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How To Make Your Own Herbal Beauty Products At Home

by SaleBhai Team - 30-Mar-2017 - Health & Beauty

“If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it.” – Frank Lloyd Wright (American writer & architect)


The quote nails it perfectly, doesn’t it? Beauty has always been one of the most-discussed and researched subjects that never fail to grab attention. The saying, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” explains the true spirit of the term brilliantly. However, the concepts of perception and relativity have not succeeded in reducing the craze that surrounds this never-enough factor of beauty.

 

What will you learn from this article?

  • Common mistakes that you must avoid
  • What is the best way to go?
  • How to choose the best herbal beauty products?
  • Facial scrub
  • Facial steam
  • Facial mask – dry skin
  • Facial mask – oily skin
  • Lavender salve

 

Beauty tips 

Common mistakes that you must avoid

Artificial products

In trying to gain better looks, many look for beauty products that promise an instantly fairer, healthier skin. However, most of these products contain harmful chemicals that do more damage than good. Herbal beauty products are better in this regard. With zero side effects, the organic alternatives help to pamper the skin naturally.

 

Beauty parlours & salons

Another route that many take is to reach out to the best beauty parlours and salons. While this may provide the desired result, it doesn’t come easy on the pocket. Most of these sessions come at a very high price, making it difficult for most individuals.

 

Taking multiple suggestions

Getting suggestion is something that is never a problem when in India. As a matter of fact, the chances of getting too many suggestions, including the unwanted ones, make the entire decision-making procedure a tricky one. From family to friends to neighbours, everyone usually has something or the other to suggest. However, in most cases this results in a confused approach that rarely delivers the goods.

 

What is the best way to go?

Herbal beauty treatment

A proper beauty treatment requires a lot of focus and patience. Herbal beauty products are the obvious choice, thanks to the 100% natural ingredients and healing qualities. They repair and heal the skin from within, giving it an inner glow. However, these organic skin-care items take time for desired results. The process will be slow and steady, but you are sure to win the game in the long run.
You may want to read this blog on herbal medicinal plants that you can grow in your balcony.

 

How to choose the best herbal beauty products?

As the world of consumers gradually shifted towards organic alternatives, several companies have started rolling out 100% herbal products. So, how do you know which ones are the best for you? Do you go by the company labels and market reviews?

 Botanical extracts for skin

 

Author’s note: For me, the only guarantee that really matters is the one that I can give. I am not saying that all the company promises, declared list of ingredients, and user feedbacks are fake. I am just asking why to ignore an option that is more authentic and cost-effective? Why not make those beauty products at home? With you as the producer, doubts surrounding ingredients, quality, and authenticity become totally irrelevant. Before you shout “Impossible”, read on to know how easy and simple it really is.

 

Facial scrub

How to make scrub at home

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Scrub is an essential part of any face-care routine. A proper scrub helps remove dead cells, making your skin radiant and soft. Want to make your own herbal scrub at home?

 

Ingredients

1. Rolled oats – 1 cup
2. Cornmeal – 1/3 cup
3. Mixed herbs (lavender, calendula, peppermint, and rose petal) – 1/3 cup
4. Almond/Clay/Sugar – 1 tbsp

 

Preparation

1. Combine all the ingredients
2. Grind the mixture properly to make a powder
3. Store the mixture in an airtight container

 

Things to remember

1. Keep the scrub away from direct sunlight
2. Store in a cool, dry place
3. Use the scrub within 3 months

 

How to use?

1. Take some of the mixture in your palms
2. Add some water to make a paste
3. Apply the paste on your face
4. Keep it on for a few minutes
5. Massage gently in circular motion
6. Rinse your face with clean water

 

Facial steam

Steam facial tutorial

 The best way to boost blood circulation has to be herbal facial steam. Make this potent weapon against signs of ageing a part of your weekly routine for healthy, glowing skin. However, if you have sensitive or dry skin, it is best to consult a skin specialist before trying this at home.

 

Ingredients

1. Dried herbs (calendula, chamomile, lavender, orange peel, peppermint, and rose petal) – ½ cup
2. Water – 3 cups

 

Things to remember

1. Make sure the herbs are good to use
2. Avoid water with high iron content
3. Keep your eyes closed while taking the steam

 

How to use?

1. Take the water in a pot and apply heat until it boils
2. Add the dried herbs
3. Keep your face 12 inches above the pot and cover your head with a towel
4. Allow the steam to touch your face for a few minutes
5. Remove the towel and raise your head
6. Repeat the process for 5 minutes
7. Wash your face with normal water

 

Want to read a blog on kitchen ingredients that are hidden herbal medicines? Check this out

 

Facial mask – dry skin

If you have dry skin, this one is for you. This herbal facial mask is a brilliant way to gain moisturised, healthy skin without any known side effects.

 

Ingredients

1. Thick yogurt – 2 tbsp
2. Egg yolk – 1
3. Coconut oil – 3 to 4 drops

 

Preparation

1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl
2. Whisk the mixture thoroughly
Things to remember
1. Make sure all the ingredients are good to use
2. Do not preserve the unused mixture for future

 

How to use?

1. Apply the mixture on your face with a cotton ball
2. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes
3. Clean your face with warm water
4. Wash your face with normal water

 

Facial mask – oily skin

If you have oily skin, try this herbal facial mask for best results. This unique homemade treatment will pamper your skin and heal it from within.

 

Ingredients

1. Ripe banana – 1
2. Egg white – 1
3. Citrus juice – 1 tsp

 

Preparation

1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl
2. Blend the mixture thoroughly to form a smooth paste

 

Things to remember

1. Make sure all the ingredients are good to use
2. Do not preserve the unused mixture for future

 

How to use?

1. Apply the mixture on your face with a cotton ball
2. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes
3. Clean your face with warm water
4. Wash your face with normal water

 

Lavender salve

 Lavender essential oil

Excellent for your face and body, this lavender salve boasts moisturising and therapeutic benefits. Made of almond oil, this special organic product feels lighter and less greasy as compared to other varieties.

 

Ingredients

1. Lavender-infused almond oil – 236 ml
2. Grated beeswax – 30 ml
3. Vitamin E capsules – 4
4. Lavender essential oil – 10 drops
5. Rosemary essential oil – 10 drops

 

Preparation

1. Use a double boiler to hear the lavender-infused almond oil
2. Add beeswax to the oil and stir
3. Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients
4. Pour the mixture in a clean, airtight container

 

Things to remember

1. The shelf life of the salve is one year if stored properly
2. Keep the container away from direct sunlight and heat

 

How to use?

1. Apply the salve directly on your face and body
Watch the following video for 15 herbal beauty tips that can give you glowing skin.

 

Angela Beery (expert blogger) has listed some very relevant reasons for making herbal products at home. Check them out.

 

Summary

If you wish to look good without inviting side effects, herbal beauty products are the way to go. The growing demand of herbal items has forced companies to come up with wide ranges of organic products. While it is tempting to buy these ready-made beauty products, you can save a lot of money by making them at home. With simple ingredients and less preparation time, homemade herbal beauty products might well be the most cost-effective and authentic alternative available.

 

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