Thursday

DIY Natural Beauty Products (above the neck)

     
*I had to use this pic as I just thought it was beautiful!

     Ever wondered what women did before makeup was invented?  At one point we used all the natural resources that were given to us instead of paying $50 for some miracle treatment thats been tested on animals and is loaded with chemicals you didn't know existed!  Beauty truly was a natural thing back in the day and boy do I wish I lived then.  Here are some creative ways to not only save you money, but to be naturally beautiful (and healthier)!



Eyelashes:
Can be enhanced with any type of oil or butter and really does work!
-Just brush it on with a lash brush or your finger works as well and no more racoon eyes!
-You can use charcoal for a shaded look if you need that black smoky look
*Since I rarely wear makeup I actually would use anything greasy last minute if I didn't have anything on me.

Lips:
You can use any kind of fruit to enhance the color of your lips just decide on a shade.
Beets, pomegranite, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and rasberries all work great.
You can even use a bit of coco powder or cinnamon to add a brown hue.
-Chop or mash your fruit and heat in the microwave for a few seconds to bring out the juices more easily
-Then mix olive oil, or petroleum jelly, vitamin E oil, aloe vera (store bought or from your own plant), coconut oil and powdered sugar until you get a satisfactory consistency.
-You can keep out any of the powder if you want a more glossy look or for lip gloss.
-Just brush it on with a lip brush or your finger works as well
*This can all be used as a cream base for your cheeks as well depending on the shade.

Face:
You can natural make a bronzer out of your favorite sweet seasonings!
-Grab coco powder, cinnamon, or even nutmeg and mix with some powdered sugar (or even flour if you aren't kean on the sugar), add more light powder depending on the hue needed.
-If youeven wanted to make a compact out of this with an old one, just add a few drops of an essential oil to help bind the powder together and press firmly into your old compact

Fight Blemishes:
-Tea tree oil works like benzoyl peroxide without all the rough parts like stinging and dryness.  It reduces bacteria on the skin.
-Lemongrass Oil helps treat acne as a toner when you add a few drops to a cotton ball.  Oily skin only not for dry complexions
-Raspberry Seed Oil or Avocado will reduce the puffy red look to any last minute pop ups.  Just add to the infected area before applying any makeup.
-Lemons/lemon juice are a great remedy for blackheads because they contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid
-Nutmeg can help with reducing scars and blemishes.  Just mix a little with some raw milk or honey and leave on face for about an hour.
-Lavender Oil helps relax and relieve stress as well as an antiseptic.

Makeup Remover
1 C water (distilled or smart water is preferred)
1½ TBSP Baby Shampoo (tear free)
⅛ TSP Baby Oil, Cocunut Oil, or Olive Oil)
A few drops of essential oil for scent (optional-lavender works great)


14 comments:

  1. That really was a look back at the basic and I think I could do most of these. I like the idea for make-up remover

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  2. These are great tips! Thanks so much for sharing. I had no idea about the fruit tip.

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  3. This is such a cool post. I've wondered why the women before me used as makeup, so thank you for posting this!

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  4. Guess what!?! I always want to buy make-up remover but it is never a priority on my grocery list so I just use soap. I am really excited to see this post because I am going to make my own and feel great about it! Thank you SO MUCH! I wonder if I found some cute bottles, of this would be a useful and personal holiday gift too!

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  5. This is really great. I hate wearing makeup unless I'm going somewhere and I know the stuff I have is way beyond the experation date. I hate spending so much money on these products, just to not use them daily. Great and healty alternative.

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  6. This is an amzing post. I hate spending money on all these products to only wear them once in awhile, since I have extremely sensitive skin I have to spend the extra money to get the special brands. I am going to use these tips and hopefully never buy makeup again.

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  7. I really like this post! Not many people give these types of suggestions anymore! Thanks for this!

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  8. I love all of these natural beauty ideas! I really do not like using lots of chemicals and it can't be good to use them day after day on our face. I have used Tea tree oil and I love it! I really like the fruit to enhance the color of your lips and I want to try that! These are ideas worth printing and saving.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  9. I like you ideas, but not all makeup in now tested on animals. I've used some of this but will add your to my to-try list. Thanks for the review.

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  10. I've heard great things about Tea Tree Oil. Especially for skin issues and keeping mosquitos away. Worth a try!

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  11. Some of the ideas sound great and I am going to try a few out I hate paying for expensive makeup thanks for letting me know this great ways to do it less expensive

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  12. I have been recently trying to use more green beauty products. I really dont want to use a moisturizer they may have been tried and killed a animal in the parocess.

    Tiffany Lane
    mckenziesmom1@hotmail.com

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  13. Makeup Remover recipe is great will have to make some up to use its so expensive to buy and can be full of chemicals love that this is easy to do.

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  14. I have made my own moisturizer and body scrubs and I have been accumulating the ingredients I need to make my own all natural mineral make up. I can't wait.

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