Homemade Beauty Recipes & Health Remedies

Homemade anti-wrinkle eye cream If you are reading this then you are probably looking to break the mold by rediscovering some good old fashioned and natural homemade beauty recipes and health remedies.

Today we live in a generation that has been brought up on to many synthetic health and beauty products. Products that are constantly being tested on animals, and more frighteningly often linked to cancer! And let's not even mention THE COST!

The homemade beauty recipes, treatments and remedies below are often made from flowers, herbs, grains, fruits and vegetables. You can be sure that these are all natural, and you can also be assured that you are not using harsh or drying chemicals on your skin.

Expensive equipment isn't required, and you'd be surprised to know that a lot of the ingredients you need can be found in your very own kitchen! Such as a sprig of herbs, a spoonful of honey, oatmeal or almonds.

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Simply Natural Lotions

Simply Natural Lotion

Posed By Mid Stutsman (Goshen, IN, USA) midspoint.com Overview Easy homemade lotions using just a few all natural ingredients. The creamy version has coconut oil, shea butter and jojoba oil, plus a couple of drops of peppermint and lavender oil. I use it for an all-over hand and body lotion. And because of the healing […]

Olive Oil Soap Recipes

making rosewood olive-oil soap

Although olive oil soap is beautifully creamy and moisturizing it often means soft and quick to dissolve. This week I’ve been experimenting by adding a little bees wax to my recipe and I have to say with some very nice results! The wax has helped to produce a hard and long lasting soap that’s quite at […]

Easy Homemade Bubble Bath

Homemade Bubble Bath & Loofha Soap Gift

The easiest way to create a unique or novel homemade bubble bath/ shower gel would be to use a readymade liquid bath base. A basic bath base is a clear thick liquid that’s been especially prepared for you to add your own colors, scents and skin enhancing ingredients resulting in the perfect bubble bath/shower gel […]

Nettle Soap with Lime and Spearmint

Homemade Nettle and Lime Soap

Common nettle weeds are frequently overlooked for their therapeutic values, mainly because of their nasty sting. Yet this common weed is said to relive joint pains and improve skin irritations such as acne and eczema. Although the dried nettle leaves on the top of this soap will eventually float away I have laced the soap […]

Homemade Vanilla & Chocolate Soap

Finished chunky vanilla and chocolate soap

My homemade vanilla and chocolate soap smells good enough to eat… A must for all chocolate cookie lovers 😉 You will need one or two bars of the chocolate bar soap from our goat’s milk soap page to make this, but don’t let that put you off as the chocolate goats milk soap is so […]

Suspending & Embedding Objects in Soap


There are lots of very quick and easy effects that can be produced by suspending or embedding objects in soap. Simply by adding a few dry botanicals or exfoliates to your mp soap base can give it a really creative look and feel. Clear soap base is perfect for suspending or embedding objects, whilst basic […]

How To Make Loofah Soap


Adding dried loofah to soap not only looks good but makes an excellent natural exfoliator which is particularly effective on knees and elbows or when used on the skin before applying any tanning products. About Loofah Loofah is grown from a plant that’s very similar to the cucumber plant (in fact it is a very […]

Luxury Homemade Face Soap Recipe


When it comes to making soap at home this luxury melt and pour recipe is great. It’s simple to make and is adaptable to suit any skin type just by choosing the correct oil to match your skin. Selecting The Oil For Your Homemade Face Soap Recipe: Normal or combination skin Sweet Almond Oil Mature […]

Layered Melt and Pour Soap

Layered melt and pour soap

Layered melt and pour soap looks very impressive and can be created with almost any melt and pour soap base. The hardest part of layering soap is knowing when to pour the melted soap and at what temperature. Once you’ve mastered this the procedure really is very simple and you will soon be making some […]

Cream Coffee Soap Recipe

Cream Coffee Melt & Pour Soap

OK, so this cream coffee soap is not the prettiest or delicately fragranced mp soap recipe. But it is an excellent exfoliating bar of soap that can be used on the face as a deep cleansing bar to remove oil and combat both spots and black heads. Coffee grinds are also known for their anti-cellulite […]

Pretty Little Soap Balls

Pretty homemade soap balls

Homemade soap balls are adorable, and they look and smell lovely when displayed in a bowl or on a pretty plate in the bath room. These pretty soap balls also make excellent gifts, they are reasonably cheap to create and you can make a few or a whole batch of them in a number of […]

Cleopatra’s Milky Cocoa Butter Bath

Cocoa Butter Bath Treats

We call this Cleopatra’s Milky Bath of Lovelies and its for those who want to luxuriate for hours in a moisturizing wildly decadent tub of pleasure! This is one of my families all time favorites bath treats so I keep a big glass jar of this in my bathroom at all times. Even the men […]

Two Layered Bath Oil


by Sam (Durham) Overview You will love the way this bath oil looks in the bathroom. It takes next to no time to make and apart from giving the bathwater a wonderful aroma, your skin will feel soft, smooth and moisturized. Try to match the color with the scent you choose. For example a floral […]

Herbal Bath Tea


by Brenda Kelford (Smiths Falls Ontario)http://www.facebook.com/themysticmerchant Overview Scentual Bath Crystals. A luxurious blend of sea salt, Epsom salts, and pure essential oil Patchouli, and fragrance oils Sandalwood and Neroli. Just 2 – 3 tablespoons added to your bath makes a totally relaxing, wonderfully scented bathing experience! Method 125 ml Sea Salt 125 ml Epsom salts […]

