One of the most therapeutic DIY projects in the world is creating your own beauty products from stuff you already have in the kitchen. You can create hair conditioner, face masks, body scrubs and even limp plumpers, using a combination of everyday ingredients, so we’ve collected 16 of the best mixtures you can throw together yourself!
A lot of these DIY beauty hacks include olive oil, coconut, honey and baking soda so it may be worth stocking up if you haven’t got all of those products at home right now. But once you’ve added them to your shopping list, they can go a long way.
1. DIY Coffee Scrub
All you’ll need is ground coffee and olive oil to make this great coffee scrub that is particularly good at helping stretch marks fade. Get the full tutorial here.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar And Ginger Bath Soak
All you need is salt, ginger and apple cider vinegar to make this detoxing bath soak. Soak yourself for 45 minutes for quick results!
3. Green Tea Bags To Cure Puffiness
Tighten and de-puff your under eyes by placing cool green tea bags on your skin for around five minutes. The caffeine will help your skin recover and tighten quickly.
4. Honey, Cinnamon And Coconut Face Mask
Stir one tablespoon of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon and coconut flakes and massage the mixture onto your face. This mask is full of anti-oxidants and it will make your skin incredibly soft!
5. Oatmeal To Calm Itchy Skin
Oats are full of lubricating fats and sugars that will moisturise your skin and calm itchiness, sunburn and redness.
6. Oil And Avocado Hair Mask
Mix two tablespoons of honey with a medium-sized avocado and apply to dry hair for 20 minutes. Your hair will be moisturised by the avocado’s unsaturated oils and the honey’s humectant qualities.
7. Vaseline Blackhead Remover
Gather your supplies: Vaseline, cling film wrap and a washcloth, and follow the above steps to unclog your pores and remove blackheads.
8. Brown Sugar, Honey And Olive Oil Lip Scrub
Mix a little brown sugar in with the honey and olive oil to get an exfoliating lip scrub.
9. Peppermint Lip Plumper
Add peppermint to your favourite lip gloss to make your lips look fuller instantly.
10. DIY Sea Salt Spray
All you need is coconut oil, salt, water and conditioner to create your own sea salt spray which give your hair some added texture and body.
11. Lavender, Honey And Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
Hydrate you skin while toning it, using this DIY toner. Get the full tutorial here.
12. Strawberry Hand Treatment
Follow the above instructions and you’ll have the softest, strawberry-scented hands ever!
13. Oatmeal And Chamomile Face Mask For Sensitive Skin
Start by brewing a strong pot of chamomile tea while you mix half a cup of oats, one tablespoon of baking soda, one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoon of white sugar.
Pour the tea in slowly until it looks similar to the mixture above, then apply to a damp face for five minutes. You’ll have soft and exfoliated skin in no time!
14. Green Tea And Coconut Face Mask
All you need is a tablespoon of coconut and some loose green tea to make this super hydrating face mask! Follow these instructions to make your own.
15. Coconut And Rosemary Conditioner
Using 5 grams of rosemary leaves and 150 ml of coconut milk, you can make this great hair conditioner. To make your own, use this tutorial!
16. Coffee Filter Blotters
Coffee filters are made out of very similar materials to blotting papers, so keep a few close to you on hot days to reduce shine.
17. Olive Oil Face Wash
Although adding oil to your face may seem counterproductive, rubbing olive oil onto your skin will actually act as a magnet that will draw oil of your pores, leaving your skin clean and glowing.
18. Starch As A Dry Shampoo
Since most dry shampoos contain starch anyway, you can use household sprayable starch if you get desperate.
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