As contradictory as it may sound, the internet has made it easier to live a holistic, natural life. DIYers now have quick access to natural products that would otherwise take a lot of time and money to procure. This allows them to collect ingredients and make non-toxic homemade DIY natural beauty recipes.
If you’re new to making your own beauty products, it’s best to start simple and grow from there. Here are some of the best homemade DIY beauty recipes to get you started.
Best Homemade DIY Natural Beauty Recipes
Argan Oil Face Mask
Nothing nourishes and rehydrates the skin quite like a relaxing face mask. Not only can face masks fight the signs of aging, but they can also minimize pores, help regulate the skin, and fight acne. Face masks have been used for thousands of years in various cultures and have taken a vital place in modern homemade DIY natural beauty recipes and practices.
When using a mask, it’s best to know your skin type in advance. The Argan Oil Shop wrote about best masks based on one’s skin type, especially when using natural ingredients. For this restorative mask, mix one mashed banana, a teaspoon of lemon juice, a teaspoon of honey, and a few drops of argan oil. Apply to the face and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Use this mask weekly for best results.
The banana both hydrates the skin and regulates oil overproduction thus making your skin soft and glowing. The argan oil deeply nourishes the skin without blocking pores. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties to fight acne, while the lemon acts as a gentle astringent that brightens the skin.
Toner is an important part of a skincare routine and removes excess dirt and oil from the skin before moisturizing. It can also be harsh and drying, especially to those with sensitive skin. Making a rosewater toner can keep your skin lively and fresh, without causing irritation.
You will need a bouquet of organic roses with the stems removed and enough distilled water to cover them entirely in a pot. Place the pot to simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the petals have lost most of their color. Strain the water into a jar to cool. Transfer some of the rosewater into a small cosmetics bottle and add a few drops of tea tree oil. Apply this with a cotton ball after cleansing your face. The extra rosewater can be used for other homemade DIY natural beauty recipes.
Nourishing Body Butter
Why use a lotion that could potentially introduce toxins into your system when you could feel the luxurious, silky moisture that comes from making your own body butter?
For this recipe, you’ll need one cup of organic shea butter (not premade lotion; the butter itself), one-half cup of coconut oil, and a few drops of citrus essential oil. Melt the shea butter over indirect heat using a double-boiler or two pots. Allow it to begin to cool, using the refrigerator if necessary. Before it hardens, add the coconut oil and essential oil. Blend using electric beaters for an incredible whipped effect that your skin will love. Store in a glass jar away from sunlight.
The important thing to remember with body butter is that it shouldn’t go on your face! This natural beauty recipe does wonders in the winter when dry skin is an issue.
These are three of the easiest-- yet most beneficial-- homemade DIY natural beauty recipes to get you started at home. Don’t be afraid to experiment and create your own blends as you get more comfortable with your creations.