Yes, you could just go online and buy whatever makeup you want, but there is immense joy in using something you’ve created with your own hands, right? Not only do you know exactly what you’ve put in there, but it’s natural and cost effective. Plus it’s a fun activity that you can do with friends or your mom or even your chemistry loving sibling.
At JMD Medico, we love all things natural which is why we have compiled a list of products that you can make easily, by yourself in the comfort of your home.
Makeup Setting spray
In a bowl, add one teaspoon of aloe vera gel, half a teaspoon of glycerine, and half a cup of rose water. Mix all the ingredients well for a few minutes and then pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Shake the bottle well before use maintaining a distance of about 18-24 inches from your face. A light spray is enough to set your makeup. Allow it to dry naturally, do not pat down.
Add one teaspoon of aloe vera gel to three teaspoons of water and a few drops of almond oil. Mix them up well in a bowl to make a smooth gel. Store in an empty, clean container. You can clean up old containers you may have lying around from sample products or lip balms.
Coffee Lip Balm
In a clean bowl, add one teaspoon of ground coffee powder; you will need instant coffee powder for this so the finer the granules, the better. Add three teaspoons of olive oil to the coffee powder and mix well. Using a strainer or muslin cloth, pour the mixture into another bowl to get rid of any insoluble granules. Melt one teaspoon beeswax, or you can also use coconut oil if you do not have beeswax. Add the melted beeswax or oil to the coffee mix. Mix it well and pour it into a small container. Place in the refrigerator for one hour before using. This is an amazing balm for dry or chapped lips.
Makeup Remover Wipes
Pour half a cup of distilled water into a bowl and add one tablespoon of coconut oil to it. After this, pour in a tablespoon of baby shampoo or unscented Castile soap and mix the concoction well. In a plastic jar, or any old glass jar you may have lying around the house, put some cotton pads and pour the mixture onto them, and into the jar. And voila! Your wipes are ready.
Get some arrowroot or ‘shishumool’ powder and put it into a bowl. Add a teaspoon of hibiscus powder to it and mix. The ratio depends on the depth of pigmentation you want so you can use more or less of either ingredient. Transfer the powder into an old blush container or any small jar you may have.