We hope you've had an incredible week! This week, we're going to be giving you the inside scoop to some of the best ingredients for DIY beauty. We all love to save money, and consciously help the environment, so why not do so by making your own products that will do wonders for your skincare & beauty routine!? Without further ado, Let's get started!
1) Shea Butter!
Shea butter is a must-have ingredient for any beauty DIY’er – it’s a true powerhouse for homemade beauty products!
Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the shea tree. It is a rich, luxurious butter that is solid at room temperature. Shea butter is soft to the touch, so it will not create a hard final product in your homemade recipes.
It is high in vitamins and fatty acids, is extremely moisturizing, has anti-inflammatory properties, is safe for all skin types and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. Shea butter does take a while to absorb, so keep that in mind when selecting it for a recipe.
Benefits: super moisturizing, won’t clog pores, ok for sensitive skin
Good for: all skin types, especially dry or parched skin
Beeswax helps to heal and protect the skin and is a great addition to balms, lotions and natural makeup products. Beeswax is also known for its skin healing properties – it creates a protective barrier on the skin without clogging pores. It is also a great choice for skin care because it is a humectant, meaning it attracts water and helps to keep skin hydrated.
Beeswax is solid at room temperature, so when using it in any homemade skincare products keep this in mind. The more beeswax you use in your recipe, the harder your final product will be.
Benefits: protects, moisturizes and heals skin, great for creating firmer DIY products
Best for: all skin types
3) Cocoa Butter!
Cocoa butter, also called cacao butter, comes from the bean of the cacao plant – the very same plant we get chocolate from. It is high in fatty acids and can hydrate and protect the skin. It is also high in phytochemicals and is often used to smooth wrinkles, scars and stretchmarks.
Raw cocoa butter is one our my favourite ingredients for homemade skincare products because it smells like chocolate. It is solid at room temperature and harder than shea butter.
Benefits: moisturizing, smooths skin, protects skin
Good For: all skin types, especially dry or ageing
4) Baking soda!
Maybe you’ve never considered baking soda a skincare ingredient, but it has some great uses in natural beauty products! Baking soda is clarifying and toning for the skin, plus it's super cheap and you probably already have it in your kitchen.
Baking soda can be drying when applied to the skin, so make sure any DIY recipe you do with baking soda has an ingredient to counter the dryness.
Benefits: clarifying, tightening, great for congested skin
5) Apple Cider Vinegar!
Apple cider vinegar has tons of skin-loving (and healing) properties and is a must for DIY beauty products.
Apple cider vinegar is great at balancing pH levels and soothing skin, which make it a perfect ingredient for beauty and skincare products. And it’s another inexpensive ingredient that you probably already have in your kitchen.
Benefits: balances pH, soothing
Best for: facial care (like a toner) or hair care
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