Sunday, 30 June 2013

Quick & Easy: Homemade Beauty Products

On days when you feel like having a cheeky pamper session but, don't want to go to a salon or spend money on expensive products; then boy oh, boy do I have a great post for you! Here are some of my absolute favourite DIY masks, scrubs and hair treatments which can be made from kitchen ingredients!

Firstly I have an easy body scrub which will give you THE smoothest legs, I swear they feel amazing after!



Ingredients

1/2 cup of coconut oil (you can use olive oil if you dont have coconut oil)
Juice of 1 lemon or 1/2 cup of lemon juice
1 1/4 cups of sugar

Mix all the ingredients into a bowl

Apply generously all over body
Then rinse off some mix leaving a thin layer of the mixture
Shave your legs (this isnt a must but it makes your legs feel alot smoother)
                                         Rinse
                                         Dry and voila!\

If you don't shave your legs or want to try something else then use

 - 1 cup Brown Sugar
-1 cup  raw oatmeal
-1 cup olive oil

Mix and apply to skin gently and rinse off in the shower


Next I have two super easy face scrubs                                       


                     The first only needs two ingredients -2 Strawberries                    
                                               -1 tsp Brown Sugar

Mash them together and gently rub over your face. Concentrate on areas where your pores are. Rinse with cold water.

           Second is an oatmeal scrub, the ingredients are -1 tbsp of honey
  -1/2 tsp of lemon juice
                  -2 tsp of oatmeal (porridge oats)     






Now for some hair recipes
Hair is made up mainly of protein which can get stripped away easily especially when you use hot tools and chemicals, so to rejuvenate you hair mix up this mask and apply. You will notice a difference within 30 mins


Ingredients - 1 Egg Yolk (yellow part)
                 - 3 tbsp olive oil
                 - 1 tbsp honey
Mix in a bowl, then gently massage into hair and leave it on for 30mins. Wash out with any shampoo.

If you dont have alot of time then make this leave in conditioner which will tame your frizzies and lock in moisture to combat dryness.


Ingredients - 2tbsp Honey
                 -  4 cups of warm water

Mix and apply after shampooing and conditioning your hair. Dont rinse, let it dry naturally.

Last hair mask is a hydrating one.


Ingredients - 4 tbsp olive oil
                 - 2 tbsp honey

Pour olive oil into a microwavable bowl and watm up for 20secs
Add honey and stir until its evenly mixed
Coat all hair and let it sit for 15 mins
Rinse twice and condition as usual.

I hope this was helpful! I love making all of these and its so fun to do as well!


xoAlanaox