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21 All-natural DIY Beauty Products You'll Love ...

To me there’s nothing better than DIY beauty products, especially when they’re all natural! I love making my own beauty products and treatments because they’re fun, cheap, good for you and good for the earth. Try out some of these all-natural beauty products and treatments the next time you’re spending the night in with girlfriends or just want some rainy day primping activities!

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1. Dry Shampoo

Cut back on water and unnecessary toxins with this simple DIY beauty product! There are two ways to make a dry shampoo, the first being the easiest is to use cornstarch or finely ground oatmeal and work it into your scalp and brush. And the second way:
Ingredients:
5 oz of coarse-ground cornmeal or couscous
30 drops of your favorite essential oil
20 drops of castor oil
Directions:
Mix it all together, apply pinches of the mix on your scalp, massage and brush out!
Source: heallovebe.com and tlc.howstuffworks.com

2. Nail Strengthener

A fabulous all-natural treat for your nails and at-home beauty treatment is this vegetable oil-based nail strengthener. Use this treatment as part of your next home manicure!
Ingredients:
2 teaspoons of castor oil
1 teaspoon wheat germ oil
2 teaspoons of salt
Instructions:
Combine ingredients, pour it into your bottle, shake it up, rub on your nails and leave it on for 3-5 minutes before wiping off!
Source: thedailygreen.com

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3. Chocolate-Orange Lip Balm

If you’re a fellow chocolate lover, this natural beauty product is perfect for gals like us! Keep parched lips moist and kissable with this lip balm made with real chocolate chips!
Ingredients:
3 tablespoon of cocoa butter
3-4 dark, organic chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
¼ teaspoon organic orange extract
Directions:
Melt cocoa butter in the microwave, add chocolate chops and stir until melted (You may have to microwave the mixture again for a few seconds). Add vitamin E and orange extract, mix well and pour into a small container.
Source: tlc.howstuffworks.com

4. Lemon Vodka Hair Spray

Have you ever been mid-sip of a cocktail and thought the ingredients would make a fabulous DIY beauty treatment? Maybe not, but the ingredients for this DIY hair spray sound delish!
Ingredients:
3 slices of lemon
¼ cup vodka
1 cup of water
Directions:
Simmer your lemons in the water for 30 minutes, strain the liquid through cheesecloth and allow it to cool. Next, add ¼ cup vodka to the liquid and pour into a spray bottle. If you have darker hair, use orange instead of lemons to avoid any hair lightening!
Source: heallovebe.com

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5. DIY Eco-Friendly Hand Softener

This natural beauty product can help soften and moisturize dry and rough hands from the cold fall air. Try this out the next time you’re having a movie marathon or just relaxing at home!
Ingredients:
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup vodka
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon of dried flower petals
½ cup water
1 tablespoon sea salt
Directions: Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil into a bowl, mix in 1/4 cup of vodka, one teaspoon of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of water. Once it’s all mixed, mix in one tablespoon of sea salt and one tablespoon of crunched up dried flower petals (if you have them) apply to your hands for few minutes and rinse!
Source: tlc.howstuffworks.com

6. DIY Hair Texturizer

All DIY beauty products don’t require a lot of prepping, this hair texturizer for beachy waves is as easy as it gets! Or you can make things easier and leave out the oil and just mix a cup of water and 2 teaspoons of sea salt and you’re done!
Ingredients:
Empty Spray Bottle
3 teaspoons Epsom Salt
3 squirts Water-Based Hair Gel
4 ounces Tap Water
Directions:
Just load your ingredients into your spray bottle - that's it!
Source: bridgeywidgey.com

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7. Cucumber Honey Toner

How about an at-home beauty treatment that only requires two ingredients? All you need for this toner is a cucumber and 2 teaspoons of honey!
Ingredients:
1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into pieces
2 teaspoons honey
Directions:
Puree cucumber in a blender. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set the sieve over a glass bowl or measuring cup. Pour the cucumber puree through the sieve and let it stand for 15 minutes for the juices to drip into the bowl. Pour the clear juice into a clean bottle and add honey.

