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We all could use a little bit of pampering every now and then. Ladies and men included in this. There are tons of stores that sell you facial masks that you can buy for a ton of money, but you can also make them yourself. You’ll know exactly what you’re putting on your face and you’ll save some money too! You can also make your own conditioner and body scrubs! When I think back to how much I’ve spend on scrubs and conditioners and facial masks it adds up to quite a bit.

Here are some DIY recipes you can try out! Some I’ve tried myself and others I haven’t gotten to yet.

Apple Cider Vinegar Conditioner
-1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1 cup water. Makes 8 ounces. Massage into hair and scalp for a minute or two then rinse.

Olive Oil Conditioner
Warning that this can make your hair really oily! It really deep conditions your hair though. Do this on a day you don’t have a big date.
-Lather in few tablespoons of oil and let sit one minute before rinsing.

Sugar Body Scrub
-Mix equal parts brown and white sugar. Place in jar, fill with olive oil until it covers sugar and a bit more. Add 1-2 tablespoons vanilla extract if you wish.

Oatmeal Mask
Used for: cleansing without drying, exfoliation, unclogging pores
-Mix 1/4 cup honey with 1 pouch of unsweetened oatmeal. Apply paste to skin, leave for 10 minutes.

Baking Soda Facial
Used for: acne, rids oil, prevents pimples, exfoliates, unclogging pores
-Mix baking soda and water to make a paste. Apply and leave for 15 minutes.
-Variation uses 1 teaspoon baking soda with 2 tablespoons pure clay mud mask

Applesauce Facial
Used for: rich in nutrients, soften and moisturize
-Mix equal parts applesauce with brown sugar. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, rinse off with circular motion.

 

There are a ton of DIY recipes on the internet that you can look up for your particular needs. These are just a small sampling that mostly use everyday products you most likely have in your home. I especially love using the apple cider vinegar conditioner. It saves me so much money and works really well. While my hair is wet there’s the slight smell of sweet vinegar but it goes away completely when it dries.

What body care products have you tried making on your own?


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