We live in a time that calls for environmental awareness and preservation due to all the adverse effects of the things we subject our environment to. One battle cry we so often hear these days is about ‘going green’. But going green is certainly not just about altering your diet or planting trees. It also has a lot to do with the products we opt to use. Choosing to go green will not only help our environment, we will also benefit from doing so since we are able to avoid products made up of chemicals that could potentially harm us in the long run.
A way of going green is by making your own beauty products right in the comfort of your own home. You’d be surprised to find out that most of the things you’ll need are inside your own kitchen! Here’s a few you’ll have fun making.
Body Scrub – You will need coarse brown or white sugar, olive oil or apricot oil, lavender oil and vanilla beans for the scent. You may opt to use vanilla extract in the absence of vanilla beans. Store the sugar and vanilla beans in a canister for a week or two for a more fragrant mixture later on. Take off the vanilla beans and mix all ingredients together. Just make sure you just put a few drops of lavender to keep the vanilla scent. Normally you can use equal parts of sugar and oil but you can alter it to your liking.
Facial mask and scrubs – There are a lot of organic ingredients you can use to make these at home. One that is ideal in making pores smaller is by putting on a mixture of yeast, lemon juice and water. Mix a packet of yeast in a bowl together with 3 tsp lemon juice and 2 tsp water. You can apply it every other day to also keep your face pimple-free. Find that too complicated? Well, go ahead and open the fridge, and get an egg. Separate the yolk and the white and start applying the egg white on your face and leave on until it dries and then rinse it off. You will feel it tightening as it dries, helping minimize pores.
For moisturizing, you can put half an avocado in a food processor, put on a few drops of honey and blend. Yeah, it’s yummy and good enough to eat for dessert, but you can also apply the said mixture on your face, leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse. Avocado is ideal for all skin types.
Those are just a few simple recipes you can make and you can look up a lot of fun and easy-to-do homemade beauty products on the internet. By doing so, you are not only keeping yourself and the environment healthy, at the most you are doing your wallet a favor by keeping it from feeling empty!