How to make great creams and lotions?
Have you noticed the internet is full of DIY recipes for homemade cosmetics, and none of them resembles any commercial product? All DIY cosmetic recipes are so similar in appearance and structure so at one point you may ask yourself what the difference is and should you just use the old, well-known coconut oil. The answer to this question is not simple, and I have asked myself so many times why we mix different carrier oils in various cosmetic products that feel the same way. The truth is that the different oils have slightly different structure and properties. So even our final cosmetic products feel the same greasy way, they may have some different benefits. It will also depend on what else you will add to the body cream like hydrosols or essential oils. All you do will impact in a way the properties of your final product but not really the structure and the inevitably greasy feeling. If you follow most of the homemade-stuff-blogs, don’t expect to create wonders. You will end up with the same oily product. This happens because all the homemade cosmetic creams are based only on carrier oils.
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What could be better for your hair than a natural treatment with two of the best oils for hair? These two oils are the grapeseed and the jojoba. Even they are less known these oils are widely used in some of the most expensive hair lotions.
Grapeseed oil is one of my favorite oils for preparing beauty products. One of the reasons is that it is not costly and easy to find. It is surprising how many people don’t know about it. Grapeseed oil is produced by cold-pressing of grape seeds, widely available as a byproduct of the wine making. It is also excellent for cooking as it lacks any particular flavor which makes it perfect for salad dressing. Grapeseed oil is also ideal for frying due to its high smoking point which can prevent burning and changing the taste of your food.
Let’s go back to the hair treatment.
Grapeseed oil hair benefits.
Grapeseed oil, as I already mentioned is very light oil so it will not make your hair greasy as the olive or coconut oils would do. It is one of the most preferred oils in natural cosmetics also because it is odorless. Grapeseed oil contains a high amount of linoleic acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acid. Research has demonstrated that when applied to the skin, this fatty acid can help combat dryness by providing protection against moisture loss. As you know, the best way to treat your hair is by treating your scalp.
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After my article on antiperspirants, many people asked me to give some examples of easy to make natural and safe DIY deodorants. The thing is that a safe and efficient deodorant is not easy to make, so I had to simplify my existing formulations and to test them to come out with something easy and doable at home.
Generally speaking, you can make fantastic deodorant sticks and roll-ons at home with natural ingredients, and they can look and feel like professional quality products. Also, you can easily source the products for natural deodorants but making them require some experience and good formulation. Saying that, the good deodorants with professional look aren’t too easy to be made by anyone. This is why I came with few solutions that can be easier crafted at home from accessible ingredients
First of all, I talk about “deodorants” and not antiperspirant because the term “antiperspirants” is reserved for the synthetic aluminum salts only. However, some natural ingredients can reduce, in a certain degree, the perspiration and fight effectively the sweat odor.
Naturally, the human sweat doesn’t smell. The odor comes from the degradation of the sweat by bacteria living on the skin of our armpits. The target of a natural deodorant will be to fight that odor by several ways:
- Suppress the bacteria growth and thus elimination the source of the odor.
- Mask the odor limiting its effect.
- Absorbing the sweat, limiting the humidity
- And the most difficult task – limiting the sweat secretion.
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