Each year, women spend millions of dollars on cosmetic products that are packed with harsh chemicals and often tested on animals. If you believe that beauty doesn’t have to come at the cost of your health and the lives of animals there are quick, inexpensive, organic solutions for your cosmetic needs.


This summer cool down, keep fresh, and with a few ingredients from your kitchen, turn nap time into a beauty break.


1350143991. Yogurt Facial Mask 

An easy recipe that is effective for clearing and disinfecting pores, acne prevention, moisturizing skin and revitalizing its texture.  Use around one cup of plain yogurt; you can add in a 1/4 cup of honey for its antibacterial properties. You can even use that yogurt that’s been expired for a few days.

How to do it: Mix and spread onto the face. Leave it on 15 minutes. Remove with a damp facecloth, and rinse skin well. Pat your skin gently with a towel.


2. Blueberry Facial Masque

Is your favorite part of summer seasonal blueberries? Use this simple and delicious masque packed with antioxidant power, vitamins C and E.

1/4 cup blueberries (organic and locally-picked would be best)
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil

How to do it: Add these ingredients to a blender or food processor and mix well. Apply evenly on the face and leave on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove with a damp cloth and rinse skin well with water.


3. Egg & Honey Facial Masque

The whites of an egg are known for being a great treatment for wrinkles and tightening pores.  Honey, as mentioned before, is antibacterial and helps skin retain its moisture.Combine these three ingredients for a luminous luster to your skin.

1 egg
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil

How to do it: Mix it up. Apply to your face. Wait 15 minutes before rinsing.


4. Vegetable Facial Toner

Complete cosmetic care includes a balance of various vitamins and nutrients. Fresh, organic ingredients will pack a better punch than any of the processed stuff you would find in a bottle at your grocery store.

A fresh vegetable toner will help tighten pores and revitalize your skin. These simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen will leave your skin noticeably smoother.

1 cup peeled and chopped cucumber
1 cup lettuce leaves
4 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup chopped tomato

How to do it: Mix and strain vegetables. Use on your skin immediately, allow to dry. Store unused portions in refrigerator.


5. Avocado & Mayonnaise Conditioning Treatment

This is a hair conditioning recipe that will leave your hair shiny and smooth.

1 small jar of real mayonnaise
1 avocado

How to do it: Mix the ingredients in a bowl until it turns a light green color. Coat your hair completely, covering each strand from scalp to the ends. Cover head with a shower cap or saran wrap and leave it on for around 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water.