Natural Beauty Products

Learn How to Make Natural Beauty Products at Home

It’s fun to make natural beauty products at home – and definitely a pennywise project. In my world, there’s no such thing as too many bath salts or bubbles or too many scrubs or facials. But, better than most of the products you can buy at a store, are DIY homemade delights. If you, too, can’t get enough beauty products, then you’ll love these recipes for natural beauty products.

There are so many fun things you can make yourself that work really well. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing “you did it yourself” and knowing you saved money without compromising on quality.

Many recipes only require a few ingredients – and many of those can be found in your own kitchen. Not only are these products easy to make, but they are less toxic, therefore more healthy, than using commercial products, many of which are full of harmful chemicals. At least, you’ll know what the ingredients are.

You’re also helping the environment by making natural beauty products of your own. Many commercial cosmetic products include some type of chemical or detergent. They have to just so the product doesn’t go bad before you buy it. When this is washed off your skin or thrown in the trash, these chemicals and toxins can get into the water supply. Making your own natural beauty products out of common household items is a much greener solution.

Two more environmental benefits are that you’re not buying another container (that has to be paid for and then thrown out to end up on a landfill) and you’ve just saved the gas to drive to the store to purchase one more item.

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Some common kitchen items that can be used to make natural beauty products are:

Epsom salts,

Baking soda,

Sea salt

Bananas and other fruit




olive and other oils,

yogurt, milk and cream


This is just a short list of household products that can be used for skin or hair care. There are quite a few other natural products that can do wonders for your appearance.

There are two common ingredients that you probably will not have on hand when you are learning how to make natural beauty products. These are beeswax and natural soap bars. Beeswax and other natural waxes can be found at health food stores, soap making shops, and some craft stores. For those allergic to bees, there are other vegetable- and flower-based waxes to choose from.

Olive oil and coconut oil are very versatile home ingredients that can be used for a number of natural beauty purposes. Either one can be used as a moisturizer to smooth dry skin on your elbows, cuticles, knees, and feet, even your face (coconut oil is better for this). Olive oil can be added to a warm bath for even more moisture and softness.

For dry hair or scalp, simply massage the oil directly in with your hands. Wrap your head in a warm dry towel for 15 minutes and then wash well. Don’t use your best towel; it will get oil on it unless you wrap your head in something like plastic wrap or split open a clean plastic bag.

Make your own natural exfoliating treatment from olive oil:

1. Mix the oil with twice as much brown sugar to create a thick paste.

2. Use this paste as a pre-shower skin treatment by rubbing gently into the skin.

3. Rinse thoroughly in the shower to remove all paste and any dead skin cells that may have been scraped off.

Banana Moisturizer for dry and cracked skin:

1. Mash a ripe banana until it becomes a paste that is smooth enough to apply to your face or hands.

2. Let the paste soak in for about ten minutes, then rinse off and pat dry.

3. For added moisturizing, add a teaspoon of olive oil before applying.

4. Mashed bananas may also be used as a hair conditioner. Though be wary of using this if you have long hair. (It took me many, many washings and rinsing before I could get the banana out of my hair!)

These are just a few of the beauty products you can make at home without spending much money

Other great home remedies include facial cleansers, herbal bath soaks, skin butter, and natural body scrubs. Most of these recipes can be made with simple ingredients that you already have at home. Now that you know how easy it is, jump right in and learn how to make natural beauty products of your own.

Here’s a few recipes for natural skin care products that are quick, inexpensive and easy to make:

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Luxury Bath Salts

Epsom salts, Sea salts or Kosher salts

Baking soda

Essential oils or perfume, optional, few drops to scent

Liquid glycerine, softening agent found in drugstores

liquid food colouring, optional for colour

Mix in a non-plastic bowl or container:

3 cups salts

1 cup baking soda (scented as you prefer)

Essential Oils

2 tsp liquid glycerine (mix in your tint if you will be using one)

Store in an airtight container.

To use: scoop ½ cup into running water, swish to dissolve…and ENJOY!

Bubble Bags

Used in the shower, when there is no time to take a soaking bath.

2 parts oatmeal

2 parts dried herbs

1 part grated soap

Place ingredients in a cloth bag and use as a washcloth

Without the soap, use in the bath.

Make a small bag with a drawstring at one end.

Fill with oatmeal and dried herbs, like peppermint, and hang from the faucet in your bath tub under running water, or swish through the bath water repeatedly.

May be used more than once. Squeeze excess water from the bag and hang to dry between use.

Here’s a few recipes for natural skin care products that are quick, inexpensive and easy to make:

Stimulating Bath Salts

Sea Salt 3 tbsp

Baking Soda 3 tbsp

Essential Oils 8 drops

Jar to hold 4 oz

Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils:

Angelica, Basil, Bay, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus, Fennel,Fir, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Nutmeg,Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint, Spruce, Tea Tree, and Thyme.

Add sea salt, baking soda and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix, mix well.

Eye Makeup Remover

You know you can season a salad bowl with Olive Oil but did you also know it makes a good eye makeup remover? Moisten a cotton ball with a little olive oil and gently wipe away eye makeup.

Skin need a boost? Try this mask.

Nourishing Facial Mask

1 egg

1 tsp almond oil

1 Tbsp half and half cream

Combine the ingredients and apply to your face. Leave on for about 15 minutes. Remove with cool water.

Chocolate Soap

12 oz grated soap

5 oz water

1/4 cup instant cocoa powder

1/8 oz Chocolate Fragrance oil

Combine the grated soap and water in a saucepan, and set on medium heat.

When the soap has melted, add the cocoa powder, and chocolate fragrance.

Stir well, then pack into molds and let sit until hardened.

I hope you enjoyed these recipes natural Beauty Products and that you'll be inspired to create your own!

Best Pennywise Tip: Put on some soft background music, light a scented candle, have a favourite drink (preferably herbal) and - go soak in the tub to read that book you keep not getting to.

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