6 Easy Natural Beauty Recipes Using Essential Oils & Ingredients from Your Pantry

Many conventional skincare products contain ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances that have been linked to a range of health concerns, including hormone disruption, skin irritation, and allergies.

After my, Glowing Skincare Routine with Yarrow POM Essential Oil, article – I received a lot of questions about how to make other beauty and skin care products at home. 

In this article, I'm going to share with you six DIY non-toxic beauty products that you can easily make at home using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, plus essential oils.

Here are a few reasons why making DIY beauty products just makes sense: 
  1. DIY non-toxic skin care products also allow for more control over the ingredients used, ensuring that only high-quality, natural ingredients are used. 
  2. Additionally, making your own skin care products can be a more cost-effective option compared to purchasing high-end, non-toxic skin care products. 
  3. DIY non-toxic skin care products can be customized to address individual skin concerns and preferences, resulting in a more tailored and effective skin care routine.

Natural Lash Growth

First up, let's talk about eyelashes. Did you know that Rosemary is incredible for hair growth? You can add one drop of rosemary to your shampoo or add it to your mascara for longer lashes. I like to add one drop of Rosemary and one drop of Lavender to a brand-new tube of mascara. Rosemary helps with hair growth, while Lavender promotes healthy, shiny lashes. However, make sure that the mascara is new, so the oil doesn't throw off the ratios. 

If you're looking for clean mascara, I highly recommend Thrive's Liquid Lash Extensions. It makes my lashes full and long. Another good option is RMS Beauty, which gives you soft, fluffy lashes.

I used to be consistent with adding essential oils to my mascara and for whatever reason I stopped doing it. I noticed a few months ago that my lashes didn't seem as long or full as they used to be. So, I started adding essential oils back to my mascara, and my lashes started to grow longer again. Another thing that might help with lash growth is taking doTERRA's Metapower Collagen.

Honey Turmeric mask

Honey Raw honey is the best option as it has live enzymes that gently exfoliate your skin. It's also a natural humectant that moisturizes your skin. If you have sensitive skin, honey would be great for exfoliation without being abrasive. Mix one tablespoon-ish of honey and one drop of turmeric essential oil. Turmeric has natural brightening properties that help lighten dark spots and give your complexion an overall radiance. You could also try adding a drop of Frankincense for some restorative properties or tea tree if your skin is prone to breakouts.

For a second skincare mask, mix two tablespoons of Greek yogurt, one tablespoon of honey, and one drop of Melaleuca essential oil. Melaleuca helps purify the skin, while the yogurt helps brighten and moisturize the skin. Mix everything together and apply it to your face for 10-15 minutes.

Rice Water Mask

Rice water has been used for centuries in Asian countries for both skin and hair care. It is the starchy water that remains after soaking or boiling rice. Rice water is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, such as vitamin B, vitamin E, niacin, potassium, and calcium, that are beneficial for skin health.

When used as a skin treatment, rice water can help to reduce inflammation and redness, improve skin texture and tone, and promote overall skin health. It can also help to brighten the skin, improve hydration, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Rice water can be used in various ways in your skincare routine. It can be used as a facial cleanser, toner, or face mask. As a cleanser, it helps to remove impurities and excess oil from the skin. As a toner, it helps to balance the skin's pH levels and prepare it for further treatments. And as a face mask, it can help to soothe and hydrate the skin. It naturally tones skin and has Kojic acid which can lighten hyperpigmentation, redness, and evens complexion.

It is a natural and effective ingredient that can be easily incorporated into your skincare routine to help improve the health and appearance of your skin.

Rinse and soak 1 TBS organic white rice in 1/3 cup filtered water for 10 min or overnight. Strain water from rice and add 1 drop Ylang Ylang (or your favorite floral oil) and 1 drop Copaiba (or your favorite tree oil) to the rice water. Soak sheet mask in rice water and apply for 10-15 min. Rinse off. 

Alternatively, you can splash the rice water on your face after cleansing or spritz on your face using a spray bottle. Store unused rice water in fridge for up to 1 week.

Moisturizing Hair Mask

A moisturizing hair mask can help to nourish and hydrate the hair, especially if it's dry or damaged. By using a moisturizing hair mask, you can help to restore the health and shine of your hair, while also preventing breakage and split ends. They are particularly useful for people who frequently style their hair with heat tools, as well as those with chemically treated hair, as these processes can leave the hair looking dull and brittle.

For a moisturizing hair mask, mix one tablespoon of coconut oil and one tablespoon of honey. Add two drops of Rosemary and Lavender essential oil. Apply the mask to your hair, wrap it with a towel, and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. The honey and coconut oil help moisturize your hair, while the essential oils promote hair growth.

Dry Shampoo 

Dry shampoo is a convenient and time-saving alternative to traditional shampooing, which allows you to refresh your hair without water. It can help absorb excess oil and sweat, which can cause your hair to look greasy and flat. Dry shampoo also adds volume and texture to your hair, making it easier to style and manage. Additionally, it can be a great option for people who want to reduce the frequency of washing their hair or for those who have colored hair, as frequent washing can strip the hair of its natural oils and color. Overall, dry shampoo is a great tool to have in your hair care routine to help keep your hair looking and feeling fresh between washes.

Mix 1/4 cup of arrowroot powder and one drop of Lavender or Rosemary essential oil. Apply the mixture to your roots with a makeup brush and brush out any excess. The arrowroot powder absorbs excess oil, while the essential oil promotes hair growth.

