Have you ever looked at the ingredients on your favorite cosmetic products? If so, you know that many contain dozens of unpronounceable chemicals and potentially harmful components. These DIY hair and makeup products include items you likely already have in your home. Let’s get started!
Damaged hair can result from over-processing, overuse of hot tools (curling irons and straighteners), too much time in the sun, age and many other factors. This nourishing mask can help revive your tired strands and restore your hair to a healthier state.
- 5 drops Rosemary essential oil
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil
- 1 ½ Tsp coconut oil
Melt the coconut oil, then add the essential oils. Apply the treatment to dry or damp hair and leave on for 30 minutes. Then, shampoo and condition to remove the mask. Some may need to shampoo twice to get all of the oil out.
Makeup Setting Spray
The hot temperatures of summer can cause a perfectly made up face to become sweaty and smeared in a matter of minutes. This setting spray recipe can help your makeup stay put.
- 5 tbsp alcohol-free witch hazel
- 5 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 5 tbsp rosewater
- ½ cup purified water
- 10 drops Lavender or Frankincense essential oil (Tea Tree and Lemon are great choices for those with oily skin)
Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Use a funnel to pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Use after applying cosmetics for longer-lasting makeup.
Makeup Remover Wipes
Completely removing your makeup is an important element of having healthy, youthful-looking skin. However, some makeup removers can be harsh on sensitive facial skin, especially the delicate area surrounding the eye. This recipe is a gentler alternative.
- Cotton pads
- 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil
- 1 tsp castile soap
- 1 tbsp alcohol-free witch hazel
- 5 drops of Lavender, Tea Tree or Frankincense essential oil
Combine ingredients in an airtight container, such as a mason jar. Mix well, then add the cotton pads to the container. Cover and close the lid, then shake to immerse and cover the pads with the mixture. Use whenever you need to remove makeup.
These DIY products are simple, cost-effective and fun to make. Not only that, they can help you look and feel good. Do you have any DIY beauty recipes you love? Let us know!