3 Beauty Products You Didn’t Know You Can Make at Home (And How to Make Them!)

My awesome intern Alexis Piascik found the best recipes for making beauty products at home! Check ’em out!

1. Cucumber Makeup Remover Pads

Sleeping with your makeup on is one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Make sure you never miss a night with soothing cucumber makeup removing pads that cleanse and hydrate fabulously and were created with your own two hands. (Recipe found on freebiefindingmom.com)

What You’ll Need: 1 cucumber (sliced)

1 cup distilled water

4 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons castor oil

cotton pads

8 oz mason jar

Directions: Step 1: soak cucumber slices in the distilled water for several hours or until water becomes a cloudy light green

Step 2: microwave the coconut and castor oil together for 30-45 seconds or until melted

Step 3: remove the cucumbers and combine the water and oils

Step 4: with the cotton pads in the jar, pour in the water-oil mixture

Tips: store in fridge and use within one week for best results

2. Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

If you’re like me and can’t hold on to lip balm to save your life, making it at home saves so much money! This recipe includes all natural ingredients to condition, salvage, and protect even the most broken of lips. (Recipe found on getinspiredeveryday.com)

What You’ll Need: 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon grated and packed beeswax

1 tablespoon shea butter

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon castor oil

½ teaspoon grapefruit essential oil

6-8 containers of your choice

Directions: Step 1: melt the beeswax, shea butter, coconut and castor oils over low heat until the beeswax is completely melted

Step 2: remove from heat and add in the essential oil

Step 3: pour into containers of your choice and let sit to harden

Tips: store up to four months and visit the original website for more recipe flexibility

3. Whitening Toothpaste

Having a bright smile is a goal of so many women out there, but almost all toothpastes on the market are still flooded with gross chemicals. Try this toothpaste recipe to whiten your teeth both quickly and naturally! (Recipe found on areturntosimplicity.com)

What You’ll Need: 2 tablespoons Bentonite Clay

¼ teaspoon sea salt

10 drops peppermint essential oil

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 dropper full of organic liquid stevia

2 capsules or ½ teaspoon activated charcoal

¼ teaspoons ground cloves

2 tablespoons filtered water

Directions: Step 1: open charcoal capsules

Step 2: combine all ingredients in a glass container

Step 3: mix with a rubber or wooden spoon

Tips: substitute ground mint for essential peppermint oil for a more swallow-safe mixture; add mineral drops for additional benefits; make sure to use glass containers, the toothpaste will pull toxins from metal or plastic; store in a cool dark space (like a bathroom drawer)

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