Other DIY Skin Mixes

Alternatives You Can Try

Instead of just putting up all the skin care recipes I use I figured it would be a good idea to give you alternatives because my products might not work for everyone. So I have made a little collection of recipes I have found online or tried and tested before (I sometimes like to change my skin care recipes just because I get bored).

IMPORTANT! If you have allergies to any of the ingredients mentioned DO NOT use them! I am not a Doctor, Physician nor a Cosmetologist. I am just providing information for educational purposes and any use thereof is solely at your own risk. The information contained herein is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition.  Once you have done that, do patch tests before you put anything all over your face/body. Please consider this as my advice. You are responsible if you choose to follow any of these methods.

Cleansers

Rose water – Just pour a little rose water on a facial cotton pad and glider over your face. (You do not need to rinse it off).

Cucumber – Just blend the cucumber until it becomes a liquid and apply onto face for 5 minutes. (You do not need to peel it but you can.) Wash off with water.

Egg Yolk – Whip up the egg yolk with a fork and apply to your face. When it dries (after 10 minutes) use lukewarm water and a face cloth to gently whip it off. (Avoiding your eyes and eye brows). 

Toners (keep in a container/bottle/spray bottle and shake up before each use)

Orange Blossom Water – Just put a little on a cotton ball/pad and swipe across your face (avoiding your eyes).

Lavender Face Toner 
 
  • 1/4 cup of distilled water
  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil 
  • 5 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil 

Mix everything together and shake up the container every time you want to use it. Rinse off after 5 minutes with water.

Lemon Toner
 
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon water

Mix the lemon juice together with the water and apply on your face. Let it sit for 5 minutes then rinse off with water (do not get in your eyes!).

Moisturizers

Coconut Oil Moisturizer

  • 1 cup organic coconut Oil
  • 5 – 10 drops Essential Oil of choice (optional)

Whip the Coconut Oil when it is in a semi solid state till it becomes creamy.  (refer to my ‘DIY Fluffy Coconut Cream‘- I also occasionally add this to my DIY Gel for my hair).

Whipped Organic Shea/Coconut butter cream

  • 1/2 cup organic raw Shea butter
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure almond oil
  • 5 – 10 drops of Essential Oil of choice (optional)

Melt the Shea butter, coconut oil and almond oil in a double broiler. Once it has melted add the Essential oil and place in a  fridge (to allow to cool down but not completely harden). Once it is semi solid take it out of the fridge and use a whisk until it becomes light and fluffy. If you live in warm climates you can store the cream in a fridge.

Scrubs (keep in an air tight container)

Zesty Lemon Sugar Scrub (makes about a 1 cup)

  • 2.5 cups of Sugar (white sugar or organic brown sugar)
  • 1 Cups of Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • 5 -10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

Add the ingredients in a bowl, mix together well then scoop into container.

Coffee Cinnamon Sugar Scrub (makes about 1/2 a cup)

  • 0.5 cup ground coffee (not instant coffee, if you have beans you can blend them till they are grainy)
  • 0.5 cup white sugar (or organic brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 0.5 Tbsp ground cinnamon *(cinnamon can cause the skin 

Add the ingredients in a bowl, mix together well then scoop into container.

Coconut Sugar Scrub (makes about 1/2 a cup)

  • 0.5 cups sugar (white or organic brown Sugar)
  • 1/4 cups Coconut Oil
  • 10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil 

Add the ingredients in a bowl, mix together well then scoop into container.

If you are using recipes that contain beeswax make sure to pour warm/hot water into the blender/bowl once you have finished using it to help remove the beeswax on the blades and glass and then proceed to clean it. 

Nail, Eye Brow and Eyelash Growth “serum”:

Coconut Oil - Nail Eyebrow and Lashes Growth

 

My nails seem to grow for a bit and then get a little weak on the sides so I end up having to cut them. Now, do not get me wrong I am not looking to grow claws I just want to have stronger nails. When it comes to my eyelashes I do not have the fullest or longest lashes and I am completely incapable of using fake lashes! So based on my research I found natural remedies that can be used for both and you probably already have the ingredients at home!

Lashes/Brows:

  • Virgin Coconut Oil or Castor Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil (optional)

Nails:

  • Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil (optional)

You might have noticed that I am a little obsessed with containers and therefore I had to use my little containers for both my nails and my lashes.

Coconut Oil Nail Strengthening “Polish:

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I use an old nail polish bottle (it use to hold clear nail polish) that I first cleaned with a little nail polish remover, kept in the bottle for 2 days. After 2 days I poured the nail polish remover out and then cleaned and disinfected it. After the bottle is dry, all I do is pour a little bit of Virgin Coconut Oil and add 1 capsule of Vitamin E Oil for extra strengthening.

Note: You do not have to put the oil in a nail polish bottle you can just put a drop or two of Virgin Coconut Oil on your finger tip and rub it onto your nails.

The more frequently you use it the more effective it will be and it is best to apply the oil onto clean, dry and bare nails (no polish.) Leave the oil on for a minimum of an hour (without washing your hands) it would be best to leave it on overnight, applying before you go to sleep. If you plan on applying nail polish after you do the treatment make sure to remove any trace of oil BEFORE you apply your polish otherwise the oil will ruin the polish.

Coconut Oil or Castor Oil strengthening and moisturizing “mascara”

 

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use an old mascara bottle (it use to hold clear mascara) that I first cleaned and disinfected. It is easier to clean the container of an old clear mascara as apposed to a black, blue, brown etc. After the bottle is dry, all I do is pour a little bit of Virgin Coconut Oil and add 1 capsule of Vitamin E Oil for extra strengthening. You can use castor oil which is said to be even more effective but I found it difficult to get the oil in the small opening of the container because the oil is thick.

Note: You do not have to put the oil in a mascara bottle, you can just put a drop or two on your fingertip and run it across your lashes. Regardless of what you use DO NOT GET OIL IN YOUR EYES! You also can use this for your eyebrows in case you have over plucked them over time or have really thin eyebrows like I do! 

The more frequently you use it the more effective it will be and it is best to apply the oil onto clean, dry and bare lashes (no mascara.) Leave the oil on for a minimum of an hour (without washing your face) it would be best to leave it on overnight, applying before you go to sleep. If you plan on applying mascara after you do the treatment make sure to remove any trace of oil BEFORE you apply your mascara otherwise the mascara will run and you know what that will look like! 

Here are a few that links you can check out for yourselves:

Site name: HM Beauty Recipes link addresshttp://hmbeautyrecipes.homestead.com/
Site name: Tipnut link addres:s http://tipnut.com
Site name: Homemade Lotion Tips link address: http://www.homemadelotiontips.com/
Site name: Natural Garden Soaps link address: http://paulaparrish.blogspot.com/
 
 
Thanks
 
Maicurls

Maicurls

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