If you like the idea of saving the environment and getting gorgeous at the same time, then read on! On a January episode of Good Day LA, Tasha Smith shared her secrets to making your own beauty products (on a budget!). I’ve listed below each of the treatments she mentioned along with their specific uses, plus the ingredients needed to make them.
Strawberry Facial Cleanser
Ingredients: 4-6 ripe strawberries, 2 drops of peppermint oil
Uses: Strawberry juice has gentle astringent & bleaching properties and is a great light everyday cleanser. This recipe can also serve a s a tooth cleanser and whitener.
Egg White Firming Mask
Ingredients: White of 1 cold, fresh medium egg; 1-1 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch
Uses: Shrink and tighten pores with this simple for a dramatically smoother appearance.
Uses: The combination of baking soda with it’s skin-soothing and softening properties along with Helichrysum oil which stimulates new cell formation, will give your face a new lease on life.
Brown Sugar & Coconut Body Scrub
Ingredients: 2 cups of golden brown sugar; 6-8 tablespoons of coconut oil; 20-25 drops of vanilla essential oil
Uses: Exfoliate and moisturize your body with this delicious scrub.
Belly, Bum & Body Butter
Ingredients: 1 cup of sesame oil, macadamia oil, jojoba oil or avocado oil (your choice); 4 1/2 tablespoons of beeswax; 20-30 drops of lavender essential oil
Uses: Skin-healing properties and super effective skin conditioning ingredients.
Deep Oil Conditioner
Ingredients: 1/4-1/2 cup (depending on length of hair) extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil; 20 drops of chamomile or rosemary essential oil
Uses: Excellent treatment for dry, sun-damaged or chemically treated hair.
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