Skincare Recipes

 

sugar-scrub

Making your own skincare products will not only save you money but also your skin. Did you know that the preservatives and chemicals found in skincare products cause cell damage and will actually contribute to your skin aging? It makes sense – nurture your skin with healthy, nourishing ingredients and you’ll give your skin the best chance of looking and remaining healthy for many years to come.

Below you’ll find an array of my exclusive skincare recipes that I used to make when I owned a natural skincare business. I hope you enjoy them. You’ll also find a lot of other recipes that I enjoy to use.

I’ve linked the ingredients for convenience to where I purchase them from myself but of course you can do your own research to find suppliers.

5 Instant Savvy Beauty Tips

1. Use a soft microfibre cloth to remove mascara and eye makeup without soap, just warm water. Dampen the cloth and gently hold on the eye and wipe gently.

2. Coconut or Olive oil can be used to remove eye makeup and mascara, even face makeup. If you have oily skin then try the microfibre cloth with a little liquid castille soap in water to remove face makeup. Have you heard of Oil Cleansing?

3. Bicarbonate of soda in a basin of warm water will tone your face and prevent breakouts. You can even use bi-carb as a gentle exfoliant mixed with a little coconut oil or water.

  1. Mix 1 Tbsp bicarbonate of soda with a little warm water to create a paste, and gently massage into the skin on your face, avoiding the delicate skin around the eyes.
  2. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel.

4. Coconut oil through the hair and scalp will give it a nourishing treatment and leave your hair silky soft after shampooing and conditioning.

5. Here a few quick and easy body scrubs to mix up. Mix together until you have a consistency that you can use and scrub away in the shower.

Coconut Oil and Brown Sugar Scrub
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 3 tablespoons coconut oil

Coffee Scrub
• 1/2 cup coffee grounds (Left over from the morning coffees perhaps)
• 1/2 cup fine sea salt
• 1 to 2 tablespoons olive, rice bran, or coconut oil

Fresh Lemon Body Scrub
• 1/2 cup of sugar or fine salt
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon olive oil

Honey Scrub
• 1/4 cup honey
• 2 tablespoons white sugar

An easy face scrub and softening treatment is to blend oats until powdery fine and mix with warm water to create a paste. Use this as a face mask and then rinse and gently scrub to reveal beautiful soft skin.

 


 

Skincare Recipes

  • Bath Salts

    Bath Salts (makes 4 x 250gm jars) 3 cups bi-carb soda @$1.20 4 cups fine sea salt @$0.88 1 cup Epsom salts @$0.62 Fragrance @$1.00 (up to 20 tsp) Combine […]

  • Bubbly Bath

    Bubbly Bath 200ml Bubble Bath Base @$2.20 50ml Flower Water @$0.40 Fragrance @$1.35 (2 tsp) Slowly mix the Flower Water into the Bubble Bath Base and then add the fragrance. […]

  • Foot Spa Salts

      Foot Spa Salts (makes 4 x 200g jars) 1 cup bi-carb soda @$0.40 2 cups fine sea salt @$0.44 1 cup Epsom salts @$0.62 Fragrance @$1.50 (1.5 tsp) Combine […]

  • Fresh Face Lotion

      Fresh Face Lotion (makes 2 x 125ml bottles) 250ml Cream Base @$2.25 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil @$1.00 * 1 tsp Spirulina @$1.00 ½ tsp Rose Hip Oil @$0.50 […]

  • Fresh Foot Balm

      Fresh Foot Balm (makes 2 x 125ml  jars)  250 ml Body Butter Base @$4.37 1 tbls Aloe Vera Gel @$0.30 1 tbls Avocado Oil @$0.60 1 tsp Fragrance @$1.07 […]

  • Have You Tried Oil Cleansing?

      Oil cleansing has been around for centuries but it’s a fairly new concept for us. The basic idea of oil cleansing is to use a combination of natural oils […]

  • Homemade Body Wash

      You’ll Need: 1 pure soap bar, grated or crushed in the food processor 12 cups water 2 tbsp glycerine Instructions: Bring the water to a gentle simmer in a […]

  • Mineral Shower Whip

      Mineral Shower Whip (makes 3 x 400g jars) 4 cups Fine Sea Salt @$0.88 1 ½ cup Bi-Carb of Soda @$0.60 1 cup Shower/Bath Gel @$2.75 1 tsp Fragrance […]

  • Moisturising Bath Salts

      Moisturising Bath Salts (makes 4 x 400gm jars) 6 cups fine sea salt @$1.32 2 cups bi-carb soda @$0.80 1/8 cup Almond Oil @$0.50 Fragrance @$3.00 (3 tsp) Simply […]

  • Nightly Hand Balm

      Nightly Hand Balm (makes 5 x 125ml jars) 500ml Body Butter @$7.50 1 tbls Aloe Vera Gel @$0.30 2 tbls Avocado Oil @$1.20 1 tsp Rose Hip Oil @$1.00 […]

  • Nourishing Body Lotion

      Nourishing Body Lotion  200ml Cream Base @$1.80 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil @$1.00 (Vit E capsule) ½ tsp Rose Hip Oil @$0.50 Fragrance @$1.60 (1 tsp true rose & […]

  • Nourishing Hand Polish

      Nourishing Hand Polish 3 cups Fine Sea Salt @$0.66 ½ cup Epsom salts @$0.31 1 cup Soybean oil @$0.50 ½ cup Apricot oil @$2.13 ¼ cup Avocado oil @$2.38 […]

  • Pumice Foot Scrub

    Pumice Foot Scrub (Recipe makes 7 x 125ml jars) 1 cup Ground Pumice @$2.50 2 cup Sea Salt @$0.44 1 cup Bi-Carb @$0.40 2/3 cup Cream Base @$1.50 1 cup […]

  • Salt Based Body Buff

    Salt Based Body Buff (makes 2 x 400 gm jars) 4 cups Fine Sea Salt @$0.88 1 cup Bi-Carb @$0.40 1 tbls Aloe Vera Gel @$0.40 1 tbls Glycerine @$1.60 […]

  • Spritz

    Spritz (makes 2 x 125ml bottles) 250ml Rose Water @$1.95 5ml Witch Hazel @$0.38 1ml Aloe Vera @$0.24 2ml Essential Oil @$1.80 This refreshing and simple to make spritz will […]

  • Sugar Body Scrub

    Sugar Body Scrub (4 x 500ml jars) 8 cups White Sugar @$1.44 1/8 cup Apricot Oil @ $0.53 1/8 cup Almond Oil @$0.25 ¼ cup Soybean Oil @$0.12 1 tsp […]

  • The Cheapest Shampoo and Conditioner

        These recipes have been around virtually since bicarbonate of soda was discovered! They really do work but they do take time for your hair and scalp to get […]