100+ Homemade Beauty Tips & Recipes

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We have a growing library of over 100 homemade beauty products, but I would like to create a long list of quick homemade beauty tips right here.

Then I want you all to join in by posting your best tip in the comments below!

So, I will start things off with a few of my diy beauty quickies… and I’ll say it again, no excuse for repeating it, you can add yours below in the comments… Don’t be shy now 😉

1) Fast Face Care

Most people will use expensive vitamin E cream when they’re in need of an energy boost, but it’s really not necessary.

  • Just break open a capsule of the concentrated vitamin E you can find at most pharmacies or health stores.
  • Smear the wonder oil onto the skin of your face before bed
  • This is one of the best homemade beauty tips!

You could also try adding oatmeal to your homemade moisturizer to massage into the skin of your face. This will work as an exfoliant, but so gentle you won’t feel a thing. Try to use a circular movement and then rinse off with cold water after around 5 minutes.

Take a look at all of my DIY skin care recipes here.

2) Tee Tree and Toothpaste

When you can see or feel a spot coming on, dilute some tea tree essential oil in oil (at 1%) and dab it onto the area. I then apply a blob of toothpaste before going to bed. The tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, and the toothpaste is a good spot treatment.

When the toothpaste dries, it will draw toxins out from within the skin. And the Peppermint in the toothpaste will cool and act as an anti-inflammatory.

3) Natural Exfoliators

The following ingredients are all natural and work wonders for exfoliating your skin

pineapple juice, tomato juice, lemon juice and milk.

Apply any of these freshly squeezed juices or the milk directly to your clean skin using a cotton ball.

4) Avocado Those Wrinkles

If you’re really in a rush, grab an avocado (as fresh as possible) and slice it into halves. Remove the stone from the centre and rub the flesh all over your face.

This should dislodge dead skin, leaving your face sparkling. Rinse off when finished.

Here are some great skin care recipes

5) Face Masks Made Easy

Face masks don’t have to take all day to make, just make up your own face mask by combining one beaten white egg, with a teaspoon of vitamin C powder.

This will take your face mask to the next level in mere seconds. Just leave it on for about 5 or 10 minutes, and then rinse off.

Alternatively, apply a layer of mayonnaise to your face and wait 10 minutes. The egg in mayonnaise will leave your skin feeling incredible. Just rinse off with some warm water.

6) Lasting Lip Care

Getting hold of a good lip balm when you’re busy isn’t always easy, but nearly everyone has honey! Just melt a tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of rose water then leave it to cool.

Pour into a small pot and then use whenever you have chapped lips.

If you spot the beginnings of a cold sore, grab some calendula tincture and dab some on. This will dry and heal the affected area before it gets bad.

7) Home Hair Care

When your scalp is in need of some care, an anti-dandruff tonic is an excellent way to leave your hair feeling beautiful.

Mix 8fl oz of Witch Hazel with 2 to 3 drops of Rosemary essential oil

Shampoo and condition your hair using your regular routine, towel dry and then spread the tonic over your scalp evenly with your fingertips.

8) Olive Oil for Damaged Ends

Here’s a great homemade beauty tip for damaged ends. Massage a little Olive Oil into the ends of your hair and wrap it in a warm towel for five or so minutes. To rinse out, just shampoo and condition as you normally would.

9) Style Your Hair With Beer!

Pour some flat beer into a spray bottle and squirt a thin layer over your hair. This will act as an effective styling product! The smell of the beer should vanish when dried.

Check out many more diy hair treatments.

10) Face Lifts In Minutes

  • To instantly reduce puffiness, fill a bag with ice and apply to your face. We recommend you not do this if you’re prone to broken veins. The cold of the ice will not only reduce puffiness, but also stimulate circulation.
  • If you’re prone to tired eyes, find relief in placing slices of cool cucumber over the lids of your eyes. It’s an old trick, but never fails to work. You could also try camomile tea bags (used and squeezed). Rest with them briefly for around 5 minutes.
  • As a treatment for bags under your eyes, paint a little egg white onto them and allow it to dry. Then, apply your makeup as normal. As the egg whites dry, it shrinks, pulling in the skin under your eyes together.
  • It may sound strange, but haemorrhoid cream along your jawline and on puffy cheeks can take 10 years off you in little more than 10 minutes! Alternatively, use an anti-cellulite cream which contains either butcher’s broom or hawthorn.

This was just a snapshot of my recipes, check out hundreds of natural beauty recipes for skin, hair, bath and more!

And now it’s Your turn!
Please post your top tip in the comments below 🙂

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27 thoughts on “100+ Homemade Beauty Tips & Recipes”

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  1. I don’t totally agree with using toothpaste because toothpaste irritates the skin, so some may believe that it dries out pimples, but what it really does is irritate and cause redness and peeling

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  2. My girlfriend and I always use lemon juice as our exfoliators. Lemon is effective for those who want to remove their dead skins and let their pores clean. We always do these once a week.

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    • Hi Benjamin,

      Yes! Lemon EO is a powerful cleansing agent! Although I would add that it is important to dilute it with a carrier oil as EO are much too potent to be applied directly to the skin. A carrier oil that is quite thick and slow to absorb is best for cleansing, I’d recommend castor oil.

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  3. your post is very interesting to read.it’s very informative and helpful.
    Usually, I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job, Keep it up.

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  4. Use water on your skin, its helps to get skin smooth and soft. Also use coconut oil on your body to make your skin glow and soft.

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  5. Use coconut oil on your legs as a natural replacement for your shaving cream. Talk about a simple, natural beauty tip.

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  6. Nice article. Thanx for sharing beauty tips with us. I want to add one more thing about Pigmentation or dark spots.
    Lemon is a natural bleaching agent which strips off the impurities of the skin and helps in fading the dark spots. It acts directly on the pigmentation and its regular use helps in lightening the spots. You can use a mix of lemon and water as a facial toner and cleanser and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before washing it off.

    Once again love your post. Keep it up.

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  7. Excellent article! I’m glad that I stumbled upon it because I’ve been thinking about different beauty tips for myself. I think you’re absolutely right. I’ll be sure to follow your suggestion. Thanks for the great tips; you’ve been very enlightening!

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  8. Hey, thanks for providing such wonderful tips. I have a sensitive skin and during summer it becomes very oily so can you suggest me some tips to remove that oiliness as you have mentioned that fruit acid peel-off is not much suitable during this season?

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  9. I have tried your natural exfoliator tips and it really made my skin clean and smooth.
    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful article.Keep it up!

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  10. In modern time, everyone wants to look beautiful with natural way but the market is full of chemical products But here are natural ways to achieve the same results with these tips which you describe. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

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  11. I really liked the tips, especially the lip balm one. I will try it. I hate using chemicals on my lips, so it will be best to use honey and rose water.

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  12. Nothing can beat homemade beauty care products. What’s good with this is that you can choose the ingredients that you wanted for effective result. Thanks for sharing these ideas. This is worth sharing.

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  13. Hello in your toner recipe you use cider vinegar. Should this be apple cider vinegar as all other sites say apple cider and worried if I use normal cider vinegar it will be bad for skin thanks

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  14. Hello, I asked my local boots if it was OK to break open vit e casual to put on my face and they said as the capsules are to be swallowed they couldn’t comment. Are they just being cautious thank you.

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    • Hi Louise
      Yes, I believe they are being over cautious. I’ve often broken open and used vitamin e capsuals on my skin, as a rule I believe if you can eat it you can generally put it on your skin in moderation. I guess there’s always a possibility that someone will have a reaction, so if you are worried you could test a little on your arm before hand.

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