Pinterest is no longer a resource, it’s more of a daily necessity – maybe even safe to say an obsession – and a healthy one at that. In many cases, it’s a money saver too. Taking into consideration our love for all things beauty products and DIY-able, we took to Pinning to find some of the best beauty product recipes you can make at home!
Between saving money on the products you use every day and learning enough recipes to host a DIY party, the possibilities are endless. From blush to sea salt spray to lipstick, we’ve pulled together our 10 favorite DIY beauty products from Pinterest. Take a look at our favorites above and tell us which ones you’ll be making in the comments below!
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What You'll Need: Small glass lip gloss containers, small saucepan, fine mesh piece of fabric, 1 teaspoon of organic almond oil, 1 teaspoon of organic beet root powder and 1 teaspoon of 100% pure lanolin.
What To Do: To make blush, fill a saucepan with water and place a glass measuring cup inside of it. Turn onto low heat and place lanolin and almond oil in the measuring cup, stirring until melted. Once melted, add your beet powder, and stir until thoroughly mixed. Now pour your mixture into a glass jar (straining it with the fine fabric) and allowing it to cool.
Why It Works: Apply to your cheeks (or lips!) for a truly healthy glow, without the dangers of chemical laden makeup.
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What You'll Need: Arrowroot powder, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and jojoba, olive, or almond oil (optional)
What To Do: Start with a base of arrowroot powder and slowly add in one or a combination of the cocoa powder, cinnamon, or nutmeg to your desired skin tone. For a more compact foundation, add some jojoba/olive/almond oil and press down.
Why It Works: Made up of simple ingredients you can find in your kitchen, this totally natural foundation powder is actually very beneficial for your skin. There is nothing toxic in this recipe, so it makes a good every day makeup alternative.
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Cooling Cucumber Toner
What You'll Need: 1/2 cucumber with peel, chopped, 3 tablespoons of witch hazel and 2 tablespoons of distilled water.
What To Do: Blend or process all of the ingredients in a blender or food processer until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh colander to remove any solids and pour toner into a clean bottle with tight fitting lid. Store in refrigerator and when ready for use, apply to your face using a clean cotton ball.
Why It Works: With the summer heat at it’s peak, a toner is essential to reduce oiliness and improve the condition of your skin. Cucumbers are generally a very useful ingredient when it comes to problematic skin. This toner is a mild astringent that will tighten your skin and pores, working on all skin types.
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Sea Salt Spray
What You'll Need: 1 spray bottle, 5 parts warm water, 1 part epsom salt
What To Do: Mix together in spray bottle, spray on damp hair and scrunch hair as you go to get the wavy texture.
Why It Works: By creating a dry texture in your hair, waves will take shape as if you spent the day at the beach, even if you didn't.
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Eye Makeup Remover
What You'll Need: Water, tear free baby shampoo and baby oil.
What To Do: Add ingredients to a small bowl and stir. Transport the mixture into a jar that can be closed (like a mason jar) and shake before use.
Why It Works: The three ingredient concoction rids your eyes of all excess makeup, leaving lashes and skin soft without irritating sensitive areas.
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What You'll Need: 1 tablespoon of raw honey, 3 tablespoons of filtered water, and if desired, a few drops of essential oil.
What To Do: Mix ingredients together in a microwaveable bowl. Slightly heat the mixture on low heat to dissolve the honey. Add a few drops of essential oil to the mixture. Transport into a small bottle that you can bring with you into the shower, and shampoo your hair as usual.
Why It Works: Honey treats dandruff, reduces frizz, moisturizes, softens and cleans easily.
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pH Balancing Leave-In Conditioner
What You'll Need: 1 part aloe vera gel or juice, 1 part water, 5-6 drops of rosemary essential oil, and 1-2 pumps of leave-in conditioner
What To Do: Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and shake vigorously until conditioner dissolves. Use as a moisturizing leave-in spray.
Why It Works: All the products we use affect our hair’s natural pH levels, opening up cuticles, creating frizzy, puffy hair. Using aloe vera is the way to bring your hair back to its proper pH, making it easy to detangle and style.
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Sugar Lip Scrub
What You'll Need: Vanilla extract, sugar, olive oil, cocoa powder, measuring spoons and a small bowl.
What To Do: Add 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon of oil in a small bowl and mix well. Apply to lips with fingers or a toothbrush in small circular motions for about 30 seconds. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Why It Works: The texturized but not rough scrub exfoliates your lips by buffing away dead, dull skin. Plus, it tastes great!
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What You'll Need: 1 teaspoon of beeswax pastilles, 1 teaspoon of shea butter or cocoa butter and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. For color options, choose 1/8 teaspoon of beet root powder for red hues, or 1/4 teaspoon of organic cocoa powder or cinnamon for brown hues.
What To Do: Melt the beeswax, shea/cocoa butter and coconut oil in a glass jar without a lid, submerged in a small pot of simmering water. Once melted, remove from heat and add any additional ingredients for color. Once all ingredients are mixed well but still liquid, use a dropper to pour into an empty container of lip balm. Fill to just below the brim as it will expand. Let cool for an hour and store in a cool place.
Why It Works: With this all natural lipstick recipe, your lipstick will be chemical free and inexpensive to make.
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Cream Eye Shadow
What You'll Need: Measuring spoons, measuring cup, graduated 3mL plastic transer pipettes, 5 gram eyeshadow container, microwave, spoon, 8 white beeswax pastilles, 1 teaspoon of refined shea butter, .75 ml of refined jojoba oil, 3.75 ml of vegtable glycerin, 12 drops of vitamin E oil, 2 teaspoons of ultramarine violet pigment powder (or your choice or pigment), and 1/4 teaspoon of cosmetic pearl mica powder.
What To Do: Melt your beeswax pastilles and shea butter in glass measuring cup for 1 minute (or until melted). Using a different pipette for each ingredient, add glycerin, jojoba oil, and vitamin E to the wax and shea butter. Now, measure the pigment powder and mica and stir to the liquid mixture. Scoop mixture into your empty eye shadow container. For best results, wait one day before using so the formula can set.
Why It Works: This recipe results in a smooth, creamy eyeshadow that contains no chemicals or preservatives and allows you to experiment to get your perfect shade.
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