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20 Best Natural Beauty Care Recipes

 

It's no secret that what we put on our bodies is as equally important as what we put in our bodies. A few weeks ago, I let you snoop in my makeup bag and shared my favourite natural, non-toxic makeup essentials.

Today, I want to share some of my favourite natural beauty care recipes for those of you who love to kick it from scratch like I do. There are a treasure trove of natural beauty care products that you can whip up yourself using simple ingredients in your kitchen and pantry. Once you get on the homemade beauty train, it's really hard to stop (or spend the cash on things you can easily make at home!). I love crafting these up and even devoted an entire chapter of The UnDiet Cookbook to edible beauty recipes. We cook up potions for our insides, we should also spend some time cooking up lotions and potions for our outside, too!

The posts I highlight below use ingredients you likely already have in your home- coconut oil, lemon, organic sugar, citrus and oils. I am very excited to share these gems with you. Here are some simple edible beauty care recipes for you to help you get started.


Antioxidant Turmeric Face Mask

Antioxidant Turmeric Face Mask

By Body Unburdened

I absolutely adore turmeric for its incredible anti-inflammatory properties. Now you can receive the goodness on your skin too with this simple 3-ingredient recipe.

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Deep Conditioning Molasses Hair Mask

Deep Conditioning Molasses Hair Mask

By Wellness Mama

Yes, you can use molasses for more than gingerbread cookies. It also works beautifully as a deep, moisturizing hair conditioner.

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Honey and Lime Scrubbing Mask for Acne-Prone Skin

Honey and Lime Acne Mask

From By Valenti Organics

This 4-ingredient scrubbing mask helps to exfoliate and soften the skin, banish pimples and give you 'the glow'.

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Hair Conditioning Treatment/Salad Dressing

Hair Conditioner and Salad Dressing

By Kristen Arnett

This how-to guide to creating a deep conditioning treatment is most awesome for your hair, and bonus:  it doubles as a salad dressing. Just be sure to set some aside to use on your salad later!

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Coconut Oil Vanilla Lip Balm

Coconut Oil Vanilla Lip Balm

By The Radiant Life Blog

Coconut oil is one of the most versatile ingredients, both in a culinary context and in beauty care. This moisturizing coconut oil and vanilla lip balm is amazingly effective - unless, of course, you lick it all off your lips.

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Maca Cacao Clay Mask

Maca Cacao Clay Mask

By Peaceful Dumpling

This delicious mask (which resembles chocolate sauce) combines the antioxidant powerhouses of cacao and maca with mineral-rich bentonite clay, which draws out impurities.

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Moisturizing Body Butter

Homemade Body Butter

By One Good Thing by Jillee

This whipped body butter looks so delicious you'll be tempted to use it as a frosting instead of a moisturizer.

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Homemade Foundation Powder

Homemade Foundation Powder

By Live Simply

You don't need fancy equipment to make your own foundation powders. Check out this easy homemade recipe, which also comes along with a video tutorial.

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Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

By Savvy Naturalista

Use this heaven-'scent' body scrub to exfoliate rough patches on your elbows and feet.

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DIY Natural Deodorant

Natural Deodorant

By The Healthy Maven

An inexpensive homemade deodorant that uses the lovely scent of lavender and the anti-bacterial properties of tea tree oil.

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Moisturizing Facial Scrub

Moisturizing Facial Scrub

By Scratch Mommy

A mild and nourishing facial scrub that you can use to gently exfoliate your face.

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Strawberry Sugar Scrub

Strawberry Sugar Scrub

By The Gunny Sack

How gorgeously pretty and pink is this recipe? This beautiful 4-ingredient sugar scrub is great to give away as a gift, but you can also hog it all to yourself.

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Baking Soda-Free Deodorant

Baking-Soda-Free-Deodorant

By Paleo Mama

For those who are sensitive to baking soda, this baking soda-free deodorant alternative is one to consider.