To use, shake the bottle and saturate a cotton pad with the lotion. Sweep over face, neck and chest morning and night, and let it air dry (about 3 to 4 minutes). Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes about 1/2 cup.
Source: pioneerthinking.com

8. Honey Cocoa Lip Balm

For those who aren’t too keen on chocolate and orange, try this alternate DIY beauty product with a more subtle scent made with honey and beeswax.
Ingredients:
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. honey
3/4 tsp. beeswax — grated
1/2 tsp. pure cocoa butter
Flavored oil of your choice (like peppermint or vanilla)
1 vitamin E capsule
Directions:
In a small saucepan, heat oil, honey, wax and butter over a low heat until just melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. Stir in flavoring and contents of vitamin E capsule. Pour into containers of your choice.
Source: pioneerthinking.com

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9. DIY Powder Foundation

A natural beauty product that makeup lovers will adore is this super simple three-ingredient foundation! This recipe is called a foundation but you can also use this as a powder.
Ingredients:
Arrowroot powder
Cacao powder
Cinnamon
Directions:
Start with arrowroot powder and slowly add cacao powder and cinnamon until you get a shade close to your skin tone.
Source: heallovebe.com

10. Banana Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

A natural beauty treatment that’s great for acne-prone skin that’s affordable and super easy to make is just what the doctor ordered!
Ingredients:
1 banana, preferably ripe (You can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using.)
1 tablespoon honey
An orange or a lemon
Directions:
Mix the banana and honey together. Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon. Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth
Source: safecosmetics.org

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11. Strawberry Hand and Foot Exfoliant

A DIY beauty treatment that looks good enough to eat is this strawberry hand and foot exfoliant. Strawberries are a great all-natural skin remedy with vitamins and salicylic acid that’ll get rid of dead skin!
Ingredients:
8-10 strawberries
2 tablespoons apricot oil (you may substitute olive oil)
1 teaspoon of coarse salt, such as Kosher salt or sea salt
Directions:
Mix together all ingredients, massage into hands and feet, rinse and pat dry. Strawberries contain a natural fruit acid that aids in exfoliation.
Source: spaindex.com

12. DIY Bronzer

This has got to be one of the easiest DIY beauty products to make ever! If you bake or maybe even if you don’t, you’re probably going to have these two ingredients ready to get glowing!
Ingredients:
Empty makeup case/compact
Cinnamon
Powdered Sugar
Directions:
Pour some cinnamon then some powdered sugar into the case/compact. The amount will depend on how light you want the mixture to be for your skin. Mix the powders together. I used a paint brush for this part. Add an Essential Oil Mix a bit of your favorite essential oil into the mix, this will this leave it smelling good and it'll bond the powders together and keep them firm in the case. Apply with a brush and enjoy! This project is a great way to bronze your skin with some items from around your house—and without supporting the cosmetics industry.
Source: tlc.howstuffworks.com

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13. DIY Tinted Beet Lip Gloss and Blush

This next DIY beauty product is about as natural as it gets! All you need for luscious ruby-tinted lips are beets, olive oil and powdered sugar. Strawberries and pomegranates will also work but it’ll require more fruit for the same color payoff as a beet.
Ingredients:
1 beet
Few drops of olive oil
Powdered sugar
Directions:
Chop your beet up into pieces and heat it. I put mine in the microwave for 40 seconds. The heat brings the red juice out. In a small container (a bottle cap or lid will work), mix your beet juice with a couple drops of olive oil. Mix in powdered sugar until a consistency to your liking is reached. Once the mixture has been made, use a lipstick brush to brush it onto your lips. You can also use a makeup sponge to add color to your cheeks with this mixture.
Source: tlc.howstuffworks.com

