Making Your Own Body Care Products Using Fresh Veggies And Fruit
No matter how well they work or how fast they work, the body care products you buy from stores are chock full of chemicals that over time will stock up in your body and prove toxic. There may be allergies, counter-indications and other problems with the products and you will have to spend more money fixing a problem caused by these products. Instead of spending so much money on toxic chemicals, why not invest in some healthy veggies and fruits which you can use to make all natural body care products? Of course eating them is the best way, but if you’d rather slather them on, go right ahead!
Start With the Head and Hair
South Asian men and women still use various herbal oils to nourish their hair, in spite of the various chemical concoctions available in the shops. Use coconut oil twice or thrice a week to massage your hair; leave it on for an hour or two before a shower and rinse it off with lukewarm water. For shampoo you can mix a tablespoon of baking soda in two or three cups of water and massage it well into the scalp to remove excess oil and build up. Or you can peel a lemon and cucumber, throw them in the food processor and apply the smooth mixture to your hair. For conditioner, use honey or coconut milk and leave on for 20-30 minutes before rinsing. Your head and hair will never be smoother, cleaner and silkier!
Go to the Face and Body
There are so many things you can do with your face and body. Use coconut oil or shea butter mixed with a few tablespoonfuls of olive oil for dry skin; grate a potato and mix it with lemon juice to make an awesome eye cream for dark circles; use three parts baking soda and one part water to make an exfoliating scrub which will soften your face and remove the blackheads lining your nose; use an avocado mashed in with honey or aloe vera gel as a face pack that will leave your face feeling baby-bum smooth; use mashed garlic softened with a teaspoon of bees’ honey get rid of pimples – just remember to apply one small dollop onto the pimple directly as it will burn any surrounding skin that is unaffected by pimples.
All of these natural care remedies, from eye cream for dark circles to acne care can be made from ingredients in your local supermarket.
Love Those Legs
Use a loofa husk to gently scrub your legs and feet during bath time in order to exfoliate the dead skin cells. Our feet shed more than any other body part so it will look tired and haggard the more it remains un-exfoliated. Use coconut oil afterwards to soften the heel and toes and moisturize. You can also use the baking soda scrub to exfoliate but the loofa will be easier to manage. For hair removal, mix rosewater and sugar and heat over the stove until the sugar has melted and stir until it forms a paste. Apply on your legs like wax and strip off using wax strips. You can also sugar, honey and lemon juice to create a homemade hair removal wax.