Taking care of your skin and introducing a proper skin care routine into your daily schedule is really important. You might be thinking about all of the money you need to spend on products in order to have something to apply to your face. In reality, you can make your own products at home which is not only cheaper but also healthier and better for the environment.
We’ve prepared a lot of amazing DIY recipes for you to try at home:
Lemon and honey face mask
You’ll need a tablespoon of raw honey and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Mix the honey with 2-3 drops of the oil and apply it to the face. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Use a warm washcloth or just some water to wash it off. Try to avoid the sun within the next 24 hours of using this mask since lemon oil is very photosensitive to the sun.
Exfoliating honey and oatmeal mask
For this recipe, one tablespoon of raw or Manuka honey and one tablespoon of uncooked oatmeal are required. You can grind the oats in a blender rather than using whole oats. Mix the ingredients together and apply to the face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and use a washcloth to wipe it off.
Aloe vera makeup setting spray
Only one tablespoon of pure aloe vera gel and three tablespoons of water are required. It’s optional to add some essential oil. You’ll also need a spray bottle to store the spray. Be sure to sanitise it before pouring in the mixture. Take one part of pure aloe vera gel and add three parts of water in a bowl. Add the oil if you wish, we enjoy adding some vitamin E or avocado oil. Pour this mixture into the spray bottle and shake it well. Use it to set your makeup or refresh your face throughout the day.
Rosewater face spray
You’ll need ½ cup of water, ½ cup of rose water and one teaspoon glycerine. Add the water, rose water, and glycerine and mix well in a bowl. You can add the mixture into a spray bottle and use it as a makeup setting spray.
Rosehip and frankincense oil eye cream
Two tablespoons of coconut oil, five drops of frankincense essential oil, one teaspoon of rosehip oil are needed for this recipe. Place all of the ingredients in a glass bowl and stir them together with a spoon. Mix until the consistency is smooth and creamy. Add this mixture into a small glass jar with a lid to store.
Lavender face wash
You need to use one tablespoon of baking soda, two tablespoons of oatmeal and one teaspoon of dried lavender. Ground up the ingredients together. Take some honey into your palm and add some dry ingredients to prepare a mixture in your hand. Wash your face with warm water while massaging the mixture onto your face.
Charcoal and tea tree oil face wash
Two tablespoons of activated charcoal powder, ½ cup of organic honey, 30 drops of tea tree essential oil, ½ cup of aloe vera gel and two tablespoons of safflower oil will be needed. Mix all of these ingredients in a bowl and pour it into an airtight container. The cleanser can be stored in a jar or soap dispenser as well. Try using a spoon to scoop the cleanser into your hard to avoid adding bacteria.
Simple sugar face scrub
You’ll need one teaspoon of organic cane sugar or granulated sugar, two drops of water and one to two drops of some type of essential oil (lemon, lavender, orange, tea tree). Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and using your fingers, gently rub the scrub into your clean face. Remember to avoid the eyes! Rinse it off with cool water and pat dry with a clean facial tower. Always add a layer of moisturiser after.
Honey and oatmeal facial scrub
Take a ½ cup of uncooked oats, one teaspoon of nutmeg, two tablespoons of honey, 15 drops of tea tree oil, 15 drops of lavender oil and optionally a bit of dried lavender. Break up the oatmeal in a blender and transfer it to a small bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them together. Gently rub the mixture into your skin with circular motions and leave it on for about 5-10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.
Papaya face mask
For this recipe, you’ll simply need 3-5 tablespoons of blended papaya and one tablespoon of honey. Mix all of the ingredients together and spread the mask evenly over your face. Leave it one for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. If you feel any burning, take the mask off. It can be too much for sensitive skin.
Olive oil itself can be an extremely hydrating and nourishing moisturiser. You can create a nice bath oil by adding a few tablespoons of olive oil and two drops of lavender oil to a bath.
Shea butter itself is a great source of vitamins for the skin such as A and F. They help alleviate dry skin and keep it looking youthful. It’s produced from the nuts found inside the fruit of the Shea tree. It acts as a barrier to the harmful effect of everyday elements.
Buttermilk is an ingredient found in many luxurious skin care products. It’s rich in lactic acid and great at breaking down and removing dead skin cells. It also speeds up skin turnover and exposes younger looking skin. To use it wet a washcloth in cold buttermilk and leave it on your face for a few minutes. Gently rinse it off.
