“Make your own beauty products? Sounds hard, but it’s actually quite simple. Aside from saving a little money, many commercially produced beauty products are packed with nasty chemicals that can do damage to your body. As mentioned in our Caring About Personal Care article (link to article), there are Parabens, Phthalates, Tricolosan, Oxybenzone and Formaldehyde in many of the beauty products we use every day. We are Doing A bit Better here by making a few of our own. We promise these DYI beauty products are as easy as going to your kitchen and pulling a few things together.
An easy way to smell delicious in a snap is to grab a sauce pan, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Mix the two, heat them up and you’ll have a sweet homemade fragrance just like that. Pour the rest in a glass jar for continued use.
Use Vegetable Oil to Condition Your Hair
Is there anything vegetable oil can’t do? In addition to being used for cooking and fueling some cars, it can also work as an amazing conditioner for your hair. Grab some all-natural oil (organic is the best), pour in your hand, rub at the scalp and then comb through to the ends. Let sit a few minutes and rinse. You’ll be left with soft conditioned hair!
Exfoliate with Strawberries
We can all use exfoliation once and a while – after all, it’s a great way to make your skin feel baby-fresh. So instead of reaching for store bought exfoliant, why not just grab some strawberries? Strawberries have natural fruit acid that helps in exfoliation of your skin. All you need is 8-10 berries, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of coarse salt (sea, kosher, etc). Mix all the ingredients together and then massage it on your hands, feet, face or any place that needs a gentle scrub.
Make Your Own All Natural Lip Gloss
Looking for a clean, fresh gloss to sooth those dry lips and make them shine too? Make your own lip gloss by mixing 1 teaspoon of fresh aloe vera gel with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1/8 teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Stir until smooth, then use right away, storing the rest for later.
Homemade deodorant is easy as sprinkling a little baking soda onto a damp wash cloth, and applying it to your underarms. It’ll keep you fresh throughout the day!
These are just a few ways to look and feel good naturally and to know that you are Doing A bit Better!”