DIY Beauty Recipes

Article by Brynn Thomas

I have a confession to make: I really don’t like to cook. Not even a little bit. And while I admire those who excel in the culinary arts in any form, I’m perfectly content with enjoying their labors of love from the kitchen table. Assembling is more my style; salads, smoothies, 3 step recipes, I’m all for them! And of course anything beauty related that uses only ingredients we already have in our kitchens, SO on board. Here are three of my favorite recipes that even the most amateur of cooks can whip up in less than two minutes. And bonus: you will smell amazing when you’re done!

DIY Face Mask

Honey Mask

1 tablespoon honey (raw honey is best)
3 drops lavender oil

Mix ingredients together, splash warm water on face, apply mask and leave on for 15 minutes. Honey is jam packed with vitamins, amino acids, and anti-oxidants, and lavender oil has amazing soothing and healing properties. This mask is great for all skin types, and can help with acne and winter dryness.

DIY Body Scrub

Glowing Body Scrub

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 Lemon

Heat coconut oil in microwave, once warm add brown sugar and lemon and mix. Coconut Oil is an incredible moisturizer (also great for hair, health, and just about everything else!), and the brown sugar and lemon will buff away any dry or dead skin cells. This will allow a more rapid cell turn over and help skin look younger and rejuvenated. For amazing results, use all over body and feet in the shower!

DIY Lip Scrub

Sugar Scrub for Lips and Hands

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sugar
3 drops orange oil

Mix all ingredients together, consistency should be thick and emollient enough to stay on lips and hands when applied. Massage in gentle circular motions, and keep it on for about 5 minutes before washing off with warm water. The oils will make your skin unbelievably soft, the sugar gets rid of any scaly skin, and it smells absolutely amazing. And don’t feel bad if you are tempted to lick this sweet scrub off of your lips, I do it every single time!These easy recipes can be used twice a week for the most impossibly soft, glowing, gorgeous skin ever!


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