How To Make Natural Skin Care Products at Home

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There are so many benefits to a homemade skin care routine. Some of the top benefits are:

  • Avoiding harmful chemicals found in skin care

  • Using top quality ingredients

  • Saving money

  • Having fun

Unfortunately, there are so many harmful chemicals in most skin care products available on the market today. Even those products that claim their natural and safe can contain harmful chemicals.

Knowing what ingredients to avoid is SO important!

Get the 5 Steps to Non-Toxic Skin Worksheet here

One of the top ingredients I always tell my clients (and everyone else) to avoid is fragrance. NO MATTER WHAT!

Some company’s will tell you the fragrance is from essential oils or plant matter. However, if the smell came from essential oils then it would be essential oils listed on the ingredients. Not fragrance.

With DIY skin care, you get to have complete control of what’s in your products.

Now if you’re intimidated by DIY projects, please don’t be. I was intimidated before I began making my own products because I thought creating skin care products was like a huge science project where I needed a lab and crazy ingredients and high tech machines.

But then I just dove in and started experimenting. I found out that it’s not complicated at all. It’s actually really fun and it’s so easy that I get my 6 year old to help me too.

If you already know that DIY is just not for you - no worries! You can head to my resources page to find clean beauty products I use and love. Or head to Be Pure Beauty, which is a one stop shop for non-toxic beauty products. 

So here are some easy DIY skin care ideas to get you started:

DIY Dry Shampoo


  • Glass jar (these are cute)

  • Baking soda/organic corn starch/arrowroot powder

  • Essential oils (my fave brand)

  • Cacao powder/beet powder (optional)

There aren’t specific measurements with this project. Place as much baking soda/corn starch/arrowroot powder in the glass jar as you want. Add 10-15 drops of the essential oil of your choice. Some great options for hair health benefits are ylang ylang, rosemary, or melaleuca. This will be a white powder which will blend into any hair color; however, you can add cacao powder for brown hair or beet powder for red hair. You can add as little or as much as you’d like depending on how light or dark your hair is.

Here's a short video where my daughter is helping me make the dry shampoo.

DIY hair detangler


Fill glass spray bottle with as much water as you want, but leave room for other ingredients. Add 2 tsp of coconut oil and about 20 drops of essential oils. Some great options for hair health benefits are ylang ylang, rosemary, or melaleuca.

Here's a short video where I'm making the detangler and my daughter is making one for her doll. 


DIY sugar scrub


This is a base recipe for sugar scrub. This is a really fun project to make any way you want. For example, you can add Lavender Essential Oil with some dried Lavender flowers or a Lemon Essential Oil with Dried Lemon Peel. The possibilities for awesome sugar scrubs are endless. All you need to do is fill mason jar with sugar with the amount you want. Dump that out into a mixing bowl because it’s so much easier to mix in a big bowl instead of the mason jar. Add enough coconut oil to it to make it look like clumpable wet sand. Add 10-20 drops of essential oil. Add 1 tsp of Vitamin E Oil (it’s a natural preservative). Mix together and put back into mason jar.

Here's the short video for DIY sugar scrub.


DIY face wash


Mix castor oil and almond or jojoba oil in glass dropper jar using one of these ratios:

For normal skin: 1:1 ratio of almond/jojoba oil to castor oil

For dry skin: 3:1 ratio of almond/jojoba oil to castor oil

For acne prone skin: 1:3 ratio of almond/jojoba oil to castor oil

Adding in the essential oils is optional. Melaleuca is great for acne as it has natural antibacterial properties. Frankincense is great for all skin types - it reduces wrinkles, dark spots and brightens skin. Add 5-10 drops.

Here’s a short step by step video for DIY face wash.

DIY lotion

This recipe and video are in a separate post that you can find here

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