Saturday, September 22, 2007

Make Your Own Personal Care Products

Making your own products is a great way to save money. Not only that but using natural ingredients is often better for you than the chemicals found in many ovr te counter personal products. In the spirit of saving you money and time I am going to share my three favorite recipes for personal care products. I hope you enjoy!

Facial Cleaner

  • 4 very ripe, medium sized strawberries

  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil

  • This is a very easy to make, low cost, and effective way to clean your face. Slice the strawberries and remove the green stems. In a small bowl mash the strawberries slices into a pulp. Then squeeze the strawberries, you can use a cheese cloth or even nylon hose, catching the juice in a small bowl. Mix the oil with the juice and stir. Apply this mixture to your ace and neck, avvoiding the eyes, and let sit for one minute. Then rince with cool water.

    pH Restorer

  • 2 cups water

  • 1/4 cup raw apple cider vingar

  • 10 drops your favorite essential oil (lavender or lemon work nicely)

  • Combine in a plastic container and stir to mix. I use cheap plastic squeeze bottles that I can find in beauty supply shops for $1. You can use this as an astringent on your skin, applying about a teaspoon to a dry cotton ball then washing the face. You can also use this as a rinse for your hiar to restore the pH shampoo strips away.

    Purifying Clay Mask

  • 1 tablespoon powdred French green clay

  • 2 drops chamomile essential oil

  • aloe vera juice

  • French green clay (AKA Illite Clay) is one of the most effective and most commonly used mineral skin clays. Don't worry, you can buy an 8 oz jar of French Green Clay Powder for around $6. IN a small bowl swisk the clay with just enough aloe vera juice to form a smooth paste. Then stir in the oil. You can use this as a facial mask by applying to the face, lett dry for 20-30 minutes, then rinse clean. It can also be used as an overnight blemish treatment. Dab some oneto the blemish and let harden overnight. Rinse clean in the morning.


    tegdirb92 said...

    what great recipes!! Thanks for sharing those.