DIY Beauty: 10 Recipes That Taste As Good As They Look

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Here’s DIY beauty at its best ladies!

I think it’s a fair assumption to make that we all want as close to perfect skin as possible. At the very least, I think I can safely speak for the majority of women when I confess that we all spend a small fortune on beauty products that sell us that promise of perfection. Our bathroom cupboards are often bursting with hordes of products. One makes our skin glow. Another promises to heal blemishes. And we’re willing to accept nothing less than a miracle before we move onto another product, another promise. It’s not like we’re asking for much, are we?

What if I told you your miracle products are mostly items you already have sitting inside of a cupboard, just not in the bathroom. Yep, I’m taking you into the kitchen girls! It is oh so easy to make your own beauty products from scratch, aka DIY beauty, so that you’ll have full control over what exactly goes inside: no more ingredients you have to Google to find out what exactly they are. In fact, these beauty products are so pure you could even eat them!

1. Oatmeal & Honey Face Scrub

I adore facial scrubs. They’re the perfect way to priming skin before using a facial mask as they get rid of lingering dead skin and really bring a little life back into your drab skin. Face scrubs allow a deep scrub to really get rid of a build up of things that cleansers alone can’t banish. And this scrub has just three ingredients in it, all of which have wonderful healing qualities. Oatmeal is used because it’s full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and it is great for soothing skin and helping to banish skin irritations. Honey is known for its healing abilities and it’s a great way to sooth the skin. Lastly, almond oil works to clean both skin and pores whilst simultaneously nourishing the skin.

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2. Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

We’ve all heard of using cucumber to combat puffy eyes, but what about using it in a scrub? Well, why would you not want to use it?! Cucumber is packed full of antioxidants and it’s incredibly soothing and hydrating for our skin. Coconut oil will also work to keep the skin smooth, and the peppermint essential oil adds a gorgeous scent to this scrub.

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3. Coconut & Coffee Scrub Bars

While I’m a huge fan of pampering my body, sometimes life gets in the way and we’re just lacking the time for that bit of TLC. During times like these, when we still want our skin to remain in top condition, these cute little scrub bars are a wonderful addition to our bathroom routine. They work to both hydrate and tone the skin as well as reducing cellulite and stretch marks thanks to the coffee and coconut. Simply use these in the shower to keep your body looked after when time is short.

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4. Coconut Rose Body Scrub

Coconut and rose oils are two of my favorite products. I use coconut oil as much as humanly possibly, and I love rose oil for both its scent and its ability to work wonders on the skin. This scrub contains just three ingredients, so it’s super quick to whip up before getting in the shower. The coconut oil is so silky, and it has both antibacterial and antiviral properties to it so it will help to prevent breakouts. Finely ground pink Himalayan salt is superb for exfoliating away dead skin, plus it works to both draw out toxins and also cleanse the body. The scrub is finished off with rose essential oil which, with its natural astringent, is going to aid the body in various ways. Toning, firming the skin and helping to heal both stretchmarks and scars, to name few ways.

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5. Homemade Natural Lip Scrub

Come on, ‘fess up if you have dry lips. I, for one, have slacked with looking after my skin during winter and as a result I’ve had that horrid flaky skin around my lips. It’s really easy to maintain healthy, kissable lips when you use a scrub to exfoliate away that dry skin. The combination of brown and white sugar is going to buff that skin whilst the honey will keep them nourished during the process. Simply scrub, wipe away and go grab your favorite lip salve and pucker up!

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6. Mint Sugar Scrub

This mint scented scrub not only looks gorgeous but that minty smell is heavenly when you’re exfoliating. I’m currently trying to banish my winter heels in time for flip-flop season, so this scrub has a front and center spot right next to all my essential go-tos in my shower.

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7. Turmeric & Yogurt Mask

Yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, is a great base for a mask as it’s thicker and will allow the mask to stay on your skin and not slide off and cause a mess. Yogurt contains high levels of lactic acid which will work to both exfoliate your skin and tighten those pores which will help promote healthy skin. Turmeric itself is a healing superfood, and it’s sneaking up more and more in beauty products. The high antioxidant levels in turmeric will help to truly reform your skin and soften those fine lines and wrinkles.

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8. Seaweed Mask

Don’t judge this seaweed mask by its color – it’s super satiating for the skin! If you’ve never before dabbled with seaweed then now is the time to try. Incorporating seaweed into a face mask is going to feel like such a treat for your skin as it’s packed with nourishing vitamins and minerals that promote collagen product and will leave your skin silky smooth.

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9. Rose Toner Water

I switched to a rose based toner several years ago and it was the best move I made for my skin. Not only does it smell delicately like a summer garden, it’s so nourishing and gentle for your skin. If you find that you suffer from rosecea or eczema, rose oils can help to reduce both swollen spots and redness on the skin.

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10. Rosemary Shaving Cream

Like many, I despise shaving. I’ve tried coconut oil on its own before but it was far too messy and became a safety hazard after I slipped around the bath tub. The first step to achieving smooth, razor-burn free legs is a sharp, clean razor. The second is using a shaving cream to help the razor both glide and keep skin nourished.

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Lora O'Brien

Lora O'Brien

Lora is a virulent health enthusiastic. She freelances from the UK where you can find her writing about all things healthy foodie and natural beauty. Fun fact? She reads and watches more DVDs than the average human.
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