Daily we see all around the internet how homemade-everything and infinite do-it-yourself tutorials have become a worldwide phenomenon, and especially when it comes to beauty, personal care and hygiene, they are taking over a privileged place in everyday routines of more and more people.
It is no secret that using natural ingredients to home-make your daily use products – anything from facial masks to moisturizers or even your own organic toners– have plenty of benefits both for your body and your budget.
We have been worrying long enough about what the chemicals in our body products can produce in the long run to our health, not mentioning the money we spend to get those that claim to be a hundred percent safe – and ironically containing natural ingredients.
Also, the different types of hair or skin will get different results from a same product, which in many cases can be non-desired or even harmful if you don’t have a specialist to guide you when it comes to sensitive skin or damaged hair.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that all natural and/or organic ingredients work the same for these cases, but luckily internet is wide enough and full of recipes that will match your specific needs.
What kind of ingredients could you use?
As a first step, go to your kitchen or local market. You will surely find at least one of the ingredients listed below.
-Baking soda. This super cheap ingredient has so many multiple uses it will blow your mind. Commonly found in facial mask recipes for getting rid of acne marks, detoxify your skin, and also a great way to get rid of build-up caused by the regular use of hair chemicals, iron and hair blower.
-Coconut and olive oil. All-natural hydrators and moisturizers by excellence. Also found in both hair and skin recipes for the smoothest results. They work best when they are extra virgin.
-Aloe. Maybe not so commonly found in most homes, but definitely worth to use. It is an excellent skin regenerator and it can also help accelerate the healing process of burned skin.
-Oatmeal. A natural exfoliator, and many times cheaper than any store-bought product.
-Lemon. The perfect astringent to use after your oatmeal exfoliation. But be careful with this one, avoid using it before sunlight exposure and especially if your skin is very sensitive.
-Turmeric. Apparently it is not only a simple food seasoning, many uses and advantages of it make this ingredient a must for a flawless skin. Use it for getting rid of undesired hair, acne, blackheads, reduce wrinkles and even to help you have a healthy glowing suntan.
-Coffee grounds. Next time you finish brewing your morning coffee, don’t throw the groundsaway. They appear as an active ingredient in recipes of several homemade cellulite and stretch mark removers.
There are many more useful elements which properties continue to surprise, and the combinations you can do with them for multiple purposes are endless. Ideas and recipes are all around the internet, but Pinterest is always a great place to start.