Happy Friday!! Welcome to Friday Favorites and a special thanks to Heather from Housewife Glamour for hosting our fabulous FF party! I just love reading everyone’s favorites of the week.
This week I am sharing some of my most favorite recipes for homemade beauty products. I like to keep it real simple- I don’t get into all those complicated recipes that you have to cook and use a double boiler and chill for hours etc. My most favorite homemade beauty recipes are for scrubs- specifically for the hands, feet, lips and the face.
1. Rosemary Mint Hand Scrub
Have you ever walked by Sabon Boutique in New York City? It’s a store filled with all kinds of beauty pampering products but one thing they offer is a complimentary hand scrub treatment. If you ever get a chance, give it a whirl. Wow. We so often neglect our hands yet they work so hard for us in our everyday life. Why not give them a little love?
Here’s another recipe I got from the BlogHerFood Conference this past May from Sunkist if you prefer something more citrus-y:
2. Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
Another area we forget to exfoliate is our lips. Nobody wants dry flaky lips. I love doing this at least once a week.
3. Baking Soda Facial Scrub
The absolute easiest and cheapest thing in the whole world. Why spend more than a buck on a facial scrub? Baking soda does the trick just fine. Mix a little baking soda with enough water to make a paste and apply to skin gently in a circular motion. Then rinse. That’s it. Nothing to it right? I swear my skin glows after I do this.
4. Peppermint Foot Scrub
Who doesn’t love a pampering pedicure? I love going to a salon and get my tootsies spoiled but it can really get expensive. Check out this super easy recipe for a homemade foot scrub:
5. Dry Brushing
I usually skip using or making body scrubs in the shower, mostly because it leaves an oily slippery floor. Instead, my Mom turned me on to the benefits of dry brushing. Not only does it exfoliate your skin, it has also been proven to improve circulation and releases toxins from your system. It increases blood flow and is thought to assist with digestive issues. It is very easy. Before you hop into the shower, grab a dry brush and begin to scrub your skin in a gentle circular motion. Start at your feet and work your way up.
Of course about anything can be made at home nowadays from lip gloss to hair masks. Some are great, but be wary of those that promise to grow your hair in 1 week or take 6 inches off your hips in 3 days. Not everything on Pinterest can be trusted as we have all probably learned! Happy Friday!
What are some of your favorite homemade beauty recipes?