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.
Henna is a wonderful hair color for those who want to cover gray or desire a non-fading hair color. Supplies included, the initial cost is $20 to $30. BUT, the repeated cost is $1 to $2 per month!
This spray is how we achieve those voluminous beach waves on a shoe string budget. Remember that many sea-salt sprays are drying to the hair and pull out natural oils. This recipe contains natural oils to compensate for the drying effects of the salt in the spray. At about 1/50th of the cost of store brands, it is a steep bargain without the dangerous chemicals.
The Recipe for Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets in Your Kitchen (Running Press (April 22, 2014) It’s no secret that I prefer homemade beauty products to store-bought ones. And I think the best beauty treatments are those that can be made with stuff from the garden or maybe the fridge. The Recipe for Radiance: Discover […]
When it comes to offenders of chemicals and hair and scalp damage, hair spray is one of the worst. This easy recipe will actually boost hair health over time.
This recipe can detangle even the curliest of hair and slowly restore even the most badly damaged hair.
June 10-16th is Aromatherapy Awareness Week. Aromatherapy is one of the most enjoyable complementary therapies, and essential oils are natural, concentrated home remedies for many everyday health problems. Use them in massage, baths, oil burners and vaporizers, compresses, steam inhalations, and homemade beauty products. 10 Ways to Use Essential Oils at Home: 1. Do […]
This no-poo shampoo recipe is simple enough and contains none of the waxes and oils that shampoo companies use to hide the chemical burn damage of their products.