Mother Nature has given us some of the most amazing natural beauty products. It’s likely that right now, you have a few in your kitchen. From Greek yogurt to honey and simple oatmeal, you can create several easy and effective DIY beauty recipes with common items found in your refrigerator and pantry.
Grind whole oats in a blender or food processor and add to your bath water to help soothe dry and itchy skin. Oats in the bathwater are perfect if you’re suffering from eczema or other similar skin irritations.
Black Tea Ice Cubes
Brew a pot of black tea and make black tea ice cubes to use as easy DIY skin clarifying treatments. When the tea has frozen into cubes, take one of the cubes and gently rub it over your face to allow the tannins to work their magic.
Avocados, a healthy super-food that taste amazing in salads, on sandwiches and mashed in guacamole, also are ideal for making DIY body cream, facial masks and exfoliating hand cream.
- Body cream: Combine two teaspoons of lemon juice with two mashed avocados. Apply the nourishing cream over body and allow it to set for about 15 minutes before rinsing off.
- Facial mask: Combine one half of an avocado with one beaten egg yolk and one half teaspoon of witch hazel. Mash the ingredients together thoroughly and then apply to your face. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
- Exfoliating hand cream: Mash one half of an avocado with one teaspoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of sea salt and two tablespoons of whole oats. Apply to your hands, gently rubbing it in to exfoliate dead skin. Allow it to set for 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Soothe a rash or sunburn with whole milk that acts as a natural moisturizer and is rich in lactic acid, which can help reduce inflammation. Simply soak a washcloth in cold whole milk and apply to affected skin using light pressure.
Use just a drop to tame flyaway strands and to keep frizzies at bay. Almond oil works great on fine or thin hair as it won’t weigh it down or leave it feeling greasy. It’s an easy DIY beauty hack when you’re out of Ion’s Keratin Smoothing Oil Treatment.
Attack acne with a dollop of honey. Apply the honey, use all-natural, directly to the pimple to get the full effect of the honey’s antibacterial properties. Another option is to mix two tablespoons of fresh honey with one half cup of oatmeal to create a mask. Apply the honey/oats mask to your face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
DIY beauty recipes don’t get any easier than a revitalizing face mask made from one container of plain Greek yogurt and one tablespoon of all-natural honey. Combine the yogurt and honey in a bowl and smooth over your face. Let the mask sit for about 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry.
Check out our blog’s Simple Bedtime Skin Routines That Work for another great DIY beauty recipe using Greek yogurt.
Mix two teaspoons of sea salt with 1/4-cup all-natural honey to create an exfoliating scrub ideal for softening rough patches on heels and elbows.
Used Tea Bags
Tea leaves have powerful antioxidant properties. Don’t throw out those used tea bags — save and use to soothe skin irritated from bug bites and sunburn. You can also drop the used tea bags directly into your bath water to create a soothing, antioxidant-rich bath.
Delicious in a fresh salad and delightfully crispy in a veggie wrap, cucumbers are for more than just dipping into hummus. Defeat eye puffiness quickly and easily by placing a single cucumber slice over each eye and allowing it to sit for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box by looking into the fridge for natural ingredients for easy yet effective DIY beauty recipes.