TotalBeauty.com has come up with homemde skin care products that are great dupes for store made ones.For the complete list of recipies go here
I have got some of the recipes for you guys here. I will be making these over the weekend for sure!
Aloe Vera Gel Cleanser.
30ml aloe vera gel
50ml (1/5 cup) olive oil
4 drops rose essential oil
2 drops grapefruit seed extract
Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor and decant into a small bottle. Ideally, keep in the fridge. Shake before use, as the ingredients may separate. Massage into your face and remove with either a muslin cloth or water.
Store-bought alternative: Lush Ultra Bland Cleanser.
Chamomile & Oatmeal Scrub
Best for: normal to oily skin types
Benefits: calms skin, exfoliates for deep cleansing
1/4 cup chamomile tea (brewed and cooled to room temp)
1/4 cup oatmeal (lightly ground)
2 tbsp honey
2 drops of almond oil
Combine the ingredients. Rub over face and neck gently but still with enough pressure to exfoliate the skin. For deep cleansing, leave the scrub on to create a mask, or simply wash off with warm water and pat dry. Moisturize if desired.
Store-bought alternative: June Jacobs Pore Refining Oatmeal Scrub.
Honey Lip Scrub
Best for: dry, flaky lips
Benefit: smoothes lips
1 tsp of olive oil
1 tsp of honey
2 tsp of white granulated sugar
A dash of lemon juice
Mix these ingredients together to make a sugary paste. Then use your finger or a toothbrush to gently sweep the mixture back and forth on your lips.
Store-bought alternative: Garden Botanika Bee Polished Exfoliating Lip Scrub, $18