Some of the best beauty treatments can be made with ingredients found in your kitchen. While we love splurging on luxury products, we often enjoy making natural beauty treatments at home.
This body scrub is one of our favorite lazy Sunday afternoon activities and a favorite bridal shower gift. The soft rose scent and light pink color are irresistible to our friends, and we always print out directions to accompany the glass jars.
With just four ingredients, this body scrub tops our list of easiest at-home beauty treatments. Combine sea salt and Himalayan salt with your favorite unscented oil. We like using vitamin E oil, but you can also use jojoba. Himalayan salt adds a dusty pink color to the scrub, but you can also use coarse sea salt. Add a few drops of rose essential oil until you are happy with the scent and mix the wet and dry ingredients together until they are balanced. You do not want the final product to be too mushy or too crumbly.
If you are anything like us, you love making your eyelashes look like butterfly wings. And while we love our collection of mascaras, we are less enamored with the causalities that decorate our cheeks when we use eye makeup remover. So, what is a girl to do? Use castor oil, of course!
Stock your kitchen with cold-pressed castor oil and use either a Q-tip or a clean mascara wand to apply the oil to your lashes. Department store makeup counters have individual mascara wands that are perfect for applying castor oil. It is important that you apply the castor oil to a makeup-free face and that you remove your contacts prior to application. We have found that applying castor oil is best as the last step in our beauty regimen before getting our beauty rest. Recently, our friends told us that they use castor oil to thicken their eyebrows.
Avocado Hair Mask
It is safe to say that every girl harbors a secret desire to have hair so glossy and healthy that people will think she stepped out of a L’Oreal commercial. Since most of us do not have a team of hair stylists perfecting our tresses on a daily basis, we will have to resort to our own devices, which means you can finally use up that overripe avocado in your refrigerator.
After removing the seed from an avocado and spooning it into a blender, add ¼ teaspoon vitamin E oil, 1 teaspoon of your favorite oil (olive, coconut, jojoba), and blend until the creamy. Apply the concoction to your hair, wear a shower cap to prevent a mess, and hang out for 10-20 minutes before shampooing. Once you blow out your hair, you will immediately notice how much the light bounces off your commercial-worthy hair.