This is part 2 of my favorite one-ingredient Beauty DIYs.
These super ingredients can be added to your every day skin care routine. It’s fun, frugal and effective. Do you like these one ingredient DIY Hacks? Let me know!
Honey as a facial cleanser
What isn’t honey good for?
It’s not only anti-bacterial (Goodbye, acne!), it’s also amazingly moisturizing (Hello, beautiful skin!).
It works for dry, oily, combination or whatever your skin type may be. And you may not believe this, but it rinses right off with water.
Just massage your clean face with a teaspoon of honey. Let it sit for a few minutes if you so choose, and then rinse it right off!
Lemon juice for hair lightening
If you’ve spend 5 minutes on this blog, you know I’m a big fan of DIY hair lightening methods. And lemon juice is obviously a classic.
Rinse your hair with lemon juice and let it sit. Give yourself a blowout or sit out in the sun.
Once your hair is dry, rinse all the lemon juice out and wash as you normally would.
Tip: to apply ‘heat’ without using heat, rinse right after the lemon juice with lukewarm (not hot!) chamomile tea. Let your hair dry naturally and wash out.
3. Aloe Vera gel as a serum
Aloe Vera gel is by far one of my favorite 1 ingredient DIYs.
It’s an amazing moisturizer for your skin, but it’s doesn’t have the ‘greasy’ feel oils sometimes have.
I love to use it as a night time serum, especially if my skin is a little (*ahem*) sunburned.
You don’t only give your skin a well-deserved break from beauty products; aloe vera also has some amazing skin healing properties. I also love to mix it in with my foundation, to make my own BB cream.
The Makeup Dummy
Saturday 23rd of September 2017
Hi Steve, thank you so much! I'm not a professional recipe developer or a registered beautician, but based on the ingredients for the lush grass body gel you would need sandalwood oil, bergamot oil and neroli oil (or orange blossom oil) to recreate the scent. I would use a neutral smelling castille soap as a base and add a drop of each essential oil to the bottle to see if it smells similar. But I have not tried this myself so I have no idea what the outcome would be. The original also contains wheatgrass juice and many other ingredients, so I'm not sure how these would affect the scent. I hope this helps!
Monday 18th of September 2017
Hi, I just want to say how much I like your blog! I was wondering if you still do lush copy recipes by chance? I've been trying to find a formula that is similar to lush grass body gel that was discontinued. Unfortunately, nothing smells as similar as the original scent. I was wondering if you had Found any recipes that may be similar to grass?
Thursday 12th of November 2015
Id love to learn more about tamanu oil! I've heard such great things