Creating homemade natural beauty recipes is a great way to detoxify your home. Not only will creating your own DIY beauty products save you money as well as your health, but your custom creations make great gifts for the holiday season.
If you’ve been wondering how to replace some everyday beauty products with natural alternatives, look no further. Here are some of the best homemade DIY natural beauty recipes to get you started.
Rosewater is a fundamental ingredient in natural homemade beauty products. It’s also great as a standalone refresher spray or face rinse to use in the morning. Whether you’re planning on making hair products or toner, you’ll need rosewater first.
To make rosewater, you’ll need:
- One liter of distilled water
- One cup of organic red or pink rose petals
Bring the water to a boil on the stove and add the petals. Cover and turn down the heat, letting the water simmer until the rose color has faded. Remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool.
When the mixture has cooled, use a strainer or cheesecloth to strain the petals from the water. Pour the rosewater into glass storage jars, leaving any excess in the fridge.
Leave-In Conditioner Spray
Once you have your rosewater ready, it’s time to move onto one of the best recipes for natural beauty: leave-in conditioner spray. The key component of this recipe is argan oil, which is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E. It’s worth learning everything you need to know about argan oil if you plan on becoming a natural beauty aficionado.
For this recipe, you will need:
- One cup of rosewater
- One cup of coconut water
- Two tablespoons of argan oil
This recipe is easy! Simply mix your rosewater, coconut water, and argan oil in a spritzer bottle and shake before using. Spray your hair for lasting nourishment between showers.
Soft and Supple Shaving Cream
The ingredients aren’t the only concern with commercial brands of shaving cream; the cans are also an environmental issue. Make your own soft and supple shaving cream at home for a close shave that hydrates your skin.
- For this recipe, you will need:
- 1/2 cup of shea butter
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons of argan oil
- 3 tablespoons of castile soap
Melt the shea butter and coconut oil together in a pan on low. You want to see a slow melt, stirring as you go. When the oil has melted, remove the pan from the heat and immediately mix in the argan oil. Stir vigorously. Transfer the mixture to a glass or stainless steel bowl and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
When you remove the mixture, it should be solid or close to. Add the castile soap now. Using electric beaters, whip the mixture until it takes on a frothy, meringue-like texture.
Store the shaving cream in a cool, dry place with a tight lid. If too much water gets in the mixture, it will spoil, so consider using a scoop and keeping the jar outside the shower when in use.
Natural is Beautiful
These three recipes are a great starting point for beginning your DIY journey with natural beauty. For an extra special twist, add pure essential oils to your blends for a unique, natural fragrance.