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Historical natural beauty routine and products, historical natural hair care & historical hairstyle tutorials

Victorian Turkish Rouge – Liquid Blush Recipe

Victorian Turkish Rouge - Liquid Blush Recipe

Turkish Rouge is a Victorian liquid blush which is naturally tinted with alkanet root. In the Victorian era, Turkish rouge was called ‘the simplest and one of the best’ (A Perpetual Calendar, 1896). Turkish rouge ‘is a superior rouge; it will not rub off, and is in no way injurious to the face.’ (Arts Revealed, and Universal Guide, 1855) Since ancient times, alkanet root was used to color cosmetics: ‘Galen in his time, noticed the root as a cosmetic, and the rouge made from it is said to be the most ancient, as well as the most innocent of all the paints for the face.’ (The Songs of the Seasons, and Wild Flowers of the Months, 1851) The natural liquid blush recipe is easy to make, with just two ingredients. Continue reading Victorian Turkish Rouge – Liquid Blush Recipe

Moisturizer and Lotion Recipes – Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

Moisturizer and Lotion Recipes - Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

Face and skin care was very important in the Victorian and Edwardian era. So in this part of my Victorian and Edwardian beauty series, I’m sharing with you historical recipes for DIY natural face moisturizers, skin and body lotions and lotion bars. Continue reading Moisturizer and Lotion Recipes – Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

16th Or 17th C. Braided Hairstyle – Tutorial

16th Or 17th Braided Hairstyle - Tutorial

This medieval braided updo is suitable for a 16th or 17th century lower class woman. 16th and 17th century lower class women always wore their hair covered with a coif, so it’s not easy to know how they dressed their hair, but they might have worn a similar braided updo according to these two 16th century paintings – a great source about 16th/17th century hairstyles + free coif patterns.

The braid hairstyle is made without hairties or hairpins! Continue reading 16th Or 17th C. Braided Hairstyle – Tutorial

Homemade Natural Green Soap & Soda Shampoo Recipe

Homemade Natural Green Soap & Soda Shampoo Recipe

Because just soap didn’t clean my hair thoroughly, I came up with this natural soda & soap shampoo recipe. It cleans the hair just like store-bought shampoo, and because it’s thickened with starch, it’s easy to distribute in the hair. And it’s naturally green! 😀 Continue reading Homemade Natural Green Soap & Soda Shampoo Recipe

Victorian Bran Egg Shampoo For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair

Victorian Bran Egg Shampoo For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair

I tried the Victorian ‘Hair Wash For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair’. This hair wash is a bit more complicated than other Victorian homemade shampoos I tried because it involves a 2-step hair cleansing process: First washing the hair with boiled wheat bran and soap, and then washing the hair with an egg yolk. But because the hair wash was advertised as producing thick, soft and glossy hair, I had to try it. 😀 Continue reading Victorian Bran Egg Shampoo For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair