Make Your Own Beauty Products

I have been on the hunt for natural and safe beauty products. Sometimes choosing more natural and organic products means you have to pay a little more. These recipes can save you money and you can make some for other people too!

Currently I use coconut oil for a moisturizer – face and body. It’s natural and non-toxic and the despite it being an oil, it doesn’t leave an oily residue on your skin.

For an exfoliater I use baking soda. I use it daily on both my face and body. A big box of baking soda is about $3 at the grocery store.

Baking soda can be used for a lot of things – besides using it as a skin scrub, you can also use it for cleaning, deodorizing, and in shampoo.  Every time I use baking soda in place of shampoo it never works for me – I can never rinse it completely out of my hair and it makes me look like I have dandruff and my hair gets all sticky. I do, however, use a little bit of it mixed it with my all-natural shampoo. The natural shampoo’s I’ve used make my hair a bit greasy and heavy, and a little bit of baking soda fixes that problem.

I also found the following recipes that I can’t wait to try.

How to make your own dry shampoo from Petit Elefant. She also has a tutorial for homemade pore strips!

I’ve bought some dry shampoo before, but it was pretty expensive and didn’t last very long. Click the link to view directions and pictures. I might experiment taking the oats out if it leaves little pieces in my hair.

Here are the ingredients to make your own dry shampoo:

2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Cornmeal
2 Tablespoons Ground Oatmeal
A salt shaker type container to store dry shampoo

Make your own deodorant! From How About Orange

I bought a natural aloe-based deodorant a while back. It was $7. It’s lasted me for a while but it doesn’t work quite as well as the commercial deodorants (which many have chemicals I wouldn’t want in my body anymore). So I would love to try this deodorant recipe. I have everything in my pantry except the essential oil.

Ingredients for homemade and natural deodorant:
1/4 cup baking soda ($1.19 for a box)
1/4 cup arrowroot powder ($5.99 for 20 oz.)
4 tablespoons coconut oil ($6.00 for 15 oz.)
10 drops/shakes grapefruit essential oil ($9.99 for 0.5 oz.)
A tin or jar with lid


One thought on “Make Your Own Beauty Products

  1. I’ve made lipgloss before and it came out well. I’m interested to try making some other things but I don’t think I’d go as far as deodorant!

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