Did you know that there are many beauty products that can also be consumed? You can find a variety of things in your kitchen and at the grocery store that are great beauty products!
All of the items listed below can be found either in your kitchen, or at the grocery store, and all of them work wonders when used as facial and skin applications.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar mixed at a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water works as an astringent. Clear up acne and blemishes with this all natural mixture.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has so many fantastic uses! You can mix it with some lavender to create a great facial moisturizer. It can work as an all-natural makeup remover, moisturizing your face in the process and coconut oil even works wonderfully as a lip balm applied as is.
Mix a small amount of honey in with some warm water and use it as a scalp treatment for dandruff or dry scalp conditions. This method works best when you apply the mixture and then cover your hair with a shower cap for a few hours. Repeating as needed.
4. Irish Moss
Irish Moss is great for curing dry skin including things such as psoriasis and eczema. Just apply it as you would lotion to the affected areas. Repeat as needed especially in the winter months when skin tends to be its driest.
5. Shea Butter
You can style your hair with shea butter. It won’t grease up your hair, and it will also keep your hair feeling soft while holding styles in place. Coconut oil has also been said to have similar tendencies to keep hair in its place throughout the day.
6. Vitamin C Powder
Mix vitamin C powder with a bit of water to create a facial mask. It will freshen and rejuvenate your face in a short amount of time without any chemicals. It will also leave you smelling fresh and makes a great morning facial mask to boost your mood.
7. Olive Oil
Olive oil has many uses including moisturizing, but one of its best uses as a beauty product is as shaving cream. Not only will it moisturize well, but it will also allow for a closer shave than most store bought shaving creams.
8. Salt and Oil
Combining salt with either olive oil or almond oil makes a great refreshing body scrub. The salt acts as an agent to clear off all of that dead skin, and the oil rehydrates your body and skin.
9. Cocoa Powder
Coconut Oil mixed with cocoa powder creates an all-natural chemical free self-tanner. Great for those pale winter months!
10. Baking Soda
If you mix one tablespoon baking soda with warm water, it works great as a lather for your hair. Use this as an alternative to shampoo. It will be more of a paste and not so much a soap, but will keep your hair cleaner longer.
Do you have dry or chapped lips? Mix equal parts of sugar and olive oil and apply to your lips, scrub it by moving your lips as you would when applying lipstick. It will get that dead skin off, and it will hydrate the rest of the areas. You can even lick the lip scrub mixture off when you feel that your lips are hydrated enough.
- ¼ cup oats
- 1 ½ tbs yogurt
- 2 tbs honey
Leave the mix on for 15 minutes and rinse off. It will leave your face feeling moisturized and refreshed after long days.