Nowadays more and more people are turning to making their own cosmetic products. The idea to make cosmetic products at home is not new; people have been making various cosmetics for centuries.
What are the benefits of homemade cosmetics?
For those who do not wish to spend money on cosmetics that only has great marketing strategy but lacking in everything else, homemade cosmetic is the great choice. If you make your own cosmetics, you will definitely save a lot of money.
The ingredients one needs to make, for instance, a skin lotion or a shampoo are much cheaper, and the probability that one already has it in his or hers kitchen is very high. The most common ingredients we need are sugar, salt, fruits, vegetables, honey, yogurt, and olive oil, and we all have them in our house.
On the other hand, when we are buying cosmetic products, we are also paying for the brand, the packaging, tradition, status etc. The price does not necessarily tell us about the product.
The products you can make at home are always more eco friendly. One knows what is in the product he or she uses. In other words, we are in control of the amount, quality, and type of the ingredients that goes into our cosmetics. The great advantage is that when we make it, there would be no synthetic products in it.
Another benefit of homemade cosmetics is that you can choose your own fragrance and experiment with different recipes.
How can you make a natural shampoo?
Recipe for Coconut Shampoo
All you need for the perfect homemade shampoo is in fact coconut milk.
For the recipe you will need
¼ cup of coconut milk
1/3 cup of liquid castile soap
½ teaspoon of Vitamin E oil
½ teaspoon of almond oil for dry hair (optional)
Mix these ingredients in an old shampoo bottle or jar and shake it well to mix it. Keep it in shower for about a month and shake it well before every use. About a teaspoon is enough every time you shampoo.
This natural shampoo is also great for kids although it is not tearing free. Liquid castile soap is in fact a combination of olive, hemp, and palm oils with potassium hydroxide. This soap is unique because the glycerin is left in it, so the soap retains more moisturizing capabilities. When buying castile soap, make sure it is labeled with “organic”.