Thursday, December 24, 2009

Home Made Skin Care Dupes!

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
30ml rosewater
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

Happy Weekend!
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8 comments:

  1. Lovely tips, Tanvi! but I feel .... touching aloe vera gel normally :) thnq doll

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  2. @ Divija: I am sorry, but did a part of your comment get deleted. I am unable to understand wht u mean by "touching aloe vera gel normally?"

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  3. Hi Tanveer. Thank you for following..
    its gud to see beauty bloggers....
    dont know how but it elevates my mood.. :P

    Anyways..I love AloeVera gel..i run to it in emergencies..

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  4. U hav all these things?????!!!Wow !!!

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  5. @ belle: I know what you mean! :D Yr blog is a gr8 read!

    @ Simran: Yes, except for the grape seed oil, most of them can be found around the house like rose water, honey, lemon, sugar..

    @ Rati: Merry Christmas to you too!!

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  6. tanvi, missing u badly come back ;) i feel YUCK touching the gel...sorry if i was any trouble, snow white :)

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  7. Hey, have you guys seen this woman Rose Cole’s free sugar body scrub recipe? I made them for Christmas gifts and they were awesome! So easy to make. http://www.rosecole.com/about/blog?sig=33

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