Why take chances with your beauty care when you can easily and quickly make your own products and know that you are not getting a product with harsh chemicals and unknown ingredients?
You can save money and at the same time know exactly what your bath and beauty products contain by making your own with the simple recipes contained in 500 Bath and Beauty Recipes
28.) Chocolate Lip Gloss
1 1/2 tsp grated cocoa butter
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/8 tsp vitamin E oil
1/4 tsp grated chocolate or 3 small chocolate chips
In a double boiler or microwave heat the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E
oil until melted. Stir in the chocolate chips and keep stirring until melted and well
blended Pour into small container and allow to cool before using
29.) Beeswax Lip Balm
2 tablespoons beeswax
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Melt the ingredients over a double boiler. Pour into a container while still hot
since it will harden as it cools. Makes about 1/4 cup.
30.) Cocoa Butter Minty Lip Balm
1-1/2 parts cocoa butter
1-1/2 parts grated beeswax
3 parts edible vegetable oil of your choice (almond, apricot kernel,
avocado, extra virgin olive, hemp seed, jojoba, kukui nut, macadamia nut,
castor all work well... but keep in mind if you plan on selling lip balm or
giving as a gift, that some people are allergic to nut oils)
Spearmint and/or peppermint flavoring oil.
Melt the cocoa butter and beeswax slowly and carefully in a microwave, or
over a double boiler on the stove until melted. Add oil and stir well. Add
spearmint or peppermint flavoring oils, or both, a few drops at a time, to
taste. Gently reheat if needed. Cool slightly before pouring into
containers. To test consistency, place a drop on a spoon and set in the
refrigerator to cool for a few minutes. Test on your lips. For a softer
lip balm, add more oil. For a harder lip balm, add more beeswax.
All Natural Leg Wax Recipe (Sugaring)
Most of us have seen the infomercials and seen the different leg
sugaring products at the drugstore. It's so simple to make yourself
and so inexpensive that you'll always make your own!
Sugar Leg Wax
2 C sugar
1/4 C lemon juice
1/4 C water
2 tbsp vegetable glycerine
waxing cloth strips (buy at the drugstore) OR use strips of linen cut
to the size of these strips
wooden popsicle sticks (to stir the wax and to apply)
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir frequently while heating
to 250 degrees F or softball stage. Pour into jars and cover with
lids. If you use plastic jars, you'll be able to microwave this
mixture instead of heating it on the stove. That's it!! You just made
your own leg wax/sugar that you'd pay $20 for in the stores!
To use the Sugar Wax:
Heat in the microwave for ten seconds on high. Using a wooden stir
stick, stir VERY well. It should be warm but not HOT. Please be very
careful when heating up this wax - it's very easy to burn yourself.
If the wax isn't warm enough, place it back in the microwave for five
seconds, and stir again. Remember, this is hot sugar syrup- if it
gets too hot you'll be badly burned.
Lightly powder the area to be treated. Spread a thin layer of the wax
on in the same direction as the hair grows. Apply the waxing cloth
strip over the applied wax, and rub down well to get the wax to stick
to the cloth. Pull your skin taut, and in one quick motion pull the
fabric off of your skin AGAINST the direction of hair growth.
Continue with the other areas of your leg or wherever you're waxing.
When you're done waxing a complete area, rub in lotion, aloe vera gel
(fresh is best) or oil to soothe your legs.
You can use the homemade waxing strips again if you soak it in soapy
water to dissolve the sugar off the fabric and then toss it in with
your wash as normal...