Spoil yourself with these DIY self-care products that you can make with ingredients from your kitchen. Your ultimate guide to DIY cosmetics starts here.
Self-care doesn’t have to break the bank. Making your own DIY self-care products is easy and uses ingredients that don’t cost a fortune. Even better, the ingredients that you use for your DIY self-care kit are unlikely to contain any toxins or ingredients that are harmful to the environment. By making your own self-care products you are saving the planet from the excessive plastics and packaging that many of these products come in.
Being on a budget does not mean that you must forego your skincare routine. There are so many DIY self-care ideas and tips for making your own self-care products. If you have these few ingredients lying around, you are sure to be able to whip up a few different DIY self-care products:
For thousands of years, we made do with skin products made from the simplest ingredients. So, avoid the packaging, the parabens, and the plethora of ingredients in store-bought products. Making your own is easier than you think. More than likely you have several of the ingredients that you need in your pantry right now!
If you like wearing waterproof mascara, chances are that it’s a bit of a struggle to wash it all off before you go to bed at night. Invariably, you wake up with eyes resembling those of a panda the next morning. Removing your waterproof eye make-up requires just one simple ingredient: olive oil. You could also use sweet almond oil or jojoba oil. Dampen a cotton pad with warm water and then pour on a few drops of olive oil. Wipe over your eyes to remove the make-up. As simple as that!
Oil cleansing is a wonderfully effective, yet gentle, way of cleaning your face. Make your own oil cleanser by combining castor oil and olive oil in equal quantities.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, using an apple cider vinegar (ACV) toner may help to balance the skin’s pH, reduce oiliness, and fight bacteria present on the skin. In a glass jar with a well-sealing lid, combine one cup of raw apple cider vinegar and two cups of distilled water. Depending on your skin type, you can also add a few drops of essential oils. For example, tea tree oil to fight bacteria, or witch hazel essential oil to firm skin.
To get your feet Summer ready, the refreshing combination of peppermint oil and rosemary will leave your toes feeling clean and cool! Here’s the how-to:
Blackberries are jam-packed with antioxidants which are super useful in warding off the adverse effects of free radicals. Let’s make this sugar body scrub:
For this DIY self-care idea, all you need is sugar, honey, and carrier oil. The sugar does the scrubbing. While the honey acts as a humectant, drawing water from the air into the skin. Honey also contains many antioxidants, helping to combat irritation caused by small cuts or abrasions.
For painfully cracked lips, you can add a few drops of vitamin E oil to the DIY lip scrub. To plump up your lips naturally, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or cinnamon.
Making your own bath bombs is so much fun! Once you have the knack, you can make a variety of different bath bombs combining different scents. Let’s begin:
When your skin needs a hydration boost, this easy DIY face mask takes just minutes to put together.
Treat your locks to a nourishing hair mask that you can whip up using only two ingredients.
DIY self-care ideas are not just for what you put on your body. What you put inside your body can also help you feel better, healthier, and more optimistic.
Making your own self-care products is not only better for your pocket, but also for the planet too. There is a vast number of different tips and recipes to inspire you to make your own self-care products. Most of these recipes use ingredients that you already have in the kitchen. So, what are you waiting for?!