If you can cook up a pot of soup, then you can surely put together some home-made beauty products. The advantages are great--you know exactly what is in them. Have you ever looked through a book like, Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter without Me: A Unique Guide to Thousands of Skin-Care and Cosmetic Products, Plus the Latest Research on Keeping Skin Beautiful at Every Age by Paula Begoun [646.72 BEG]? You should! And after you do, you may never want to put anything store-bought on your body again!
First off, I want to suggest you look into baking soda. Baking soda had been used for many years before the rise of the humongous health-and-beauty industry. Baking soda is now making a come-back. Click here for "8 Beauty Uses of Baking Soda." It is safe and inexpensive.
Here are a few items that will lead to ways to be beautiful, healthy, green, and safe, and that have recipes for you to make in your kitchen: