It is everyone’s desire to look and feel beautiful. Although the meaning of being beautiful is a matter of personal perception. Some believe in the inner beauty i.e beauty of soul and many believe in the external beauty. I feel you need both where inner beauty gives you a peaceful self the outer beauty gives you the confidence to survive and thrive in the modern world. The market today is flooding with beauty products that are labelled vividly. With increase in awareness about excessive use of chemicals and their side effects words like herbal, Ayurvedic, Paraben free, sulphate free, Natural Extracts, Organic and nonetheless Homemade is what people are attracted to. If these words really intrigues you then you must certainly try to make your own beauty products. Instead of getting yourself a storeboug ht homemade beauty products why not make your beauty products at home.
Homemade Beauty Products To Substitute The Store Bought Ones:
Natural Blackhead Remover
Blackheads is a tiny plug made due to accumulation of excess sebum in the hair follicle. It oxidizes and turns black/ dark in color. Blackheads are easy to remove and they can be removed with simple home remedies. While it is easy to remove blackheads at home you do need to be careful that you don’t damage your skin. To ward off blackheads you can either use a scrub or a peel of mask. Best ingredients to use in your Blackhead remover scrub are Honey, Oatmeal, Clay, Papaya
like consistency and then apply on your face. You can also combine cinnamon with honey to form a paste. Other options include cooked oatmeal, lemon juice, honey, turmeric and egg whites. Rinse your face after about fifteen minutes of application. Repeat use once or twice a week to remove debris from pores.
You can also make use of charcoal masks or take charcoal tablets to trap toxins in the body and reduce the risk of subsequent blackheads.
Face Pack For Glowing Skin
Face pack for glowing skin will help improve uneven skin tone and make your skin glow. There are different kinds of face packs, some of which include:
Gram flour + Turmeric Powder + Cow’s milk Raw
Papaya + Bentonite Clay + AloeVera gel + Almond Meal + Rosewater
Tomato Pulp+ Chiksa Powder
Masoora Dal (Orange Lentil) powder + Orange Peel powder + Turmeric + Honey + Rosewater
Mashed Banana + Honey + Curd
Choose a pack considering your skin type, allergies etc . Mix the ingredients and form a paste, apply it on your face and let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
Natural Teeth Whitener
Apart from brushing after eating, there are other natural ways you can use to whiten your teeth, some of which include:
Activated Organic Charcoal Powder + Cinnamon Powder
Coconut oil pulling
Activated charcoal tablet
Lemon or orange peels
Apple cider vinegar
Strawberries and healthy foods
Natural teeth whitening can be tricky as there are not many trustworthy commonly known remedies. Most popular remedies for natural teeth whitening mostly involve Baking Soda, and internet is flooding with articles teaching you how to use baking soda for teeth whitening, but excessive use of baking soda may lead to enamel damage.
Homemade Natural Perfume
Homemade perfume may come as a surprise as it is not very popular among the DIY buffs. But it is possible to make your own perfume at home all thanks to the essentials oils. The trick that works is to make effective use of essential oils. The basic ingredients for a simple yet fragrant homemade perfume will require glycerin, essential oil and filtered water, ingredients are required you to be mixed in adequate quantities and transferred to a spray bottle.
Try out the Homemade Woodland perfume Using Essential Oils
Things You Will Need
Organic Fir Needle essential oil, two drops
Organic Cedarwood essential oil, two drops
Organic Vetiver essential oil, one drop
Organic Bergamot essential oil, one drop
Organic jojoba oil (Carrier Oil) 1/4 Cup
Simply drip all the essential oils into a bottle, mix, and then add the jojoba oil and mix again. You can adjust the measurements to suit your need. Apply this perfume behind your ear, a drop on your neck using a cotton bud.
Charcoal Face Cleanser
Charcoal face cleansers will help pull out impurities on the face naturally. Many face cleaners out there contain harsh chemicals that can damage your skin in the long run. However, with a charcoal face cleanser, you can worry less about that. Activated charcoal is made from carbon-infused with oxygen, and it helps to tighten the pores and smoothen the skin. It also eliminates harmful effects and irritations on the skin.
Homemade Charcoal Cleansing Face Mask
Things You Need
Orange Peel Powder 1 tsp
Sandal Wood Powder 1/2 tsp
Fuller’s Earth 1 tbsp
Aloe Vera Powder 1/2 tsp
Charcoal Tablets 2
Method : Mix all the ingredients and transfer to an air tight container. Keep it away from moisture to increase shelf life of the product.
How To Use
Take 1 tsp of the face mask and mix with clean water to form a paste. Apply a thin layer of the paste all over your face and neck. Allow it to dry and then rinse it off.
Now is the time to substitute your beauty products for daily use with organic products, to reduce your risk of potential side effects. The above homemade examples are just a few ways to get started. The all natural and holistic lifestyle is a long and pleasant journey. Start by making simple products like homemade face mask and Homemade Ubtans, once you get your hands on it you may start getting fancier and try your hands on Homemade Scrubs and Shampoos.
Activated Charcoal is known for its detoxifying properties, it is capable of attracting all the impurities and toxins towards it. This is why it has made a place for itself in the beauty products industry. It is however important to understand that activated charcoal does interfere with the absorption of anything that comes to its contact, and that includes medicines too. If you are on medication for any medical condition you must consult your medical practitioner before using Activated Charcoal, be it internally or externally.
Disclaimer : Recipes shared here are purely for information purpose only.This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease, please consult an expert before use.