Shampoos, deodorants, toothpastes… Many products we use in our bathroom. However, these products generate waste and, for some of them, are harmful to our health! Sulfates, aluminum salts, glycol ethers, triclosan, paraben, triclosan, alkylphenols… many dangerous components are used legally by many brands. Reducing waste in the bathroom not only saves money, but is also an effective way to preserve our health and the planet!
Here are 10 easy and inexpensive DIY cosmetic recipes.
THE ADVANTAGES OF MAKING YOUR OWN COSMETICS
Making your own cosmetics has several advantages: first of all, you know the ingredients you are applying to your body. Then, it is an inexpensive process because homemade products are much cheaper than those bought in stores. Finally, it is also a zero waste approach by refusing over-packaged products that are sometimes sold in non-recyclable containers.
There are still some precautions to take. Making your own cosmetics also means respecting certain rules:
It is necessary to take care to have containers and utensils well clean and disinfected, not to propagate germs and bacteria.
Wash your hands and your work surface well.
Test your skin beforehand, especially with essential oils and vegetable oils. Moreover, essential oils are not suitable for pregnant women.
It is necessary to respect the indicated dosages, in order not to end up with a completely different product!
And finally, you have to pay attention to the conservation of the products because they are natural products that have no chemical preservatives! They should be kept in a cool place (even in the fridge), away from light and humidity.
DIY : SHAMPOO RECIPES TO MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
There are plenty of do-it-yourself cosmetic recipes out there and shampoos are among the most sought after.
MAKE YOUR OWN SHAMPOO FOR DRY HAIR:
A tablespoon of grated soap of Marseille
A teaspoon of argan oil
A teaspoon of honey
A small coffee cup of boiling water
2 drops of essential oil of your choice
Melt the Marseille soap in a water bath.
Mix it all together and then add the boiling water little by little.
Apply the mixture to the hair.
Massage and rinse well.
MAKE YOUR OWN SHAMPOO FOR HAIR WITH A TENDENCY TO GREASE:
2 tablespoons of green clay
1 teaspoon of honey (to prevent the green clay from drying out the hair)
3 drops of lemon essential oil
One cup of hot water
Mix everything together and add the hot water little by little.
Apply the mixture to the hair.
Massage and rinse well.
DIY : RECIPE TO MAKE YOUR OWN HAIR MASK
Taking care of your hair also means giving it a little nourishing mask from time to time.
1 tablespoon of honey
1 egg yolk
Mix everything together and apply to hair and leave on for 15 minutes.
Rinse before washing your hair with your usual shampoo.
DIY : THE RECIPE OF THE BODY SCRUB WITH COCONUT AND SUGAR
In the cosmetics to make yourself, the scrub is one of the easiest. The principle is simple: small grains that remove dead skin and invigorate the skin.
We propose here a recipe with sugar, but it is possible to use coffee grounds or poppy seeds for example.
40 grams of coconut oil
80 grams of powdered sugar (double the amount of oil)
6 drops of essential oil of your choice (lavender, orange, lemon…)
2 drops of vitamin E (anti-oxidant) for preservation
And for a firming scrub, it is possible to add coffee grounds (50 grams) by increasing the amount of coconut oil to obtain a soft texture.
Heat the coconut oil in a double boiler if it is solid or not liquid enough.
Mix in the powdered sugar and coffee grounds if you have chosen to add them.
Mix the oil and sugar with the coffee grounds.
Add the essential oil and the drops of vitamin E.
To the scrub!
DIY : RECIPE FOR A NATURAL MAKE-UP REMOVER TO DO YOURSELF
Just like in many cosmetic products, we often find in make-up removers substances that are dangerous such as Propylparaben and butylparaben. Irritating products, endocrine disruptors, allergens … we find in cosmetics that we are supposed to apply on the face or hands.
To avoid this, why not make your own natural makeup remover? The recipe is very simple!
- The ingredients :
20 milliliters of organic vegetable oil
20 milliliters of hydrolat
10 milliliters of castor oil.
Pour everything into a clean, sterilized 50 ml container and it’s ready.
RECIPES TO MAKE FACE MASKS
Face masks are very simple cosmetics to make and often use the virtues of vegetables and fruits. Here are two simple recipes that you can make at home. Beware, these recipes are not usually preserved so make them for immediate use!
TO GIVE A GLOW TO YOUR COMPLEXION: RECIPE FOR A CUCUMBER MASK WITH YOGURT
Peel the cucumber, cut it into small pieces and mix it with the yogurt before blending it.
Then apply it to the face and let it sit for 10/15 minutes.
DIY RECIPE FOR A MASK TO NOURISH HIS SKIN: YOU WILL TAKE A LITTLE HONEY?
2 to 3 spoons of honey
Cut the avocado and mashed potato it into a puree, adding the honey.
Apply it to the face and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL DEODORANT : DIY RECIPE
Commercial deodorants are full of chemicals and sometimes some endocrine disruptors. Homemade deodorant is healthier and very easy to make!
20 grams of coconut oil
16 grams of bicarbonate (for its antibacterial properties)
10 grams of cornstarch
8 drops of essential oil of lavender
4 grams of vegetable wax
Melt the wax, coconut oil, baking soda and cornstarch in a container in a double boiler.
Then add the essential oils and stir.
Pour into a container that will allow you to unmold very easily. Then place in the fridge for a few hours.
And there you have it!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TOOTHPASTE ? SIMPLE RECIPE
Few people dare to make their own toothpaste for fear of not liking the taste or texture. However, it is an easy cosmetic to make. You just have to test it!
- 4 tablespoons of white clay
1 tablespoon of baking soda
2 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Mix the clay and baking soda together, then add the essential oil. And it’s ready!
MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL LIP BALM TO TAKE EVERYWHERE
Here’s a great recipe that’s easy to make and perfect for moisturizing your lips in winter!
1 teaspoon of shea butter
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
½ teaspoon of beeswax
2 drops of wheat germ oil
½ teaspoon of honey
Melt coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax in a double boiler.
Add the honey, mix.
Pour then the essential oil and mix.
Then pour the whole in a small pot.
All you have to do is enjoy the hydration on your lips!
DIY : RECIPE FOR A CLEANSING LOTION
Here is a recipe from grandma to make your own cleansing lotion for everyday use. It’s not very complicated and it’s very inexpensive!
100 ml of cider vinegar
200 ml of distilled water
And that’s all!
Just apply it on your face (avoiding the eyes).
DIY : MAKE YOUR OWN NIGHT MASCARA
Want to have beautiful lashes or regain full eyebrows? Here’s a recipe for easy nighttime mascara.
50% Castor oil
50% Argan or almond oil
Pour 50/50 of each oil into a mascara container.
Apply at night before going to bed on lashes and eyebrows.
To your utensils and your natural products!
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