DIY beauty products that are organic and homemade have recently gained popularity with us gals, and not surprisingly, as do it yourself cosmetic remedies save us lots of money and prevent us from using harsh chemicals found in store-bought cosmetic items. Not only do DIY beauty products that we’ve made at home allow us to save our precious shoe money, but also organic remedies prevent us from falling prey to harmful additives found in store-bought beauty products. Yuck!
Now some may feel apprehensive about getting all chemist in the kitchen, but we promise you that the beauty routines we’re about to share with you consist of normal house-hold ingredients that you may already have in your pantry! Not to mention, who wants to dish out hundreds for store-bought, organic beauty products when you can easily make them on your own in no time? Below, we’ve listed 5 organic, DIY beauty products that you can make at home — from remedies like body waxing and hair masks to anti-aging & blemish face masks, hair and skin remedies, and eye makeup remover, we’ve got you covered girl!
Editor’s Note: Ingredients to make organic DIY beauty products can be found at your regular grocery store. Better yet, you may already have many of the ingredients you need in your pantry just waiting to make your skin glow and your hair shine!
5 DIY Beauty Products You Can Make At Home
1. DIY Body Wax with Honey and Sugar
Open up that pantry and whip out your granulated sugar and honey because it’s waxing time! Going to the salon can not only be pricey but invasive. No one wants to hear the esthetician exclaim after marveling at her work, “Smooth like a little girl!” or what’s worse swife the plastic for $75 + tip! Or, if purchasing the store bought wax, you may become alarmed when your realize the kit did not provide enough waxing strips. Fortunately, muslin cloth found at your local fabric store is just as effective for DIY body waxing.
1 cup of sugar
¼ cup of honey
medium microwave safe bowl
In the microwave safe bowl, combine 1/4 cups of honey and 1 cup of sugar. Allow the ingredients to heat in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds intervals so not to boil the wax, stir occasionally. Once the mixture is fully combined whip out the plastic knife to spread the wax over that unwanted hair. If the mixture is two watery add more sugar.
2. DIY Hair Mask with Almond Milk, Coconut Oil, and Egg
Sometimes the winter months, or simply over processing, can be harsh on your hair. If you’ve been mistreating your hair with heat, dyes, or allowing Prince Charming use your ponytail as a rope ladder, this concoction may be your hair’s savior and preventive hero. The combined ingredients contain proteins, vitamins, anti-bacterial, and anti-oxidants that will repair dry, brittle hair and stimulate the scalp by freeing the hair follicles of dead skin.
5 tbsp plain almond milk
2 tbsp coconut oil
Plastic shower cap
This has to be one of the easiest to make DIY beauty remedies you can find. After mixing the ingredients into a smooth concoction, part your hair into four sections (top, bottom, left, right) and saturate it with the mask. Place a shower cap on your hair and wash the mask out the next day. The suggestive treatment is once a week, but for more damaged hair use this mask three times a week.
3. DIY Anti-Aging & Blemish Face Mask with Turmeric, Yogurt, and Honey
This DIY beauty product contains three items you may already have in the fridge and/or pantry! The combined ingredients in this face mask helps us with two dilemma’s- anti-aging and blemishes. This mask has anti-bacterial and powerful anti-oxidant properties that will stave off bacteria causing acne while moisturizing and exfoliating your skin.
Spoon full of plain yogurt (NOT flavored)
tsp of turmeric
tsp of honey
The process is pretty simple. In a medium size bowl, mix in the plain yogurt (save that Jamie Lee Curtis Actvia yogurt for another day), turmeric and honey. Mix it all together, smooth it on your face, and leave it on for 30 minutes. Because the turmeric proves to be effective in diminishing unwanted facial hair, avoid getting the mask on the hair line. Also, the turmeric does stain so avoid wearing your favorite nighty during the process!
4. DIY Eye Makeup Remover using Coconut Oil
A bad case of ‘TGIF’ happens to the best of us, and after a long week of hard work, all we want is to head out for happy hour! After sipping on one too many cosmos, you immediately want to crash head first into your plush pillows. Wrong! First, march yourself to that bathroom and make your face a fresh canvas for the next day! When removing eye makeup, many of us have used Vaseline. Any petroleum-based product can clog your pours and tear ducks which will result in blemishes and infections. Instead, dab a little coconut oil on your finger tips and rub it in circular motions over the eyes. Dab away the access oil and cleanse away the remainder. Coconut oil not only moisturizes the skin, but removes excess dead skin and prevents rough textures.
5. DIY Face Moisturizer using Jojoba Oil
Who said oil isn’t good for skin and hair? What’s amazing about jojoba oil is, not only is it a better alternative to sperm whale oil, which has been illegal for decades (who wants to kill whales for cosmetic?), but it is also superior to whale oil in that it’s light-weight structure mimics our natural sebum oil! Jojoba oil, an extract from an herb in the desert has anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties that fight against fungus and blemishes. When used as a do it yourself cosmetic product such as a moisturizer on the face, the oil tricks the skin into believing that it produced enough sebum, thus preventing you from becoming an oily side-show attraction, how awesome is that?
DIY Beauty Tip: Two tbsp of this fab oil can also be incorporated into your shampoo or used as a hot oil treatment. After stepping out of the shower you can slather that smooth oil on in place of a lotion!