5 tips before using homemade beauty products


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
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Homemade beauty treatments equal healthy skin without the chemicals. Hence it is important to prepare these homemade skin care treatments with utmost hygiene.

Lack of hygiene practiced while preparing these products will defeat the purpose of the beautiful skin care treatment you are treating yourself to. Here are five crucial things to remember before making and using homemade beauty products.

Use clean drinking water

Many DIY beauty treatments contain water as one of the ingredients. However, don't assume the water from your kitchen or bathroom sink will suffice. Unfiltered water from your tap contains germs and bacteria that can irritate the skin and even lead to breakouts. It's best to make your homemade shampoo, cleanser or lotion with distilled or filtered bottled water.

Clean and sanitise the items

When it comes to preparing homemade beauty products, it's integral that the items used are clean or sanitised. For example, wash out an old shampoo bottle before refilling it with a DIY beauty treatment. If you're making homemade moisturiser make sure that every bowl, bottle and spoon is sterilised. If you prefer glass jars and containers go the extra mile and sterilse them by boiling them for three to five minutes.

Product sensitivity

Allergic reactions to natural, homemade beauty products can occur, even if you don't suffer from sensitive skin. Before applying a healthy dose of homemade moisturiser on your dry elbows or using that DIY skin cream on your face, test it on a small area of your skin. If you do begin to notice a reaction in the form of itching, rash, inflammation and redness, avoid using it.

Use preservatives cautiously

Vinegar, ascorbic acid, sugar and salt are used as mild preservatives; therefore use them sparingly and realistically. You cannot add one cup of vinegar to your homemade shampoo and expect yogurt, apple juice and other fruit and vegetable extracts from spoiling. Instead of relying on preservatives, prepare the DIY skin care treatments that you need for a week.


Preservatives are effective, but there is one simpler way to keep your homemade beauty products viable and store for a longer duration: refrigeration. When you're using fresh vegetables, fruits or any other perishable products, it's important to keep the mixture refrigerated. Once again, it's impossible to create a yogurt-and-fresh-apple cleanser that will remain fresh for weeks. Toss out the product if the mixture loses its texture or starts to smell bad.

If used correctly, homemade beauty products are safe, inexpensive alternatives to their store-bought counterparts. Remember to use the freshest ingredients possible, refrigerate everything and know when to toss out a shampoo, conditioner, lotion or cleanser.
Feb 13, 2013
Nice tips had no idea that even home-made natural ingredients can cause allergic reactions. I generally use coconut oil/milk on my skin. They don't cause allergic reaction to any type of skin. It is also good for any type of skin as it penetrates deeply into the skin without leaving any greasiness.

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