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2 Hero Ingredients in DIY Beauty Products

I still wonder how my mother has been managing to have a flawless skin even at in her 60’s. There are hardly any wrinkles and she has an envious natural glow. I have come across grandmas who have dense and long flowing hair. And I am sure you too would have come across many of these beauty queens in real sense, who seem to age so gracefully. Did you ever wonder how they own such ravishing skin and lustrous hair when there were no expensive beauty care products around during their youth? Well, they deciphered the magic of nature. Today, we will pick two such magical ingredients, that you will shortly call heroes for all beauty products.

Coconut Oil

coconut-oil-2535339_1920It is most commonly used as a hair oil to nourish the hair roots. It has been well known to keep the roots strong. It reduces the recurrence of dandruff. In some cases, it even slows down the aging process and consequently the graying of hair.

Coconut oil and aloe vera hair pack for hair growth:

 Ingredients

●      Aloe Vera Oil – 1 tbsp

●      Mesmara Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp

 How to Use

Mix the coconut oil and aloe vera oil to make a smooth hair gel. Apply the gel to the scalp, hair and tips and let it sit on your hair for half an hour. Then wash it off with warm water.

It is an excellent body moisturizer and especially shows its power in the winters. You can use this as a night cream and it will keep hydrating and repairing your skin. It helps retain the suppleness and shine on the face.

Coconut Oil Facial Mask:

Ingredients

●      Raw liquid honey – 1 tsp

●      Mesmara Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – Melted – 1 tsp

How to Use

Mix both the ingredients into a smooth consistency. Then apply the mixture onto the face and gently message it into the skin with gentle circular motions with the help of your fingertips. Keep messaging for 2-3 minutes and then leave it on for about 30 minutes. Wash is off with warm water after 30 minutes.

It is a great alternative to expensive shaving creams, especially when you want to remove body hair. It soothes the little nicks and keeps it moisturized.  The antifungal and antibacterial properties keep the skin healthy along with it.

 

Coconut Oil as a Body Scrub:

Ingredients

●      Organic sugar – ½ Cup

●      Mesmara Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – Melted – ½ Cup

●      Mesmara Lavender Oil – Few Drops for a calming effect

How to Use

Mix all the three ingredients into a smooth paste. Massage on the scrub in the shower with warm water. Massage the paste to smooth out dry patches on your feet, knees or the back of your arms.

Removing makeup? Try coconut oil and you’ll not want anything else. Especially for eye makeup, it dissolves them easily and leaves the skin nourished. I also remember using it as a lip balm. It still is one of the most effective ones for me. I rate it as one of my most trusted all-rounders.

Mesmara’s Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is highly rich in antioxidants, and has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It forms a perfect protection for your scalp and generates hair growth. It can be used in various beauty products giving wonderful results.

2. Shea Butter

flower-3141777_1920Shea butter is my second offering.  Shea butter is extracted from shea seeds of the shea tree which is a native of Africa.  Pure shea cream or butter as it is commonly called has a thick and rich consistency.

It’s really good for the skin. It is quickly able to penetrate layers of the skin and with a very high-fat content, it is one of the best skin softeners. It has many uses and can be used as an eye cream, lip balm, or body butter. It’s high concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids are often used to heal dry skin and protect the skin’s natural oils.

Shea Butter and Honey Face Pack:

Ingredients

●      Mesmara Unrefined Organic Shea Butter – 1 Cup

●      Honey – 2 tbsp

 How to Use

Honey is a natural moisturizer. Use double boiler with water method to melt the shea butter. Add honey to it and let it cool for some time. Take small quantity and apply it on your face. The face pack can be stored in a tight jar in the refrigerator.

The presence of cinnamic acid and other natural properties make shea butter an anti-inflammatory product that prevents skin mutations.  It also provides relief to people with acne.

Shea Butter and Rosewater Face Pack:

Rose is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and hydrating properties. When used with shea butter, it does live a magic spell on the skin.

Ingredients

●      Mesmara Unrefined Organic Shea butter – 1 Cup

●      Rosewater – 1 Cup

How to Use

Melt the shea butter by using double boiler with water method. Add rosewater in the melted butter and mix to have a consistent paste. Take a small amount on your fingertips and rub it all over your face.

Shea butter encourages the skin’s natural collagen production and contains various acids that nourish the skin and prevent drying. Due to the presence of stearic, linoleic acids and collagen boosting properties, it also helps in strengthening the layers of skin. It reduces wrinkles and reduces sagging skin.

It also protects the skin from the ill effects of UV sun rays and reduces sun burns. Additionally, it can reduce blemishes, eczema, skin allergies and soothes from insect bites.

Mesmara’s Raw Unrefined Organic Shea Butter can be used effectively in hair and face packs. While it’s a perfect anti-aging cream for face packs, when used in hair packs it is one of the best ingredients to promote hair growth.

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