DIY Beauty Products

5 DIY Beauty Products Recipes


Sometimes you need time to relax and soak up the self-love. Going to the spa isn’t always realistic, but you can create some awesome DIY beauty products at home.  

According to the EWG, women use an average of 12 products a day, containing 168 different chemicals. That’s a lot of chemicals absorbed through your skin daily. Some of those chemicals can actually be pretty harmful to you.

Click here to get your copy of my free pdf, “10 Harmful Ingredients to AVOID in Beauty Products,” and start recognizing some of these toxins. 

In the meantime, let’s learn how to create some products of our own. I have done the searching for you and found some DIY beauty products. I think you will enjoy making and using. Bonus, you can even use this as a fun activity with the kids during the day that you can enjoy in the evening.

First up, Foot Soak!

Now, as a hairstylist, I stand on my feet ALOT! Sometimes at the end of the day, my tootsies are screamin’. So imagine, filling up a bin with nice warm water and relaxing while you relieve your tired feet and detox. Ahh…

diy foot soak



Warm water in a basin/tub

2 cups of apple cider vinegar

2-3 drops of essential oil (optional)


Heat water in a large pot

Fill a basin or tub with warm water

Stir in apple cider vinegar

Add essential oil

Soak feet for 15-20 mins

Remove feet and pat dry

While your feet are soaking, you might as well do a face mask too!

diy face mask

Oats and Honey Face Mask


3 Tbsp ground oatmeal

1 Tbsp raw honey

1 Tbsp warm water


Take whole oats and add to a grinder (I use a coffee grinder) and add to a bowl

Stir in honey and water to make a paste

Apply to face and neck for 15-20 mins

Use a towel to remove the mask or rinse with hands

Why Oatmeal?

It can soak up excess oil and help treat acne. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. They contain compounds called saponins, which remove dirt and oil that clog pores and exfoliate the skin.

Why Honey?

It is naturally antibacterial, which is great for acne treatment and prevention. Also, it is full of antioxidants, which is great for slowing down aging. Honey is extremely moisturizing, soothing, and creates glowing skin.

Next up is a bath soak! Who doesn’t love a relaxing time in the bath? Let all of your stress floats away. 

diy bath soak

Cucumber, Mint Bath Soak


A few slivers/slices of fresh (organic) cucumber peel

About 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves, very lightly packed

1 cup Epsom salt

Optional: a tiny drop of peppermint essential oil


Pour the Epsom salt in a food processor.

Add the cucumber peel and mint leaves and blend until the green color is evenly distributed through the salt.

Spread the green salt on wax paper to dry completely. (may take 1-2 days)

Once totally dry, crumble up the salt, stir in the essential oil (if using) and store in an air-tight glass jar until ready to use.

*Be very light-handed with peppermint essential oil since just a drop or two will do. Too much can irritate sensitive skin as you bathe.*

While you are soaking, you might as well do your hair mask. I recommend doing a hair mask 1-2 times a month. This is one that I personally love.

diy hair mask

Banana, Honey, Coconut Oil Hair Mask


1 banana

1 Tbsp raw honey

2 Tbsp coconut oil


Mash banana or puree

Mix all ingredients in a bowl 

Apply to damp hair

Put a shower cap over hair once mask is applied

Leave in for 20-30 mins

*Adjust recipe based on hair length

*Make sure there aren’t banana chunks, or you will have a hard time rinsing it out

Why Honey?

Honey is a natural humectant, which means it takes moisture from the air and locks it into your hair. Leaving your hair moisturized and shiny and resulting in less breakage and healthier hair.

Why Coconut Oil?

It adds luster, shine, and softness. It stimulates hair growth and helps with scalp irritations.

Why Banana?

They improve manageability and shine, prevent and control dandruff, and moisturize your scalp.

Next up on our list of DIY beauty products is a body scrub.

diy body scrub

Moisturizing Honey Vanilla Body Polish


1 Cup white sugar

¼ Cup honey

2 tsp jojoba oil

1 tsp vanilla extract


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Store mixture in a jar or air-tight container.

For use, apply all over wet or dry skin (except the face), rubbing gently with a circular motion.

Let sit for a few minutes, then rinse off.


There are numerous ways that we can protect ourselves and make sure those sneaky toxins aren’t soaking into our bodies. As I shared with you above, these are DIY beauty products that you can make at home, but there are also hundreds of beauty products available that are clean and non-toxic. To read more on why clean beauty is important to you click here 


I’d love to hear which recipe above is your favorite. Also, if you have your own favorite DIY beauty product, I’d love for you to share it below.

Snag your copy of “10 Harmful Ingredients to AVOID in Beauty Products” here 




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