What is it about mixing up a homemade face mask that is so much fun? Especially when you can raid the refrigerator or the kitchen cupboard for all of the ingredients. My fascination with Kitchen Beautician secrets started with turmeric and coconut oil, and now I’m hooked on these all-natural (and usually super inexpensive) homemade concoctions.
I’ve been hoarding a few homemade beauty recipes to try when all of the boxes get unpacked and I thought I’d share 25 favorites. Have you given any of these a try? I’m dying to try going shampoo free!
25 Homemade Natural Beauty Recipes
1. Dark chocolate honey beauty mask + scrub
This one might be difficult to make because who can spare chocolate?
2. Oatmeal face mask
This calming and hydrating face mask will take the red out of those windburned cheeks. Cucumber and oatmeal are both soothing and anti-inflammatory, and yogurt is one of the easiest and most effective face masks because it soothes and gently exfoliates.
3. Sugar scrub cubes
These sugar scrub cubes are not just perfectly portioned for one use, they’re also great for gifting!
4. Dry shampoo
Who knew you could make your own shampoo with ingredients from around the house? Then you can wash your hair without taking a shower!
5. Homemade fennel toner
Fennel rejuvenates skin and reduces inflammation, which makes it perfect around the eye area!
6. Homemade bath bombs
Nothing compares to a relaxing bath! But it’s even more relaxing when you know how much you’ve saved by making your own bath bombs! With only 5 ingredients, you can toss these colorful bath bombs together in a matter of minutes and you’ll be splashing away your troubles in less than an hour.
7. Popsicle bath bombs
Have you ever seen anything cuter? While these may look like delicious popsicles, they’re actually bath bombs.
8. Homemade lip balm and scrub
Give your chapped lips the natural treatment with this lip balm and scrub homemade duo.
9. DIY homemade rose water recipe
With rose petals and distilled water, it’s super easy to make your own rosewater. And it smells divine.
10. Olive oil hair treatment
More than just an ingredient for healthy cooking, olive oil is the only ingredient of this hair mask. Your hair will turn luscious!
11. Avocado face mask
If your skin feels dry, you need to hydrate it ASAP. The quickest and most efficient way: avocado.
12. How to make your own peel off face mask
A pore cleansing peel off mask recipe that’s totally satisfying. Agar agar powder along with clay, rice flour, and oatmeal help exfoliate and absorb oil.
13. How to make bubble bath for sensitive skin
Soaking in a hot tub of bubbles is one of life’s ultimate luxuries. And you can help yourself with this homemade bubble bath version.
14. Aromatherapy bath salts
Baths are great for all sorts of ailments from cold and flu to achy, sore muscles, and everything in between. And DIY bath salts are super simple and inexpensive to make at home.
15. 5 ways to make your own face mist
Face mists are the perfect way to cool off when it’s hot out and your face feels gross. Keep them in the fridge for even more cooling power.
16. Vitamin C serum
You need vitamin C in your skincare routine, stat. This Vitamin C serum recipe combines natural camu camu powder with healing aloe vera to lighten and rejuvenate skin.
17. Anti-inflammatory moisturizer
Prone to redness? This anti-inflammatory moisturizer is your skin’s new BFF.
18. Bacne Body Spray
Keep your back acne at bay with a few lifestyle changes and this easy DIY spray.
19. DIY lavender bath soak
To cool your skin, make an oatmeal and lavender bath soak. Candlelight and soft music are optional but recommended!
20. Epsom salt foot soak
Treat yourself to this relaxing foot soak after a long day!
21. Yogurt face masks
It’s important to use organic products in your beauty DIY. Like yogurt, for example, which can be turned into an amazing face mask.
22. Put your coffee grounds to good use
Don’t throw them out! There are many things you can do with leftover coffee grounds.
23. Chamomile bath oil
Unwind in the bathtub before bed with this chamomile bath oil. You’ll fall asleep so much easier.
24. Turmeric mask
Turmeric is your friend! Get glowing skin by using it to make your own face masks.
25. Flower Petal Perfume
Make a fragrant flower petal perfume using fresh flowers, vodka, essential oils and distilled water. Bonus: It makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift!
The oatmeal face mask and aromatherapy bath salts both sounds divine! I'm big on oats in skincare for sure.
Really loved all these recipes especially considering all use natural products. I am bit wary of anything artificial for my skin. Thanks for this awesome post!
Sheila hanson says
Nice things to read and do..
Hi. Love…Love your recipes. Just want to know what the shelf life is of your natural recipes? Thanks.
I am a fan of your website because I like homemade products very much. Your recipes are great.
I also like very much .my friends also try banana face mask
i am worried that my laptop is in caps but am hoping to get across to my followers and you won’t be offended with this.i found this and i had to share.thANks henry for this great post.i have to share this
wow,Am definitely sharing this with my followers on my website,indomitablewoman.wordpress.com. Sorry for the caps,laptop is in cps and don’t want to reboot before i copy and paste this.great post henry and keep me updated.
Just bought this and its actually pretty good thx 4 the link!!!
Oh I am definitely going to try some of these! I love making my own products that way I know exactly what I’m using on my body!
I love this! More beauty please!!!! I love making banana honey facials with raw oats, and mint sugar scrub:)
it’s the easy way to feel good! :)
Nicole@Show Off Friday Blog Hop says
I would love to try that rose water. It must have such a beautiful aroma. Have a great week! come check out my new “Perpetual Parades” linkies -I’m sure you have lots of great things to link up!
I can only assume that is smells wonderfully. will check out the links, thanks!
I am in need of some pampering and “me” time and have the house to myself this Sunday, so I may just give a few of these a go. Thanks for sharing.
Coming to you from Evelyn’s hop :)
I love doing my nails in my “me” time :)
Great list. Thanks for putting it together.
Wonderful collection! I predict my eight year old daughter and I are going to have some fun this weekend!
That is a lot of awesome ideas. I have tried the gelatin/milk one, my daughter made it for me and it worked good. I want to try the olive oil for the hair as mine is pretty dry. TYVM!
I hope that turns out great for you, I am still to try it myself!
thank you Amy, I’m doing my best in this respect! And i can’t wait to try the dry shampoo myself.
Pamela @ Pink Hammers & Sippy Cups says
What a great collaboration! I can’t wait to try some of them out!
Great round up!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
I love all of these ideas! I’ve been wanting to make homemade bath bombs for so long. I have all these herbs growing in the backyard, I really need to start using them in DIY beauty treatments!
sherri lynn says
I haven’t tried many homemade beauty recipes but I really want to! I feel like my “pamper/me time” is limited these days – ha! so I haven’t tried the ones I’ve bookmarked/saved. That orange moisturizing one sounds good!
it does sound good and I think it would have an energizing effect, too!
Great list! Some of these I have never heard of but definately piqued my interest. I have done the sugar lip scrub (love when you have dead skin!) and the olive oil hair treatment.
they sound easy enough to do regularly!
Thanks for the great list! I am going to have to try some of these out!
make sure you send me feedback if you do, I’m really curious as to how these work!
I have been thinking about lace quite a lot myself, I really want to redo some of my husbands old clothes and see if I can make them into something I would actually wear :)
combining masculine clothes with lace? that sounds interesting!
Mmm looking at all of these makes me hungry too, lol! Definitely want to try the banana face mask!