Avoid toxic chemicals and make a simple homemade lotion with just 2 ingredients: rosewater & glycerin. Rosewater glycerin lotion has been popular since the Victorian era.
Victorian and Edwardian ladies used rosewater glycerin lotion as everyday lotion before applying face powder and as mild face toner after washing their face.
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I love to make my own natual beauty products. Below are 11 of my favorite natural beauty hacks and recipes! And there are many more on my blog!
11 Homemade Natural Beauty Products
DIY No-Sew Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
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Roses smell heavenly and what’s best roses are edible! Use fresh rose petals to make rose lemonade, rose ice cream, cake with rose buttercream, candied roses, rose syrup, homemade rose water or all-natural blush colored with fresh rose petals!
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A while ago I made my own no-sew reusable makeup remover pads and I love them! 😀 Reusable makeup cleansing pads are so easy to make, cheap and eco-friendly. And they’re a great way to
reuse old T-shirts or use up jersey knit scraps. Continue reading DIY No-Sew Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
That’s my 500th blog post! Yay! 😀
Almost 2 years ago I published my first blog post. In the sidebar you can find the 10 most popular posts of my blog, so today, to celebrate the 500th blog post, I thought you’d like to know my top 10 favorite blog posts/ projects.
My Top 10 Favorite Blog Post/ Projects + Why:
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In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own mascara or liquid eyeliner. It’s an
Edwardian recipe for eyelash stain. The recipe is similar to traditional India ink or homemade lampblack calligraphy ink. India ink is made with lampblack, gum arabic and distilled water. The same ingredients which are used for this Edwardian mascara. ‘To Darken the Eyelashes use a little diluted India ink.’ ( Three Meals A Day, 1902) Continue reading DIY Natural Edwardian Mascara Recipe
Black grease paint was used in the Edwardian era as alternative to liquid eyeliner to accentuate the eyes. Grease paint was usually sold in sticks covered in paper, sometimes protected by a cardboard tube. Grease paint sticks looked like wax crayons (here’s a picture of
1930s stick grease paints). This Edwardian black grease paint recipe is from 1916. Continue reading Homemade Kohl Recipe – Edwardian Black Grease Paint
I was surprised when I found
Victorian recipes for hairspray! 😀 In Victorian times, hairspray was called bandoline which was used to set curls. Victorian hairspray was made with quince seeds, gum arabic or gum tragacanth. Here I tried a Victorian recipe for ‘Rose Bandoline’ made with gum arabic and rosewater. Continue reading DIY Hairspray Recipe – Victorian Rose Bandoline
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
Today I tried out another
historical moisturizer recipe with fresh cucumbers. Unlike the Edwardian Milk of Cucumber which is more like cold cream, the Victorian Cucumber Complexion Cream is as fluid as water, but also very moisturizing. Continue reading Cucumber Complexion Cream – Victorian Recipe