Homemade Beauty

By AM Northwest Staff

Janice Cox stopped by to show us some natural beauty products you can make at home!

Here are some of her recipes: 

 

 

Easy to make and fun to give

 

 

1 –2 bars glycerin soap scented or unscented

small plastic objects or laminated digital photos

soap size molds – small cake tins, jello molds, plastic boxes

 

 

Chop up the soap and place in a microwave or stove top container. Heat until just melted. Place small object inside mold and pour soap over it – you may also add a bit of glitter or essential oil for scent.

Let cool completely then unmold.

 

 

 

These balls soothe and release tension with every squeeze.

 

 

1 /2 cup birdseed

1 small plastic sandwich bag (not zip lock)

tape

3 – 9 inch latex balloons

 

 

Pour the birdseed into the plastic bag, twist and tape down the twisted end. Cut the stem off of the 3 balloons. Stretch the first balloon over the birdseed bag to completely cover it – Stretch the other two balloons over this first one alternating colors. If you like you may make small holes or slits in the last balloon to let the color of the second balloon show through.

 

 

Sweet treat for the lips

 

 

1 1 /2 teaspoons grated cocoa butter

1 /2 teaspoon coconut oil

1 /8 vitamin E oil

1 /4 grated chocolate

 

 

Place all ingredients inside a microwave safe or stove top safe container and gently heat until melted. Stir well and pour into small lip gloss containers or boxes.

 

 

These make fun and relaxing baths!

 

 

2 cups Epsom salts

1 /2 cup rock salt

candy scented essential oils or oil fragrance

food coloring

 

 

Place the salts, scented oil and food coloring in a large zip lock plastic bag and close tight. Massage the bag to distribute the color and scent. Pour into decorative bag or container.

 

 

These will soothe and refresh tired eyes

 

 

2 pieces soft or silky material 5 inches by 9 inches

1 cup flaxseeds

1 tablespoons dried lavender

 

 

With right sides together, stitch the material into a sack. Fill one end with the flaxseeds and lavender and sew the open end close.

 

 

Great for warming up or soothing sore muscles

 

 

Warm soft material – or knitted sock

2 pounds small grain rice

 

 

With right sides together, stitch the material into a long tube. Fill with rice and sew the open-end close. To Use: heat in microwave 1 to 2 minutes until warm.

Body Butter

Rich natural cream made with all natural oils.

 

 

1 /4 cup grated cocoa butter

1-tablespoon coconut oil

3 tablespoons sesame oil

1 tablespoons grated beeswax

 

 

Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl or stove top container. Heat gently until melted and then pour into a clean container.

 

 

Easy herbal baths that are fun to create

 

 

1 /4 to 1 cup selected dried herbs

Stimulating: rosemary, lavender, peppermint

Relaxing: chamomile, elderflower, angelica

Refreshing: basil, lemon balm, mint

Invigorating: raspberry leaves, bay leaves, mugwort

Cleansing: sage, thyme, lemon verbena

 

 

Mix together the desired herbs. You may also use herbs individually. To use: Fill a large tea ball and float in your tub.

 

 

 

 

 

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Eye Rest Pillow

 

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Candy Scented Bath Salts

 

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Homemade Chocolate Lip Gloss

 

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Decorative Soaps

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