2 Amazing Natural Beauty Recipes

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Derived from many test trials and recreations of natural concoctions, these two homemade beauty recipes offer amazing alternatives to commercial products. You won’t find these recipes anywhere else!

Natural Foundation Recipe

Most commercial foundations and homemade recipes for foundation are either powdery, cakey, and/or unnaturally shimmery. Arrowroot powder is found in many homemade recipes. Arrowroot powder is extremely fine, making it a great starting point, but without the addition of some sort of moisture, it is difficult to work with and leaves a powdery film on the face that isn’t good for the skin. Some recipes call for adding lotion to the arrowroot, but unless you’re homemaking your own lotion, finding a lotion without chemicals can be very pricey.

Homemade and commercial mineral face powders and foundation contain mica powder. Mica powder is extremely shimmery, and unless you want an unnatural glow to your face that shines in the sunlight like a fairy in a Disney movie, this stuff doesn’t work so well either. Mica powder makes wonderful homemade eyeshadow, but homemade foundation—not so much if you want a natural look!

The following recipe goes on soft, light, and smooth!

Ingredients:

Arrowroot Powder
Cocoa Powder
Organic Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
Vitamin E Oil (or other natural antioxidant)

Directions:

Start with approximately two tablespoon of Arrowroot Powder.
Mix small amounts of Cocoa Powder until you reach the desired hue to apply to your skin tone.
Add about twenty drops of Vitamin E Oil* and mix well.
Slowly mix organic cold-pressed coconut oil into the mixture until you have a smooth consistency: approximately one tablespoon.

*While not technically a preservative, Vitamin E Oil is a natural antioxidant that most people are not allergic too. You can also try grapefruit seed extract, citric acid, or other natural antioxidants and anti-microbial additives to increase the shelf life. With Vitamin E Oil, your foundation will last about three to four weeks if kept in a glass container with a lid in a cool, dry, dark area.

Natural Eye-Cream Recipe

Many natural eye-cream recipes do not help with brightening and moisturizing the delicate skin around the eyes. While honey is outstanding for this purpose, it’s not often practical to walk around or sleep with honey all over your eye skin! Lemon juice is another natural skin brightener, but without some time of oil, it will leave your eye skin dry. The following recipe is very simple, and it works!

Ingredients:

Organic Honey
Organic Lemon Juice
Organic Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil

Directions:

Start with one tablespoon of Organic Honey.
Mix one tablespoon of Organic Lemon Juice with the honey.
Slowly mix Organic Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil until you reach a smooth consistency: approximately one tablespoon.

When stored in a cool, dry, dark space in a glass container with a lid, this homemade natural eye-cream has a shelf-life of at least one month!

There are other great uses for coconut oil, lemon juice, and honey for a healthy, natural lifestyle, so buy in bulk and enjoy!

 

About the Author: Jennifer Hollie Bowles is a widely published multi-genre writer and holistic practitioner.  Visit her website, Holistic Nook, to learn more, and join her on December 6, 2014 for a Holistic Writing Workshop with San Diego Writers, Ink.

Jennifer Hollie Bowles
Jennifer Hollie Bowles is a blissed-out Momma and Wife. She offers natural beauty, holistic health, and metaphysical products at Bliss Emporium. Jennifer is also a widely published writer of many genres.