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4 Homemade Eyeshadow Recipes

I've always wanted to make my own makeup, so I put together a collection of homemade eyeshadow recipes. They are for both powdered and cream, and there's even a shimmer version for when you feel fancy. When you make your own cosmetics, you can control the ingredients. This is especially great if you are allergic or have a sensitivity to an ingredients. There's something in some eyeshadows that irritates my eyes and makes them water. It kills my eyeliner, and it's very annoying. I've got it narrowed down to a couple of ingredients, but I'm still not sure exactly what is causing it.  Thankfully, whatever it is, it isn't in these recipes because they don't make my eyes water. Making your own eyeshadow also lets you use organic or natural ingredients if that's important to you. You'll probably be surprised at how easy it is to find the ingredients too. Some of them you can even find at your local grocery store. I also like the flexibi

DIY Shaving Soap Recipe For Men or Women

I've been making this soap for my husband and I for years, and we both love it more than anything we could find in stores.  It's easy to make and leaves you skin smooth and silky. For men, pour it right in a cup and they can use a shaving brush to lather and use.  I find it easier to pour it in a mold for myself. You could use any soap base you'd like, but coconut oil soap base produces a better lather for shaving.  If you use other types of soap, your results will not be as good. Ingredients 4 ounces coconut oil soap base 1 teaspoon witch hazel 3 vitamin E capsules 1 teaspoon liquid glycerin Directions 1.  Cut soap in to small chunks. 2.  Melt soap in double boiler or in microwave at 30 second intervals.  Stir frequently. 3.  When soap is melted, pierce 3 vitamin E capsules with a sterilized pin and squeeze oil in to soap.  Add glycerin and witch hazel. 4.  Stir well and pour in to cup or molds. This recipe makes just one bar of soap, but you can ea

10 Beauty Recipes with Honey

Honey is a popular ingredient for homemade skin care recipes because it is naturally antibacterial and helps heal and soothe the skin.  Honey contains an enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide, which kills bacteria.  It is also high in antioxidants that help combat free radicals. Since honey is so thick, it gives the skin a layer of protection.  It is also a humectent, which means it pulls moisture from the air to the skin to keep your skin moisturized. Not sure how to use honey to make your own bath and body recipes?  Here is a collection of recipes to help you get started! Face Firming Face Mask Lemon and Honey Facial Pore Minimizing Scrub Honey Cinnamon Anti-Acne Mask Scrubs Honey Sugar Scrub Vanilla Honey Sugar Scrub Sugar Lip Scrub Hair Almond Oil and Honey Hair Treatment Honey Oil Hair Mask Coconut Oil Honey Hair Treatment

Hair Mask Recipe for Damaged Hair

Using a flat iron or blow dryer regularly can cause serious damage to your hair.  Pollution and the sun can also damage your hair.  Restore life to your hair with this easy hair mask recipes for damaged hair.  It leaves your hair soft and shiny in just a few minutes, and it is easy to make. Ingredients 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon honey Directions 1.  Beat egg yolk.  Add honey and oil.  Mix well with whisk or use a food processor or blender to mix.   2.  Apply all over your hair and massage in to scalp.   3.  Let sit until dry, about 15 minutes. 4.  Rinse with cool water. 5.  Wash and condition your hair as usual.   Why It Works Honey naturally moisturizes your hair and scalp.  If you have a dry scalp, honey can help soothe dry skin and reduce flakes.   Hair is made of protein, and eggs contain protein.  Using eggs naturally conditions your hair and moisturizes your scalp.  Rinse hair with cool water to avoid cooking th

Easy, Basic Shampoo Recipe

On my journey to use natural products, I've made my own shampoo.  I like making my own shampoo recipe because I can customize it with different ingredients based on my needs.  This is just a basic recipe.  Feel free to use essential oils or different carrier oils to meet your needs.  I've made this with homemade castile soap and storebought castile soap.  Both work well, but the homemade version tends to separate.  Just give it a good shake before you use it to combine the ingredients.  This recipe won't lather like commercial shampoos, so it took me a few times to get used to it.