14. DIY Bath Bombs

Here’s a fun DIY natural beauty product that you can make for yourself and your friends! Why buy expensive bath bombs when you can make your very own at home?!
Ingredients:
Dry Ingredients:
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid (do not substitute ascorbic acid)
1/2 cup corn starch
1/3 cup Epsom salts or coarse sea salt
Wet Ingredients:
2 1/2 tablespoons sunflower or other light oil (like sweet almond oil)
3/4 tablespoon water or rosewater (be careful not to start the fizzing action by adding too much water)
1/4 – 1 teaspoon essential oils
1/4 teaspoon borax as an emulsifier
Vegetable or other natural colorant (optional)
Directions:
Sieve the dry ingredients together until they are well blended. Measure and combine all the wet ingredients and borax in a clean jar. Cover tightly and shake vigorously. Slowly drizzle the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, gently stirring to prevent the reaction from starting. Make sure you mix in all of the wet ingredients. Afterward, you’ll find that the mixture is dry and crumbly and has to be packed in the molds quite firmly to keep shape. The mixture should just start to hold together when pressed in your hand, like slightly moist fine sand. You can unmold the bombs after 30 minutes, and let them dry for a few days before using them. Store them in a dry place.
Source: safecosmetics.org

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15. Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment

We can’t neglect our scalps while we’re making all these other DIY beauty products! This next scalp treatment can moisturize and help get rid of flakes!
Ingredients:
Scalp treatment bristle brush – natural is best, but all I could find at Sally’s was a nylon brush. They have a rounded top at the bristles making it easier to roll over the scalp, but even a regular bristle brush can do the job.
Application brush or cotton balls
4 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
Directions:
Mix 4 tablespoons coconut oil with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice. ou’ll start on dry hair, and it really makes no difference if it is clean or not. Starting on top, place the brush on the scalp, rotate it across the scalp while pressing down and pull off in the end. Repeat across the scalp, parting hair where necessary. This will stimulate the blood circulation and loosen any dry skin scales. This should feel good, don’t press so hard that it hurts.

Next part the hair down the center and apply the oil mixture to the scalp with the application brush or cotton ball. Work in one inch sections down the sides of the head, then the back making sure the mixture covers the entire scalp.

Now give your scalp (or your friends) a good massage. Rub with your fingertips in a circular motion all over the scalp. Leave the treatment on for about 20 minutes.
Finish it off with a good shampoo and conditioner.
Source: themotherhuddle.com

16. DIY Pore Strips

Who needs pricey, store-bought pore strips when you can make your own pore strips with a few ingredients from your kitchen cabinets!
Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon Unflavored Gelatin
1 1/2- 2 Tablespoons Milk {any kind}
Directions:
Measure 1 Tablespoon of unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}
Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatin
Until it looks like this
Mix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency. Add more milk if you’re uncomfortable with the amount of chunk.
Source: petitelefant.com

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17. DIY Hair Remover

Hair growth is a naturally occurring phenomenon so personally I think hair removers should be free-but I digress. Whip up this simple and cheap at-home beauty treatment for sexy, fuzz-free legs!
Ingredients:
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of honey
1 ounce of lemon juice
A drizzle of molasses (optional)
Cotton fabric strips (we used an old bed sheet) 3 in. x 10 in.
Popsicle stick or butter knife
Directions:
In a microwave safe bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave - it will be HOT! Stir the mix. If it is a smooth consistency it is ready to use. If the sugar hasn't dissolved completely, microwave for additional 30 seconds until it has. Let the sugar cool off until it is still hot, but cool enough to put on your skin. Please don't burn yourself!!

Make sure the area you are going to wax is clean and dry. Now, using your Popsicle stick spread a very thin layer down your leg in the direction of the hair growth. Press your strip of into the sugar. Rub several times.

