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primitives discuss home-made beauty products
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:53:25 PM »
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Oh my.

And oh my, do the primitives need them; gallons and gallons of them.

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cali (93,893 posts)    Fri Jun 20, 2014, 05:35 AM

Homemade Beauty Products

I make my own facial scrubs, masks, moisturizers, shampoo and conditioner. It's easy, fun and cheap. Most of it is stuff from the pantry and now in almost-summer, from the garden. If you want to really get into it, a few base products, like fullers earth, carrier oils (other than olive) and bar castile soap, are a good investment.
 
Here's the summer non-drying toner I just made. I put it into a spritz bottle for hot, sweaty days:
 
(sorry, it's none too precise, but I make this stuff much as I cook- freehand, so to speak.
 
3 cups or so good water
herbs and flower petals- I used sweet cicely leaves,lavender, mint, rosemary, rose petals, violets, chamomile and tarragon.
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (I don't like it to smell too vinegary)
1/4 cup witch hazel
1 tbs olive oil
several drops of lavender (or other) essential oil (optional)

Bring water to a boil. Put washed herbs and flowers into a large container- I use a sturdy glass 1/2 gallon pitcher.

Let steep until luke warm.

strain (I use a largeish fine conical mesh strainer, but if you don't have one fine enough, use cheesecloth) Add remaining ingredients. Using funnel, pour into bottle, cap and shake well. I put the stuff into a small club soda bottle to use in the bathroom and into a spray bottle for use outside in the garden.

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Squinch (8,758 posts)    Fri Jun 20, 2014, 05:19 PM

1. What are your shampoo and conditioner recipes? I can't find one that I like.

Mostly I like to do these things because I don't like all the plastic packaging.

^^^it's not the plastic packaging; it's that the primitive, being a primitive, doesn't like buying, paying for, things, unless it's with other people's money.

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cali (93,893 posts)    Fri Jun 20, 2014, 06:02 PM

2. for shampoo:

steep herbs and flowers (I get mine from my garden, but you could used dry and things like chamomile tea bags) in 1/2 c. boiling water for fifteen minute. Strain when cool, squeezing all the liquid out of the plant material. Add 1/3 c. liquid castile soap (I use Dr. Bronner's Lavender), 1/4 cup organic coconut milk- or make your own, 1 tsp olive oil or sweet almond oil or castor oil, a few drops essential oil of your choice.
 
For conditioner: I use apple cider vinegar- 1 part to 4 parts water, 1 egg yolk and rosemary oil which I make- all whisked together. Keeps well in the fridge.

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Curmudgeoness (14,190 posts)    Sat Jun 21, 2014, 10:29 PM

4. Ah, I love spritz in the summer!

That sounds definitely worth the effort to make it.

I only moisturize with a half/half mix of water and glycerine, which is about as easy as I can get. Luckily, I don't need it all summer but only when it cools off.

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Re: primitives discuss home-made beauty products
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 10:04:48 PM »
I've heard that preparation H is good for wrinkles.\\



 
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Re: primitives discuss home-made beauty products
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 10:25:07 PM »
I've heard that preparation H is good for wrinkles.\\

Attention DUmmies:

It also makes a great lip balm. Forget that expensive Burts Bees stuff (they're just reich-wing corporate shills anyway). :popcorn:
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Re: primitives discuss home-made beauty products
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 10:29:50 PM »
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I put it into a spritz bottle for hot, sweaty days:
herbs and flower petals- I used sweet cicely leaves,lavender, mint, rosemary, rose petals, violets, chamomile and tarragon.
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (I don't like it to smell too vinegary)

Wow. She invented Summer's Eve.

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I put the stuff into a small club soda bottle to use in the bathroom and into a spray bottle for use outside in the garden.

Yup. For that not so fresh feeling.

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For conditioner: I use apple cider vinegar- 1 part to 4 parts water, 1 egg yolk and rosemary oil which I make- all whisked together. Keeps well in the fridge.

There's a word for that:

Mayonnaise.

Well done, mayo-head primitive. I bet you smell like the inside of an old lunchbox.
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Re: primitives discuss home-made beauty products
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 10:39:10 PM »
I wonder if cali's hair looks like Mopinko's balding palate.
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Re: primitives discuss home-made beauty products
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 10:52:19 PM »
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Squinch (8,758 posts)    Fri Jun 20, 2014, 05:19 PM

1. What are your shampoo and conditioner recipes? I can't find one that I like.

Sure, DUmmie.  Try this:


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Re: primitives discuss home-made beauty products
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 01:18:50 AM »
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Fri Jun 20, 2014, 05:35 AM

Homemade Beauty Products

I make my own

That's true.

Her appearance is proof.


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Re: primitives discuss home-made beauty products
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 08:32:22 AM »
They all look like they use lye soap and lard to me.
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Re: primitives discuss home-made beauty products
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 08:57:42 AM »
It all sounds like such a big mess.  But it reminds me, did any of you girls use this hair lightening method like I did as a teenager?

Mix plain yogurt and some lemon juice in a bowl.  Work through hair.  Go outside and sit in the sun, swatting away all insects, until it's baked hard as a rock.  Work on your tan.  Go in and shampoo.  Blonde! 

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Re: primitives discuss home-made beauty products
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 09:16:51 AM »
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cali (93,893 posts)    Fri Jun 20, 2014, 05:35 AM

Homemade Beauty Products

I make my own facial scrubs

So did Cleopatra. I suspect that many DUmmy men and women are familiar with the procedure.
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