10 Natural homemade beauty treatments for your gorgeous body
If you are health conscious, then you are no doubt are very careful about what you eat. You probably avoid artificial additives, preservatives and you certainly wouldn’t eat anything that is packed with chemicals that are known to be harmful, but do you take the same care with your beauty treatments and cosmetics? What you put on your hair, your face, and the rest of your body can be absorbed into the skin, and with many store bought beauty products that includes some pretty nasty ingredients, some of which are classed as toxins or carcinogens. If you want to be as careful about what you put on your body as you are about what you put in it, try some of these amazing natural, homemade beauty treatments that will take care of your body, naturally, from your head, right down to your toes.
1. Coconut and vanilla body scrub
You can easily make your own body skin care products, including body scrubs, lotions and relaxing bath soaks. Here’s a really simple recipe for a wonderfully hydrating body scrub that smells absolutely amazing. Mix together half a cup of coconut oil with half a cup of sugar and half a teaspoon of vanilla and then rub it gently into your skin while you shower. After using such a wonderful, natural body scrub – your skin will become super soft, glowing and will smell divine!
2. Jojoba oil, rose and chamomile body lotion
Mixing up your own homemade body lotions is a pretty simple task and you get to choose the ingredients and scents. Here’s a simple body lotion that makes use of the amazing skin nourishing properties of jojoba oil. Simply mix together half a cup of jojoba oil, five drops of chamomile essential oil, 10 drops of rose essential oil, and 20 drops of Vitamin E oil. Not only this body lotion smells wonderful, but it will also make your skin feel heavenly soft.
3. Mint lip scrub
Your lips can benefit from the occasional exfoliation too; it will keep them soft all year round and you’ll have no nasty looking flakes of skin to ruin your lipstick application. Here’s a deliciously minty flavoured homemade lip scrub recipe for you to try. Simply mix some jojoba oil with a teaspoon of caster sugar and then add a drop of peppermint oil. Rub it gently over your lips for a few minutes and will take away all the dead skin cells and leave your lips plump, kissable and smooth.
4. Make your own bath salts
Making homemade bath salts is unbelievably easy. All you need to do is mix in some of your favourite essential oils with some Epsom salts and then you can store your bath salts in a jar. They also make great gifts for friends. Here’s the recipe for some relaxing Vanilla and Eucalyptus bath salts that is perfect for dry skin. Place a cup of Epsom salts into a sealable plastic bag. Then, add 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 10 drops of vanilla essential oil mixed with some jojoba oil. Seal the bag and use your hands to massage all the ingredients together and then transfer your homemade bath salts to a sealable jar for storage.
5. Banana and sugar body scrub recipe
Don’t waste the bananas when they start to go brown; they are incredibly useful as a skin care ingredient, even when they have gone a bit too ripe. Here’s a very simple recipe for a banana body scrub that will exfoliate your skin and nourish it too. Mash up a couple of ripe bananas with a fork and then mix in 3 tablespoons of sugar. You can then add a few drops of essential oil of your preference, for example, vanilla essential oil works well in this recipe, and then gently massage the mixture all over your body. It will help nourish and gently exfoliate your body, making your skin smell like the most delicious dessert.
6. Detoxing body scrub recipe
This is a great recipe for a bath scrub that will exfoliate your skin and help you get rid of some of those harmful toxins from your body too. Mix together a quarter cup of Epsom salts, a quarter cup of baking soda, a quarter cup grated ginger and a tablespoon of lemon juice. You’ll feel great after a long soak with this scrub and your skin will be silky smooth when you get out.
7. Quick and easy body lotion
This quick and easy homemade body lotion is absorbed quickly into the skin, and it smells great too. Whip a cup of aloe vera gel with a few drops of tea tree essential oil, few drops of lime essential oil, and two teaspoons of olive oil, until you get it to a lotion like consistency. You can use the lotion straight away and, what you don’t use, you can put in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator, it will keep for weeks.
8. Soothe away aches and pains with homemade lavender bath salts
This bath salts recipe is the perfect remedy for a long hard day. The Epsom salts in this one will soothe aching muscles and joints and the essential oils will reduce inflammation and relax you. Mix up the salts and essential oils in a bowl first, and then gentry stir in the dried flowers. Here’s a full list of the ingredients:
- 1 cup bicarbonate of soda
- 2 cups Epsom salts
- 5 drops rosemary essential oil
- 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
9. Coconut oil and beeswax body lotion
This is a body lotion that suits all skin types, and don’t worry about the coconut oil being too heavy because the other ingredients balance that out nicely. The ingredients you will need are: ¼ cup beeswax, ¼ cup coconut oil, and ½ cup olive oil. Put all the ingredients into a glass jar and then place in a saucepan of hot water, stirring as the ingredients heat up. Let it cool before you use it and then you can store it in the refrigerator.
3. Almond milk bath
Bathing in milk has been a beauty treatment for thousands of years, so here’s an up-to-date almond milk bath recipe to add to your list of natural beauty treatments to try. This one will relax you, nourish and moisturise your skin. Just mix together the ingredients and add it to your bath water. Here are the ingredients:
- ½ cup baking soda
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- ½ cup almond milk
- 10 drops essential oil of your choice
What are your favourite homemade beauty treatments?