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Beauty products are becoming more and more expensive, and for that reason alone, you may want to try making DIY beauty products to cut down on costs. Homemade beauty products more frugal, and you can also control the ingredients that go into them.
I love making my own beauty products means that you can adjust recipes according to your skin sensitivities, skin type, and personal preferences. Not only is it fun to make them for yourself, but they also make great gifts for holidays and birthdays as well as teacher gifts, mother’s day or just because!
Here are some of my most favorite DIY Beauty Products:
- Orange Sugar Lip Scrub
- Brown Sugar Bath Cakes
- DIY Soothing Bath Bombs
- Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub
- Rosemary Lavender Milk Bath
- Easy DIY Bath Bombs
- DIY Lotion Bars
- Homemade Hand Sanitizer
Many of the DIY beauty products below use simple ingredients that you can find right in your pantry, like this popular Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub. So, what are you waiting for? Whip up some goodies to pamper yourself today!
DIY Beauty Products You Should Make
DIY Cuticle Cream from Happiness is Homemade: Keep your hands and nails healthy with a cuticle cream that’s super easy to make right at home. Dry weather and working with your hands can cause your cuticles to crack. The health of your cuticles is essential to protecting the nail bed from infection and injury, so take care of them! This cuticle cream softens, moisturizes, and nourishes cuticles and can be made in minutes.
DIY Charcoal Face Mask from Oh, the Things We’ll Make: This DIY mask can help clear up your skin and is ideal for combination, oily, or acne-prone skin. Use it weekly to keep skin clean and clear. If you have dry skin or sensitive skin, you should try a more hydrating mask, as clay masks may dry out your skin too much.
DIY Dry Shampoo from Feast for a Fraction: Store-bought dry shampoo can be expensive, particularly if you live in a house full of girls! But you can make your own DIY dry shampoo cheaply and easily with ingredients you already have in your pantry. Leave the cocoa powder in this recipe out if you have light-colored hair; add it in if you have darker hair.
Rose Facial Spray from Beauty Crafter: This mist hydrates your skin and smells fantastic! A few spritzes leave your skin feeling dewy and hydrated. You can use it before or after you apply your makeup. It’s also a great refresher anytime you need a little pick-me-up.
DIY Turmeric Mask from Trendy Mami: A turmeric face mask may help reduce acne, dark circles, sun damage, and scarring, and its anti-inflammatory properties can help calm your skin. The yogurt in this recipe also helps with moisturizing and soothing your skin. You only need three simple ingredients to make this mask, and you probably already have them!
DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow from Soap Deli News: Make this fun, scented trio of pressed eyeshadows for yourself or as a gift. Use the shadows to add pastel color and lots of shimmer to the eyes. You can easily customize the colors and scents to your liking. Use a highlighter brush to swipe across all three colors for a pretty highlighter.
DIY Natural Bronzer from Happy Mothering: Create a bronzer using two common pantry ingredients that will give you that summer glow even when it’s winter, and you do not see much of the sun. You can also add a little turmeric to give you a golden sheen if that suits your skin tone.
Homemade Lipstick from Simplistically Living: Get the perfect lipstick shade every time by learning how to make your own at home. It’s so easy to adjust the colors as you go along, so the perfect red shade you want will be easy to achieve.
Homemade Shaving Cream from Living Well Mom: This luxurious coconut shaving cream will leave your skin soft and smooth after shaving. It lathers nicely and smells amazing. Use this shaving cream along with our DIY Whipped Body Butter and you’ll be sporting nick-free legs this summer when it’s shorts and swimsuit season!
Massaging Shampoo Bars from Brea Getting Fit: Shampoo bars are great for several reasons. First, you’ll likely use less product when you’re using a bar versus when you’re using liquid shampoo. Second, this bar massages your scalp as you lather up, so that’s a nice treat. And third, your kids will love using them, too, so it’ll be easier to convince them to take a bath or shower. That’s a win for busy moms!
For the holidays, I especially like making these items to give as gifts:
- Peppermint Scrub
- Homemade Chamomile Milk Bath
- Coffee Sugar Scrub Stocking Stuffer
- DIY Soothing Bath Bombs
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
This easy homemade Gingerbread Sugar Scrub works as an exfoliant and moisturizer for your skin. It makes a wonderful stocking stuffer for the holidays!
Which of these DIY beauty products do you think you’ll make?