Ever on the quest for some good and effective homemade beauty products, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot with this handy chart. Showing not just one, but eleven different recipes for homemade beauty products made with coconut oil. From deodorant, to toothpaste and even eyeliner and shaving cream, there’s something for everyone.
I’m probably most intrigued by the homemade eyeliner recipe. I don’t really wear much makeup but eyeliner is probably the one product I couldn’t live without. I’ve always used shop bought eyeliner but I’m really keen to give this recipe a go!
The only things I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try are the homemade sunscreen and toothpaste recipes. If you’re equally as reticent as I am here’s a guide to eco-friendly sunscreen and a guide to fluoride free toothpastes! If you have made or tried homemade sunscreen or toothpaste before then I’d be very interested to know if they are effective or not!
You might have noticed all of the homemade beauty products listed above are made with coconut oil. The cheapest source for organic extra virgin coconut oil that I can find at the moment is at Holland & Barrett (affiliate link). It’s currently 25% off, at £12.41 for a large 500ml jar.
Are you planning on making any of the homemade beauty products? If so then let me know how you get on in the comments below, or by sharing the results on social media. I’m on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! I’d love to see how you get on!
Hello hello! Life has completely got in the way of blogging right now – between my work and work on my house my blogging has fallen a little by the wayside. I’m hoping to rectify that after the summer, but for the time being posting will be a little light. Today though I thought I’d pop in with a few organic beauty products that I’m really loving right now, that I think you will too!
Some of the organic beauty products are old favourites and some are new to me, but all work so well!
Green People’s Vita Min Fix Cream* (£15.95 and free delivery) is hands down the best day moisturiser I’ve found. One small application leaves my skin beautifully soft and moisturised without feeling heavy, oily or sticky, and makes a lovely base for make-up. I’ve been using it since the start of April and couldn’t be happier – I had some red dry skin patches on my cheeks which cleared up within a week of using the cream, and skin is noticeably much softer. I honestly think it works better than creams more than double it’s price, and the Vita Min Fix cream has the advantage that it’s 89% organic and vegan friendly. Double word score!
To be honest £15.95 is a bit higher than I like to pay for moisturiser but I’m still using the bottle I purchased in April, and it’s still going strong . There’s at least another month’s worth of moisturiser still in the pump so it feels pretty good value for money, especially with the difference it makes to my skin.
Since April I’ve also started using the Urtekram range of organic haircare products. I’ve only recently came across Danish brand, Urtekram, but I’ve really been enjoying their products. So much so that the whole family has been using them. I’ve been enjoying the Rose Shampoo and Rose Conditioner, my partner has enjoyed the Nettle Shampoo, and I’ve been using the Children’s Shampoo on my daughter!
I’ve been picking bottles up locally at Real Foods in Edinburgh, where it’s only £4.99 a bottle, but they are also available online from Real Foods (free shipping on orders over £29) and a few other sites on the internet. Admittedly the percentage of organic ingredients is quite low – around 14% organic – but the ingredients are all natural (in plain English too, which is always appreciated!) with no nasties. In the case of the Rose Shampoo it is made of water, vegetable oil products, corn sugar soap, aloe vera, glycerine, rose flower extract, rose geranium oil, salt, polysaccharide, citric acid, perfume (plant extract), vitamin E, and that’s it. They’re all vegan friendly too! The Urtekram range leaves our hair soft and non-greasy and beautifully smelling and gets a big thumbs up in our house!
So far Summer hasn’t been very forthcoming in our corner of Scotland (come on sun!) but I have been carrying Green People’s factor 15 organic sunscreen* (£12.99 and free delivery) around in my handbag for the odd occasion when the sun has had his hat on. 82% of it’s ingredients are certified organic, and it’s great on sensitive skin – including my daughter’s young skin. Although a note to vegans – it’s not vegan friendly, as it contains beeswax.
I reapply regularly (every hour) and it’s offered us fantastic skin protection. Green People sent me a bottle of this last year to try out and I enjoyed it so much I repurchased it locally in early spring when it ran out! I’m not worried about it being Factor 15 – if anything it makes me more aware of the need to reapply regularly. With Factor 50 I get quite complacent as I’m quite bad for putting it on once in the morning and being fooled into thinking I’m protected all day. The truth is even with Factor 50 you need to be topping up your sunscreen regularly.
I’m quite low maintenance when it comes to beauty products, so these are my top organic beauty products for now! Do you have any organic beauty products that you swear by? Do share in the comments below!
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