You may remember I have linked up in the past, here were the projects:
This time, I went a different route…beauty!
I have been seeing lots of pins with homemade beauty products. I checked out the ingredient list of the current face wash I use and thought, “huh, that seems like a lot of strange chemicals to rubbing on my face all the time.”
I kept coming across the same homemade recipe over and over and figured I would give it a shot. All the reviews were positive, and I knew I could find all the ingredients. The two pins I referred to were at The Sensible Mom and Hand and Hand.
Here are the ingredients for homemade face wash:
3)Tea Tree Oil
Yup, that’s it…much better then all those chemicals!
I stopped by Walgreens and asked for Tea Tree Oil, they had it in the vitamin section, face washing section and skin care section (apparently it is more popular than I thought). This is the ingredient that helps with acne. Bonus, it makes the face wash smell like an aveda product. Castor Oil can be found in the laxative section and I ran to the grocery store for the Sunflower Oil (it was in the health food section with the baking oils). I also bought a small plastic bottle to mix it all in. With everything, I spent about $15, but I will be able to refill the bottle numerous times (making it much cheaper than normal face wash).
I followed the directions on the website to get the right ratios:
For balanced skin, mix together 1 part castor oil and 4 parts sunflower/evo oil. Add a few drops of tea tree oil.
For oily skin, increase castor oil and decrease sunflower/evo oil. Add a few drops of tea tree oil.
For dry skin, increase sunflower/evo oil and decrease castor oil. Add a few drops of tea tree oil.
Mixed it all in the bottle, and ended up with this:
At night, I massage it into my face. Then I place a warm washcloth over my face to let the steam open up pores, and wipe it all off.
The pins warned that the first week or so, your face may look worse than normal as it pulls out all the gross stuff, but so far I haven’t experienced that.
I can tell that it really takes off all the make-up (no separate make-up remover is necessary, even on the eyes!) and leaves my skin feeling clean. The oils are supposed to help make your face look radiant and youthful…I have only been using it for a few days, so I will keep you all posted!
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