In my quest for a simpler life, I decided to begin making some of my own bath products. I hope to use things that are easy to purchase at the grocery store or on Amazon. After some research, I found some items that appear many times as good for the skin. Some of these even appeared in my multipurpose products post last month! My skin has always been oily and prone to breakouts. Although I am over 30 it still breaks out and is still only. Except now I have these weird dry patches as well!
Below are some of the more appealing options I found in my search of the great wide web.
Oily Skin Lotions
3 ounces cucumber juice
3 ounces witch hazel
1 ½ ounces rosewater
Mix, shake before using, apply with cotton pads in smooth, sweeping strokes.
2 ounces grapefruit juice
3 ounces Witch Hazel
1 tablespoon lemon extract
Blend, store in refrigerator. Apply as splash or with cotton pads.
Green Tea Sunny Day Facial Mist
1 green tea bag
2-3 drops vitamin e-oil
Steep tea bag in a cup of boiling water for 4-5 minutes. Remove Tea bag and chill cup in fridge. Add 2-3 drops of vitamin e oil for hydration. Put in spray bottle and store in fridge.
Vanilla Coconut Lip Scrub
- 1 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix the sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Take a small amount and massage it onto your lips for a minute. Rinse it with warm water.
Coffee Body Scrub
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup ground oatmeal or coffee grounds (the coffee is more invigorating—choose oatmeal for sensitive skin)
- A few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Combine ingredients and store the mixture in a dry place for up to 4 weeks. To use, wet skin first, and then apply in circular motions, gently exfoliating. Rinse. If you have extra sensitive skin, just leave out the sugar.
One thing to be aware of is that using this scrub in your shower requires some clean up afterwards!
Fancy Castile Soap Body Wash
If you don’t want to use castile soap on its own to get clean, you can still use it to make a great body wash! Just mix it with a bit of honey, and some oils to make a gentle body wash that will moisturize and nourish your skin. Castile soap is plant based and a wonderful bath product for people with skin sensitivities and allergies.
Overwhelmed by the price tag of organic products? A great website to try is Brandless. They specialize in organic products with no additional taxes. They are a wonderful place to begin your search for cleaner and cheaper products.
Which one will you try?
**I am not a doctor so please consult one before using if you have any doubts to your skin’s reaction. **
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