Mint lip scrub
You’ll need two tablespoons of olive or coconut oil, two tablespoons of sugar, ½ teaspoon of grapeseed oil, and 8-10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix the sugar with your chosen emollient and add the peppermint oil. Blend well. You can also add some grapeseed oil if you wish. Apply the mix to your lips and rub it in circular motions for a few minutes. Rinse it off with water.
Almond lip scrub
For this recipe, you’ll need two tablespoons of light brown sugar, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of almond oil. Mix all of the ingredients and stir well until they’re properly blended. Gently rub a small amount to the lips and move in circular motions. Rinse it off with water and add a bit of almond oil at the end for hydration.
Cinnamon lip scrub
Use ½ a teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder, ½ a tablespoon of raw honey, and ½ a tablespoon of olive oil. Combine the ingredients and mix them well in a bowl. Apply the scrub with your fingers and gently run the lips. After a few seconds rinse it off with lukewarm water and apply a lip balm right after.
Essential oil facial serum
Take one tablespoon of jojoba oil, 2-4 drops of lavender essential oil and ½ a tablespoon of argan oil. Pour the base into a bottle and add the essential oil. After closing the bottle, shake well to combine ingredients. Store in a cool and dark place.
Vitamin C serum
You’ll need ½ a teaspoon of natural real food vitamin C powder, one tablespoon of distilled water and dark coloured container to store the serum. Dissolve the vitamin C powder in the water. That is is. Store the mixture for up to two weeks in the fridge. If you use glycerine to dissolve the vitamin c, then use less water and stir in the glycerine. This version will last you longer than a month.
The ingredients you need to mix are four tablespoons of aloe vera gel, one teaspoon of coconut oil, ½ a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil, three drops of orange essential oil, and three drops cedarwood essential oil. Apply the gel onto wet legs during your shower or bath and shave away.
Take a ⅓ cup of melted coconut oil, two spoons of activated charcoal powder, 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda and stir them all in a jar. Apply to your face using a brush or your fingers. Let it sit for 20 minutes and wash your face thoroughly. Use a moisturiser after.
Kombucha Aloe Toner
You’ll need half a cup of kombucha, ¼ cup of aloe vera juice, two drops of vitamin E oil, and ten drops of essential oil of your choice. Remember to use only pure essential oils; synthetic fragrances can irritate your skin. Mix all of the ingredients and pour into a bottle or jar. It’s a great toner for oily or acne-prone skin.
Cucumber- green tea toner
Take ¼ cup of cucumber juice (one medium cucumber) and ¼ cup of steeped green tea. Extract the juice from the cucumber by either juicing it or blending it in a blender. Make the green tea by pouring ½ cup of freshly boiled water over one green tea bag or one teaspoon of whole green tea leaves. Steep it covered for 7 minutes. Strain the tea leaves from the tea and let it cool completely. Mix the cucumber juice and green tea. Store in a bottle or jar, preferably in the refrigerator. It gives a nice refreshing feel and cleanses the skin thoroughly.
Coffee face wash
A great rinse that brightens and tightens the skin. You’ll need ½ a cup of brewed coffee and ½ a cup of liquid castile soap. Add the cooled coffee in a bowl with the castile soap and stir it well. You can use this mixture all over the face and body while bathing or showering. It leaves the skin super soft and smooth while exfoliating to give your skin a radiant glow.
Cocoa hydrating mask
Take one half of an avocado and mash it in a small bowl. Stir in a spoon of cocoa powder as well as one tablespoon of honey. Apply the mask to clean skin and leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash it off with warm water and apply a moisturiser after.
Organic banana mask
Use half of a banana and mash it in a bowl. Mix in a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of orange juice. Apply the mask all over your face (the lumps are normal) and keep it on for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and don’t forget to use moisturiser.
Natural hand and body lotion
You’ll need ¼ of a cup of coconut oil, a ⅛ cup of cocoa butter, a ⅛ cup of shea butter, one tablespoon of any liquid oil you prefer, one tablespoon of aloe vera juice, and 5-10 drops of any essential oil. Mix the kinds of butter together and heat them over low heat until they’re melted. Remove from the heat and add the aloe vera juice, liquid oil, essential oils. Stir well. Stir the lotion in a container, preferably a glass jar.
Hydrating lip balm
Take about one tablespoon of yellow beeswax beads, put them in a glass bowl and microwave them in a bowl for around 30 seconds. Next, add one tablespoon of coconut oil and return the bowl into the microwave for another 30 seconds. Add in the few drops of lemon essential oil and mix well. If the mixture has gotten cool, put it in the microwave again for another couple of seconds. Fill an empty lip balm container with the mixture and store it in the refrigerator until it hardens. It’s now ready to use!