I was raised like many of us. I loved fruity, chemical-filled body splashes. I used face wash that had little blue beads in it that somehow made me feel like it was really cleansing my face. I had all kinds of lotions & potions made of God knows what, but ohh did they smell good.
Luckily, over the years as I grew more aware, I found my way to natural products that were made with less toxic ingredients (or none at all!), and ultimately made my skin look & feel better than any of the conventional cleansers & lotions I’d ever used. As soon as I learned about how much better natural products were for my body and the environment, and that they actually worked, I was hooked. I quickly got rid of anything that smelled too suspiciously floral or that had more than a few ingredients, and only purchased skincare products whose ingredients I recognized and could pronounce.
Doing this made me feel great, saved me money, and ultimately simplified my skincare regimen without compromising quality. In fact, it was a natural face wash made with tea tree oil that helped eventually heal my adult acne that no other prescriptions or fancy cleansers had succeeded in doing.
After a few years of hippie-fying my skincare goods, I began to learn about making my own. I started with salves, then moved on to lip balms, then face cream, then body lotion, and most recently, body cleanser.
I got so into making my own natural skincare products that I began selling them on Etsy through my line, ORIGINAL ORGANICS herbals.
Now, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite DIY skincare recipes that have helped guide & inspire me over the years as I’ve delved more into this magical world. I’ve compiled an Ultimate Guide of DIY Natural Skincare Recipes below. If you have any that you’d like to share, feel free to share them in the comments section. Enjoy!
DIY All-Natural Clarifying & Toning Foaming Face Wash by Body Unburdened
WildCraft Face Cream by Mountain Rose Herbs
DIY Fine & Dandy Facial Serum by the Herbal Academy of New England
3 Simple & Quick Homemade Clay Mask Recipes by Live Simply
DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner by Coconuts & Kettle Balls
5-Minute DIY Herb Facial Steam by Clementine Daily
Better Than Botox Facial Scrub by Kula Mama
DIY Firming Eye Cream by Primally Inspired
Detoxifying Face Mask by the Herbal Academy of New England
Sugar Lip Exfoliating Scrub by Everyday Roots
Make Your Own Natural Lip Balm by This Organic Life
Super Healing Cold Sore Lip Balm by the Nerdy Farm Wife
DIY Hippy Lippy Lip Balms by the Hippy Homemaker
Homemade Honey Lip Balm + Scrub by Hello Natural
Garden Hand Butter by The Prairie Homestead
Lavender Calendula Healing Hand Salve by Hello Natural
ManHand Salve by Crunchy Betty
Homemade Hand-Softening Treatment by A Thrifty Mrs.
Homemade Cuticle Cream by Homemade for Elle
Natural Essential Oil Deodorant by This Organic Life
Homemade Healing Salve by Wellness Mama
Homemade Stretch Mark Cream by Freebie Finding Mom
Herb-Infused Oil by This Organic Life
Lavender Mint Soothing Herbal Body Butter by Mommypotamus
Herbal Lotion Bars by Mountain Rose Herbs
Make Your Own Magnesium Lotion by The Modest Mom
How to Make Plantain Salve by A Delightful Home
Coconut Oil Lotion Bars (3 Ingredients) by The Coconut Mama
Nourishing Homemade Body Wash by Live Simply
DIY Coffee Body Scrub by Simply Stacie
All Natural Homemade Shaving Cream by Homemade Mommy
Homemade Herbal Bath Salts by Delicious Obsessions
Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea by Evermine
Homemade Grapefruit Scrub by Simply Frugal
DIY Rosemary Lavender Body Salt Scrub by Don’t Mess with Mama