25 Homemade Beauty Recipes

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!

1. Chocolate facial – Beautiful with Brains


This one might be difficult to make because who can spare chocolate?

2. Karly’s fall facial – Lauren Conrad

DIY: Karly's Fall Facial

For skin exfoliation, brown sugar is king. Mix it with honey and milk for an easy face mask.

3. How to clean up your complexion – She Knows

Banana lemon honey face mask

Nourishing and hydrating, this face mask is based on bananas. And apparently it helps with acne and scars.

4. Dry shampoo spray – Hookable Designs

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. Baking Soda Hair Cleansing Mud + Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse – Little Quiver

Baking soda and essential oils can make your hair lovely again. And the results are visible in a matter of weeks.

6. Homemade bath bombs – Petit Elefant

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!

7. Watermelon cleansing rinse – Elle & Blair


Watermelon has quite a bunch of benefits on your skin, and you can use it in several ways: cleansing rinse, moisturizing mask or glowing mask.

8. Hey sugar lips – Pink Pistachio

Your lips will love this sugar and coconut oil scrub.

9. DIY homemade rose water recipe – Green Earth Bazaar

With rose petals and distilled water, it’s super easy to make your own rosewater. And it smells divine.

10. Olive oil hair treatment – College Fashion

Dish full of olive oil

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 orange mask – She Knows

DIY Avocado orange mask

If your skin feels dry, you need to hydrate it ASAP. The quickest and most efficient way: avocado and orange juice.

12. How to make your own pore strips – Petit Elefant

pore strips

Who knew gelatin and milk had anything to do with pores? An easy mix of the two will clean your face in 15 minutes tops.

13. Moisturizing orange face mask – Food Plus Words

To moisturize your face, a mask based on oatmeal and orange juice. Rumor has it you can eat it, too.

14. DIY eye soothers – Whole Living

Chamomile tea is a natural anti-inflammatory, so using it around the eye area helps with redness and puffiness.

15. Fix your cracked heels with rice vinegar – Viva Woman

Not the most pleasant of smells, but the properties of vinegar will change the skin’s PH and soften the skin. You can make a pedicure soak or a heel scrub just as quickly.

16. DIY body scrub: orange peels – Total Beauty

It doesn’t get any easier than this: you just use orange peels and you see the results almost immediately. Vitamin C and the acid in the peels help tone the skin, making it firm.

17. How to clean your hair without shampoo – Simple Mom

Baking soda and vinegar are the main replacements of shampoo. Use them to clean your hair chemicals-free.

18. Mrs. Scrub – Mrs. Lilien Styling House

Make a body scrub with refreshing lemon juice, salt and olive oil — then enjoy soft and supple skin!

19. DIY oatmeal lavender bath soak – Always Order Dessert

To cool your skin, make an oatmeal and lavender bath soak. Candlelight and soft music are optional but recommended!

20. Vitamin rich face mask – The Glossy Life

Would you put eggs on your skin? Does knowing that they’ll make your face glow change your answer?

21. Oatmeal face mask – U Look Haute


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 – Inspiring Pretty

Don’t throw them out! There are many things you can do with leftover coffee grounds.

23. Sweet and spicy brown sugar body scrub – Care 2

Sweet and Spicy Brown Sugar Body Polish

Is it a cake or is it a body polish? Sometimes it’s tough to tell.

24. Refreshmint Stimulating Hair & Scalp Rinse – Bath Body DIY

Refreshing mint, delicious carrot and some warm water on top can make for a hair and scalp stimulator. Use it if you have any hair growth issues.

25. Lavender and chamomile cleanser – Handmade Cosmetics

Mixing yogurt, honey, lavender and chamomile, you can get an efficient face cleanser. However, you can only store it in the fridge for a few days.


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  1. Nicky says

    Hi. Love…Love your recipes. Just want to know what the shelf life is of your natural recipes? Thanks.

  2. says

    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

  3. says

    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.

  4. Eb says

    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!

  5. says

    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 :)

  6. says

    This is a really nice post. I like the way you shared links to your own past articles and to other sites’ articles, too. Thanks for the new ideas!

  7. says

    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!

    • gerbermom says

      thank you Amy, I’m doing my best in this respect! And i can’t wait to try the dry shampoo myself.

  8. 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!

  9. says

    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.

  10. says

    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 :)

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