fine since we are using it on  our skin, put them through a coffee grinder a few times if necessary.  The olive oil in this provides moisture for your skin, while the coffee grounds exfoliate and rid dead skin.  The mixture stays fresh at room temperature for several weeks.



ENJOY~~ DON'T FORGET TO COMMENT ON YOUR EXPERIENCE!

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