Much like a love of craft beer swept the globe for all its creative flavour infusion and health consideration potential, beauty regimes have taken a crafty turn of their own. And for good reason.
The wiser we as consumers of beauty products become about safer and cleaner personal care, the more we crave the knowledge and ability to tailor the products we use to our own preferences and biological needs. So whether it’s making your own deodorant to avoid the aluminium infusion into your sweat glands, or cultivating the perfect body lotion suited to your exact skin type and sensory requirements, these are our top natural beauty DIYs and homemade recipes to empower your beauty journey.
Make your own face masks
Ever since I was a little girl I was fascinated by my gran’s stories of slathering oats and banana on her face with her sisters on the farm. She was a treasure trove of useful homemade beauty recipes and while part of me always thought she was a bit batty, I would sneak into the kitchen to steal reserves from the pantry and concoct wonderful mixtures for my face and lie around with cucumber slices on my eyes. While I might not have known why I was gooping oats onto my cheeks and probably got the quantities all wrong, these recipes for homemade DIY face masks are simple and effective in their own way.
- Skin renewing DIY probiotic mask
- Turmeric face mask for radiant complexion
- Winter DIY face masks
- Honey face mask for dry winter skin
- More natural face mask recipes
Fancy a gourmet facial?
As a self-confessed foodie of note, anything that taps into wild and wonderful culinary expressions gets me a little excited. These rather more gourmet DIY face mask recipes will be the talk of your next slumber party.
- Special occasions chocolate martini face mask
- Tomato face mask
- Clementine, honey and oats face mask
- Face masks to whip up in your kitchen
Nothing like a good skin scrub down to make you feel like you’ve slowed off your old self and ready for a new, fresh start. My favourite is to repurpose my coffee grinds after I’ve brewed them with olive oil and some brown sugar and essential oils. Here are some more body scrub recipes to invigorate your skin.
- Sumptuous DIY body scrubs
- Rose body scrub
- Warming body scrub for winter
- Summer ready? Going on Holiday? Try these scrubs to prep your skin
Lotions and potions
Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs everything it comes into contact with. So make sure the cream you slather on your body is filled with goodness.
Skincare DIY for problem skin
For all skin types, but especially problem skin prone to break outs, it’s essential to not overload it with toxin heavy synthetic products. Begin to soothe inflamed skin with these homemade recipes and watch your skin restore itself.
- Natural alternatives for problem skin
- Get rid of blackheads with these homemade masks
- Give oil cleansing a try
Hands and feet
Natural beauty doesn’t only involve your face and body. Your hands and feet for all their journeying and creating deserve extreme pampering and taking care of. Tale a load off and enjoy these homemade recipes to balance your body.
- DIY foot scrub home remedies
- Homemade treatments for you hands
- A boot-load of homemade treats for your feet
We hope these DIY beauty recipes stand you in good stead and that you enjoy building up your personalised beauty apothecary filled with only skin loving goodness minus the nasties.