Whipped Body Butter Recipe

The Finished Whipped Body Butter

This is one of my favorite all time natural body butter recipes. One of the best things about it is that you only need two ingredients to make it, oil and butter! Of course you may want to add a fragrance or essential oil to make it smell absolutely gorgeous, but that’s optional. This body […]

Homemade Moisturizer Bars

Homemade Bath Salts & Body Butter Gift

These solid homemade moisturizer bars are a great gift idea. They are very easy to make and once you have the basic recipe you can then tweak it till your heart’s content. Apart from the obvious all over lotion bar, you can also create lip balms and muscle rubs with this versatile recipe. There are […]

A Homemade Anti Wrinkle Serum

A Homemade Anti Wrinkle Serum

Age defiance serums are generally classed as treatments rather than moisturizers and this is one heck of a treatment. It’s a homemade anti wrinkle serum that last for a year, is packed full of anti ageing ingredients and feels divine! Yes, it is a little pricey to make, but it’s better than shop bought and […]

Melt and Pour Glitter Soap

Melt & Pour Glitter Soap

Glitter soap can be as fun or subtle as you choose, for a delicate sparkling bar of glitter soap you will need to add the glitter once a skin has began to form on the melted soap base or the glitter will sink towards the bottom of the mold (I’ve used this method in the […]

Homemade Wrinkle Cream That Works!


Homemade wrinkle cream has many benefits, aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought wrinkle creams, you’ll also find that they can be much gentler on your skin and often far more effective. So Why Make Homemade Wrinkle Creams? Many commercial anti-wrinkle creams contain harmful ingredients in small quantities. While they might look like tiny […]

Homemade Spa Recipes

homemade shower gel

Before we show you one of our favourite homemade spa recipes; did you know that you can quickly turn your 5 minute morning showers into therapeutic spa showers just by using the blitz-guss method? So what is the blitz-guss method I hear you ask? Well it’s just a posh name for turning the shower from […]

Homemade Toner – Step2

homemade toner

A good homemade toner will tighten your skin as it closes the pores, and it will remove any leftover traces of your cleanser. It is both cooling and refreshing, and should be the second step in your daily facial routine. Step1 Homemade Cleanser Step3 Homemade Moisturizer Most store bought toners are alcohol based, and unfortunately […]

Homemade Moisturizers – Step3

homemade moisturizer

The final step in your daily facial routine is to use the homemade moisturizers. Remember that water is essential for maintaining a youthfull and well nourished skin. Drinking 8 glasses of water along with using a good quality moisturizer, will keep your skin feeling smooth and supple. Step1 Homemade Cleanser Step2 Homemade Toner Vitamin Enriched […]

Home Remedies For Clear Skin – Step1


SavvyHomemade has plenty of information for maintaining healthy skin. But the following home remedies for clear skin ought to be the first steps in your daily routine. Your three steps to perfect skin are to Cleanse, Tone and then Moisturize. And below we have methods and recipes for each step…. Step1 Homemade Cleanser Step2 Homemade […]

Astringent To Reduce Enlarged Pores


by Cindy (N.K) This very quick astringent to makeup, in fact it’s as easy as making a cup of tea and you’ll start to see a reduction in the openness of your pours almost immediately. This astringent recipe is best stored in the refrigerator which helps give it a sharp contacting effect. The vinegar removes […]

Homemade Eau de Toilette Spray

homemade perfume

Not only can you indulge yourself with these wonderful smelling homemade Eau De Toilette sprays, they can also make really good room diffusers. Simply place a few reed sticks into a bottle or narrow necked jar along with the toilette water. The reeds will then absorb the water and diffuse the fragrance though out your […]

Natural Homemade Stretch Mark Cream


Below is a homemade stretch mark cream recipe that really works. I came up with it after having my little one and I must confess that I’ve never stopped using it… not because it didn’t work, it worked wonders… I just loved the smell and the way it moisturized my skin (far better than any […]

More Homemade Spa Treatments


Here we are concentrating upon some more great homemade spa treatments! You can use singular oil or a mixture of two, three or four oils. When you use essential oils in a massage it combines both the touch and smell senses giving you an instant physical and mental boost. But choosing the right oil for […]

Homemade Solid Perfume


Homemade solid perfume is very practical to use and it doesn’t contain any alcohol, so if you don’t like the thought of rubbing alcohol into your skin this one’s for you. The Essential oils in this homemade solid perfume recipe can be very therapeutic particularly when rubbed into the pulse areas of the body. Take […]

Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipe


This shampoo also makes an excellent treatment for anyone who may be suffering with dandruff or hair loss. This homemade dry shampoo allows you to revive greasy hair without actually washing it. The powdered ingredient in this recipe attracts and removes the dirt, whilst the rosemary oil is a natural cleanser and stimulant. The orris […]

Homemade Dandruff Shampoo Recipe


This homemade dandruff shampoo is very quick and easy to make (in fact it takes less than 5 minutes). And whats more… it’s easier on your scalp and your pocket! Most commercial anti dandruff shampoos work by striping the top layer of the scalp completely, so as not to leave any flakey skin behind. This […]

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