For Thrifty Thursday, I thought I would share a few ways that will keep you from spending a fortune on beauty products at the store. In fact, all of the ingredients you’ll need are right in your kitchen or pantry cabinet.
Here are three ways in which you can create natural beauty remedies at home in a flash…
Olive Oil: You cook and bake with it; but did you know that you can use it in a variety of other ways? Because olive oil is chemical free, it can be used on your skin; as a bath oil, moisturizer, massage oil, and conditioner.
For example: You can apply a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice to your skin before bedtime to moisturize your skin. To strengthen your nails, soak them in warm extra virgin olive oil for five minutes. Massage your sore muscles with a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and rosemary. Apply olive oil to dry hair as an overall conditioner. It will leave your hair smooth and shiny.
Oatmeal: Wouldn’t you love a facial? Get out the box of oatmeal from your cabinet and begin. This oatmeal facial will not only exfoliate, but moisturize your skin as well…
Oatmeal Facial Recipe:
1 package of instant oatmeal
1/2 cup water
2 TB yogurt
2 TB honey
1 egg white
Mix the water and oatmeal, then add the additional ingredients. Apply a thin layer to your face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes or until you feel tightness; then rinse your face with warm water.
Dry Skin Brushing: Here is a technique that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Before taking a shower in the morning, use a brush or sponge and begin the dry skin brushing process to exfoliate dead skin cells, and improve your blood circulation.
Here’s how to do it: While standing the shower with the water off, start at your feet and begin brushing in small circles toward the upper part of your body. Then work your way down the back of your body to complete the process. Do not scrub hard, but apply even and light pressure. After you have completed this procedure, take a shower.
For extra exfoliating try these homemade sugar scrubs…
Sugar Scrub Recipes:
Lemon Sugar Scrub:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 TB grated lemon zest
Green Tea Sugar Scrub:
2 cups white sugar
1 cup honey
3 TB of green tea
5 drops vanilla
*Please feel free to share some of your own homemade beauty recipes with our readers.