DIY Beauty Product Recipes that Will Make You and Your Wallet Feel Good

Shannon Quinn - June 29, 2022
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Vanilla sugar lip polish. Credit: Bitz N Giggles

22. Vanilla Sugar Lip Polish

If you have dry, peeling lips, you may want to try a lip scrub or polish. The ingredients you need are: 1/4 cup white granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, vitamin E capsule, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon honey, and 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil. Combine all of these ingredients together, and put it in a container to save for repeated use. This could be great for yourself, or to give as a gift to someone you love. (via Bitz N Giggles)

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21. Honey Face Wash

Looking for a new face wash to help your skin glow?  Try this honey face wash. You need 1/3 cup raw honey, 2 tsp evening primrose oil OR rosehip seed oil, 1 tsp jojoba oil, 2 TBSP distilled water or hydrosol, 10 drops each cedarwood, tea tree, lavender and geranium essential oils. There are different recipes for different skin types as well. Check them all out on The Herbal Spoon. (via The Herbal Spoon)

Homemade banana face mask. Credit: Freebie Finding Mom

20. Homemade Banana Face Mask

Face masks help to hydrate and heal your skin. They stay on for about an hour before you wash them off, but they work like a charm. In order to make this DIY banana face mask, you need: 2 tsp. coconut oil, 1 egg white, ½ banana, Cinnamon (optional), Honey (optional), Avocado (optional), and a 4 oz. mason jar. Combine the ingredients together, and slather it all over your face. It’s easy to make, but make sure to use it quickly, since the ingredients will go bad if you hold onto it for too long. (via Freebie Finding Mom)

Pore strips. Credit: Natural Living Ideas

19. Pore Strips

Many of you out there have probably purchased those nose pore strips before. But did you know that you can make your own? All you need is 1 packet of gelatin (one 1 tablespoon), 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 sheet of toilet paper, 2-3 drops tea tree oil, flat makeup brush, and a small microwave proof bowl. For full step-by-step instructions on how to make this, check out Natural Living Ideas. (via Natural Living Ideas)

Makeup remover. Credit: Empowered Sustenance

18. Makeup Remover

At the end of the day, you want to remove a full face of makeup. But sometimes, it can dry or strip your skin if the product is too strong. This DIY makeup remover only has two ingredients: vitamin e oil and jojoba oil. Combine those two together, and you’ve got an oil-based makeup remover. Just remember to wash your face afterwards.  (via Empowered Sustenance)

Non-toxic eye liner. Credit: The Coconut Mama:

17. Non-Toxic Eye Liner

If you’re like me, you’ve experimented with different liquid eyeliners over the years. This one is non-toxic, and only uses 3 ingredients:  coconut oil, aloe vera and activated charcoal. That’s all you need! Mix these three ingredients together, and use a brush to apply the eye liner to your eyes. We’re not sure how long it lasts, but you can find out more from the blog called The Coconut Mama. (via The Coconut Mama)

Organic foundation. Credit: Pronounce Skincare

16. Organic Foundation

We wear foundation on our skin every day, and yet so few of us stop to check the ingredients list. In reality, we’re putting on so many chemicals that sit on our pores all day long. Here is a DIY foundation recipe that’s organic and toxin-free. What you need to get started is a double-boiler, kitchen scale, whisk, container for finished product, 1.5oz almond oil,  1oz shea butter, .5oz cocoa butter,.5oz beeswax, 1/8t vitamin E, .5oz zinc oxide, cacao powder, and cinnamon. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out Pronounce Skincare. (via Pronounce Skincare)

Cream blush and lip tint. Credit: Mommy Potamus

15. Cream Blush and Lip Tint

A lot of companies out there sell multi-use sticks that combine blush and lip tint together into the same product. But did you know that you can make your own? The ingredients you need to make this lip tint and bush are: rose mica powder, cacao powder, kaolin clay, and shea butter. For the full instructions on how to make it, check out the Mommy Potamus blog.  (via Mommy Potamus)

Homemade bronzer. Credit: Thank Your Body

14. Homemade Bronzer

Looking for a sun kissed skin tone just in time for summer? Here’s how to make your own bronzer: 1 Tbs. cinnamon powder, 1 tsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp nutmeg powder, 2 tsp arrowroot powder , and 15 drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil. For full instructions on how to make this, check out the Thank Your Body blog.  (via Thank Your Body)

Vitamin C serum beauty product. Credit: Primally Inspired

13. Vitamin C Serum

If you’re into skincare, you may have already purchased vitamin C serum. It helps to heal your skin, and it keeps it healthy for a long time. The only issue is that it can be expensive, especially fro high-end brands. Here’s the ingredients you need to make it on your own: 1 teaspoon vitamin C powder, 1 teaspoon distilled water, 1 teaspoon glycerin (optional), ⅛ teaspoon vitamin E (optional), and a small amber or dark glass bottle. For full instructions on how to make it, check out the Primally Inspired blog. (via Primally Inspired)

