With so many nasty ingredients in creams, serums, hair care and makeup these days, it’s no wonder so many people are turning to homemade beauty products. Here are some that you can start making at home today.

Coffee sugar scrub

This is a fantastic recipe from Bella Sugar. If you want to exfoliate your skin, great, but coffee scrubs have been shown to help reduce cellulite too.

Made from all natural ingredients that you probably already have in your home, this is a great way to start your DIY beauty product collection. All you need is coffee grounds, sugar and coconut oil.

Just mix the ingredients then massage into clean, wet skin. This is great prep for getting your legs out this summer.

It’s also a great little product to give away to friends as a gift. Not only is it thoughtful but there’s also something very special about giving away handmade goodies.

There are more DIY beauty recipes and guides on Bella Sugar too. Check them out.

 

Brown sugar and vanilla lip scrub

This recipe from College Fashion is the secret to beautiful soft lips. Before you start your beauty routine, apply this scrub and follow with a lip balm. When you get around to applying your lipstick, you’ll have a perfect base for flawless application.

The scrub will help to prevent flaky, chapped lips too.

Avocado face mask

Some avocado beauty benefits:

  • Avocado oil increases collagen in the skin, which can reduce wrinkles
  • Avocados contain sterolin, a protein that reduces age spots and helps heal sun damage and scars
  • They also contain vitamin B3, which soothes rashes and irritations

This recipe and article from Beauty Editor definitely sells the benefits of the humble avocado. There are a number of fantastic avocado face mask recipes in this post so you can choose the one that works best for your skin type. Perhaps you need moisturization, or maybe you need to treat your oily skin. Maybe your hair needs a bit of TLC… there’s a recipe for that too.

There’s also a hand treatment for super-soft and silky hands that will stay looking young.

What homemade beauty products have you tried?