Have a boring weekend afternoon or an evening with nothing to do? Get creative and productive by making your own homemade beauty products. You can save money and customize how you want your homemade beauty product to be. Below are several ideas for creative and fun beauty creations.
Rose petal toner
Rosewater is great as a natural toner. To make your own, pick the petals off organic or fresh-picked roses. Add enough distilled water to cover the rose petals. Simmer on medium to low heat for 30 minutes and then strain out the liquid. This homemade beauty product smells wonderful.
DIY lip stain out of berries
For a lip stain that’s as tasty as it is natural, mash up some black berries, raspberries and pomegranate seeds, adjusting for preferred shade. Drain the liquid and add a splash of olive oil for added moisture. Mix well and store in the fridge. This homemade beauty product should keep for a few days.
Olive oil makeup remover
This homemade beauty product, a makeup remover, is easy to make. Combine two parts filtered water to one part olive oil. The oil helps break up makeup easier than just water alone.
Cocoa powder dry shampoo
Who doesn’t love the sweet scent of cocoa powder? Use it as a dry shampoo by combing it with arrowroot powder. Use more cocoa powder if you have dark hair, less if you have light hair.
For this, you’ll just need to peel and mash up a kiwi. The fruit juices will cleanse, and the seeds will act as a natural exfoliator.
Dried beet blush
Find some dried beet chips and grind them up in a blender to create your own beetroot powder for an instant blush. You can also dry your own beets by thinly slicing them and putting them on a drying rack.
Cocoa body butter
For a body butter that will leave you with a little bit of a bronzing affect, simply combine cocoa butter with some cocoa powder to color preference.
Essential oil shower bombs
What makes these super creative is that you can use them in the shower, rather than having to draw up a full bath. Combine a cup or two of baking soda with water until you form a paste. Then you’ll add several dozen drops of essential oil. You can pick your own based on scent preference. Use molds to tightly press the damp baking soda into fun shapes, letting them completely dry for a day or more. Store them in a very dry place. Put the bomb under your shower’s water stream to release the scents.
Coconut oil shampoo
This recipe starts with an organic shampoo base and then adds a dollop of coconut oil to help nourish hair. As an optional step, add several drops of your favorite essential oil for scent.
A sweet idea is to cut an orange in half and use it as an exfoliator on your elbows and knees. The acidic juices will help exfoliate skin.
Michelle Lovrine Honeyager is a freelance writer living in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about her at https://www.clippings.me/michellelovrine.