Are you tired of buying beauty products full of ingredients that you can’t even pronounce? Or, perhaps you are on a budget and just can’t afford to buy the latest and greatest natural beauty products out there. Whatever the case may be, making your own natural beauty products may be a solution for you.
Not only can making your own natural beauty products be more budget friendly, but when you make your own, you also know exactly what ingredients go into them, allowing you to enjoy a more natural and wholesome beauty experience. If you are ready to start making your own homemade scrubs, lotions, and more, take a peek below at 7 things you need to make your own natural beauty products!
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil will be one of the most used items on your list when creating your own natural beauty products. You will use it in hair cleaners, facial masks, lip treatments, dry skin treatments and butters, and even products for nails and teeth. Choose a quality, cold pressed coconut oil in jar form for all of your homemade beauty product needs.
2. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is excellent for the skin and hair, which is why it is great for adding to your homemade beauty products. It offers a soft and woodsy scent that is perfect for helping your body and mind relax as well, making it the perfect addition when you want products to help you unwind. Add it to your hair products to help condition the scalp, to body butters to help relax the muscles, and even skin scrubs to help improve the appearance of skin.
3. Granulated Sugar
When making bath scrubs, you will want to use granulated sugar to get that “rough” feeling you need. The granulated sugar is perfect for sloughing away dry skin while revealing fresh and new skin. Sugar is inexpensive, and you can opt for a white or brown variety if you wish.
Beeswax is a must have when making your own natural beauty products. You can use it in homemade lip balms, lip stains, lipsticks, chapsticks, dry skin salves, and even color products for your face. It can take the shape of the container which makes it versatile, and is a soothing and easy to work with product.
5. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil is perfect for adding to natural beauty products for the skin, hair, and scalp. It can help soothe skin irritations and offers a soothing scent. Add it to body butters, scrubs, and salves to help revitalize the senses. Eucalyptus oil is easy to find and reasonable in price, making it perfect for all of your beauty product needs.
6. Shea Butter
Shea butter is perfect for people who love body butters. You can make all sorts of body butters, body whips, and even shaving products with shea butter. Its soft smell is great alone or can be mixed with essential oils for more variety. It is soothing to the skin and can help with hydration issues. Buy this product in bulk if you are especially interested in making butters, lotions and other hydrating products.
Oatmeal is a natural treat that can add healing properties to your face scrubs, masks, and bath soaks. Oatmeal helps soothe skin irritations and itching, making it perfect for bath soaks especially. You don’t need anything fancy, just natural oatmeal without any additives is perfect for getting the job done. Add it to your scrubs, soaps, masks and more.
If you are ready to start whipping up your own natural beauty products, give this list of must have products your consideration.
Are there any ingredients you always have on hand for making natural beauty products?
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