“Sleep, drink water, and treat your skin.”Georgia Louise
Do you know that you could make your own colour Make-up with natural Ingredients? In this section, I will give you some recipes of products that you could make it on your own to enhance your glowing skin by achieving your very own colours and scents to suit your unique complexion and personality. But, the wonder of homemade products doesn’t stop there. The versatile efficacies in each ingredient not only enhance momentarily but also build heathy skin in the long term.
EQUIPMENT TO CONSIDER
Mirrors : Invest in a magnifying, lighted mirror, as well as a small one to work around the eyes. Always look at both small and large mirrors for entire face to make sure it is balanced.
Brushes: Different type of brush for different texture and colours are not only convenient, since you then don’t have to wash after each use, but also to effectively disperse the make-up on the skin.
Powder Foundation (50-120g)
This powder foundation helps you achieve an even colour and blends effortlessly into already purified and nurtured skin, while lightly filtering the sun’s rays. If you want to avoid using heavy foundation to cover up, try slowly to get used to this literally natural and almost edible make-up. The confidence you gain through this daily practice will reward you and reflect on your natural beauty.
Ingredients (60 ml)
- 3-6 tbsp. Arrowroot powder or corn strach
- 1-2 tbsp. Cocoa powder
- A pinch of cinnamon, French green, and French red to adjust the tone.
- Blend 1 tbsp. of arrowroot powder and 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder.
- Adjust the tone by adding arrowroot and any of the colourants according to your skin tone.
- Store in cosmetic shifter or a glass jar with smaller top, just enough for the brush to go in.
How to Use
Lightly dip a soft make-up brush, dispersing the excess powder. Apply the powder clockwise from chin to top.
There are many natural colorants from food ingredients and clays that are Completely safe and also beneficial to the skin. By mixing several different colours, you can make your very own unique colour to suit your skin tone. It is good for the cheeks and eyes.
Ingredients (60 ml)
- 1/2-3/4 tsp. Arrowroot powder or corn starch
- Glycerin to adjust texture (optional)
- 1/4 tsp. Mixture of these natural colorants in freeze-dried powder form
- Annatto (orange)
- Cinnamon (bronze)
- Cocoa powder (earthy)
- Chlorophyll (bright green)
- French red (orange pink)
- Beetroot (bright pink)
- Strawberries (light red)
- Raspberries (dark red
- Grind the freeze-dried fruits and herbs into a very fine powder.
- Add 1 tsp. arrowroot or corn starch. Sift into a fine powder.
- Add glycerine if you prefer bold colours as it stays on the skin better. Mix well.
- Colour changes on the skin, so make further adjustment by adding ingredients.
- Store in a cosmetic sifter or a glass jar.
How to Use
Lightly dip soft make-up brush. For the dry form, disperse the excess powder. Apply the powder on the cheeks and eyes. For the cheeks, it may sit better if you brush it on with your fingers.
There have been numerous reports on studies linking the use of deodorant with breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. According to a study by the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, commonly used aluminum salts that enter the already damage underarm area from shaving could affect the lymph nodes. There are several natural options for deodorant including ammonium alum (crystal), which is economical and widely available.
A rock-like mineral water known as saan som in Thailand has been used as an antiperspirant for centuries. The stone is dampened and then the rubbed under the armpits. Before the advent of modern plumbing, the mineral was dropped into giant rainwater jars in order to collect water. It drew sediment to the bottom of the jar, thus leaving the upper levels clear and fresh.
Here are some ways to make your own safe deodorant:
Lightly Scented Deodorant Spritzer (150 ml)
This easy-to-make spritzer effectively and naturally scents the body
- 100 ml Distilled water
- 45 ml Witch Hazel
- 50 drops mixture of essential oil
- 20 drops of geranium
- 15 drops of lavender
- 10 drops Tea Tree
- 5 Drops German chamomile
- Mix all liquids, preferably in a glass spritzer.
- Add essential oil and gently stir
How to Use
Shake well before use. Spray on dry and clean skin.
- 3/4 cup Arrowroot powder or corn starch
- 1/4 cup Baking Soda
- 4-6 tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 1 capsule Vitamin E
- 25 drops mixture of essential oil
10 drops of Geranium
10 drops of lavender
5 drops of Tea tree
- Combine baking soda and arrowroot powder or corn starch.
- Add 4 tbsp. of melted coconut oil into the powder mixture and mix with fork. Continue adding coconut oil until the mixture reaches your preferred consistency. Add vitamin E and essential oils.
- Transfer mixture to a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Solid Deodorant (80 g)
- 15 grams Beeswax
- 30 grams Shea Butter
- 12 grams Cocoa Powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Magnesium Chloride
- 1 tbsp. Kaolin
- 24-36 drops mixture of essential oil
10-15 drops Clay sage
10-15 drops Lavender
4-6 drops Bergamot
- Melt all ingredients, except the essential oils
- Allow the mixture to cool for 1-2 minutes
- Add essential oils
- Pour into a deodorant tube
Solid perfume is lovely alternative to deodorant. Wear it on your wrist or behind the ears. Not only does it give a light natural scent to your body but it also helps you calm your mind. Because of the properties in the essential oil mix., this recipe can work as a insight repellent or anti-itch cream too!
- 15 ml Jojoba oil
- 5 g Beeswax
- 1 capsule vitamin E
- 20 drops essential oil mixture of
7 drops Lavender
7 drops Geranium
4 drops Tea tree oil
2 drops German chamomile
- Melt the beeswax in a heat-proof container placed in a shallow saucepan of boiling water.
- Once beeswax is just melted, rest for few minutes. Before it goes solid again, add jojoba oil.
- Mix well.
- Add vitamin and essential oils.
- Carefully pour into containers.
Here are some ideas of variations to mix on your DIY solid perfume :
This combination of juicy and fresh citrus with exotic spices hold the elegant white flowers from the East, with a touch of rose damask adding a sense of delicacy.
- 10% Lemon and Grapefruit
- 15% Ylang-ylang, Jasmine, Rose damask
- 15% Cedar wood and Vetiver
Be inspire with a collection of sophisticated woody scents, with top notes of refreshing flowery Neroli and balancing bodies.
- 15% Neroli
- 65 % German chamomile, Clary sage, Lavender
- 20% Cedar wood, Myrrh, Frankincense
Simply indulge with a combination of elegant flowers with a hint of refreshing lemon and masculine woody bottom notes.
- 10% Lemon
- 80% Geranium, Jasmine and Rose damask
- 10% Vetiver and Patchouli
A simple mixture of good quality vegetables oils and essential oil can make haircare oil that treats the scalp to stimulate circulation, encourages hair growth, and aid in balancing sebum production. Regular use of the oil will give you shiny, healthy hair.
- 100ml Avocado oil
- 30ml Jojoba oil
- 20ml Coconut oil
- 45 drops Essential oil mixture
- 15 drops Rosemary
- 10 drops Basil
- 5 drops Lemon
- 5 drops Peppermint
- 5 drops Lavender
- 5 drops Bergamot
- Mix all the vegetable oils in a bottle.
- Add the essential oils.
- Shake the formula and blend all ingredients.
- Place in a cool dark place for 24 hours so that the oils can synergise.
How to Use
On dry hair, massage in the oil thoroughly to cover the entire scalp. Massage the hair through the tips. Leave it for at least 10 minutes. This hair oil can also be left on overnight. Shampoo afterwards as necessary.
Those are some of my DIY Homemade beauty recipes, and if you have others Ideas/recipes feel free to share with me in a comment. Happy blending! 🙂