As we all know, off the shelf, commercial, beauty products can be so expensive and, many of them contain harsh ingredients that can even be harmful. Many of these products though can be easily replaced with more natural solutions that you can make at home. Here are our top ten of natural alternatives to expensive beauty products that work just as well, and may be even better, and will save you money:

1. A simple honey face mask

Just pure and simple honey mixed with plain yoghurt, in equal proportions, makes a very effective face mask. Use it in exactly the same way that you would use a store bought face mask and this natural facial treatment will leave your skin acne free and silky smooth.

2. Deep condition your hair with avocado

Another one of great homemade beauty tips is to use avocado to prepare natural hair conditioner. You can create your own, homemade, deep conditioning hair mask from 100% natural ingredients. Mix a whisked egg yolk, a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of avocado oil with one mashed avocado. Apply it to your hair and leave it for about fifteen minutes, before washing it out.

3. Coconut oil, cinnamon and ginger body scrub

Mix together two tablespoons of coconut oil, a teaspoon of cinnamon, with a teaspoon of grated ginger, a tablespoon of brown sugar and a tablespoon of instant oats. This will create a natural body scrub that will fight bacteria, clean your pores, nourish your skin and make it softer.

4. Simple baking soda face scrub

Here is another one of wonderful homemade beauty tips: soften your skin and clean out your pores with the simplest facial scrub of them all! All you need to do is to mix some baking soda into a paste with a little olive oil and apply it your face. Gently massage your face with this facial scrub and rinse off; you will be amazed at how such a simple beauty solution can make your face feel so great and soft.

5. A gentle, exfoliating yogurt moisturiser

Natural yogurt is a great alternative to expensive anti-ageing moisturisers. It acts as a gentle moisturiser and it also contains lactic acid, which will help to clear away any dead skin cells. Mix a tablespoon of plain yogurt with a teaspoon of sweet almond or olive oil and apply it to your face; leave it on for three or five minutes and wash off.

6. Green tea face mist

When you need a refreshing facial mist, try some green tea. Simply leave two green tea bags in cold water for a couple of hours and transfer the tea to a spray bottle. It’s a natural and refreshing way to reinvigorate your skin and it’s packed with antioxidants too.

7. An Epsom salts pedicure

Wake up your feet at the end of a hard day with this, easy to make, natural pedicure recipe. Just mix half a cup of Epsom salts with some warm water and allow it dissolve a little, then add a couple of drops of essential oil of your choice (rose essential oil or orange essential oil, for example). Sit back and relax and let your feet soak the mixture for about fifteen minutes.

8. Tone your skin with rose water
Another one of fabulous homemade beauty tips is to use rose water as a skin toner. The vitamins and minerals that rose water contains make it the perfect natural skin toner. Simply apply to your face with a cotton wool ball and it will nourish your skin, tighten and tone it too. And it smells amazing!

9. Natural homemade lemon deodorant

As an alternative to the commercial deodorants that can make your skin sore, try this natural recipe instead. Mix three tablespoons of cornstarch with three tablespoons of baking soda and seven teaspoons of coconut oil. Add a couple of drops of lemon essential oil for fresh fragrance as well.

10. Treat acne with basil

If you want to treat acne without all the harsh chemicals and the expense, then crush up some fresh basil leaves and add them to a cup of almost boiling water (about 70-80°). When it’s cool, strain out the leaves and you can use the mixture on your face as a toner to cure cane. Basil is a natural antiseptic and it also helps to improve the blood flow to your face.


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