A roundup of the top blogs for DIY beauty products – with recipes for homemade skin care, cosmetics, bath products and everything in between.
What are your reasons for making DIY beauty products?
Maybe you’re looking to eliminate toxic chemicals in your beauty products or to simplify your skincare routine? Perhaps you’re on a budget and are looking for affordable ways to indulge in beauty products. Or maybe you’re just a DIY junkie like me. Whatever the reason, I think you’ll love these blogs for DIY beauty products that I’ve rounded up for you! And I bet you’ll find a recipe or two here you just have to try.
(Check out the rest of my Best of the Blog roundups!)
Top Blogs for DIY Beauty Products
First of all, I love the name of this blog (and the kind of intense story behind it) but Heather the Mommypotamus has some awesome DIY beauty recipes to share. And they go way beyond your basic sugar scrub and lip balm. She’s DIYing things that never would have occurred to me.
DIY Natural Shaving Cream – Do you really need the chemical shaving foam? I don’t think so. This blend of shea butter and nourishing oils will give you the close shave you want and is much better for your skin.
DIY Hair Pomade – Fancy hair pomade can be SO expensive and who knows what’s in it. This one is made with all natural ingredients and is customizable with the perfect essential oils for your hair type.
Homemade Foundation Powder – Foundation made with cocoa powder? This I’ve gotta try!
Live Simply is a gorgeous blog for many reasons, the treasure trove of DIY Beauty recipes being just one of them. Founder, Kristin Marr has an ultra creative mindset and a talent for photography that make her DIY recipes stand out from the crowd.
Honey Oatmeal Acne Mask – A few simple ingredients from the pantry + a secret ingredient make this a smarter way to fight acne than most drug-store remedies.
Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste – Have you ever made homemade toothpaste? I’m super curious to try this. It contains a couple of ingredients I wouldn’t have guessed you’d find in toothpaste but none of the nasty stuff.
Simple Homemade Facial Astringent – Like the title says, this recipe is SIMPLE. And if you have oily skin, your face will love it.
Part of blogger Lauren’s healthy journey was to clear up her skin naturally – both through healthy eating and by making her own beauty products. Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find on Empowered Sustenance.
Mint and Sea Salt Foot Scrub – Sounds like a mojito cocktail for the feet – and who wouldn’t want that?
DIY Honey Shampoo – Apparently honey is a great anti-frizz remedy (who knew?) and it also leaves hair super soft and wavy. Just be sure to make this recipe in small batches as it has no preservatives.
Two Ingredient Makeup Remover – I won’t give away what the two ingredients are – but trust me they are probably better than what you’re buying at the drug store.
Can’t forget me! I was doing DIY beauty long before I started this blog, because it was fun and affordable! Search through my DIY beauty recipes on the blog – plus you’ll find more recipes in my book Practically Green: Your Guide to EcoFriendly Decision-Making too.
Peppermint Orange Homemade Toothpaste – This clay based toothpaste contains only 5 natural ingredients.
Lavender Calendula Skin Balm – Beeswax gives this balm “sticking power” as it forms a protective barrier on skin, without clogging pores.
Homemade Whipped Shea Body Butter – So rich and moisturizing – your skin will drink it up!
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What are your favorite blogs for DIY beauty recipes?