Pull your skin taught. Grip the strip from the bottom. Quickly pull upwards (opposite of the direction that the hair grows). Repeat on the rest of your leg. Just don't repeat on the same patch of skin. Then admire your smooth leg. Make sure you moisturize your skin after you wax. We did find that it took a little practice getting this technique down, but once we did we found it worked really well. The wax cleans up easily with a little water. The extra wax will keep for a long time. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Source: homemademamas.net

18. Homemade Natural Deodorant

Another natural beauty product that you can easily make at home is deodorant. Avoid any weird chemicals from the store-bought kind and save some dough with this safe and easy recipe!
Ingredients:
5-6 Tbsp Coconut oil
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
Directions:
Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder. Then slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon until it maintains the substance you desire. It should be about the same texture as the store bought kind, solid but able to be applied easily. You can either scoop this into your old dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use. After applying the product, you can just rub the remains into your hands as a lotion! This recipe lasts about 3 months for two people with regular daily use.
Source: passionatehomemaking.com

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19. Make Your Own Solid Perfume

DIY beauty products aren’t just about makeup and skin care, we can make our very own solid perfume too! This recipe takes a little more time but worth the effort to say you made your own signature scent!
Ingredients:
Olive Oil (don’t use expensive olive oil for this. Use the cheapest Extra Virgin Olive Oil you can find. EVOO, if you’re a Rachel Ray fan…) or Sweet Almond Oil
Beeswax
Essential Oils
Bamboo skewer or chopstick for stirring
Clean tin can or glass measuring cup (you can still use the cup in the kitchen after you make this)
Small pot or pan
Small container to pour finished perfume into. Some ideas: a used, clean chapstick tube, little watchmaker tins (craft stores and seed catalogs sell them). You could also use the plastic tops to milk jugs or soda bottles — they won’t have covers, though, so you wouldn’t be able to have them with you on the go. Whatever works.
Directions:
Add one tablespoon of olive oil and about 3/4 tablespoon (the original recipe I found said to add equal amounts of both oil and beeswax, but it ended up seeming a little too firm to me. Add more beeswax if yours seems like it’s not thick enough.) of beeswax to your can or glass measuring cup.

Place the can or cup into a pot that has about an inch of water in the bottom, and place it on the stove on medium-high heat. Once the water starts to boil, the wax will melt pretty quickly. Stir it every once in a while.

Once everything is melted, remove it from the heat and add your essential oils. Between 5 and 15 drops of your chosen oils is about right, depending on how strong you want your perfume to be. You can go with single-note scents such as lavender, patchouli, orange, sandalwood, or rose, or you can do combinations. I’ve done a patchouli perfume with just a hint of sweet orange oil, and a lavender/vanilla combo that turned out to be one of my favorites. For more ideas on scent combinations, check out this article (they have instructions for making alcohol-based perfumes, but the essential oil combos they use should give you a few ideas.)

Stir the essential oils in well, and carefully pour your perfume into your container of choice. Let it sit and harden for at least 30 minutes, and it’s ready to use.
Source: inthegardenonline.com

20. Chamomile Shampoo

One of the DIY beauty products we can all use is a homemade shampoo. If you have some chamomile tea bags on hand all you need are some soap flakes and glycerin for some tantalizing tresses!
Ingredients:
4 bags of Chamomile tea (or 1 handful of fresh Chamomile flowers)
4 tablespoons pure soap flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons glycerin
Directions:
Let the tea bags steep in 1 1/2 cups of boiled water for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and with the remaining liquid add the soap flakes. Let stand until the soap softens. Stir in glycerin until mixture is well blended. Pour into a bottle. Keep in a dark, cool place.
Source: pioneerthinking.com

21. Ravishing Rosemary Deep Conditioner

A great little companion for your DIY beauty treatment is a nourishing and moisturizing conditioner! You can use this as a regular conditioner or for a deeper hair treatment.
Ingredients:
Rosemary essential oil
Carrier oil (sweet almond or olive oil) slightly warmed
Directions:
Add 2-5 drops of rosemary essential oil with 1 teaspoon of carrier oil of your choice, blend well. Work the oils through dampened hair and massage the scalp. Wrap your head in a warm towel and leave on for 45 minutes to deep condition the hair. Wash out and rinse with cool water. Keep out of eyes.
Ingredients can be found at any health food store.
Source: pioneerthinking.com
There are soooo many DIY beauty products that we can make so easily in the comfort of our own home! Natural beauty products are a smart way to cut costs and cut out unnecessary ingredients by making your very own brand of beauty! Do you have any favorite DIY beauty recipes?

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