For Smooth Skin Care

Homemade Beauty Recipes


Smooth Skin Care

All of us want skin and hair like Cleopatra, perhaps the most beautiful woman of all time. But her secret of everlasting beauty was the Dead Sea Salt. For those of us who do not have access to Dead Sea salt or other expensive beauty items. So what is the next best option for us? Homemade beauty items, these are natural (which is brilliant for skin) and cheap (exciting isn’t it!). So here are some homemade beauty recipes that will ensure you have smooth and glowing skin. 

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Homemade Cleansers
Chamomile Cleansing Milk :    
suitable for dry and sensitive skin
You will need:
  • Cream – ¼ cup.
  • Milk – ¼ cup.
  • Chamomile flowers, fresh or dried –”  2 tablespoons.

In a pan heat all the ingredients but do not bring to a boil. Let it sit for 2 hours and then strain. Cool and put in a bottle and refrigerate. This cleanser is good two hours. 

Buttermilk and Fennel Cleansing milk :   
great for dry skin
You will need:
  • Buttermilk – ½ cup.
  • Fennel seeds, crushed – 2 tablespoons.

In a pan heat the buttermilk and fennel seeds for half an hour. Let it steep for 2 hours and then strain, cool and refrigerate. This cleanser stays good with refrigeration for 2 weeks. 

Homemade Toner
Lemon Toner   –: 
great for daily use
You will need:
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed – ½ cup.
  • Distilled water – 1 cup.
  • Witch hazel – 2/3 cup.

In a glass combine all the ingredients and mix well. Place in a bottle and refrigerate. Shake before every use and apply with a cotton ball.

Cooling toner –:
great for sweaty summer months
You will need:
  • Witch hazel – ½ cup.
  • Water or green tea – ¼ cup.
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed – ¼ cup.
  • Vegetable glycerin – 5 drops
  • Lavender essential oil – 5 drops.
  • Peppermint oil – 3 drops.

Mix all the ingredients in a bottle and shake well. 

Homemade Scrub

Milk scrub  :
great for satiny smooth skin
You will need:
  • Powdered milk – 3 cups.
  • Almond meal – 4 tablespoons.
  • Oatmeal – 1 cup.
  • Orange essential oil – 3 drops.
  • Small muslin bag with draw strings

Add all the ingredients together in a jar and mix well. when you need to exfoliate your skin, place a small portion in the muslin bag and rub on the skin. 

Homemade Creams
Ginger face cream 
good for dry and normal skin
You will need:
  • Ginger, fresh – 1 piece of 2 inches.
  • Sesame oil – 2 teaspoons.
  • Apricot kernel oil – 2 teaspoons.
  • Vitamin E oil – 2 teaspoons.
  • Cocoa butter – ½ cup.

Grate the ginger, squeeze and place juice in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix on an open flame till butter has melted. Stir well and allow to cool. Store in a cool place.

Facial Cream – :
great to use at night
You will need:
  • Lanolin – 3 tablespoons.
  • Sunflower oil – 1 tablespoon.
  • Almond oil – 1 tablespoon.
  • Lavender essential oil – 1 teaspoon.

In a double boiler melt the lanolin and then add the rest of the oils except lavender oil and blend well. Cool and let it thicken. Place in a jar and store in a cool place. 

Homemade Lip Balm
Basic lip balm  :
great for dry and chapped lips
You will need:
  • Beeswax beads – ½ ounce.
  • Sweet almond oil – 4 ounces.
  • Colored jojoba beads – 1 teaspoon.
  • Essential oil (your choice) – 1 teaspoon.

In a microwave safe bowl, add the sweet almond oil, beeswax and jojoba beads and melt. Stir and then add the essential oil. Let it cool and then pour into a jar.

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