Once you read this, you will wish you had got your hands on this article sooner! If you are a person who loves investing in skincare products but doesn’t want to spend half your paycheck on purchasing them, we got news for you. Not everything that pampers your skin has to come in an overpriced bottle. Most products can be easily replicated by using readily available home ingredients. The best part is, you don’t have to worry about the composition of the products as you are making them yourself. So you can easily research them and eliminate anything you are not comfortable using. Go through these simple DIY recipes to make the skin care products you have been buying and using all year long!
1. Lip Scrub
There are many popular brands producing lip scrubs to keep your lips healthy and plump. Lip scrubs get rid of dead skin and nourish your lips to help you achieve the perfect pout. But just because you need it does not mean you have to plunge a hole in your pocket to buy it. Here is how to make a lip scrub on your own with home ingredients.
- Brown sugar
- Essential oil
Take a bowl and add a spoon of brown sugar, a few drops of lavender oil, and a spoon of honey and mix it well. Apply the mixture on your lips and rub it gently in circular motions. Let it rest for two minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. The brown sugar exfoliates the skin, the lavender oil nourishes your lips, and honey lightens your lips.
2. Face Scrub
Your face skin is way more sensitive than the rest of your body and needs more attention. Using a harsh exfoliator could cause skin breakouts and lead to further skin damage than there already is. This is when homemade scrubs come into the picture. Not only do they cleanse the impurities, but they also nurture your skin with the right ingredients. Here is how to make a face scrub from scratch.
Start by mixing two spoons of powdered oatmeal and one spoon of honey in a bowl. Add water to make it a suitable consistency. Apply it gently on your face and wash it with lukewarm water after a minute of rest.
3. Hair Mask
There are minimal hair issues that cannot be solved with the help of a hair mask. These masks keep your hair hydrated making it look healthy and shiny. As impressive as they are, they are not lenient with your savings, and if you have long hair, it might finish off the bottle before you know it. To make sure you have a cost-effective solution, we are here to share the recipe to make your own hair mask.
- Apple cider vinegar
Add a spoon of apple cider vinegar, a spoon of honey, and an egg in a bowl. Mix it well and see if it is enough to cover the whole length of your hair. Apply it on your hair and scalp and cover it with a shower cap to prevent dripping. Let it sit for 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
4. Body Scrub
While caffeine-infused scrubs have been the sensation in the past few years, there is nothing in that bottle of body scrub that you cannot make. The body scrub is a competitive product, and the market is always trying to experiment with different ingredients to make your body scrub even more appealing. Using the ideal ingredients that are already there in your kitchen will help you achieve the perfect scrub that improves blood circulation and gives your body a radiant glow.
- Ground Coffee
- Brown Sugar
- Coconut Oil
- Vanilla Extract
Take a cup of brown sugar and add a spoon of ground coffee, a spoon of coconut oil, and a spoon of vanilla extract in it. Mix the ingredients well and when you go for a shower, gently rub it on your body. Let it stay for a minute, and then wash off and apply a mild moisturizer.
5. Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a blessing when you have to go out and don’t have the time to wash your hair. But once you look at the ingredients of the can, the chemicals might discourage you from using it on your scalp. The best way to go about it is to make a nontoxic dry shampoo at home!
- Essential Oils
- Cocoa Powder
- Corn Starch
- Activated Charcoal
Take a spoon of corn starch, a few drops of essential oil, and a spoon of activated charcoal in a bowl and mix to form a paste. Do not use too much essential oil as it might make it oilier than we need. Use a brush to massage the roots of your hair and soak all the excess oil from your scalp.
Now that you know how to make your own favorite skincare and hair care products, nothing can stop you from making your own homemade brand! Once you are comfortable making these products, you can experiment with ingredients and add essence and colors to make them look more appealing. So, do you have any secret DIY beauty product recipes? Let us know in the comments below!