Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Home-made beauty products that'll save you $$$

Hey everyone
Sorry for being off the radar for the past month, life took over for a bit over Christmas and New Year and i just needed a bit of a break to get back into my usual self. XD
Today i spent a bit of time in my kitchen puting together a few products for my skin and hair. I thought some of you might be interested in them so im going to share these recipes with you.

The first recipe is for a Cleansing  Shampoo - this is really good to use once every few weeks to removed all the product buildup in your hair that most normal shampoos cant remove.
Things you'll need:
- 2 tbsp Bi-Carb Soda
- 1 tbsp Water
- 1 tsp of your normal Shampoo (optional for extra lather)

Mix the Bi-Carb Soda,  Water and Shampoo together to create a paste. Use in place of your regular shampoo then follow with your normal conditioner.
When you wash out the Cleansing Shampoo your air will feel really dry and stringy under the water which is why it's important to follow with a conditioner.
* This is perfectly safe for coloured hair.

The second is for a Banana, Honey & Lemon face mask - this mask is really good for acne-prone skin, it helps to remove oil and dirt as well as reduce redness in the acne areas.
Things you'll need:
- 1 Banana mashed (as ripe as possible)
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 squeeze of lemon
- 1 tsp of Natural Yoghurt (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to face and leave for 10 minutes before washing off. Apply your normal moisturizer after drying off your face.
Depending on the size of the banana you use this recie can actually make a large amount of the product. I usually save this and keep it in the fridge to use again the next day. It can keep pretty well in an air tight container for a few days. =)

Hope this was help full for some of you and if you find this at all interesting ill put some more posts up about home-made products.
Do any of you make your own products at home? Do you enjoy the results?



  1. Ooh i love trying to make my own toilettries and things. Thanks for these recipes!

  2. no problem lillian ^_^ i hope they work out well for you x


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