Anybody can make their own beauty products at home with just a little bit of research and a few quick trips to the store. Now I do still enjoy actual products purchased from the store and there’s nothing wrong with a Sérum éclaircissant straight from the store at all. The homemade alternative is just nice to mess around with and it’s also a fun activity you can do to keep yourself entertained for an afternoon. Another benefit of going the homemade alternative is that it helps you save a little bit on makeup because buying the ingredients is just cheaper overall in most cases. Now here are 3 homemade makeup recipes that are easy, affordable, and all around just fun to make.
Homemade Lip Balm
1/2 ounce beeswax
3 teaspoons olive oil or jojoba oil
2 teaspoons coconut oil (solid at 74º F)
1 teaspoon shea butter or cocoa butter
1/2 teaspoon pure aloe vera
1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
5-7 drops essential oil (like peppermint or grapefruit)
In a double boiler, combine the beeswax, olive oil, coconut oil, and the shea/cocoa butter. Place over low heat just until oils and beeswax are melted. Take it off the heat. Add in aloe vera, vitamin E, and the essential oils make sure to stir constantly.
Pour the mixture into small 0.15-ounce tubes. Let it cool completely to everything sets properly.
Moisturizing Orange Face Mask
1/2 cup steel-cut oatmeal (you can substitute instant unflavored oatmeal)
juice from 1 whole orange
3 tablespoons plain yogurt with active cultures (Greek yogurt is a nice option here)
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons dried orange peel (you can buy this at the grocery)
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
Stir until well-mixed and combined. You want the consistency to be thick, if it’s too runny it won’t stay on your face. You can add extra oatmeal to thicken.
Wash your face gently and dry beforehand then apply the mixture in one even layer, be careful not to get any in the eyes. Leave on for 15-30 minutes.
Rinse this mask off with warm water.
Store any leftover mask in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub
1 large cucumber
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Place cucumber and mint into blender. Puree.
Into a medium bowl add: sugar, puree and olive oil. Stir until combined. NOTE: if you prefer mixture more firm add additional sugar.
Divide mixture between desired storage containers and store in refrigerator until ready to use.