(WTNH)– Blogger/Lifestyle Expert Shaunya Hartley shows us DIY Beauty Products From the Pantry.
Hartley found more pantry products that will make you look better from head to toe and save you a ton of money. Also reusing or extending the use of items before you throw them out. Find out how you can reuse coffee grinds for a cellulite treatment, tea bags and bring life to dried out make up wipes.
Hartley launched Shop, Eat and Sleep in 2008 as a go to site for all things fabulous and frugal. For more information, go to www.ShopEatandSleep.com.
Banish Puffy Eyes
2 Green or Chamomile Tea Bags
1 tsp of olive or coconut oil
Seep the tea bags into water for 5 minutes, squeeze excess out of tea bag then place in refrigerator to cool for 20 minutes. Apply oil to eye are, take tea bags out of fridge and place on eye are. Lie down with head slightly elevated. Leave on for 20 minutes.
Price of Ingredients: Tea bags 25 cents versus $25 for Under Eye Treatment Creams
Benefits: Tea bags reduce swelling and constrict the skin around the eye area especially with the caffeine from green tea. Also tannins, a natural substance found in tea and wine constrict blood vessels in the eye area.
Eye Makeup Remover
Cotton ball or dry face wipes or baby wipes
1 tbsp. of olive oil
Dab cotton ball or dip wipe into olive oil. Apply in a lightweight circular motion to remove makeup.
Price of Ingredients: Olive oil 15 cents vs. Eye makeup remover $30
Benefits: The eye area is very sensitive and removing eye makeup can be rough, using moisturizing oil adds nutrients to the usually dry and thin skin area without harming it.
2 cups of coffee grounds
I body brush
In the shower apply coffee grinds to targeted areas, butt and back of thigh area. Wrap each leg separately with saran wrap tight but not constricting. Lie down if possible for 20 minutes. Remove saran wrap and wash off grinds by using a body brush and brushing towards your heart.
Price: Leftover coffee 25 cents, saran wrap $1 vs. In spa treatments $100
Benefits: Caffeine is noted for constricting blood vessels and removing water from skin.
Mayo Hair Mask
1 cup of regular mayonnaise
1 tsp of olive or coconut oil
A shower cap
In a bowl mix oil and mayonnaise, apply to wet hair. Place shower cap on leave in for 30 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water until water run clear.
Price Mayonnaise 15 cents, olive oil 15 cents vs. High end hair mask $20
Benefits: The mayo and oil have major moisturizing value especially great on damaged, dry or chemically treated hair.
Fast Face Lift
1/3 cup of Egg whites
Add additional ingredients for varying benefits
1 tablespoon Honey- Acne
1/3 cup Avocado-Moisture
Of 1 teaspoon Turmeric-Brightening
Add egg whites and one of the ingredients above in bowl, whisk together. Place mixture on face, avoid hair line and eyes. Let sit until it becomes firm, 15-20 minutes. Peel off or wash with lukewarm water, follow up with moisturizer.
Price :Egg whites 25 cents vs. In spa treatments $65
Benefits: Egg whites are great for tightening and toning. It also can decrease pore size. The pure protein aspect is also great for cell replenishment.