10 Homemade Beauty Products You Can Do in Your Kitchen

Many of us believe that certain beauty products aren’t worth the purchase because they are either too expensive or because we simply do not have time to use them. Thankfully, several beauty products like Shu Uemura contain ingredients that you can easily find in your very own kitchen.

If you are interested in creating your very own beauty items, here are 10 homemade beauty products you can create in your kitchen. With these instructions, you may need to invest in a few small jars and containers to store your homemade beauty product.

natural lipstickLemon lip scrub

Lip scrubs are handy exfoliants that slough off dead skin cells from our lips, revealing softer and more rejuvenated skin. Use this formula daily in the shower and rinse it off before applying your favorite shade of lipstick.

Things you will need:

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-¼ cup of organic sugar

-2 tablespoons of coconut oil (find the version that hardens at room temperature)

-10 drops of lemon essential oil

-1 small jar

Preparation:

– In a small jar, add two tablespoons of coconut oil. Make sure to purchase the one that hardens at room temperature. Place it into the microwave and melt it into the microwave for 10-20 seconds. Allow it to cool before pouring on the sugar to prevent them from dissolving.

-Pour in sugar. Follow it up with 10 drops of lemon essential oil and stir well.

-Seal the jar and let the mixture sit overnight.

-To use, take a small amount and rub it on your lips. Leave it on for 2 minutes before wiping it off with a cloth. Apply your favorite shade of lipstick before heading out.

Honey and sugar body scrub

Body scrubs help remove dead skin cells in rougher parts of your body. For a simple recipe, use honey to take advantage of its antibacterial properties while also nourishing your skin after exfoliating.

Things you will need:

-1 small jar

-½ cup of organic sugar

-¼ cup of honey

Preparation:

-In a small jar, pour in your sugar before adding in the honey. Mix well to create a sweet-smelling paste.

-To use, rub some body scrub on your elbows, knees, and feet to remove dead skin cells. Let it sit for a 2 minutes before rinsing off the mixture.

Face Mist

Face mists are handy little concoctions that provide your skin with an instant pick-me-up during the day. Most of the formulas available contain antioxidants plus hydrating properties to help skin look radiant and fresh.

Things you will need:

-1 small spritz bottle

-1 green tea (teabag)

-2-3 drops of Vitamin E oil.

Preparation:

– Steep tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water for an hour and let it cool.

-Transfer water into the spritz bottle and add 2-3 drops of Vitamin E oil. Close the cap and shake for a few seconds.

-Store in refrigerator overnight

-To use, simply spritz some of the formulae on your face during the day and let it sit for a few minutes. Gently pat off excess water with a clean face towel for smoother and more radiant looking skin.

Hydrating hair mask

Apply a weekly hair mask can provide added vitamins and nutrients to help you achieve softer and shinier hair. For people with dry hair and scalp, coconut and olive oil can help rehydrate your strands from roots to tips.

Things you will need:

-1 small jar or container

-¼ cup coconut milk

-½ teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil

Preparation:

-In a small jar or container, mix the coconut milk and extra virgin olive oil.

-To use, apply the mixture on hair and scalp, using a wide-toothed comb to evenly distribute formulas onto hair.

-Wrap head in a shower cap or warm towel for 25 minutes. Remove cover and rinse thoroughly

Yogurt-honey face mask

Similar to hair masks, adding a weekly facial to your skincare regimen provides additional vitamins and nutrients for your face. For a special glow, this recipe uses yogurt and honey to add moisture to your face without leaving a greasy feeling.

Things you will need:

-1 small bowl

-3-4 tablespoons of organic Greek yogurt

-1-2 tablespoons of honey

-½ slice of lemon

Preparation

-In a small bowl, mix yogurt and honey into a creamy mixture. Squeeze a freshly cut lemon to add antioxidants and brightening properties in the mix. Stir well.

-To use, apply the mixture on face and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off and pat dry.

Homemade Anti-Ageing Face Serum

Serums or boosters are products that women apply after toning their skin. Most serums target specific skin problems whether it’s fine lines, wrinkles, or dark spots. This recipe makes use of rosehip seed oil to prevent certain signs of aging.