Homemade mascara beauty product. Credit: Real Food RN

12. Homemade Mascara

Finding the perfect mascara is tricky. Sometimes it clumps, or bleeds, or flakes off into your eyes. So if you’re getting toxic bits in your eyes, that can’t be good! Here’s what you need to make a DIY all-natural mascara: 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp shea butter, 1 1/2 tsp beeswax, 2 tsp jojoba oil, 2 capsules activated charcoal, and 2 drops vitamin E oil. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out the Real Food RN blog. (via Real Food RN)

Homemade foundation powder beauty product. Credit: Thank Your Body

11. Homemade Foundation Powder

Here is yet another recipe for making a powder based foundation: arrowroot powder, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, jojoba, olive, or almond oil. With so few ingredients, you can feel confident knowing that your skin isn’t getting clogged with harmful chemicals. For full instructions on how to make this, check out the Thank Your Body blog. (via Thank Your Body)

Coffee eye cream beauty product. Credit: Soap Deli News

10. Coffee Eye Cream

Eye cream helps to alleviate wrinkles around the eyes, and it can give you a bit of pep in the morning before you apply your makeup. The ingredients you need to make coffee eye cream are: .5 oz. coffee infused oil, .25 oz. jojoba oil, .25 oz. rosehip seed oil, .75 oz. shea butter, .75 oz. cocoa butter, 1/2 mL (about 10 drops) lavender essential oil, 3 drops chamomile essential oil and 5 drops vitamin E oil. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out the Soap Deli News blog. (via Soap Deli News)

Scented bath salts beauty product. Credit: DIY Inspired

9. Scented Bath Salts

Everyone loves to relax in the bathtub, and you can make your own bath salts very easily. You need the following ingredients: glass test tubes, epsom salt, coarse sea salt, essential oils and dropper, glass measuring cup, spoon, food coloring, funnel, and labels (optional). For the full instructions on how to make this, check out the DIY Inspired blog. (via DIY Inspired)

Facial oil moisturizer beauty product. Credit: Don’t Mess Mama

8. Facial Oil Moisturizer 

Have dry skin? Try out this all-natural facial oil moisturizer. You need the following ingredients: 2 oz glass dropper bottle, 2 oz argan oil, 15 drops frankincense essential oil, and 10 drops lavender essential oil, For the full instructions on how to make this, check out the Don’t Mess With Mama blog. (via Don’t Mess With Mama)

Coconut lime sugar scrub beauty product. Credit: The Idea Room

7. Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

If you need to scrub away dry skin, try using sugar scrub. You need the following ingredients: coconut oil, granulated white sugar, essential lime oil, and shredded coconut. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out The Idea Room blog. (via The Idea Room)

Mascara beauty product. Credit: Thank Your Body

6. Mascara

Here is yet another great mascara recipe for you to try. You need the following ingredients: 2 tsp coconut oil, 4 tsp aloe vera gel, 1/2  – 1 tsp bees wax pellet, 1 – 2 capsules of activated charcoal (for black) or cocoa powder (for brown), and a clean mascara container. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out the Thank Your Body blog. (via Thank Your Body)

Exfoliating coffee and sugar scrub beauty product. Credit: Creative Green Living

5. Exfoliating Coffee and Sugar Scrub

Coffee is a great exfoliator, and so is sugar. Combine the two together, and you’ve got an amazing DIY scrub on your hands. You need the following ingredients: 1/4 cup coconut oil, 10 drops cinnamon essential oil blend, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 cup coconut sugar, and 1/2 cup finely ground coffee. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out the Creative Green Living blog. (via Creative Green Living)

Exfoliating face cream beauty product. Credit: Don’t Mess With Mama

4. Exfoliating Facial Scrub

Here is yet another type of exfoliating scrub, this time for your face. You need the following ingredients: 1/2 cup baking soda, 8 drops frankincense, and 8 drops lavender. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out the Don’t Mess With Mama blog.(via Don’t Mess With Mama)

Cleaning wipes to erase the beauty products from your face. Credit: Happy Money Saver

3. Cleaning Wipes

At the end of the day, you may need to wipe off all of the makeup and other things that you’re trying out on your face. But if you want to save the environment, it’s best not to use disposable wipes. You need the following ingredients: 2 cups distilled water, 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or fractionated coconut oil, 5 drops melaleuca essential oil, 5 drops grapefruit essential oil, optional: Few drops of vitamin e or aloe, and an old, clean t shirt or towel. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out the Happy Money Saver blog.

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DIY beauty products like all natural eye shadow. Credit: Thank Your Body

2. All Natural Eye Shadow

Love to experiment with eyeshadow colors? Try going all-natural with these different shades of DIY eyeshadows. You need the following ingredients: arrowroot powder, shea butter, cocoa powder, nutmeg, dried beet powder, turmeric, and allspice. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out the Thank Your Body blog. (via Thank Your Body)

Apple cider vinegar is a great beauty product. Credit: Mommy Potamus

1. Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

Apple Cider Vinegar is great for you both inside and out. You need the following ingredients: In order to make this, you only need three ingredients: raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, distilled water or hydrosol, and witch hazel extract. For the full instructions on how to make this, check out the Mommy Potamus blog. (via Mommy Potamus)

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