10 DIY Beauty Products To Try
If you’re like me, you’re probably tired of spending large sums of money on a variety of beauty products embedded in your daily routine. However, there are ways to get great and natural products without having to buy them in the store.
If you have the time and the will, DIY beauty products can be a good alternative to the expensive and advertised products you may see or use. To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a list of 10 DIY Beauty Products so that you not only have reliable, natural products, but also have fun making them!
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Vanilla Sugar Coconut Oil Body Scrub
Body scrubs are a personal favorite for many people, but their expensive component is sometimes off-putting. Coconut oil is a main ingredient in this DIY body scrub and depending on your preferred brand, it will leave your skin soft and smooth while the sugar exfoliates it.
Melt a cup of coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between. Pour the oil into a large bowl and add 3 cups of sugar, stirring until the scrub is well blended. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and mix again. Add the scrub to an empty jar and it’s ready to use!
Moisturizing Body Butter
During the winter season, it is very important to keep your skin nourished and healthy. Body butter is made from butter instead of water, unlike most lotions, which means that it not only nourishes your skin but also makes it incredibly soft and smooth.
Combine ½ cup unrefined shea butter, ½ cup unrefined mango butter, and ½ cup unrefined coconut oil in a double boiler and melt the ingredients. Once the mixture has completely melted, remove it from the heat and pour it into another bowl set over a bowl of ice and water to quickly cool the mixture. In a separate container, combine ½ cup carrier oil or a combination of oils and 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder. When the butter has hardened halfway through, pour in the liquid concoction from the separate container and mix. Put in an empty jar and feel free to add essential oils of your choice!
With temperatures dropping to freezing outside, it’s safe to say our skin is taking its toll. Especially our hands, which we use so often and wash several times a day, will quickly crack or split. Because high-quality hand balm is expensive and not always all-natural, using it at home can provide the same results without taking a bite out of your savings.
Combine ¼ cup coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil in a bowl with 5 tablespoons beeswax lozenges and 3 teaspoons shea butter. Microwave the ingredients in 30 second increments for 1-2 minutes until the oils and beeswax are completely melted. Place the bowl in the freezer for about 2 minutes. Stir for 15 seconds until the mixture is almost clumped together like a thick batter. Add 1 ½ tablespoons of raw honey and any essential oils of your choice. Put the hand balm in a jar and put it in the fridge for 15 minutes to cool completely. Make sure the balm has solidified before use and enjoy!
honey face mask
Face masks have always been popular in the beauty world. There are so many to choose from, but the advantage of making it at home is that you can make all-natural face masks that won’t harm your skin. The best thing about this mask is that you probably have a lot of the ingredients in your cupboard!
Mix one cup of honey, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and ½ tablespoon of nutmeg. Stir until the ingredients combine with the honey. If you’re looking for a thicker mask, use less honey. Pour into a clean jar and use the face mask at your leisure!
Activated Charcoal Face Mask
Charcoal face masks are all the rage right now and have become more and more popular in recent years. This mask kills bacteria, removes acne and gives your face a deep clean. Activated charcoal attracts metals, chemicals and toxins so that when you take off the mask, all those impurities come with it.
Mix ½ teaspoon of activated charcoal and ½ teaspoon of bentonite clay in a small bowl. These products can be found online, most supermarkets and vitamin stores. Mix ¼ tsp coconut oil, soft or melted, and 1 tsp water. Once you’ve mixed all these ingredients together, it’s ready to be applied to a clean face! Allow the charcoal mask to dry before removing with a warm, wet washcloth.
Sugar Lip Scrub
This DIY is super easy and only requires a few ingredients that you might have in your kitchen. Lip scrubs are super effective, especially for makeup lovers. They make the perfect base to apply any lip product and it will keep your lips smooth and hydrated all day long whether you’re wearing lipstick or not.
Mix 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp sugar in a bowl. Add ½ tsp coconut oil and mix well. Fill a container with the product and you should be all set for a few weeks! When applying the product, make sure to use only a small amount of scrub and rub gently until some of the sugar has dissolved. Rinse well with warm water.
The advantage of making this moisturizer from scratch is that you can use natural ingredients that you know won’t harm your lips or face. Especially if you have sensitive skin, making beauty products like lip moisturizers at home can be a huge relief. This moisturizer will keep your lips soft and hydrated all day long!
Depending on how much product you want, melt 2 parts coconut oil and 1 part beeswax in a pan. Add a few drops of vitamin E and mix until blended. Pour into a small container and give it time to solidify before using!
All natural hairspray
It’s hard to say exactly what ingredients are in bottled hairspray. But if you’ve noticed that your hairspray is damaging your hair or you just want a more natural product, this DIY might just be perfect for you. In reality, making a natural hairspray is not as complicated as you might think and most of the ingredients can be found right at home!
Boil ½ cup water and, once removed from heat, add 2 teaspoons sugar and ¼-½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Wait for it to cool before pouring it into a spray bottle. If you think you need a stronger spray you can add more sugar or if you want less hold on your hair then add less sugar.
Shampoo is another beauty product that can sometimes be harmful depending on the ingredients in the bottle. Since most of us are not familiar with the ingredients listed on the back of our shampoo bottles, it’s hard to understand how this will affect our hair and scalp, be it positive or negative. While there are many great brands, most enriching shampoos can exceed the budget. This shampoo can be a more natural alternative!
Combine ½ cup water, ½ cup vegetable-based liquid soap (e.g. Dr. Bronner’s), 1 teaspoon light vegetable oil or glycerin (you can add or remove this ingredient depending on how oily your hair normally gets) and a few drops of essential oils oil of your choice. Mix well and place the product in a recycled shampoo bottle. If you want to add a natural scent to the shampoo, you can choose a scented castile soap or replace the ½ cup of water with strong herbal teas such as chamomile, lavender or rosemary.
Rosemary Honey Conditioner
As with shampoo, conditioner can present similar problems. However, with this DIY recipe and ingredients, you can be sure that the all-natural products won’t damage your hair or scalp, but instead keep it healthy. Honey is a humectant that helps moisturize while being antibacterial, antifungal and helps with scalp problems. Like honey, rosemary is an antibacterial ingredient that promotes hair growth and helps with dry scalp and dandruff.
Put 5-15 drops of rosemary essential oil in a bottle of conditioner that contains 16 oz of honey. Shake it until it’s well mixed and then you’re all set!