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.
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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!
Stinging nettles grow everywhere in the spring and early summer, so now is the best time to use this amazing edible weed. Nettles are full of health benefits; they contain vitamins including C and E, minerals such as iron and magnesium, and they detoxify the body and purify the blood. Boil nettles quickly in a […]
Bananas are a good source of vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, biotin, and copper. They are also inexpensive ingredients for natural beauty treatments. Banana works for all skin types and can be used in homemade face masks, natural body scrubs, and even home hair treatments. Leftover ripe bananas are often the best ones […]
Avocados are nutrient-dense foods: they are packed with nutrients but are relatively low on calories. Avocados are free of cholesterol but contain healthy unsaturated fats. In addition to replacing many common, unhealthy foods as a healthy substitute, they can also make their way into your beauty routine. Although avocado has a higher fat content than […]
The weather is getting colder, and my skin keeps getting drier. I’ve started to use sweet almond oil on my body and occasionally on my face as a natural moisturizer. You can also use it in home hair treatments, in body or massage oils and other homemade beauty products. How to Use Sweet Almond Oil […]
Olive oil, coconut oil, coconut milk, essential oils and herbs are some of the main ingredients for homemade hair conditioners and DIY hair treatments. An oil treatment once a week (or once in two weeks) is usually enough, but you can use herbal hair rinses after every wash to give your hair natural shine and […]
Honey is a healing and nourishing natural ingredient for homemade beauty products and DIY facial treatments. It is suitable for all skin types, it helps to relieve inflammation, and it promotes wound healing. Honey contains antioxidants, nourishes dry skin, and because it is antibacterial and antiseptic, it is great for both oily skin and to […]
I’m all for using food in home beauty treatments. Last time, I tried a coconut milk hair treatment, which worked amazingly well, and then I found out I can use bananas for the skin and for the hair. A banana hair mask is meant to be good for dry or frazzled hair. I decided to […]
Homemade hair treatments are incredibly easy to do, and one of the easiest is a DIY hair rinse. Hair rinses give hair natural shine, deepen its color and condition the hair and the scalp. They are cheap, too: if you grow rosemary in your herb garden, you have all the ingredients you need for an […]
I decided to try a few home hair treatments that I could make with natural ingredients, ideally things that might already be in the kitchen cupboard. My hair is long, dry and in a bad shape with lots of split ends. I found some great ideas for ingredients to use in homemade hair masks, and […]