Are we making breakfast or beauty products? The picture looks like it could go either way, but I’m sharing five simple beauty DIYs that really work. I know because I’ve used them for years. The ingredients are vegan, nontoxic and probably in your cupboard already. We have something for the face, body and hair. Enjoy!
Custom Color Dry Shampoo
If you go quite a few days between washes like me, your hair can use some freshening up. Arrowroot powder is great for absorbing excess oil, but it leaves a white cast on the hair, so I add just a bit of cocoa powder. You can see the color difference below.
I find it easiest to apply the powder to my roots with a kabuki brush. A little bit goes a long way. Let it work its magic for a few minutes and then brush out to reveal clean hair. No white cast, no residue.
Sea Salt Toner
This two ingredient wonder made an appearance in my July favorites as it’s essential during the summer. This helps prevent breakouts and heal current blemishes. Add warm water and sea salt to a spray bottle and shake.
The ratio can be adjusted, but I do 2 fl oz water to 1/4 teaspoon salt. Any more and it’s too drying for my already dry skin.
Gentle Oat Cleanser
If you ran out of your cleanser or just want something very gentle and calming, grab a handful of oats. Combine with warm water for a milky gentle exfoliating cleanser. If you want a smoother texture, you can pop the oats in the blender first. This always leaves my skin feeling clean and bouncy.
Coconut Sugar Scrub
I’m pretty sure we all love a good sugar scrub. I keep it simple and just mix coconut oil and sugar. It’s not fancy, but it exfoliates and moisturizes. What more do you need?
Sugar is pretty abrasive, so I stick to only using this on the body.
Brightening Turmeric Mask
Okay, I know I go on and on about this mask, but it’s that good! Combine turmeric and any light oil to form a paste and you have a brightening anti-inflammatory mask. Leave in on for 15 to 30 minutes.
This does require some work to get off because it stains, so after rinsing, follow up with a cleanser and heavy moisturizer or a second hydrating mask. Also, be aware it can stain clothes and surfaces. Honestly, it’s a hassle, but the results are worth it.
I’d love to know if you use any of these, or if you have your own homemade creations, so please share in the comments. Also, let me know if you want to see more beauty DIYs.