DIY Cosmetics – Natural Beauty

There are many reasons for making your very own cosmetics, it’s probably cheaper than buying some commercial stuff and you will always know where it came from and what’s in it unlike the products off the shelf. So I thought I’d take a look at the most common cosmetics nowadays and see if I can dig up some recipes in order for you to make your own beauty products.

Sunscreen: even though you may not expose yourself to the sun all the time, it is recommended that you wear sunscreen on a daily basis. A good sunscreen should service the 2 main purposes: moisturizing your skin and protecting it from UVA and UVB rays. The following recipe has only a limited UVA/UVB-filtering ability and should not be used as your only skin protection. For a natural sunscreen with a higher SPF. use a commercial sunscreen with titanium dioxide.

To make Natural-Protection Cream:

  • 3 tbsp. unrefined sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. unrefined avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp. unrefined jojoba oil
  • 1 tbsp. walnut or almond oil
  • 1 tbsp. shea butter
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 1 tsp. beeswax
  • 1 tsp. soya-lecithin
  • 2 tbsp. aloe-vera gel
  • 2 tbsp. rose or lavender water
  • 1/2 tsp. borax powder
  • 20 drops carrot-seed essential oil
  • 3-5 drops coconut fragrance oil (optional)

Step 1: Melt the 4 oils, butters and beeswax over medium heat and add soya-lecithin, stir to blend.

Step 2: Gently warm the aloe-vera gel and rose or lavender water, and stir in borax powder until dissolved. Remove from heat.

Step 3: When the oil and water mixtures are still warm to the touch and about the same temperature, set the small saucepan into a bowl of ice. Drizzle in the oil mixture while mixing rapidly with a small whisk; a cream will quickly form.

Step 4: Add carrot-seed essential oil and coconut fragrance oil if desired.

Step 5: Store in a clean, airtight jar or bottle, and refrigerate.

Next on the menu: Make your own Lipstick:

To make it easier for you to make your own lipstick, diy kits are widely available. If you want to make a lipstick from scratch, here’s what looks to be a good recipe. Link

Lip Balm in lovely orange and chocolate flavor

You’ll find plenty of other recipes on this site

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