I'm pretty good at buying green/natural/organic skin care lotions and makeup in the first place but I have a book called 'The Green Beauty Guide' and I wanted to make some bits an pieces out of that since I was on the cusp of needing more product anyway.
So I dug the book up, re-read some parts and dived into the kitchen to make some lotions and potions for myself...
Here's what I did...
I made up a cleanser with a combination of olive oil (which I normally use), rice bran oil (cause its a lot lighter and not so gluggy), some rose massage oil from the body shop, a few drops of rose and jasmine essential oils with some vanilla extract for scent.
|It smells divine!|
Then I made a strong cup of green tea, waited for it to cool and used this with a drop or two of jasmine essential oil and a splash of vodka (for preservative) and decanted this into a spray bottle for my freshener/toner. I decided that I was having a floral theme for this set of face cleansers!
|The neighbour pointed out that if it didn't work on my face - I may have invented a green tea cocktail - either way, it will make the person using it feel better!!!|
Once I got them up on the shelf - I decided that they needed to be a bit more decorative and jazzed them up a bit with some scrap papers. I still need to seal the paper covers with some PVA glue as so far, every time I pick up one of those containers - I have wet hands!
So far so good! I could kid myself that my skin is looking better. I think that may be due to actually cleansing my skin twice a day as I enjoy dong it as it smells divine and feels good!
There's lots of recipes for homemade green face care products on the net. Try a few and see how you go!
Green-ness: Really green as all the ingredients were natural and I could eat the first two just about!
Frugal-ness: Since I had all the ingredients and bottles, this project didn't cost a cent - cant get much more frugal than that!
Time cost: About 1/2 an hour to make up all three products.
Skill level: Just like baking a cake - just follow the recipe!