Here are some of my favorite at-home recipes:
1. Lip scrub.
My lips get SO dry in the winter, which is a problem when I wear red lipstick (red flakes, yuck!)
This recipe exfoliates my lips, and keeps them super-moisturized.
Mix equal parts extra-virgin olive oil and granulated sugar, and add a touch of vaseline. Rub it all over your lips and scrub, scrub, scrub! Rinse off and voila!
2. Lavender bath
I LOVE LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL. LOVE IT. I put drops on my pillow to help me sleep, and I put some in my bath for aroma therapy and muscle relaxation. I add extra-virgin olive oil to my bath, too, to moisturize my skin.
Add 8 drops of lavender essential oil in a capful of milk (milk disperses the oil) and then add in a few drops of the olive oil (it won't blend, that's okay) Toss under a running faucet and enjoy!
3. Sugar face scrub
This is similar to the lip scrub, but for the face. Mix equal parts extra-virgin olive oil, honey, and sugar. Mix 'er up and you're set!
4. Rice water toner
Rice water is really good for purifying the skin! Put a cup or so of rice in a bowl, and pour water in the bowl until the water is covering the rice a little less than an inch. Mix the rice and water, making sure the water becomes cloudy. Strain the water into a jar. There's your toner! Put some on a cotton pad and use it like normal toner.
5. De-puffing spoons.
This one is really easy! To combat puffy eyes in the morning, put a spoon in the freezer. When it's really cold, press the backside of the spoon against your eyes and wait for a few minutes (or until it's not cold anymore).
Try them out! Super cheap and very effective! :)