Okay, I love trying out homemade beauty recipes and writing my DIY Beauty features. And I know many of you like to read them too. In fact, a number of you have written to let me know that my recommendations have worked for you and I really appreciate that. However, I’ve been a tad concerned with some readers with rather serious skin issues and are trying to resolve them with some of my recipes. First off, let me just say that while these recipes are full of natural goodness, they aren’t for everybody. So today, I’ll discuss five points to note when using DIY ingredients.
I’ll love for my eyelashes to be longer but the truth is, I am very lazy when it comes to applying anything on them. However, surprisingly, I noticed that my eyelashes hardly drop and I seem to be growing new lashes on my lower lid, where there were no lashes in the first place. At first I thought it was due to the eye gels I was using but it was later that I realized it’s likely due to the facial oils I’ve been using daily, both day and night. Well, that’s not surprising, considering that a number of oils do help promote hair growth.
I don’t know about you but deodorant is a necessity in my beauty routine. While I’m not one who is always particular about ingredients because of health reasons, I have to admit that some of the ingredients in deodorants purchased off the counters do scare me somewhat because I have to use this item daily. Sure, there are deodorants with more agreeable ingredients off the counters too but they usually cost more and don’t always work. So I’ve found that my best bet is really to make my own homemade deodorant.
I had a totally different plan for the two packs of mint leaves I purchased from the supermarket; they were not supposed to be used on my face. However, I had forgotten to put them in the fridge and by the time I remembered, I could only salvage some of the leaves from one of the packs. So in the end, I didn’t have enough mint leaves for my initial recipe and ended up doing this one instead – a mint leaves face mask.
Remember my rosemary hair tonic rinse? Well, I wanted to try another new tonic but because I couldn’t get hold of the ingredient, I decided to try using my dried lavender buds as a hair rinse. I read that lavender can help promote hair growth for those who lose their hair due to alopecia areata but I really wasn’t trying to grow more hair with this hair rinse. I simply wanted to enjoy the lavender aroma when I washed my hair in the evenings. (^-^)