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DIY Beauty Supplies
April 2, 2009, 10:40 AM
Filed under: Beauty, Green, New Ideas

This new idea published on Crafting a Green World suggests that making your own beauty supplies at home its better for your health, for the planet and you also save money. Usually conventional beauty products contains harmful additives to increase lather or give the product a creamy texture. Ingredients like Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS), for example, are in pretty much every skin and hair care product, and they’re not good for you! Even many natural products even contain some of the more toxic beauty industry chemicals. You can keep harsh chemicals off of your skin and out of the environment by making beauty supplies:

* Instead of buying plastic razors or toxic hair removers, you might give sugaring a try! Sugaring is an inexpensive way to remove unwanted hair that isn’t as painful as wax removal.poolside-salon-225x300
* You can exfoliate and moisturize with this home made sugar scrub. This recipe is fun because it’s really flexible! You can experiment with different base oils and essential oils for all sorts of great-smelling outcomes! Check out the comments for a really festive alternative that you might want to crib for the holidays.
* Pioneer Thinking has a great, simple shampoo recipe. I gave this one a whirl and found it really easy to adapt. The only ingredient you don’t want to mess with is the veggie glycerin. You can use different teas for different results, like a peppermint tea to make it more invigorating. Instead of the pure soap flakes,
I grabbed all those useless, tiny soap ends that had accumulated in our shower, tossed them in the blender, and those worked perfectly! You can also add essential oil, like tea tree or sandalwood, to this mix. Not only does it work great as a shampoo, I’ve been using it as a face and body wash. Since it doesn’t have chemicals to make it frothy, you will need to use more of it than the conventional shampoo. It’s so much cheaper than store bought, though, that you still win in the end!
* It’s really easy to make your own perfume! Just mix around 40 drops of your favorite essential oil in a 2 ounce spray bottle full of rubbing alcohol. To turn this into a deodorant recipe, use oils that have antiseptic qualities, like tea tree or sage.


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This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

Comment by matt

Hi, nice post. I have been pondering this topic,so thanks for sharing. I will certainly be coming back to your blog.

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