Don’t you love purchasing beauty serums which contain 30ml of pungent cream that claims to ‘rewind ageing’ and ‘bring back youth’ at a retail price of $100.
Obviously that was dripping with sarcasm. Why pay exorbitant prices for store-bought serums, when you can get the same results for under $10 at Woolworths?
And who doesn’t love some DIY homemade serums for glowing skin/hair and shining teeth (just to enhance that youthful look you’re already mastering).
Check out some of my favourite concoctions below!
Dark Circles Aloe-Cucumber Eye Mask
You will need: 1/4 cucumber, 1 stalk of aloe-vera, 5 drops rose-hip oil.
Cucumber and aloe vera de-puff and soothe the sensitive eye area. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pour into small container. Store in the refridgerator – should keep for up to a month. Apply nightly and leave on for about 20 minutes.
Natural Teeth-Whitening Paste
You will need: 2 large strawberries (de-stemmed) & 1 tsp bicarbonate soda.
Don’t be suspicious of natural whitening methods! They are just as effective and aren’t harmful to the enamel on your teeth. This one is super easy, just buy a punnet of strawberries and away you go.
Honey Hair Smoothie
You will need: 1 tbsp honey, 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 tsp coconut oil
This is a very moisture heavy formula, so if you have naturally oily hair – lighten your dose and avoid application on your roots. Just keep this in for 20 minutes and then wash out with your usual shampoo/conditioner routine.
And it’s as easy as that! I buy little jars from homewares stores (only about $1) each, to store each of the mixtures in.
Note: I do love to treat myself with store bought serums, as more often than not they do the trick, but I also find homemade beauty concoctions are highly effective.