Beauty & Style

Tue, 3 Apr, 2018Danielle McCarthy

7 DIY alternatives to your favourite beauty products

7 DIY alternatives to your favourite beauty products

If you haven’t got loads of cash to splash on your beauty routine (or just want some more natural options) try making your own products at home. You’ll know exactly what’s in them, can avoid any harsh chemicals, and you’ll save a few dollars in most cases too.

1. Baking soda

Just when you thought this was just for cleaning the house, you find out that you can use baking soda mixed with coconut oil to make a natural toothpaste.

2. Avocado

Lather it in your hair or all over your face, leave for 10 minutes and then rinse off. The good fats in avocado add shine to hair and restore moisture to skin. 

3. Coconut oil

Use melted coconut oil as a moisturiser for dry skin or cracked lips, or even use it on cotton balls to remove makeup.

4. Cinnamon oil 

If you want fuller lips without the injections, head to the health food shop to pick up some cinnamon oil which does the trick on a non-permanent basis.

5. Egg white

A bit like avocado, you can use egg as a hair mask or a face mask. Just be sure to use the freshest eggs you can to avoid the omelette-style smell the next day.

6. Tea

It’s not just good to help you sleep; chamomile tea makes a great foot soak too! Add a few bags to a small basin of warm water and allow to steep for ten minutes before soaking your feet in there. 

7. Coffee 

Make your own body scrub to use in the shower by combining equal parts used coffee grounds, sugar and coconut oil. Mix in a bowl and apply to wet skin, scrub well and leave on for five minutes before rinsing off. Be careful though, it makes the shower floor slippery!

Have you got any other products from the kitchen that you use in your beauty routine? We would love to hear your ideas in the comments.