You know what the largest organ in the human body is? The skin. And our skin goes through a lot on a day-to-day basis, what with the various pollutants in the atmosphere and the harsh chemicals found in various skin care products. So it’s only right that we exert a little more effort in taking care of our skin.
One way to take skin care to the next level is to try your hand at making a few of your own skin care products. It may take more time and effort than simply going down to the nearest store and snapping up some facial wash and lotion, but it can also be worth it. After all, if you make your own products, you know exactly what’s in them and what exactly is going onto your skin.
You’ll also have the chance to avoid potentially dangerous ingredients in the usual products, such as 1,4-dioxane, parabens, and octinoxate. You can use all-natural ingredients that are more likely to be nourishing to your skin. Of course, it’s best to keep all-natural products in jars and bottles that can extend their shelf life.
Your best bet is ultraviolet glass. UV glass containers block out visible light rays that can promote the degradation of natural products. Infinity Jars has a wide variety of jars and bottles, each one made of UV glass. There are also a lot of options that will work well with a plethora of skin care products.
Skin Care Products You Can Make at Home
Making your own skin care products can seem a little intimidating, but you can actually make them right in your on kitchen. Some of the ingredients you may already have, but if you don’t, you can order them online have them delivered right to your door.
All-Natural Facial Serum for Oily Skin
We all don’t have the same type of skin; thus, we don’t have the same skin care needs. We have one of these skin types: oily, dry, combination, or normal skin. This particular recipe is great for oily skin, and it doesn’t need too many ingredients. Here are the things you’ll need:
- 2 ounces carrier oil (jojoba, argan, or grapeseed oil)
- 20 drops essential oil (lavender, peppermint, patchouli, tea tree, rosemary, or ylang ylang)
- UV glass dropper bottle
Simply add the carrier oil and essential oil into the bottle, then roll the bottle between your hands to mix the ingredients together. Before you use this serum, make sure that your face is clean and apply a toner. You can then put a drop of the serum on your forehead, cheeks, and chin. Finally, gently rub the serum into your skin.
Nourishing Facial Wash
Some facial wash may be too drying or harsh on your skin. However, this recipe calls for all-natural ingredients that will leave your skin clean and glowing. Here are the things you’ll need:
- ⅓ cup castile soap
- ½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
- 6 drops patchouli essential oil
- 4 drops lemongrass essential oil
- ⅔ cup distilled water
- UV glass push pump bottle
Pour castile soap and the extra virgin oil into the UV glass push pump bottle. Add in the drops of essential oils then mix all the ingredients together. Fill the rest of the bottle with the distilled water and cap it off. You can use this product every day to maintain clear skin.
Fluffy Shaving Cream
Men aren’t the only ones who will benefit from an all-natural, cleansing shaving cream. Women too may want to keep their legs clear of fuzz. Thus, there’s a lot of people that can benefit from this homemade shaving cream.
Here are the things you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup castile soap
- 2 tbsp shea butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil
- UV glass screw top jar
First, you need to heat the shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler and allow them to mix together. You won’t need to heat them for too long, just until they melt. You can then add the castile soap, baking soda, and essential oil into the mix. Then, use a hand mixer to whip the ingredients to make the product fluffier and creamier.
You can keep the shaving cream in the UV glass screw top jar, which can keep the freshness and potency of the product intact for a long time.
Cooling Peppermint Body Butter
What’s the difference between a lotion and a body butter? Body butters usually contain cocoa or shea butter, as well as a type of vegetable oil. They are also more effective than lotions at caring for dry skin. If you’ve been having trouble moisturizing your skin, a body butter is a great option.
Here are the things you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- 2 – 4 drops peppermint essential oil
- UV glass jar with aluminum screw top lid
Take a pot that you’ll no longer need for cooking food and put it the cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil. Heat these ingredients over low heat and stir until melted. Turn off the heat once the butters and oil have melted. You can then mix in the sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oil.
Put the bowl in the refrigerator for about an hour so the mixture can firm up. When the mixture has hardened up enough, you can whip it using a stand or hand mixer. This will give the body butter a lush, creamy consistency. If the product melts, you can simply chill it and whip it again.
Keep the body butter in a UV glass jar to extend the shelf life of the all-natural ingredients.
Acne-Busting Spray Toner
Acne can be difficult to manage. If you’ve tried a lot of products with little to no luck, it may be time to take your matters into your own hands by making your own spray toner that can help manage acne. Here are the things you’ll need:
- ¼ cup witch hazel
- 2 teaspoons aloe vera gel
- 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- Filtered water
- UV glass fine mist spray bottle
Simply combine all the ingredients other than the filtered water in the spray bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with filtered water until it’s full. Put the cap on and keep the bottle in a cool and dark place when not in use.