5 Homemade Organic Beauty Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

February 10, 2010

I woke up this morning knowing I needed to take some long overdue “Mama Time”. Just because I’m moving towards simplicity, frugality, and an eco-mentality doesn’t mean that I can’t treat myself to some frivolity, right? Maybe I can no longer justify the expense of going to the spa or having 2 ½ hours of massages a week, but I can be resourceful and I can pamper myself . I found these 5 Homemade Organic Beauty Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less and here’s what I did…

5 Homemade Organic Beauty Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less.SofiasIdeas

1. Moisturizing Hair Conditioner by Glamology. I wasn’t crazy about the mayo smell but I loved the way it made my hair feel. While I waited for that I also did the

2. Coffee Facial Mask by Happy Hearts at Home. I’ve used this recipe before and I love it, but now I have no chocolate to put in my coffee tomorrow morning. *sad face* Instead of just rinsing, I gently exfoliated my face with the mask. (And by gently, I mean I scrubbed the bejeezus out of it *wink* .) Then I rinsed both the hair and face masks off in the shower.

Later on in the day, I found more time and I did the

3. Hydrating Hair Mask by Glamology. So simple, so frugal, so wonderful! The end results are fantastic so I did it on the girls too! I definitely see a huge difference in their hair.

Then I jumped in the shower and did the

4. Sugar Body Scrub by BlissTree. Instead of lavender, I used peppermint essential oil because the smell of lavender reminds me of “old”. Old what, I don’t know… just “old”. Now my skin feels so soft and smooth!

I ran out of time but the next time I decide to take some “Mama Time”, I hope I have the ingredients on hand for this

5. Apple and Honey Facial Masque by Glamology


Today, “a day at the spa” consisted of having one (surprisingly strong) kid dig an elbow into my shoulder while another walked on my back. It consisted of making beauty concoctions from items in my pantry, and painting my toenails in a contorted position next to the tub while the little ones splashed around in it. My “Mama Time” wasn’t a few consecutive hours away from home or being pampered by strangers. Rather, it was a series of “stolen moments” (as my JP+ friends would say) right here, amidst the chaos. And I’m all the happier!

I sincerely enjoyed approaching my self-care and vanity with Sofia’s Ideas on Simplicity, Frugality, and Frivolity… all with an Eco-Mentality!

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I am bookmarking this!! I need to make time to pamper myself a bit but don’t want to spend a lot on fancy products. I have most of these items in my house and would feel better about using natural products as opposed to chemicals.


Sofia's Ideas

Wonderful! I really liked the recipes I used. The oil treatment did wonders for Zany’s hair, and you know what her hair is like!



I bought a sugar scrub from Origins once a very long time ago and while I did like it, I hated paying that much for salt and oil! I am definitely going to be using this one a lot.

I’m trying the hair treatment this week. I deep condition mine once a week and ran out but instead of buying the stuff at the store, I’m going to do this one and see how it goes.


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