Do-it-yourself beauty recipes are available today, and any beauty enthusiast or advocate supporting the use of organic natural ingredients will agree that these recipes can be made at home. Eve is a certified aromatherapist, a DIY organic skincare recipe creator by night and a digital marketer by day. She currently lives in Montreal, Canada, and her passions are travel, yoga, and an organic lifestyle.
She says homemade organic recipes for the face, including body creams, body butter, lips balms, shampoos, and cleansers can be done at home to help every family member switch to a natural beauty lifestyle.
Making one’s natural beauty products enables one to veer away from the use of dangerous commercial beauty products filled with dangerous chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruptions, and other health problems.
Homemade beauty recipes use organic ingredients and are devoid of pesticides, insecticides or fungicides. At the same time, these can be done right in the kitchen. One such beauty recipe is the Antioxidant Turmeric Face Mask by Meghan Telpner that contain anti-inflammatory properties. This DIY antioxidant turmeric face mask is all-natural and protects skin from free radical damage. The homemade beauty recipe also provides excellent moisture and gentle exfoliation to the skin.
The ingredients include one tablespoon unsweetened yogurt, one tablespoon organic raw honey, and ½ teaspoon organic turmeric powder. You mix all the ingredients into a consistent paste.
After mixing, allow a few minutes for the face mask to gel.
The directions for using include: After washing your face, don’t pat dry with a towel. Instead, let your face stay damp. Apply the face mask on the skin and allow 10 to 15 minutes to sink deep into the facial skin. Then wash off the Turmeric face mask and apply a natural oil such as Virgin Coconut Oil.
Another homemade beauty recipe is the Deep Conditioning Molasses Hair Mask. Molasses is a natural sweetener with a high nutrient density and is an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium as well as copper and other trace minerals. Molasses have been used for centuries as a natural beauty remedy.
The ingredients and directions of use include 1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt, two tablespoons of organic blackstrap molasses, one teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar, and two drops of Rosemary essential oil (which is optional). Whip together the yogurt, molasses and apple cider vinegar, and add the essential oil. After mixing all the ingredients, gently massage into hair and scalp.
Cover with a shower cap and wrap in a towel. Leave the hair mask on for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse and shampoo, as usual, using either a mild shampoo or a coconut oil-based shampoo.
Turmeric and molasses are two of the primary ingredients that can be used in the making of face and hair masks. Not only do these natural chemicals cleanse the skin and scalp, but they also act as natural antibacterial agents. Both turmeric and molasses can also be taken internally to enhance health. Turmeric is used to prevent the inflammation of muscles and other internal organs of the body, while molasses can improve hair strength and texture when taken internally or used externally.