Here are some effective tips on how to prepare home-made cosmetics and have the hair, skin and smile you’ve always dreamed of:
Hair Masks with Product from the Kitchen:
Olive oil and Strawberries/ Lemon Juice
Mash a few strawberries with 2 tbsp of olive oil until you achieve a smooth consistency and then use the mixture to cover your entire hair. Make a bun and stay with a shower cap around 30 minutes before rinsing with shampoo. If you replace the strawberries with fresh squeezed lemon juice, you will have a great solution to rub into the scalp. Stay with it around 15 minutes and then wash off with a mild shampoo. Plus, you can use the leftover lemon juice to clean almost any surface in your home.
Avocado and Mayonnaise
Mix a tbsp of mayonnaise with a half an avocado and then apply on damp hair, leave it for no more than 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Castor Oil and Egg Yolk
Combine 10 ml of castor oil with 1 egg yolk (do not hesitate to use two if you think 1 will not be enough for your hair). Mix the solution well and apply it with massage movements onto the scalp. Sit with the mask for 15 minutes and after your rinse it off you will have clean and moisturized hair, shinier than ever before. It is preferable to treat your hair while still in bathroom, because if you do it in some of the living areas and accidentally spill the mixture, you will probably need professional cleaning service to deal with it.
Home-Made Toothpaste for Whiter Teeth:
Besides being a popular eco-friendly cleaning material, baking soda can do a great job for your smile also. Combined with an equal amount of smashed strawberries it will form a very effective teeth whitener which will be absolutely clean and free of chemicals. Put the paste in a tooth tray and stay with it up to 30 minutes and brush your teeth well after that. A tbsp of olive oil added to the mixture will accelerate a bit the whitening process. You can do this several times a week until you get the desired shade of white.
If you don’t want use strawberries or baking soda, another option for natural whitening of your teeth is by using activated charcoal. Do not be afraid of its colour, you can easily clean it after the procedure.
Great Skin Care with Natural Sugar Scrub:
Sugar may be a feast for your fat cells, but it is great for your skin! Using a sugar scrub is an excellent and inexpensive way to smooth and tighten your skin! There is no point in spending much money on commercial scrubs while you can make an amazing one right in your kitchen!
The only thing you have to do is mix equal parts brown sugar and almond or olive oil (you can also add a few drops of some essential oil if you want).
Then exfoliate your skin, rubbing the mixture onto it and massage for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse the scrub off with warm water once you are done.
Golden Skin with Natural Bronzing
If you dream of a more bronze look, you will only need some cocoa powder and a little bit of cinnamon. If you want to use the powder version, simply store the mixture in a jar and keep it available for an instant bronzing. You can always put the powder into some body lotion to make your bronzant liquid. You can vary with the percentage of the ingredients to get exactly the shade you want.