I LOVE homemade beauty products! Not only are they cheaper, they don’t have a bunch of additives and chemicals like store bought products!

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Here, you will find ‘recipes’ for beauty products you can make yourself, along with other health and beauty tips!

Disclaimer:
Although these ‘recipes’ work great for me, they may not work for everyone. I recommend testing new products or ‘recipes’ in a small area first before applying to large areas of skin. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed, refrain from using the product or substitute with a similar ingredient if you desire. Also, if you wear contact lenses, I would recommend taking them out or avoiding the eye area when using any products containing witch hazel just to avoid possible irritation.
Please use your own judgement when adding something new to your beauty regimen.

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So easy! I ran out of my store bought makeup remover pads and knew I could easily make my own for a fraction of the cost (while avoiding unnecessary chemicals!)

This awesome beauty recipe comes from Free People Blog

Ingredients:
– Medium sized jar or an old makeup remover pad container
– Cotton rounds
– 1 tablespoon Baby shampoo (no tear)
– 1/2 teaspoon Witch Hazel
– 1 cup Hot water
– 1 tablespoon Coconut oil

Directions:
– Fill your container with 1 cup hot water
– Mix in 1 tbsp coconut oil
– Mix in 1 tbsp baby shampoo
– Mix in 1/2 tsp witch hazel
– Stir mixture well
– Lastly, add your cotton rounds (the stack should be about 2/3 of the container)

Over the last couple years, I have fallen in love with washing my face with oil. Sounds crazy but it is amazing! 

Super easy, only 3 ingredients!

Ingredients:
– Castor oil
– Almond Oil (or coconut oil, olive oil, etc. but keep in mind that coconut oil hardens if it is kept below 76-78 degrees F !)
– Essential oil (I use a blend of lavender, tea tree, and eucalyptus) *you can omit this if you’d like!
– Face wash pump bottle (I just rinsed out an old one and reused it!)

Directions:
– Fill bottle 1/2 full with castor oil
– Place a few drops of essential oil into bottle (as much or as little- it all depends on your preference!)
– Fill the rest of the bottle up with your olive oil (or coconut oil, etc) *Make sure to leave enough room to shake it up
– Shake the bottled mixture up well!

To use: Pump out a few squirts and massage onto your face for 1 minute or so. Place a hot, wet washcloth over your face for 30 seconds to let the steam open your pores. To rinse, gently wipe face with wet washcloth and pat face dry with a clean towel/cloth. 
**If you have oily skin, you probably won’t need a moisturizer afterwards. If you have dry skin, you can use a light moisturizer after drying face. Use your own judgement.

Not Your Mother’s brand is one of my favorite hair lines. It’s priced well, and works great. However, sometimes you really don’t even need to buy hair products- you can easily make them at home and achieve the same effect.

Their Sea Salt Texture Spray is awesome, and smells like a tropical vacation. The downside is I was using the spray daily and it didn’t last long, so, I decided to make my own!

Ingredients:
– Spray bottle (I used the bottle from the previous salt spray)
– Fine Sea Salt (amount will vary depending on the size of the bottle; maybe 1-2 tablespoons)
– Hot Water (amount will vary depending on the bottle you are using- use enough to fill the spray bottle almost full)
– Essential Oils (optional, but I switch back and forth between different scents depending on the season, etc)

Directions:
– Heat water until it is hot
– Pour in sea salt and stir until dissolved
– Mix in essential oils if you’d like
– Once everything is mixed, carefully pour into your spray bottle

Let’s be honest. When you are a busy mama with kiddos needing you from sun up til sun down, it’s hard to find “you” time. I know as a new mom, I sometimes go a few days without washing my hair which isn’t always the prettiest. I LOVE dry shampoo but it is crazy expensive and has tons of chemicals. DIY dry shampoo is ridiculously easy to make.

Ingredients:
– 1/4 cup Cornstarch (or 1/8 cup cocoa powder and 1/8 cup cornstarch for darker hair)
– 5 drops of essential oil (I think peppermint or lavender is best)
– Container
– Makeup brush (I use an old Bare Minerals one)

Directions:
– Mix your cornstarch and essential oils together
– Store in an air-tight container

To use- dip your makeup brush into the shampoo mix and dust onto dirty or oily hair; comb through if needed! Use as much or as little as needed to achieve your desired look!