DIY Beauty: 14 Natural Bath & Body Recipes

If you feel like replacing all of your chemical-laden beauty products is just too difficult and expensive, consider this: everything you need for totally natural face, bath and body products is probably already in your kitchen. These 14 DIY natural beauty recipes include shaving cream, body scrub, lip gloss, hair treatments and much more with ingredients like coffee grounds, honey, oats and olive oil.

Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream

Great for sensitive skin and smelling good enough to eat, this shaving cream recipe from For My Family is made with whipped sheer butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil and scented with rosemary and peppermint.

Firming & Softening DIY Body Scrub

Don’t throw out your coffee grounds – you could be using them to scrub away cellulite. Seriously. Mix used grounds from your coffee maker or french press with coconut oil according to this recipe from Pure Ella and you’ve got a simple body scrub that will firm and soften at the same time.

Rosewater Face Mist

Rosewater is refreshing and softening, and it’s especially great for setting your makeup in the dry winter months. Learn how to make your own rosewater using organic roses over at Pink Chai Style.

Avocado Hair and Face Mask

Your hair will love avocado as much as you love to eat it. This rich and creamy ingredient pairs up with banana for a moisturizing hair mask, and with a little honey and apple cider vinegar as a facial treatment. Recipes by Lauren Conrad.

Honey Lemon Face Mask

If you’ve got honey and lemon in your house, you’ve got the ingredients for a facial mask that can clear breakouts, gently cleanse, minimize pores, relieve dryness and brighten your skin tone. Get the instructions at Urban Bush Babes.

Easy Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

Apple cider vinegar mixed with a little bit of oil can help balance out your skin’s oil production for just the right amount of moisture. The instructions are over at Design Mom.

Olive Oil Egg Yolk Shiny Hair Treatment

Get lush, shiny locks – pack your hair full of protein and lush moisture with this egg yolk and olive oil treatment by Pemberley Jones.

Creamy Homemade Moisturizer

Making your own moisturizer is much easier than you might imagine. DIY Natural has a recipe for a rich, creamy lotion that repairs dry skin with beeswax, aloe vera gel and vitamin E. You can scent it with any essential oil you like.

Cranberry Face Wash

Cranberries are naturally astringent, so they make a great base for a facial cleanser that dissolves dirt and oil. This face wash recipe from Juliette Laura also includes coconut oil, oats and orange peel for natural exfoliation.

Oatmeal Honey Face Mask

For dry skin, try this gentle, soothing face scrub recipe from She Knows. It’s got rolled oats, honey, whole milk and ground almonds to exfoliate and revitalize without robbing your skin of moisture.

Jasmine Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are really fun, but they can be kind of pricey. Thankfully, they’re super easy to DIY, as demonstrated by Paula Parrish.

Strawberry Teeth Whitener

Forget the creepy gel that makes your teeth hurt – you can brighten your smile naturally with strawberries. Learn how at Henry Happened.

Moisturizing Beeswax Lip Gloss

Make this easy beeswax lip gloss from Soap Deli News as-is, or tint it with your favorite lip color. Since it’s so easy to make in large batches, it makes a great gift.

Honey Almond Face Scrub

This face scrub from Clones n’ Clowns couldn’t get much simpler: it’s just almond powder and organic honey. But that’s what makes it so brilliant. It’s super-hydrating and exfoliating at the same time, plus honey has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.


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