DIY: Beauty

So I’ve put together a very short list of some DIY Beauty products that are easy to make and use, healthy for both you and the environment, and these DIY products definitely work out less expensive than the name-brand and store-bought varieties.

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  1. Non-Toxic Nail Polish Remover

There are some downright unfriendly ingredients in traditional store-bought nail polish remover (acetone, butyl, ethyl and isopropyl acetate can all cause irritation to the skin and eyes, headaches and dizziness). So you may want to explore a gentler alternative with this white vinegar + lime juice nail polish remover. (Any citrus fruit will actually do the job)

  • 1 part white vinegar
  • 1 part lime (lemon, orange or grapefruit also work) juice

Just mix your ingredients together and apply to your nails with a cotton ball. Be mindful that natural nail polish removers will take longer and a bit more effort than their store-bought cousins but you can always use your emery board to file off any remaining nail polish, and this natural version is non-toxic and safe for long term use.

  1. Make-Up Remover

So I stole this recipe from a post on wholenewmom.com (see resources below) because this actually works wonders, is cost effective, and SUPER EASY.

  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel (which by the way is another wonder-product, available at most pharmacies)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or oil of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons (filtered or very clean) water

Add all ingredients to container and shake well. Apply using fingers, cotton ball, cotton bud or makeup pad. Be fabulous! Take a look at the post in the resources section below for some tweaks to the recipe if you’re interested in variations for any reason.

Resources:

http://www.scratchmommy.com/diy-non-toxic-nail-polish-remover/

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-health-benefits-of-oats/

http://inhabitat.com/7-diy-face-masks-for-a-gorgeous-spring-and-summer-skin/

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty/beauty-uses-for-honey

http://www.organicauthority.com/delicious-beauty/5-skin-rejuvenating-treatments-using-yogurt.html

http://www.rd.com/health/beauty/homemade-facial-masks-recipes/

http://www.thehealthsite.com/beauty/8-beauty-benefits-of-cucumber-you-shouldnt-miss/

http://wholenewmom.com/whole-new-budget/best-homemade-eye-makeup-remover/

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