I’m not especially keen on cooking. Honestly, I do not even enter my kitchen that much (couldn’t tell you where the spoons are if my life depended on it). But when I learned that there are natural cosmetics recipes that you can make on your own, I decided that things had to change. I entered my kitchen, found my cupboards and fridge bare, went to the grocery store for supplies and tried my hand at making my own cosmetics for the first time in my life.
Trying Out Natural Cosmetics Recipes
While cooking requires a certain grace and pre-knowledge, I found that the recipes for cosmetics did not require that much. I rather enjoyed the experience and figured you might want to experiment with something yourself. So here are some natural cosmetics recipes that I tried out and loved.
You will need apple cider vinegar (ACV), olive oil, and honey. Mix 1 tsp each of honey and olive oil to 2 tsp of ACV. Apply this on your face and wash off with warm water in about 15 minutes. There’s another cleanser recipe that smells great. Add a drop of almond oil to a handful of freshly ground coffee beans. Yum! I just wanted to lick this one off my face.
One of the simplest recipes and without a doubt a better toner than the commercial stuff I spend money on. You’ll need one-fourht cup each of lavender buds and mint leaves, and a cup and a half of ordinary kitchen vinegar. Put herbs and vinegar in an air-tight container and leave it in the sun for a couple of weeks. Strain the concoction at the end of this period and add half a cup of water to the remaining liquid. Store in a bottle and use like normal toner.
Ok, this is not really much of a recipe. But it is so simple and effective that I could not resist adding it here. Take a couple of drops of almond oil and a drop of warm water in the palm of your hand. Rub vigorously till they blend well. Then apply on skin. This smells really good, and makes your skin soft and smooth.
There are a multitude of facials and they all work so well that I have a hard time deciding which one to include here. The simplest facial mask is simply a preparation of chickpea flour, water and honey. Mix ingredients in sufficient quantities to create a paste. Apply on skin, leave for 15 to 20 minutes, and wash off. This gives your skin a thorough cleansing, absorbs excess oil, sloughs off dead skin cells, and leaves your skin looking radiant and feeling soft.
Making your own cosmetics is a rewarding experience. I always feel a sense of accomplishment when a recipe turns out right and gives me the results it’s supposed to.
Anyone else try making their own cosmetics? If you have found a recipe that you really like, do not hesitate to share it with us.