MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS WITH THESE DIY PROJECTS
All-natural beauty products are all the rage, with companies like Lush and Bare Minerals expanding daily. But sometimes these products can be hard to get, or more pricey than you’d like. Why not try your hand at some of these all-natural products you can make in your own kitchen? These products contain no preservatives and take advantage of nature to get you looking & feeling your best!
Mayonnaise-Baby Oil Dry Skin Treatment
Dry, cracked skin? Feeling ashy and like you can’t exfoliate enough? Spare your skin cells, and pamper yourself with this home-made skin treatment. Want to go the extra mile? You can make your own mayonnaise from scratch!
- 2 tablespoons real mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon baby oil
Smooth onto face, neck, rough elbows & knees, and anywhere else you feel might benefit
Leave for 20 minutes
Rinse off thoroughly with tepid water
Honey-Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
Nothing feels better on chapped lips than a soothing lip balm. This recipe combines natural ingredients with essential oil to create a luscious lip balm that won’t break the bank.
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp honey
- ¾ tsp grated beeswax
- ½ tsp pure cocoa butter
- Flavored oil of your choice
- 1 vitamin E capsule
In a small saucepan, heat oil, honey, wax, and butter over low heat until just melted
Remove from heat and cool for 2-3 minutes
Stir in flavored oil and contents of vitamin E capsule
Pour into containers of your choice (like these!)
Coconut Oil & Avocado Hair Mask
Spare your hair with this all natural hair mask. The natural oils are soothing on brittle and dried out hair, giving you softer, shinier hair.
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
Combine ingredients in microwave safe container
Heat on high for 30 seconds
Dividing hair into sections, comb the mask through dry hair
Let sit for 10 minutes, rinse thoroughly under warm water
Soothing Summer Body Spray
In the hot days of summer, keep that cool feeling longer with this refreshing after-shower body spray.
- 1 Tbsp witch hazel
- 1 tsp lemon essential oil
- 1 tsp cucumber essential oil
- 1 cup water
Combine all ingredients, and store in a spray bottle to use after your shower. Warning: those with sensitive skin may be irritated by the lemon, use with caution.
Women especially need to be wary of commercial deodorant. The aluminum materials in deodorant have been linked to breast cancer, so be safe and go natural!
- 6-8 Tbsp Solid-state coconut oil
- ¼ cup baking soda
- ¼ cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot/cornstarch.
Slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon or hand blender until it maintains a firm but pliable texture.
Either scoop into old deodorant dispense or place in small container with lid and apply with fingers for each use.