homemade toiletries

homemade toiletries. Easy, non-intimidating recipes for facial creams, masks, toners, body scrubs etc. For more visit REDRETICULE.COMhomemade toiletries. Easy, non-intimidating recipes for facial creams, masks, toners, body scrubs etc. For more visit REDRETICULE.COM

Homemade toiletries sound intimidating or kind of like  “I don’t have time for this!” at first. You would also think that homemade toiletries require some special ingredients that are not as easy to get, so you might as well choose the easy way and buy the product. Homemade toiletries are actually really easy to make and don’t require any special ingredients. I ventured out into this area just recently and made several natural beauty products to try out. I can’t say I expected much from them, but boy was I happily surprised when I first applied the homemade yogurt mask! Here are a few easy homemade toiletries and their recipes for you to try:

cleansing facial mask

Mix three tablespoons of oatmeal with two generous tablespoons of honey and apply to your face. Rinse with water after 15 minutes. The oatmeal acts as a fabulous exfoliator, removing any dead skin and leaving your face fresh, clean and soft.

skin toner

Mix together 1 oz. aloe vera gel with 4 oz. witch hazel. Add a drop of chamomile essential oil and mix in thoroughly. Pour into an airtight container or glass bottle.

hydrating facial mask

Mix together 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. It’s heavenly. Apply it whenever your skin needs that extra moisturizing kick.

body scrub

Mix 1 cup of coconut oil with 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of honey. That’s it! It’s just as good as any body scrub you can get from the Body Shop.

foot scrub

Mix two tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons oatmeal and a teaspoon of rock salt. Rub the mixture into your feet and leave for ten minutes before rinsing off with water.

hair conditioner

Pour 3 cups of hot water with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar into a bottle. Add a sprig of rosemary and shake well.

lip balm

Microwave 2 tablespoons cocoa butter with 1 teaspoon coconut oil and half a teaspoon of vitamin E oil together – it should only take a matter of seconds. Transfer to a small container and allow it to set.

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facial mist

Pour 40 ml witch hazel, 10 drops rose petal concentrate and 5 ml fractionated pure coconut oil into a travel size mist bottle. Shake well before applying.

…and if you are in the mood for venturing out into making your own skin creams, here are a few wonderful ideas to try.

vitamin E facial moisturizer

Melt 4 oz. cocoa butter in a bain-marie over a low heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 teaspoons vitamin E oil and mix thoroughly. Pour into an airtight container and apply to dry skin daily.

almond oil moisturizer

Melt 4 tablespoons of cocoa butter together with 2 tablespoons of beeswax in a microwave for 20-30 seconds. Add one tablespoon of almond oil. Pour it into a container and allow to cool.

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Bella Pummarola

    Ohh that body scrub is good enough to eat! :) I make my own toiletries every once in a while and these are great ideas!

    Bella Pummarola

  • http://lestylorouge.com/ Ashley White

    I love beauty DIYs! Cost effective and great way to control your ingredients. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • http://bubblesther.com Esther

    Thank you for sharing these! I’ve always wanted to try beauty DIYs, but somehow never did. I’m definitely gonna try some of them!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

  • Kathy

    You are so right that homemade does sound very intimidating. Your recommendations sound very easy so thanks so much for sharing them with us. I will definitely be trying some of these out.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com