TAG: Skin

DIY Makes Spray Bottles Better

DIY Makes Spray Bottles Better

Spray bottle products are convenient, perfectly sized and their contents are what many deem as daily necessities. However, they can also often include questionable components and high price tags, all contained in plastic. Why buy when you can DIY better than the original? The following bottle mist recipes are all natural and inexpensive. Plus, bottles you already have on hand can be reused to try them out, or you can make your own with a glass container. For a skin safe fragrance, body spray can be made with only 3 ingredients: filtered water, vegetable glycerin and essential oils. Adding vegetable glycerin… read more

Try Coconut And Grapefruit For The Skin And Hair

Try Coconut And Grapefruit For The Skin And Hair

Things that are beneficial for the skin and hair don’t always have to come in a package. Coconut and grapefruit are seemingly simple ingredients, but they are both packed with nutrient rich properties that offer an all-natural boost. Coconut is moisture-rich and grapefruit is loaded with antioxidants that can remove dead skin cells, brighten and tone. For exfoliation, this homemade scrub uses coconut oil and palm sugar, ground coffee and cinnamon. These ingredients work together to exfoliate, reduce inflammation, moisturize and effectively cleanse the skin. This recipe for grapefruit sugar scrub comes with free printables including labels and a grapefruit… read more

DIY Facial Mist For Dry Winter Skin

DIY Facial Mist For Dry Winter Skin

A long season of cold temperatures and blistery winds can onset dry skin conditions, leaving your face looking patchy, itchy and dull. Facial mists can alleviate these issues and plump up the skin, leaving it refreshed. Over the counter mists can be pricey, especially considering that they are mostly made from water. Also, some of the ingredients in them can actually worsen dry skin. Some brands might contain alcohol or additives that can offset the effects in the product, making it less effective. Trying a homemade facial mist allows a tailor made and money saving alternative. Dry skin, or xerosis, can… read more

Cosmetic Concerns And 4 Ingredients To Avoid

Cosmetic Concerns And 4 Ingredients To Avoid

People use cosmetics to enhance the appearance of the skin and to address issues, but sometimes products that are purchased to help actually can be harmful. Some of the chemical components found in cosmetics and beauty products may not be regulated, and can cause a range of problems from allergies to hormone and reproductive disturbances, among other health concerns. Parabens can be found in a wide range of products. They are commonly used as a preservative and fragrance, and an approximate 75-90% of cosmetics contain low levels of parabens. They can easily be absorbed into the skin, and are able… read more

Natural Beauty With Beets

Natural Beauty With Beets

Beets are high in vitamins and minerals and are antioxidant rich, versatile root vegetables. In addition to their health benefits and culinary value, beets are also a natural colorant. The rich hues provided by beets can be used for other purposes outside of the kitchen, including for making organic makeup tints. Simple and effective, try some of these suggestions and you may be searching for a local steady supply of them to keep around. Try this  rose tinted cheek stain that you can make with only 2 ingredients. Combine simmered, strained beets with pure vegetable glycerine that is intended for… read more

Neat Uses for Kiwifruit

Uses for kiwifruit

Kiwifruit is a versatile food which can be eaten alone or added into many recipes. It is native to China but now plentiful in other areas around the world including New Zealand, Italy and California. Though relatively small in size, this fruit is packed with vitamin C, manganese and potassium as well as numerous other beneficial compounds and active health benefits. They can help with many ailments including depression, diabetes and macular degeneration and support cardiovascular health. They also contain actinidin, which is a protease that can be useful as a dietary supplement. Kiwis also contain enzymes that can break… read more

Rejuvenate Your Skin

Rejuvenate Your Skin

As the cold winter winds start to blow our skin starts to redden and chafe. Dry skin can leading to itching and irritation. Rather than letting the weather get under your skin, protect it before hand. Doing so not only prevents such harm but replenishs your skin as well. This can be done without stocking up on commercial creams and lotions. In many cases you needn’t even a recipe to create a natural alternative. One of the simplest and most effective ways to soften rough skin is to apply cocoa butter. The pure extraction of cacao beans, cocoa butter is a natural fat with a creamy,… read more

DIY Facial Serum

DIY Facial Serum

Serums can be a moisture drink for most adult skin types but often come with a long ingredient list and a high price tag. With only a few additives you can formulate a personalized serum that will fit your face and wallet. Lightly massaging on serum moisturizers allow active ingredients to soak into the skin’s layers. Use only organic supplies that are safe to use on the skin as food grade ingredients are not regulated in the same way and may have different additives or filtering processes, making them unsuitable for skincare. Skin is normally more tolerant of natural ingredients,… read more

Homemade Tonic Remedies

Natural homemade tonics

Tonics have endless uses, like cleaning and disinfecting to being used for homemade spa treatments and medical remedies. Making tonics with household ingredients saves money and exposure to harsh and unnecessary chemicals. Tonics have been turned to for thousands of years by numerous cultures for preventative and restorative medicinals. They can be prepared from mixtures containing things like herbs, produce, roots and various other natural ingredients. The effects can be gradual and many require repeated use for optimum benefits. They are intended to naturally energize, detox and clarify mental and physical properties. Tonics can be applied to skin for different facial… read more

Benefits of Baking Soda

Baking soda

Old wives tales have been around for years for the simple reason, they work. You can get countless products in extravagant packaging, however some of the best products are the simplest. Bicarbonate soda is a chemical salt and a leavening agent usually used in cooking. There are also so many other uses for the versatile product. Teeth – There’s some serious chemicals out there for cleaning and whitening your teeth. Bicarb doesn’t taste the best, however it leaves your teeth so clean. Use as you would a normal toothpaste. Breath – Freshen your breath with a little baking soda and… read more