5 Easy DIY Beauty Products You Can Make at Home

Whether you’re trying to save some money on your beauty products or are conscious of your products’ ingredients, you’re in luck because there are many products that can be DIY’d at home. Making your own products is usually an easy process and is a great way to fully customize your ingredients and get more bang for your buck. Your ingredients can be stretched out to last longer, which lowers costs and will save you more money in the long run. So stop wasting your money at the drugstore and start making your own products.


Below, we listed 5 simple beauty products you can easily make at home:


1. Hair Masks

Hair masks can add lots of hydration and transform your hair from feeling dry and damaged to feeling soft and silky. The key to getting maximum hydration is combining nourishing ingredients – most of which can be found in your own kitchen. So give your hair some TLC and treat it to a weekly homemade hair mask.


Here are some great ingredient pairing ideas you can use for your homemade hair masks:

Avocado + Honey + Olive Oil

Coconut Oil (you can apply this on its own or pair it with sugar for a light exfoliating scalp treatment)

Apple Cider Vinegar + Aloe Vera Gel

Egg Yolk + Banana + Honey + Olive Oil (make sure to follow this one up with a cold rinse to get all the egg out and avoid accidentally having cooked eggs in your hair)

Jojoba Oil + Castor Oil


2. Face Masks

Face masks can be for all skin types and can target different problems you may have, whether you’re looking to boost hydration, minimize pores, or add exfoliation for glowing skin. When using new products, whether they’re store-bought or DIY’d, remember to always do a patch test on a small area of your skin beforehand in case of any irritation or allergic reactions that may occur.


We listed some homemade face mask ingredients you can try:

Manuka Honey

Colloidal Oatmeal + Warm Water

Aloe Vera + Honey

Yogurt + Green Tea + Honey

Avocado + Honey + Oats


3. Body Scrubs

Looking for a cost-effective way to exfoliate your body? Luckily there are many ingredients that can do the trick – to name a few, coffee grinds, brown sugar, or sea salt are all great options! Simply mix any of these with an oil of your choice and massage it onto your skin during a shower or bath. These scrubs contain small granules that will gently exfoliate and slough dead skin away to reveal softer, smoother skin.


4. Lip Scrubs

A simple homemade lip scrub can be made with just sugar, honey, and any oil of choice! Simply mix 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp honey, and 1 tsp of oil (this can include almond, olive, jojoba, or coconut oils) and gently rub it onto dry lips. Apply this lip scrub twice a week and it’ll make dry, chapped lips feel silky soft.


5. Teeth Whiteners

Professional teeth whitening or teeth whitening strips can be extremely costly, however there are simple ways you can naturally whiten your teeth at home for a fraction of the cost. In place of these, using diluted 1.5% or 3% hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash has been shown to be effective at whitening teeth. You can also use a sprinkle of baking soda mixed with water to create an effective teeth whitening paste.