Homemade Natural Skin Care Products

Homemade Natural Skin Care Products

Are you ready to create your own natural skin care products at home? Need more ideas? If you are, you probably know that Mother Nature can readily provide what your skin needs
internally and externally.

It’s important to know what’s in your skin care products as you become aware and more healthful and want to avoid certain chemicals. Even if you want to experiment, try stuff out
or just have fun, let’s roll up our sleeves and get started!

Remember stick with organic ingredients! 
Below is a list of ingredients that you can easily buy from the grocery store and use for preparations or  as stand-alone items to care for your skin:

Massage oil suggestions
All the oils listed below make great massage oils. Some are thicker than others and have stronger scents.  Play with what makes the most sense for your needs and fits your budget

  • Grapeseed
  • Sunflower
  • Safflower
  • Peanut
  • Sesame
  • Avocado
  • Coconut

Cucumber  
Cucumber is packed with antioxidants and compounds that soothe inflammation.
It is used to reduce swelling and dark circles around the eyes. It also has a great cooling
effect.

  • Apply sliced cucumber after a long day of sun exposure
  • Also… try  drinking a cucumber drink with mint.
  • It’s simple. Put peeled cucumber with a couple sprigs of mint in your blender !

Tomatoes
Tomatoes contain lots of antioxidants and have great properties:

  • Lycopene – protects skin from UV rays.
  • Vitamin C – helps promote skin healing and renewal.
  • Astringent properties which tighten large pores.
  • They are especially good for oily skin.

Tomatoes can be combined with other natural ingredients like aloe to create a cleansing soothing mask. Try this:

Tomato/Cucumber Mask
Ingredients
1/2 ripe tomato
1/4 cucumber

Directions

  • Wash and peel 1/4 a cucumber.
  • Blend it to a fine pulp with 1/2 tomato.
  • Apply the mixture to your skin in a gentle circular motion.
  • Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water. Pat dry.

Wasabi
Believe it or not, wasabi can be applied, in moderation, to help improve oxygen flow
into skin tissues. It’s especially good as a massage oil to warm up stiff muscle.

Try this recipe I got from the following website:

From: http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/spa-health/rub-wasabi-on-your-skin.htm

Wasabi Massage Oil: 
Ingredients
¼ cup vegetable oil (see massage oil list above)
¼ cup light sesame oil
1/2 TSP of wasabi paste
Vitamin E oil

Directions 

  • Combine sesame and vegetable oils.
  • Heat on low for 2 to 3 mintes or until warm but NOT boiling or smoking.
  • Immediately remove from heat and stir in ½ tsp wasabi paste.
  • Be sure to use a wooden spoon since plastic can leach out chemicals.
  • Cover and let cool for at least 1 hour.
  • Add 5 drops of vitamin E oil (you can pop a vitamin oil pill if you have one) and still until mixed in.
  • Massage!

Sea salt
Sea salt is filled with minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. It helps balance, protect and restore the skin. It is great for exfoliation and also provides (for your skin) to help scrub away dead skin cells.

Sea Salt Exfoliating Scrub
Ingredients
1/2 cup oil. *Use sweet almond, grapeseed or another light-textured massage oil.
1 cup sea salt. *Do NOT use simple iodized table salt — it’s too harsh..

Experiment with different textures to see what feels best for your skin.

Directions:

  • Put the salt in a small bowl.
  • Add the oil, mixing well with a spoon or wooden stick.
  • You’re looking for a moist texture but not oily.
  • Feel free to add a drop of essential oil.

Essential Oils
Try adding 5-15 drops high quality essential oils.

  • The essential oil you choose for your salt scrub depends on the result you want.
  • Lavender  – relaxing,
  • Lemongrass – refreshing
  • Rosemary – stimulating.
  • You can experiment and do your own blend.

If you have very sensitive skin make a sugar scrub, which is gentler.

Sugar in the raw
(pure unaltered sugar) — you can make scrub similar to the salt scrub. Its gentler. Look at recipe above

Almond oil
Besides functioning as a base for massage oil, almond oil can be combined with fresh
citrus juice and oatmeal. This potent mix can help reverse acne breakouts, and prevent breakouts

Green tea
Green tea has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and is perfect for cleansing solutions. Make sure to submerge the green tea in hot water for a few minutes to
get a more potent dose of cleansing antioxidants.

Banana
Bananas can be help revitalize both the skin and hair.

  • A natural hair conditioner
  • Skin moisturizer.

Filled with beauty-boosting vitamins A, B, C and E and minerals

such as iron, zinc and potassium–Bananas make good face shmear!

Simple Banana Mask
Ingredients
1 overripe banana

Directions

  • Smash a banana into a bowl and
  • Smooth it on your skin.
  • Careful not to get into your eyes.
  • Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes

Or try this for your scalp:

Banana/Avocado Scalp Conditioner
Ingredients
2 bananas,
1 avocado
1/4 cup of plain organic yogurt

Directions

  • Blend
  • Apply the creamy mixture to your scalp and wait at least
  • 20 minutes before rinsing out with warm water.

Castor oil
Castor oil is hypoallergetic and helps tighten and moisturize skin. It also can be
applied directly to wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

Potato
Need to remove makeup? A slice of uncooked potato can be used instead of
your store bought product without exposing yourself to large quantities of synthetic preservatives

Coconut milk
Coconut milk is a liquid extraction from grated coconut. People often confuse it with
Coconut water which is the pure liquid from inside the coconut shells. This product can be used as a milk substitue in many recipes. Coconut milk is rich in phosphorous and magnesium. Can also function as a makeup remover.

Coconut oil
Its very nourishing for the skin and will help repair skin damaged by shaving blades.

  • Instead of using commercial shaving cream, using coconut oil instead.

Olive oil
Olive oil can be used on the hands, nails and feet. If you want your feet and nails to look supple and clean, soak your feet in olive oil  for ten to fifteen minutes.

If you starting out for the first time or just want more information on ingredients check this out:
Or… get more tips from the experts.

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