Did you know that there are items in your kitchen that make great beauty hacks and that will give you a spa experience at home? You can save money by making your own foot, facial and body scrubs to give yourself glowing skin- and on a budget too!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
Coconut, almond, grapeseed, or olive oil
Now you’re ready to tackle your skin problems.
Try one of these three different beauty solutions:
~Grind a tablespoon of oatmeal and add enough milk to make a paste. Rub into affected areas. Leave on for a few minutes and rinse with cool water.
~Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with milk and exfoliate affected areas. Rinse immediately with cool water.
~Mix 1/2 tablespoon of honey with about a teaspoon of salt. Scrub affected areas and rinse with cool water.
Try these two methods:
~Mix a tablespoon of turmeric with a little milk to form a paste. Apply to face, massage in and leave on 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Note: turmeric can stain so be careful with your clothing.
~Mix baking soda with a little coconut oil and apply to your face and dry spots on your body to remove dull, dry skin. Massage gently , particularly if you have sensitive skin, then rinse well with warm water and follow with a cool rinse.
Consider making one of these three body scrubs :
~Vanilla and Lavender Scrub: Mix a cup of white sugar with 3/4 cup oil (olive, grapeseed, almond, and coconut work well). Add 10 drops lavender essential oil and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Scrub dry parts especially elbows, knees, and ankles. Store remaining scrub in a sealed glass or plastic jar and use within a week.
~Coffee and Brown Sugar Scrub: Use a half a cup of used coffee grounds from your morning coffee. Add a tablespoon of oil (coconut works great) and a tablespoon or two of brown sugar. Scrub and rinse well. You can add some essential oils too. Mandarin or orange are nice choices in this one.
~Salt and Lemon Scrub: Mix 1/4 cup almond or grapeseed oil with 1 cup sea salt (or pink Himalayan sea salt). Add the juice of a lemon and mix well. Slather it on, scrub (especially if you have sensitive skin), then rinse.
Try one of these two methods:
~Mix equal parts baking soda and salt and then add a little oil until a paste is formed. Scrub feet, paying attention to heels and dry spots. Rinse well.
~Mix epsom salt with oil to form a paste and massage into feet.
Try these solutions:
~If you have 10 minutes, slice a cucumber and place a slice over each eye.
Lie down and rest with closed eyes (it’s a good time to mediate!)
~If you have 5 minutes, try placing a refrigerated steeped teabag under each eye.
Home beauty solutions are a win-win for your wallet and your skin!
If you prefer to buy your skin products, not make them, use good safe organic products like Neal’s Yard Remedies.