List of DIY Beauty Recipes

raspberryEveryone loves to be pampered every now and then. But I get it, it’s expensive to hit the salon. So how about if you did it yourself?  My friend, Erika Katz, is a beauty expert and author at BondingOverBeauty.com and she’s come up with a bunch of easy DIY beauty recipes for us to try!  That’s my kind of list!

Raspberry Parfacial Mask

The raspberry parfacial mask is perfect for breakouts and redness. This is a wonderful mask for your skin if you are having a breakout or blotchy redness. The oatmeal absorbs oil naturally while calming irritated skin. Raspberries contain vitamin C, which helps your skin produce collagen and stay elastic.

Recipe
  • 1 cup pureed raspberries
  • 1/4 cup honey oil
  • 1 cup rolled oats
To make: Mix ingredients well. This can last in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To use: Apply all over face and neck. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Vanilla Body Butter
vanillaShea butter contains fatty acids and is non-comedogenic. This means it will moisturize your skin without clogging pores. It has been known to help skin prone to psoriasis and eczema. It is also antimicrobial, which helps keep skin healthy and free of infection.
Recipe
  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
To make: Put the shea butter in the microwave for 3 minutes. Then add the oils and vanilla to the warmed shea butter. Mix well. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Using a hand mixer, mix well until smooth. Put the mixture in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove from freezer and mix again with hand mixer until it is creamy like icing. Store in a container for up to six months.

To use: Spread body butter all over body.
Avocado and Mayonnaise Hair Treatment
 
avocadoOn a rainy afternoon, it is always fun to do a hair treatment. This one is so simple and will leave your hair silky and shiny. While the treatment is on your hair, relax with some cold cucumbers on your eyes.
Recipe
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
To make: Mix ingredients well to make a smooth paste. This treatment should be used right away so the avocados do not turn brown.

To use: Work the treatment through wet hair. Run a hand towel under warm water, squeeze out the excess water, and then wrap hair in the towel. Leave the treatment on for 20 minutes. Wash out the treatment with shampoo, followed by conditioner.
Lavender Bath Bomb
 
BathbombWhat could be better than making your very own bath bomb? This wonderful treat can be made in any fragrance and color you like simply by changing the food coloring and the essential oil.
Recipe
  • 1/2 cup liquid citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 10—20 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 5 drops purple food coloring (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons water
To make: Mix together citric acid and baking soda in a bowl. Add essential oil, almond oil, and food coloring. Spray water onto the mixture a tiny bit at a time so it’s crumbly but will hold its shape. Pack the mixture tightly into your mold and let it dry in a warm dark place. Lasts up to six months unrefrigerated.

To use: Drop your bath bomb into a warm bath and watch how it fizzles as you soak in the tub.
To see more of Erika’s recipes or to buy her book head to her website. What are some of your DIY beauty tips?
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