Cosmetics and beauty products are a major source of chemical exposure for most people. An average beauty product contains dozens of harmful chemicals, many which have not even been tested for safety in humans. Fortunately, there are natural alternatives, and most work better than the chemical laden beauty products. Making your own beauty and personal care products, can also save you a lot of money in a year!
Ladies, buying in bulk, making your own beauty and personal care products, alternatively can save a lot of money in a year!
Natural ingredients cost more up front but save us money in the long run because they are so versatile and can be used in multiple recipes. And because not as much is needed for natural products. One can order these products once or twice a year at most and can have smooth, healthy skin all year around!
Save that Money Honey
For a quick and natural facial, give yourself a honey mask. Take a warm shower or hold your face over a bowl of steaming water to open pores. Rub warm honey on face and sit for 20-30 minutes, Rinse with warm water and splash with cool water to close pores. Honey also works great as a gentle face wash that can be used daily.
Ingredients for Natural DIY Remedies
Instantly clarify and remove oils from your hair by mixing 1-part white vinegar with 5 parts distilled water and pouring over hair after conditioning. Add 5-10 drops of favorite essential oils to make a fresh smell. Popular recommendations are lavender, lemon, orange, or peppermint. Depending on your hair type, you may also benefit from detoxing your hair with clays and using natural using a natural shampoo
For an intensive hair conditioner, blend avocado and coconut milk in a blender and apply to dry hair. Leave on up to 30 minutes and rinse.
For oily hair, massage baking soda into hair, shampoo as normal and rinse. This can be drying for some people and irritating to the scalp.
Ingredients for Natural Beauty Recipes
If you’re just starting out with DIY beauty products, these are great to have on hand and you can make many, many recipes with just these ingredients!
You can save a lot by buying coconut oil in bulk. You can cook with it, use in recipes and as a skin lotion by itself, it never goes to waste!
Besides coconut oil, Shea butter is one of the most used natural beauty ingredients. Organic unrefeinded Shea butter has a naturally nutty, earthy smell (very mild) and is incredibly nourishing for the skin. In some cases, its has been uses for kids with eczema. They have seen great improvement in their eczema from using Shea butter or a mix of it and coconut oil.
It has natural antibacterial properties and is great for preventing stretch marks, for wound healing, and as an anti-aging treatment for skin. Shea butter naturally has an SPF of about 5 and can be used as a daily sunscreen. Also, it can be used in lotion, lotion bars, deodorant, face cream, baby lotion, diaper cream and many other recipes!
Cocoa butter is another “butter” and a great addition to natural beauty recipes. It is also an ingredient in organic homemade chocolate (recipe soon!). It imparts a delicate chocolate scent
Beeswax is a great natural thickening agent, and high-quality versions have a gently honey sent. It can used in lotions, lotion bars, baby care recipes, lip balm, foot cream, etc. Only a little is usually needed to thicken recipes, and a pound lasts for at least six months.
Arrowroot is great to keep on hand for thickening sauces when cooking and it also gets added to a lot of natural recipes like deodorant, baby powder, diaper cream, dry shampoo, etc. It works much like cornstarch but isn’t GMO like many corn products. It is great to use for also for use homemade makeup recipes.
Essentially not needed, but essential oils essential oils give great natural scents to DIY beauty recipes and can also be very mood lifting. Favorites are Mint, Lavender, Lemon, Orange and Sandalwood.
Other Helpful Ingredients
Some other helpful ingredients that can be added to the above recipes are:
- Dried herbs: especially chamomile and calendula for skin recipes
- Zinc oxide: for diaper cream and sunscreens
- Sugar: Not to eat but great for sugar scrubs!
- Baking Soda: For deodorant
- Salt: For DIY hair spray or skin exfoliating
- Coconut Milk: for homemade shampoo
- Liquid castle Soap for cleaning/washing and for homemade baby wipes.
Alpstories’ Sustainable Approach
AlpStories’ shares a sustainable approach to living in harmony with nature. Because, looking beautiful should not compromise your health, the health of animals, or the heart and health of the planet. Moreover, developed by a passionate team dedicated to healthy lifestyles, we use fresh organic ingredients from the Alps, one of the purest places on Earth.
Consciously we are contributing to and animal kind by producing, and promoting all vegan skincare products that are also cruelty-free, for the planet’s conservation.
Alpstories’ Aloe Butter Organic Face Cream
Our Aloe Butter Organic Face Cream beautifully compliments this blog since its made out of most of the all natural ingredients mentioned above. Yet, like a breath of fresh air for the skin, aloe vera boosted with coconut, jojoba and almond oils completely revives the skin.
Notably, an ancient source of skin healing, aloe vera is a soothing, hydrating gel for treating burns, severe dryness, inflammation, blemishes and uneven texture.
Surprisingly, when combined with antibacterial and toning coconut oil, skin plumping almond oil and lightweight jojoba, these powerhouse ingredients can feel like a rejuvenating escape for the skin.
Do you make your own Beauty products? What recipes would you like to try? Share in the comments.
“Happiness is being Natural, and living an Eco-Beauty life”-me