Ingredients:2 and a 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch (preferably organic)
3-4 drops of essential oil (lavender or rose)Procedure:Mix both ingredients and lightly dust it on your scalp. Wait for 5 minutes and remove the excess powder with a brush. Cornstarch will soak in almost all the oil and dirt leaving your hair feeling clean and fresh.
Water (preferably mineral)Procedure:Mix the two ingredients to obtain a slightly wet paste-like consistency. Apply it on your nose and let it dry completely. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse.
1 tablespoon milk (raw)Procedure:Mix all ingredients to make a paste and apply the mixture evenly on your face. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinse your face with lukewarm water. (Also read: 7 Natural Face Packs Our Grandmothers Used)
1/2 tablespoon lime juiceProcedure:Mix the ingredients to form a paste and apply the mixture on your teeth. Let it rest for 1-2 minutes and rinse it off. You should do this daily to get cleaner, whiter teeth.
6. Natural Makeup RemoverYou don’t need anything else to remove makeup other than a dab of coconut oil. Coconut oil is also an excellent moisturizer and doesn't make your skin dry like some store-bought make-up removers can. Massage it gently on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing. (Also read: 5 Natural Ways to Remove Make Up)
7. Natural PerfumeWho doesn't want to feel fresh and fragrant in this hot weather? Here's a way to make your very own natural mist. Ingredients:8-10 drops of essential oil (rose, lavender etc)
4-5 tablespoons of filtered water
1 tablespoon glycerinProcedure:Mix all ingredients well, and put it in an empty spray bottle. Use it whenever you step out for long-lasting fragrance.
8. Natural Eye Lash and Eye Brow EnhancerFake eye lashes can give a fuller look and even a mascara can help define your lashes but when you can do it naturally then why rely on these products? Apply castor oil on your lashes and brows regularly. Castor oil facilitates hair growth and can make your eye lashes and brows look fuller.
9. Natural Wax for Facial HairBleaching is a harsh way to hide facial hair. Instead, we suggest you make this quick and natural wax at home to get rid of facial hair. Ingredients:2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of lemon juice (without the seeds)
2 cups of waterProcedure:Mix all the ingredients together and heat the mixture for 8-10 minutes till it becomes golden-brown in colour. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down. It will become sticky like wax. Store in the fridge and apple some whenever needed. Spread the mixture with your fingertips on your face and pull gently against the direction of hair growth.
Now that you've found the perfect substitutes for the most common beauty products used, give your skin some natural treatment. Disclaimer:The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. NDTV is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of NDTV and NDTV does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.