3 Natural Beauty Swaps

Next time you’re at the store, pick up one of your favorite beauty products and look at the label on the back. How many ingredients do you recognize? Seriously what does Sodium Hydroxymethylglcintae even mean? And you're putting that on your face?!

There are many beauty/skin products that you can skip the cosmetics aisle for and make on your own or purchase a more natural alternative. Not only are homemade options a money saver but you know exactly what is contained in what you use on your body!

Below, we teach you how to swap your:


Makeup Remover Wipes for Olive Oil/Coconut Oil

Photo: Mattie Hagedorn 

There's no need to spend money on makeup remover wipes or cleansers. Simply pour some olive oil or coconut oil on a cotton round and you’re good to go! This homemade makeup remover even does a better job at taking off all your makeup in one go than a wipe does. Need further convincing? Olive Oil contains major antioxidants such as Vitamin E and Polyphenols that help protect the skin from premature aging. Olive oil also acts as an excellent moisturizer and keeps your skin soft and hydrated.


Store Bought Sugar Scrub for Homemade Sugar Scrub 

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Your sugar scrub contains a bunch of chemical additives that you definitely don't need and can’t even pronounce such as Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate. Ditch the store bought brands and make your own at home using ingredients from your kitchen! 

Here’s what you’ll need:

• ¼ cup of granulated sugar (increase ratio for more coarseness)

• ½ cup of organic, cold-press, unrefined coconut oil or olive oil

Combine these ingredients in a bowl and stir. Feel free to add some essential oils such as lavender or peppermint. Store in a container in a cool,dry place until you're ready to use!

Sugar scrubs are a great exfoliator and help to get ride of dry, flaky skin on your face, hands, body and more.


Body Lotion for Shea Butter/Olive Oil

Photo: Nina Nelson

Shea Butter is an excellent, and healthier, alternative to your favorite moisturizer. Shea Butter contains Vitamin A which improves many skin conditions such as eczema. It also aids in the treatment of blemishes, dry skin and wrinkles just to name a few. Need another reason to use Shea Butter? It also helps to protect your skin from sun damage. Shea Butter has many, many uses. Another way to use it is by massaging it into your scalp. The fatty acids in Shea Butter help to nourish and hydrate your hair and keep it from breaking. You can easily order some unrefined Shea Butter online. 



Tell us, what other natural or homemade products do you use in your skin and beauty regimen?

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