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Organic Ingredients to make your own cosmetics, that you can find in your kitchen.
Have you ever wandered around the skincare aisle or scrolling ingredients online and thought that you recognise some of the ingredients and you maybe have even used then when cooking? Well that is because you probably have then in your cupboard or have use them previously. When reading organic skincare recipes you have probably realised that there are plenty of ingredients you probably already have around that you can experiment with before you drop too much money on skincare. The chances are these kitchen sourced beauty hacks will be much cheaper and quite enjoyable to make!
Coconut Oil. You've probably heard its praises sung before, maybe even seen it in some of our recipes and for good reason. While you can use it for cooking, I love it for skincare. Coconut oil is not only a great moisturising hair mask, but it's also antibacterial and anti-fungal, which makes it safe and healthy for use on skin.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Pure Argan & Coconut Oil for Skin and Body
Olive Oil. This is sure to be found in your kitchen and can be used as a base in massage oils, or in creams, lotions and masks. We also recommend sweet almond oil as an alternative which can be found in health food stores or your local pharmacy.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Fysio Organic Shea Butter Natural Body Moisturiser with Olive Oil
Ground Coffee beans. A really nice and simple scrub for you, by slogging of dry skin, old tan and just to refresh the skin! Mix coffee grounds with coconut oil for a moisturising body scrub that will leave you smelling like your favourite latte. Get coffee beans here. Get coffee beans here.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Natural Coffee Scrub
Apple Cider Vinegar. This can be used for many things in the kitchen and can be added to skincare recipes too. It is an excellent cleanser and is often used in shampoos to cleanse the hair and scalp. Get Apple Cider Vinegar here.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Inkey List 2% Apple Cider Vinegar Peel.
Lemon. Lemons may not be the first skin food that comes to mind, but this little fruit has earned its skincare stripes. Both the juice and peel of lemons have special properties that can keep your skin looking its best. Well known for it’s antioxidant properties, lemon also combats free radicals—both internally and externally—that harm your skin. As a topical application, lemon (both the juice and oil) helps remove dead skin and lightens skin discoloration and aging spots. The acid in lemon also absorbs oil and cleanses pores, without disturbing your skin’s natural balance. You can make a great homemade facial peel using simple ingredients like water, lemon juice, and baking soda.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Secret Key, Lemon Sparkling Peeling Gel
Manuka Honey. Manuka honey is a type of raw honey that's full of live enzymes and vitamins. It tastes great in your tea, but can also be used for giving you gorgeous and glowing skin. For hydration, use it in a mask. You can even mix it with fresh lemon juice for a treatment to fade dark spots. Make sure you buy raw honey, as regular honey loses most of its beneficial nutrients when it is heated and processed.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask
Oatmeal. A warm bowl of oatmeal porridge is a hearty breakfast and can soothe the soul, but it can also soothe the skin. I have used it for years, first finding it for my daughters eczema. Oatmeal is commonly used to help lessen the irritation caused by skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or just dry skin. To feel the effects, grind regular rolled oats into a fine powder or buy colloidal oatmeal. Then you can mix it with water, yogurt, or whatever other ingredients you'd like to make a seriously soothing paste.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Aveeno Moisturising Cream with Colloidal Oatmeal
Brown Sugar. Did you know that brown sugar is just the right consistency for a homemade lip scrub. The basic formula isn't too complicated. Mix some brown sugar with coconut or olive oil and exfoliate to scrub away any dry skin. You can add more items in when you become comfortable with more ingredients. The coconut oil really leaves your lips feeling hydrated and soft.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Scrub
Epsom Salts. Known for soothing aching muscles, epsom salts is a key ingredient is many bath products. It contains magnesium and eases the body of aches and stiff muscles.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Epsom Salts
Cucumber. There's a reason this vegetable became a DIY spa staple. Cucumbers are full of ascorbic acid, which decreases water retention, so these are wondrous for your skin and eyes. Leave a slice of fresh cucumber under your eyes for about 15 minutes and you will notice the redness and puffiness fading away.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber & Green Tea
Baking Soda or Sodium bicarbonate. This baking ingredient is a lovely addition bath bombs and shower steamers.
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Tumeric. Tumeric was known as a superfood and was added to so many recipes that it is now a kitchen staple in many homes. The spice is revered for its anti-inflammatory properties, so it only makes sense that it would do the same when placed atop your skin. Mix a teaspoon of numeric and manuka honey into a soothing face mask when your skin is feeling a little agitated and red. The spice can stain things pretty easily, so be mindful of your surroundings when making this concoction and wear old clothes.
Not interested in making? Check out our inspired skincare here: Tumeric Skincare Set
Yoghurt. Yoghurt is a healthy snack, and it can be just as good for your skin as it is your diet. We love greek yoghurt as it contains lactic acid
Everyone's skin is different, so always be careful before trying out new products, even natural ones like these.
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Disclaimer: This information and content does not replace that advice of a dermatologist or medical advice. Please seek medical advice if you suspect that you have a dermal condition.
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