Some Homemade Beauty Product Ideas
Ever wanted to try making your own beauty products but didn't know where to start? It's common enough, most people don't think beyond some homemade shampoo recipes. The range of items you could make at home is only limited by your creativity.
I’m sure you have noticed how popular making your own beauty products and cosmetics has become lately. It appears as though almost everywhere you look someone is pushing the latest, greatest natural ingredient to use as a beauty supplement. Of course lots of people have already been doing this, quietly for a long time, so it is not exactly a new thing – to those in the know. It is starting to be more complex, expanding to many other beauty products and peoples understanding of the natural ingredients and what they can do is definitely developing. Have you wondered about all the different beauty items and cosmetic products which can be made at home?
Let me suggest a few excellent reasons to start making your very own beauty and cosmetic products. Wanting to save a little money is normally a popular one, as you would imagine. A more important reason is to have more control of just what goes on the hair and body. With home made beauty products you are in control and can choose to use only 100 % natural ingredients – beneficial to you and kinder towards the environment. Many all-natural ingredients possess wonderful properties that could benefit your beauty plan and you can match these to the type of beauty products you will want. Here are a few ideas of some homemade beauty products you might like to try.
Your First Beauty Product
The old favorite - homemade shampoo, is often one of the first products a lot of people will attempt to make and it is a great place to begin. Making basic shampoo and hair conditioner is incredibly easy plus the results tend to be instant and successful. But do not just quit at shampoo and conditioner, there are many, many more home made ideas that are still easy to make and very effective. Don't be afraid to try things out a little with the recipes you pick out. The ingredients and the amounts may be changed to meet your requirements, use the recipes as guides. It's good to be familiar with the all-natural ingredients you are using and know what properties they will add to the recipe. Try to learn a little about the main ingredients and what they are used for and in time you will be able to craft your own versions of the recipes.
Move on from shampoo and conditioner to things like lip balm, shower gel, moisturizing creams and emollients. A lot of these are basic and use herbal oils or fats as a base. Virgin coconut oil is a common ingredient and an example of a beneficial, all-natural oil that is an excellent option for beauty products. For most homemade beauty recipes you will have a key ingredient like the natural oil or fat, used with a few refreshing herbs or fresh fruits. The main ingredients will be chosen for a certain quality or characteristic whilst some are just to provide an aroma to the recipe. Try mixing things up a bit to get the smells and textures you really like.
Natural, organic soap can be another item definitely suited to make at home. Hard soap bars can be a little more complicated to make therefore it may be a good idea to start with the liquid soap recipes. With some practice it will be easy to create a large list of beauty products. Facial masks, cosmetic scrubs, bath bombs as well as makeup could be made with very little effort or expense. If it is available as a commercial product, you can be sure that you can make it at home – and the results are usually better quality in my opinion.
Enjoy Your Own Products
Making your own beauty items can be hugely rewarding both personally and financially. As you gain a bit of experience you can move on to making a few of the more complex homemade beauty recipes. Learning about the natural ingredients you start using, allows you to put together your own recipes and add your own style. The majority of people who try making their own natural beauty products will never return to shop bought products. You will never find out what all the fuss is about until you have a go, so don’t just read about it.