17 June 2014

Home-made cosmetics

Hair conditioner

  1. 1 tbsp honey  -  1 tsp aloe juice  -  1 tbsp olive oil.  Apply, massage in for three minutes, then leave three minutes.  Shampoo as usual.
  2. Put one drop of oil in rinse: camomile for blonde; rosemary for darker hair.

Face mask (oily or normal skin)

1 egg white, whisked  -  1 tsp lemon juice  -  2 tbsp honey  -  1 tsp oatmeal.  Gradually mix together the ingredients, put on skin and leave 20 minutes before washing off.

Face mask (dry skin)

1 tsp honey  -  1 tsp rye flour  -  1 tsp olive oil  -  1 egg yolk.  Mix together, apply to skin and leave 30 minutes before washing off.

Face mask (anti-wrinkle)

1 tsp yeast, blended with milk  -  1 tbsp grated horseradish  -  1 tbsp honey.  Mix together, apply to skin and leave on 20 minutes before washing off.

Face scrub

5 oz blanched almonds  -  3 tbsp oil.  Mix in blender.  To one quarter of the mix add 3oz honey and a sprinkling of finely chopped almonds.  Rub over face gently, then rinse.


Footbath of warm water and 2 drops of peppermint oil.

Face pack

  1. 2 tsp fine oatmeal, 1 tsp yoghurt, 1 tsp honey, 2 drops oil.  Mix together and apply to face. Leave on 20 minutes before rinsing off.
  2. 4 tsp fine oatmeal, 4 tsp ground almonds and water, add 1-2 drops essential oils: dry - rose, camomile; oily - geramium, bergamot; normal - jasmin, ylang ylang.  Rub over a small area at a time, leave 5 mins, brush off with a towel or rinse off (rather messy!)

Toner (oily, acne skin)

250ml rose water, 125ml witch hazel, 3 drops grapefruit and geranium (or grapefruit and lavender) oils.

Toner (dry skin)

250ml rose water, 10ml vodka, 4 drops rose oil, 2 drops frankincense.

Toner (normal skin)

205 ml rose water, 10 ml vodka, 3 drops palm rosa and 3 drops rose oil.

Facial oil
1 drop oil to 1 tsp base oil:

  • oily - geranium and bergamot
  • dry - rose
  • sensitive - camomile
  • normal - any

Dampen skin with water before applying.  

Body lotion

As above, adding 3 drops oil to 1 tsp base oil.


3 drops lemon oil in water, soak for 5 mins.

See also: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/anti-aging/homemade-skin-care-recipes#slide-1

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