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Our favourite at home beauty recipes

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The wonderful thing about clean beauty is that by its very nature, it’s incredibly simple. You don’t need to be a biochemist or dermatologist to find your way around natural, clean beauty. 

You’d be amazed to realise how many brilliant and effective skin and hair care treatments you can create from your kitchen! Most of these ingredients are simple ones that you most probably already have in your kitchen.

The hero ingredient in our DIY beauty recipes is definitely coconut oil. It’s incredibly versatile and its effects are astounding. We especially love how well coconut oil works as a makeup remover!

So without further ado, here are some of our absolute favourite DIY beauty recipes:

 

Homemade coconut body butter recipe

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup of coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup of shea butter
  • ⅓ cup of olive or almond oil
  • A few drops of your favourite essential oil

Method

  1. Melt coconut oil, shea butter and olive oil or almond oil together. The easiest way to do this is to place the ingredients in a bowl above a pan of boiling water.
  2. Combine the liquified ingredients together by mixing gently.
  3. Place the bowl with the combined ingredients in the fridge and leave to cool. Wait until the mixture is solid but still soft before removing from the fridge.
  4. Use a hand mixer to whisk the mixture until it is light and airy. Whilst mixing, add in a few drops of your chosen essential oil.
  5. Scoop the body butter into a container and refrigerate for up to an hour longer.

We especially love how moisturising this homemade body butter is and how softly it smoothes onto the skin.

 

DIY lip scrub recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • A few drops of your favourite essential oil

Method

  1. Mash up your coconut oil and add in your brown sugar.
  2. Mix well until fully combined. If the sugar grains are too large, continue to mash together until you reach a desired consistency.

This recipe is so easy and quick to do and creates an exfoliating and moisturising lip scrub. It doesn’t taste too bad either!

 

Homemade makeup remover and brush cleanser

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp of coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp of warm water 

Method

  1. As a makeup remover, warm the coconut oil between your fingers and then apply to your face. Use a damp cloth to remove the oil along with your makeup.
  2. As a brush cleanser, add the water to the coconut oil and stir. Dab your brushes in and rinse to remove all your built up makeup.

We’ve actually found something that’s effective and even simpler to make than the homemade lip scrub! Your makeup seamlessly melts away with the power of coconut oil.

 

DIY cacao and avocado mask recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ a ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder

Method

  1. Soften your coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
  2. Mash in your avocado and add your cacao powder.
  3. Mix well.

We recommend applying your homemade face mask to clean skin. Smooth over your face and neck and leave it to work its magic for 15 minutes, before removing.

  

As easy as these recipes are, the DIY beauty life isn’t for everyone. Try our Coffee Face Scrub, Cleansing Face Balm, and Clarifying Face Mask for all-natural skincare you don’t have to make yourself.

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