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Coconut Oil Toothpaste

Coconut-Oil-Toothpaste

By Modern Hippie Housewife

With only 4 ingredients (are you catching onto the trend yet - edible beauty care is so simple!), this homemade toothpaste is flavoured with peppermint but you can easily swap with your favourite flavours.

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Honey Lavender Lip Scrub

Honey Lavender Lip Scrub

By The Rising Spoon

Your smackers need gentle scrubbing and exfoliation, too! This lip scrub is perfect for smoothing out those scaly, winter chapped lips into something more kiss-able.

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Homemade Body Wash

Homemade Body Wash

By Mommypotamus

Skip the expensive body washes and make your own! This one is gentle, moisturizing and bubbly so you'll get a great 'lather'.

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Sunscreen Lip Balm

Sunscreen Lip Balm

By Garden Therapy

When the sun is shining, we often forget about protecting our lips. This sunscreen lip balm contains a whack of protective essential oils to help keep our lips sunburn-free.

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Whipped Chocolate Body Butter

Whipped Chocolate Body Butter

By The Coconut Mama

Do you need convincing to make this? Come on - doesn't the title say it all? Plus, if you added a bit of sweetener to this, it would make an amazing chocolate frosting.

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Vanilla Chai Coco Balm

Vanilla Chai Balm

By Graydon

Drink it or slather it on your skin? I vote for the latter.

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Oat and Honey Exfoliant

Honey and Oat Exfoliant

By Edible Perspective

Got oats, honey and apple cider vinegar in your pantry? Then you have what you need to make this exfoliant and end up with soft, silky skin.

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8 Responses to “20 Best Natural Beauty Care Recipes”

  1. Julie said… March 2, 2016
    Uh, awesome recipes! :D Thank you! I'm currently on the path of ditching shampoo completely - and my hair is SO amazingly more beautiful! A very, VERY simple recipe you can use as shampoo: 3 - 4 tbsp. of rye flour (not wheat!!) 1 tbsp. spoon cinnamon (for the smell, can be ) Mix with warm water until you have a jellylike texture, not unlike shampoo. Massage into your scalp and leave in for a few minutes (while washing the rest of your body e.g. ;) ), then rinse. You can use a sour rinse (1tsp. cider vinegar or lemon juice to 1l cold(!) water, just rinse your hair after washing - but no warm water afterwards) afterwards but you don't need to, as the pH of the rye shampoo is essentially the same as your hair. It's so fluffy, shiny and smooth afterwards! You can also use flour or healing earth as dry shampoo. I also mix it with cinnamon for the smell (or put in dry lavender flowers or what you like). Just apply with a big powder brush and brush it out - no longer greasy hair without the need for showering or shampoo. For dark hair I'd take defatted cocoa powder or the aforementioned healing earth, as the flour could leave a greyish colour otherwise. And then: have fun with your beautiful hair! :D
    • Thanks for sharing!
      • Elaine said… May 12, 2016
        Is the shampoo and rinse safe for colour-treated hair? The lemon or vinegar is really what scares me. Thank-you
        • I don't know much about hair colour so probably best to check with the company that makes your hair dye. Sorry I can't be of more help.
        • Julie said… June 24, 2016
          The shampoo absolutely! I dye my hair with henna and haven't had any problems with it getting washed out earlier and certainly not with weird colours. The lemon might lighten hair up a bit but there shouldn't be so much in either rinse or shampoo to have any actual effects. (It is really very diluted.) If you're worried though, just leave the vinegar out and try the flour shampoo without it. What the cold vinegar or lemon rinse does is close the follicles to make your hair shiny and smooth, so normally you shouldn't have problems. Especially since the pH is so close to your natural hair pH - hair soap on the other hand often washes out colours more quickly.
  2. Rose said… March 9, 2016
    I love this list....thanks Meghan!
  3. The homemade foundation powder is a great idea. I especially love all these recipes are cruelty free. I love animals.
  4. Nice natural beauty care recipes

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