How much do you spend on beauty products every month? Most women don’t really know exactly but if you sit down and calculate it you will be totally shocked. To make matters even worse, the vast majority of products you buy and use daily are actually proven to be ineffective. There’s a good reason why cosmetics companies are the biggest advertisers in the world.
Selling you beauty products that don’t really work and that can even be harmful to you is nothing new. Wrinkle creams, face scrubs, shampoos…all of these are products that we use every day because its the products that are essential to a daily beauty routine.
What most people do not know is that many products are based on natural products and ingredients but to extend shelf life they often have to add so many chemicals that becomes a whole lot less effective. This is one of the main reasons why we LOVE home made products and DIY beauty tricks. Its true that some of them are a load of “hooha” but there are some that are truly amazing.
You probably did not know that you can make your own Vitamin C Serum (see number 3) or that you can make your own face scrub (see number 8) that really works. You can even make your own lip balm (see number 18) or jar it and give it away as a wonderful gift with a handmade touch.
1. Coconut oil scalp treat
Works wonders on dry, flaky scalps that just can’t seem to get enough moisture.
2. Mint Sugar Scrub
This DIY scrub will leave your body feeling soft and smelling super fresh. Plus, the mint will invigorate you while you’re showering.
3. A DIY vitamin C serum
Because why pay luxury brand prices when you can make something this effective at home?
4. Homemade Skin Cream
Because there’s nothing more luxurious than a cream that soothes your dry, rough skin.
5. Green Tea Toner
Little known fact: Green tea works surprisingly well on blemishes.