It’s not hard to make your own beauty products at home. The few ingredients required are readily found at your local supermarket and health food store. Here are three super easy, 100% natural beauty recipes you can whip up in the kitchen:
Peppermint & Sea Salt Body Scrub
4 tbsp sea salt
4 tbsp almond or jojoba oil
1 tsp fresh mint
5 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops grapefruit essential oil
Mix sea salt, fresh mint and almond/jojoba oil in a bowl. Add essential oils. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Scrub can keep for up to 6 months.
Beet Lip & Cheek Stain
2-4 drops freshly squeezed lemon juice
optional: coconut oil, almond oil or vitamin E oil
Make fresh beet juice with a juicer. If you donâ€™t have a juicer, cut the beet into quarters after taking the top and root off. Toss into a blender with some water. Pour juice through a strainer into a small bowl. An eyedropper can help you get the juice from bowl to jar. An empty roll-on jar would work best. Be careful, as beet juice can stain.
Depending on how big your container is, add 2-4 drops of lemon juice. This helps preserve the color. Lemon juice can be drying, so add some oil for moisture.
Keep this in the fridge and it will last up to 2 weeks.
2 tbsp arrowroot powder
2 tsp or more cocoa powder
5 drops lemon essential oil
Mix cocoa powder and arrowroot powder in a box. Stir in lemon essential oil until color is uniform. Add more cocoa powder to match your skin tone as needed.
Pour into a powder jar. (An old mineral powder jar is perfect.) Use the powder to set foundation and to mattify skin.
Illustrations by Elizabeth Stilwell