Say ‘Go…. Green’ to your skin – Some natural beauty products for a glowing skin
Face wash, skin cleanser, face pack, moisturizer – now everything is easily available in market. All of them form an integral part of everyone’s beauty kit too. For skin protection, how many products and creams are readily available in market! Can’t we change a little bit and go green, just like we plant a few vegetables in our courtyard and how we make cotton bags and paper bags at home? You can also make natural beauty products at home, with easily available items and less cost. Chemical products are not at all needed. Here I suggest a few ‘homemade’ green ideas for natural beauty products.
Cinnamon – Nutmeg Face Scrub
¼ cup honey, 1.5 big spoons of cinnamon powder, 2 small spoons of nutmeg powder – Mix slowly these three ingredients together. Thick compounds are best to remove dead cells. Take a little of this scrub and massage your face in circular motions. Apply in your face and neck. Like face pack, when it dries, it stretches your face. Dip your fingers in water and gently massage face in circular motions to remove the scrub.
As cinnamon and nutmeg have unique qualities to block skin infection, it reduces pimples and removes scars too. Honey makes skin soft. This aromatic homemade pack can be used as face scrub on daily basis to improve skin tone, health and beauty.
Honey – Lemon Foaming Face Wash
1 cup distilled water, ¼ cup liquid castile soap (100% vegetable oils used for its manufacturing), 5 small spoons of jujube oil, 2 big spoons of honey, 1 big spoon tea tree essential oil and 15 drops of lemon essential oil are the ingredients needed for this face wash.
Add contents one after another into a jar given in the above order and mix well, till it starts foaming. Make a small hole in the lid of jar and fix a pump drop for use. Otherwise pour the face wash to a soap pump dispenser and store in refrigerator. You can use it as face wash twice a day.
Charcoal Face Cleanser
2 big spoons of activated charcoal powder, 30 drops of tea tree essential oil, 2 big spoons of sunflower oil, ½ cup aloe vera gel and ½ cup organic honey are used for the preparation of activated face cleanser. Ingredients like tea tree essential oil, activated charcoal powder etc can be purchased online. They are available in supermarkets too.
Take all ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. Transfer the cleanser to an air-tight container or soap dispenser and store. If you are storing in a container, keep a separate spoon also, to take the mixture. This process blocks gems.
Just before you do makeup or after removing it, take a little cleanser in your palm and massage your face. After 2 minutes, use a wipe to clean it. If you use this cleanser daily, it makes skin soft. In normal temperature, you can keep it for 2 months without damage. You can store it in refrigerator for long use.
Take 100 gm gelatine in a bowl and make it a paste adding sufficient distilled water. Allow it to set in refrigerator for 20 minutes. Use a spoon or spatula to apply this paste on face and forehead. Wash it using lukewarm water 20 minutes later.
Tomato – Yogurt face pack
Ingredients needed for this pack are 4 big spoons of lemon juice, 150 gms of thick curd, 50 gms of oatmeal and 100 milli distilled water. Mix tomato juice and thick curd first. Boil oatmeal adding water for 20 minutes. Mix all ingredients together to get a paste.
When the pack cools, apply on your face and neck and rest for 30 minutes with eyes closed. Wash it off with cold water. You can store this pack in refrigerator for 2-3 days. This pack makes your face shine, and removes tarns.
Makeup removing whips
You can make chemical free makeup removing whips at home. Purchase a paper towel roll and cut into two pieces. Boil 1.5 cups of water and cool it completely. Melt organic liquid soap in exactly 1.5 cups of water.
Mix together – 1 big spoon virgin coconut oil, 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil and three drops of citric essential oil. Roll the paper towel and keep inside an air-tight cylindrical container, which can afford circular towels. Pour the organic liquid soap solution into this container and close the lid. The solution should fully moist the paper towels. Take towels accordingly. Take whips from the middle portion of the container.
Ingredients needed for the preparation of anti-ageing cream are 2 big spoons of beeswax, 1 small spoon shea butter, 2 big spoons of coconut oil, ½ small spoon of Vitamin-E oil and ½ cup almond oil. Take all ingredients together in a jar. Take a big container (enough to afford the jar) and fill water 3-4 inch high. Immerse the jar in this water and heat the contents using double boiling method. Keep stirring till all the contents melt and mix together.
Transfer the contents to another glass jar and allow the contents to cool. When the cream sets, close the jar with a lid and store it in room temperature. You can prepare more than ½ cup cream using this method and use it within three months. You can apply this cream twice a day after you have a bath.
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