Things you will need:

-1 small amber glass bottle with dropper

-2 tablespoons of jojoba oil (organic)

-2 tablespoons of rosehip seed oil

-1.4 tablespoon of vitamin E

*It is important to note that users should purchase certified organic oils. Make sure to do a patch skin test first to see if there are any allergic reactions.

Preparation:

-In a glass bottle pour in jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil, and vitamin E. Close bottle tightly and gently roll the bottle on a flat surface to mix ingredients properly.

-To use, add a few drops on your face and neck after toning. Gently massage into the skin for better absorption.

Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

Toners are essential skincare items because it helps balance the skin’s pH levels. In this recipe, you will need apple cider vinegar with the “mother” for added benefits.

Things you will need:

-1 small plastic bottle

-Organic apple cider vinegar with the “mother”

-Filtered or distilled water

Preparation:

-In a small plastic bottle, pour in ½ water with ½ vinegar for proper dilution. Seal the bottle with the cap and shake it to mix well.

-To use, dab on some toner on a soft cotton ball. Apply on skin and let it dry. Don’t worry about the fermented smell since it’s only temporary.

Quick-fix teeth whiteners

Enhance your smile by using baking soda and distilled water to help break down stain-causing molecules.

Things you will need:

-1 small dish

-1 tablespoon of baking soda

-Few drops of distilled water

-Toothbrush

Preparation:

-In a small dish, add baking soda and a few drops of water. Mix until it forms a smooth paste.\

-To use, dip your toothbrush into the mixture and apply on your teeth. Leave it on for one minute before rinsing.

Lip balm

When the air is dry and you need to maintain soft lips, this handy recipe will ensure your lips stay moisturized so you don’t have to worry about cracked lips before applying your favorite lipstick.

Things you will need:

-3 tablespoons of beeswax pellets

-2 tablespoons of shea butter

-4 tablespoons of coconut oil

-2 drops of vanilla extract

-1 small container

Preparation:

-In a microwavable bowl, melt beeswax for 30 seconds. Pause and add in shea butter and melt for another 30 seconds. Add coconut oil afterward, let it melt for another 30 seconds before taking it out of a microwave.

-Add 2 drops of vanilla extract, stir well.

-Let concoction cool before transferring in small containers. Let it chill overnight.

-To use, add a small amount of product on your lips and apply liberally for a softer and kissable pout.

Homemade Deodorant

Many people believe that deodorants aren’t considered as “beauty” products which are simply not true. When it’s all said and done, sweating throughout the day can affect anyone which can emit a foul odor that affects our surroundings and self-esteem. To avoid these embarrassing moments, this handmade deodorant makes use of natural ingredients without any harmful aluminum or parabens.

Things you will need:

-3 tablespoons of coconut oil

-3 tablespoons of baking soda

-2 tablespoons of shea butter

-2 tablespoons of organic cornstarch

-2 drops of any essential oil of your choice

-1 small mason jar

Preparation:

-Combine coconut oil and shea butter in a small mason jar melt it in a microwave for 30 seconds.

-Remove from heat and add baking soda and cornstarch. Mix well.

-Add in a few drops of any essential oil of your choice.

-Let it cool and harden first before using.

-To use, dab on some mixture on your underarms and let it dry. The following natural ingredients will absorb the smell while also moisturizing your skin.

When it comes to investing in beauty products, many of us may feel hesitant about purchasing certain items because of their price or because we want more organic options. From my personal experience, I can say maintaining a Natural Beauty is not very difficult and it’s cost effective. To learn more you can take a look here. To help cut costs without sacrificing some much-needed pampering, many experts have provided several recipes that are sure to help your hair, face, skin, and overall body feel young and fresh by using natural ingredients that you can buy anywhere.

Another added perk in creating your own beauty products is that you can give handy and unique homemade gifts to your friends, family, and loved ones. Don’t be afraid to experiment and always do a skin patch test to determine whether you are allergic or not.


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