Homemade Body Recipes

Witch Hazel and Olive Oil Eye Makeup remover

Are you looking for a 100% natural and inexpensive way to clean the eye make up off of your eyes? I can tell you that two ingredients will do the trick. They are both 100% natural and relatively inexpensive.

One is olive oil.

The other is witch hazel. I love witch hazel. Witch hazel has so many uses for the face and body. Let’s start with the face, specifically the eyes. If your eyes are puffy from crying or from lack of sleep, you can use witch hazel to take away the puffiness. Soak two cotton pads with witch hazel and put them over your eyes. Witch hazel helps tighten up the skin, including the under eye puffiness which in turn will reduce the bagginess.

This is why I feel that witch hazel along with olive oil used as an eye make up remover is great. It will remove your make up while at the same time, tighten your skin and reduce eye puffiness and bags.

So what are the ingredients needed for this homemade, natural eye make up remover. Just two- Olive oil and witch hazel.

Recipe for Witch hazel and olive oil eye make up remover:

1/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of witch hazel.

Shake gently before using. Soak a cotton ball and gently rub on eyes to remove make up.

It is so refreshing and natural, you will wonder why you spent so much money on eye make up remover that includes ingredients that you can’t even pronounce or define.

I’ve been using this formula for some time now and I have no complaints. Homemade and 100% natural is always best for your face and body. Give it a try.

Homemade Body Recipes

“Morning Wonder” Homemade Body Wash

I love homemade bodywash. I have concocted so many recipes. I want to share my favorite one. I love this recipe because it is so uplifting. It’s great for the morning. It just wakes you right up!

Citrus Orange Eucalyptus Body Wash
1 cup of water
3/4 cup of Dr. Bronner’s citrus orange liquid castile soap
15 to 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
3 tablespoons of coconut oil (optional)

The eucalyptus oil is an antiseptic and is known for its antiviral and stimulating properties. It is used to treat frustration, anger, stress, tension and depression. The orange oil is an astringent and is known for its calming and cleansing properties. It is used to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia.

No wonder it’s so great! It’s so great I’m going to rename it…It shall be called:
(drum roll, please)

Morning Wonder Body Wash

(Formally known as Citrus Orange Eucalyptus Body Wash)
1 cup of water
3/4 cup of Dr. Bronner’s citrus orange liquid castile soap
15 to 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
3 tablespoons of coconut oil (optional)

Coconut oil, eucalyptus oil and citrus orange castile soap…

Once you get the hang of making your own body wash, you come up with the greatest recipes and most interesting combinations.

Homemade body washes are a great way to cut down on the amount of waste consumed because you can recycle the container or bottle that you use to store the body wash in by using it over and over again. For example, I store my body wash in a squirt bottle or sometimes I put in back in the Dr. Bronner’s bottle if it’s empty. I can re-use it so many times because it is so sturdy. Homemade body washes are also a great way to save money. Also, it’s organic. No harmful chemicals.

Need I say more? It’s a wonderful morning…

Homemade Body Recipes

DIY Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Face Wash

I tried making my own face wash. I used Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby Mild Castile liquid soap and added eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils. I was happy with the results.

I used tea tree oil because of it’s natural antiseptic properties. Tea tree oil works well in treating skin blemishes such as acne, rashes and warts. It’s just as effective as using benzoyl peroxide to treat acne, except it’s better because it has fewer side effects. It does not cause dryness, itching, stinging, redness or burning. The emotional effect of using tea tree oil is that it can restore the energy that has been depleted by everyday stress.

I used eucalyptus oil for it’s antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It clears acne and skin blemishes by reducing excessive oiliness. It also promotes the regeneration of skin tissue. Emotionally, eucalyptus is used to treat frustration, anger, stress and tension. Now that’s a bonus! It has a stimulating nature about it that can help improve concentration and restore balance. Eucalyptus is so refreshing that it can wake you right up and help you overcome the sluggishness of the morning.

Here’s the recipe for Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Face Wash

1 cup water
¼ cup of Dr. Bronners mild castile liquid soap
5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil

I put mine in a squirt bottle. I shake it up right before I’m about to use it, foam it up in my hands and apply it to my face. I love the smell of the eucalyptus… frustration, anger, stress and tension… be gone!

Give it a try. I think you’ll like it. It’s natural and cost effective!