To show my appreciation of all my wonderful readers, here’s a post where I picked your recipes for various homemade beauty products from the comment threads.
Give yourself a big round of applause! Thanks for reading and sharing with me/us. And if you have more recipes, keep them coming!
Homemade Body scrub (or facial scrub)
4tbsp finely ground oatmeal
1tsp lemon juice
1tsp fresh orange juice
Mix all the ingredients together and leave in an airtight container for 2-3 hours.
Use by taking a handful of scrub and mixing with a touch of water just to moisten before massaging into skin. Rinse off with warm water.
Homemade Body scrub
1/2 c almond oil
1/2 c sea salt
a squeeze of lemon juice
Mix until a paste forms. Rub gently on skin. Rinse well with lukewarm water. (Works best for oily skin)
Homemade Lip balm
2 Teaspoons Grated Beeswax or Beeswax Pellets
3 – 6 Drops Flavored Oil
1 Teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil or mix 1/2 and 1/2
1 1/2 Teaspoon Cocoa Butter
1 Vitamin E Capsule
Mix on Bain-Marie, pour into your recipients and let cool over night.
Homemade Hand and foot cream
2 cups of warm water
1 ½ cups of glycerin
1/2 ounces spirits of ammonia
1/2 cup of aloe vera gel
5 Vitamin E capsules (broken open)
1/2 ounces cocoa butter
1/2 teaspoon of boric acid
1 cup of stearic acid
Using a glass pan, combine the cocoa butter, glycerin and stearic acid.
Melt over a low heat
Remove from the heat and add ammonia
Stir until the mass becomes milky
Add boric acid to warm water
Mix using a beater set at high for 10 minutes
Add the Aloe Vera gel and the 5 Vitamin E capsules
You could add a drop or two of your essential oil to perfume the mass
Pour into a plastic container and set aside for 2 weeks, it needs to age before it can be used.
This recipe yields 1 ½ quarts.