From homemade hand creams and body oils to DIY shampoos and conditioners, here are The Untrained Housewife’s best recipes for making your own beauty products.
These three recipes combined cost about 50 cents per month to make and can last a family of four nearly two weeks of daily showers.
Unrefined, organic coconut oil, on the other hand, is high in antioxidants that fight free radicals both internally and externally. When used topically and internally on a daily basis it can aid the body in fighting free radical damage by scooping up free radicals and aiding their removal from the body.
Henna has been used for millennia for dying hair, skin, and natural fibers. What many do not know is that it is very beneficial to hair and skin health. Other than being excellent at covering up gray it also improves hair texture, growth, and condition. Here at the pros and cons of using henna as a hair dye.
Using herbs and simple kitchen-found products are far gentler on skin and its delicate acid balance. As a bonus, most also preserve skin health, reduce age spots and wrinkles, and even out skin tone.