Sugar Scrub 

Sugar scrubs are a popular skincare product for good reason. They gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and revealing smoother, brighter skin. Additionally, sugar scrubs are a natural humectant, which means they help retain moisture in the skin, leaving it feeling soft and hydrated. They can also help improve circulation, promote lymphatic drainage, and stimulate collagen production. Whether you're looking to pamper yourself with an at-home spa day or simply want to improve the texture and appearance of your skin, sugar scrubs are a versatile and effective option.

Mix one cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of coconut oil. Add five drops of Grapefruit or Wild Orange essential oil. Use the mixture in the shower to exfoliate your skin.

For more sugar scrub recipes check out my article: Easy DIY Mother's Day Gifts Using Essential Oils

I have recently started using Korean washcloths after exfoliating with a sugar scrub. Korean washcloths are a popular beauty tool in Korea and other parts of the world. These washcloths are made of viscose and cotton and have a rough texture that is designed to exfoliate the skin. They are often used in Korean bathhouses, known as jjimjilbangs, and are believed to help improve circulation, promote detoxification, and leave the skin feeling soft and smooth. Korean washcloths can be used on the entire body, including the face, and are especially effective at removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores. They have gained popularity in recent years in Western countries as a natural and effective way to achieve smooth, glowing skin.

There you have it! Six non-toxic beauty products that you can make at home using ingredients from your pantry and essential oils. These DIY beauty products are not only non-toxic but also affordable and effective.

Let's recap the six DIY non-toxic beauty products: 
  1. Rosemary and Lavender Mascara: Add one drop each of Rosemary and Lavender essential oils to a new tube of mascara for longer, fuller lashes.
  2. Honey and Turmeric Facial Mask: Mix one tablespoon of honey and one drop of turmeric essential oil for gentle exfoliation and brightening of the skin. Greek Yogurt and Tea Tree Facial Mask: Mix two tablespoons of Greek yogurt, one tablespoon of honey, and one drop of Tea Tree essential oil for purifying, brightening, and moisturizing the skin.
  3. Rice Water Mask: Rinse and soak 1 TBS organic white rice in 1/3 cup filtered water for 10 min or overnight. Strain water from rice and add 1 drop ylang ylang (or your fav floral oil) and 1 drop copaiba (or your fav tree oil) to the rice water. Soak face mask in rice water and apply for 10-15 min. Rinse off.
  4. Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask: Mix one tablespoon of coconut oil, one tablespoon of honey, and two drops each of Rosemary and Lavender essential oils for moisturizing and promoting hair growth.
  5. Arrowroot Powder Dry Shampoo: Mix 1/4 cup of arrowroot powder and one drop of Lavender or Rosemary essential oil to absorb excess oil and promote hair growth.
  6. Sugar Scrub: Mix one cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of coconut oil, and five drops of Grapefruit or Wild Orange essential oil to exfoliate and moisturize the skin.

Using non-toxic beauty products can be beneficial for our overall health and wellness, as traditional beauty products can contain harmful chemicals and toxins that can be absorbed by our skin. By making your own non-toxic beauty products at home, you have control over the ingredients that you're using and can customize them to fit your specific skin and hair needs.

Here are a few of my Skin Favorites: 
  • Frankincense (hello, anti-aging)
  • Immortelle (Does your skin need a lift?)
  • Rose (Roll Rose Touch on your face each night)
  • Tea Tree (all things skin, hair, and nails)
  • Turmeric (Yup, legit)
  • Lavender (Soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory)

Bonus Recipes

Beard Oil 
Does your guy love a good beard oil? He is going to love this! 
In a 2 oz glass dropper bottle:
  •  ½ oz Jojoba Oil
  • ¾ oz Avocado Oil
  • 10 drops Hawaiian Sandalwood
  • 5 drops Cedarwood
  • 5 drops Wild Orange
Shake before use. Massage onto your face & facial hair and comb through.

Get the Glow Serum
Do you love the look of dewy summer skin but hate the look and feel of cakey, flakey makeup? You need some Get the Glow Serum in your life.
In a 2 oz dark glass bottle add:
  •  ½ oz Rose Hip Oil
  •  ½ oz Jojoba Oil
  •  ½ Sweet Almond Oil
  •  20 drops Blue Tansy
  •  15 drops Copaiba
  •  15 drops Frankincense
  •  5 drops Rose (optional)
Shake together before use. Apply to the face after cleansing and allow it to soak into the skin.
DIY Makeup Remover
So many makeup removers (including wipes) I have tried have either burned my eyes or dried out my skin. The absolute simplest makeup remover is already in your home.

Fractionated Coconut Oil 
Take a squirt of FCO into your hand, rub your hands together, and start massaging onto your face and around your eyes. It’s practically effortless how easy this takes makeup off. Wash and moisturize as usual.
DIY Witch Hazel Toner
Keep those pores clean and your skin fresh with this great DIY Toner
In a 4-ounce spray bottle mix:
  •  5 drops Tea Tree
  • 5 drops Geranium
  • 5 drops Frankincense
  • 1 oz Witch Hazel
  • 3 oz Distilled Water
Shake and spray on Face before applying serums and lotion.

With a little bit of creativity and experimentation, you can customize these recipes to suit your needs and preferences. So go ahead, try them out. 

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