Ever want to eat your hair conditioner? You just might if you try these green homemade hair conditioner options. These concoctions are all better for the environment than many commercial products and also easy to make with a tasty scent.
Blend mayonnaise and avocado. Take 3 spoonfuls each of mayonnaise and mashed avocado. Mix it together well. Apply this paste to hair after shampooing and rinsing. Be sure to thoroughly cover all of the hair. Let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly. This is a deep conditioning treatment that helps with shine, manageability, and breakage. It's also green because these foods are naturally biodegradable.
Make an oatmeal bath for your hair. This may seem odd, but don't worry. The actual oats are not going into your hair. Take an infant sock (or the toe portion of an adult sock) and fill it halfway with whole oats. Old-fashioned oats work better than instant. Tie the sock in a knot Place the knotted sock in ½ cup water and let it soak for a few minutes. Squeeze out the mixture into the water. Soak again and repeat a few more times. The water should be filmy and thick. Rinse the hair with that solution after shampooing to increase moisture and shine. The oatmeal is naturally green. But to be even more eco-conscious, rinse out and reuse the sock next time.
Homemade hair conditioner custard soothes and moisturizes. Take a small container of yogurt and blend it with a couple items to make a green conditioner for your hair that you'll actually want to eat. But this custard is not going on your dessert plate. For extra conditioning, add a tablespoon of almond oil to the yogurt and blend evenly. Apply to hair in a paste, let it sit for 15 minutes, and rinse thoroughly.
Mix up a green homemade hair smoothie. Who doesn't enjoy a smoothie? This one's for your hair. Although, it might taste good as well. Add one cup of milk, one banana, and one tablespoon of almond oil to a blender. Blend until you have a thick paste. Smooth onto hair after shampooing and let it sit 15 minutes. Then, rinse. Repeat for extra conditioning.
Make a banana almond whip. This is similar to the above concoction. However, this offers even deeper conditioning and thicker consistency. Blend 2 pints of heavy whipping cream, 3 tablespoons of almond oil, one banana, and one tablespoon of pure vanilla extract in a blender. Prepare to the thickness of a whipped topping for pies and other baked goods. Like the above conditioner recipes, apply this mixture to the hair evenly and let it set for 15 minutes. Then, rinse the hair thoroughly.
*I originally published this via Yahoo Contributor Network
Whether you've always worn it but now want to avoid foundation makeup or you've never worn a cover-up makeup and want to maintain your choice to avoid foundation makeup, read on. Many magazines offer beauty tips on how to cover flaws using makeup. Could you avoid foundation makeup with natural facial moisturizers?
Because I have always preferred doing things the natural way, I'm not much of a fan of using makeup. Foundation or cover-up makeup has always been a no-no in my book. Did you know that natural facial moisturizers could help enhance or maintain your skin's natural beauty without makeup?
Some women use a foundation or cover-up makeup to hide acne or other facial marks. Some just feel it looks better than going natural. Some may even be hiding uneven skin tones. There are natural facial moisturizers that could not only keep the face smooth and hydrated, but also can help control acne. Some may even help even out skin tones over time. Controlling acne and keeping the facial skin healthy can help women avoid reaching for foundation makeup to cover up their natural beauty.
Moisturize Skin and Control Acne: Tea Tree Oil as a Natural Facial Moisturizer
Tea tree oil is a great natural moisturizer that also happens to control acne well. Tea tree oil is an antiseptic, a fungus fighter, and has antibacterial properties as well. This could help to avoid foundation makeup by keeping the face soft and clear. For the best results, apply tea tree oil as a facial moisturizer once or twice daily to control acne. Only a few small drops are needed. This will keep the face feeling smooth and clean, as well as help to prevent acne. For a diluted and blended version, try Hollywood Beauty Tea Tree Oil.
Milk Blend as a Natural Facial Moisturizer
Rinsing the face daily with a blend of natural coconut milk and natural almond milk is very good for the skin. This could help avoid foundation makeup by nourishing the skin and controlling acne. These natural milks can be found at health food stores and also are simple to make at home. Simply splash an even blend of both milks onto the face once or twice daily. For extra dry skin, try a combination of natural facial moisturizers, such as also using the tea tree oil.
Even Skin Tone, Moisturize, and Fight Acne: Homemade Natural Facial Moisturizer
This is an interesting method that I learned by experimenting with different things. Take an orange peel or lemon peel and rub it over the face after cleansing the skin. Next, rinse the face in natural lemon juice. Then, rub in a blend of pure cocoa butter (not a blended or processed version) and tea tree oil. Only a small amount of these natural facial moisturizers is needed. Do this once in the morning and once at night. This could help avoid foundation makeup by moisturizing the skin, evening the tone, and controlling acne.
*Warning: Some may experience an allergy or other health conditions due to some of these ingredients. This may include (but is not limited to) the tea tree oil, as well as the milk products. Always consult a licensed medical professional before starting or stopping health regimens.
**Note: The author is not a licensed medical professional. The above is provided solely for informational purposes. Always consult a licensed medical professional when it comes to your health.
***I originally published this via Yahoo Contributor Network
Homemade Moisturizing Body Wash
Making your own beauty products can help keep your body healthier, as well as save time and money. My recipe for homemade moisturizing body wash is quick and simple. It can also be used more than once if refrigerated.
One storage container with lid (a clean, previously used soap or lotion bottle will work)
Old-fashioned oats (2 tsp)
Brown sugar (2 tsp)
Coconut oil (2 tsp)
Lemon juice (1 tsp)
Coffee grinder or fine cheese grater
First, grind up the oats and brown sugar together with a coffee grinder. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, you can use a fine-holed cheese grater. Then, blend in the other ingredients until they form a paste-like consistency. You may need to experiment a little with the amounts of coconut oil and lemon juice. If you need a large amount, this recipe can be tripled and more until you have the amount you will need.
To use this homemade moisturizing soap, simply rub a palm full of it into a washcloth. Then, spread it all over the body in a circular motion. Repeat as necessary to wash the entire body. Then, rinse and pat dry. This body wash is not going to be as bubbly as over-the-counter products. The bubbles are not necessary to cleanse the body.
For a more deep moisturizing experience, make enough to use as a full body masque. Spread over the entire body in a thin layer with your fingertips. Use circular motions. If you have a partner who will help with this, massaging it into the skin in a circular motion creates even better results. Leave the masque on for 15-30 minutes. Then, rinse and pat dry.
The lemon juice is a natural cleanser and disinfectant. This helps fight odors and keep the body clean. The oats, brown sugar, and coconut oil are natural moisturizers. The combination provides superior moisture, as well as creates the perfect consistency for ease of use. Use daily or more (during every bath or shower) for the best results.
If you have extra or if you created enough to last longer than a day, you can refrigerate it. Be sure to cover the container so it doesn’t dry out. If you leave the body wash out or don’t cover it well, it will dry out and/or separate, making it ineffective. You may refrigerate it for up to one week.
* I originally published this elsewhere (no longer published there).
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