11 of Pinterest’s Best DIY Beauty Products
We scoured Pinterest for these 11 money-saving DIY beauty products that can be as effective as their store-bought counterparts. And the best part? Most of these Pinterest recipes are made from ingredients you have in your kitchen—a beautiful win-win.
Sonnet, from In Sonnet’s Kitchen, developed two natural sugar hairspray recipes—one for flexible hold and one for maximum hold. For both sprays, mix the ingredients into a spray bottle, and then use the mixture to style hair as usual.
Ingredients – Flexible Hold
- ½ cup hot (almost boiling) water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
Ingredients – Maximum Hold
- ½ cup hot (almost boiling) water
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
This nifty recipe by Food for my Family makes 8 ounces of shaving cream. Compared to store-bought shaving creams, this one doesn’t use soap, which can dry out the skin.
- ⅓ cup shea butter
- ⅓ cup virgin coconut oil
- ¼ cup jojoba or sweet almond oil
- 10 drops rosemary essential oil
- 3 to 5 drops peppermint essential oil
Makeup Remover Wipes
You should always remove your makeup before bed, and here’s an inexpensive way to do so. Simply soak paper towel squares in the mixture of ingredients listed below.
- 4 cups of warm water
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 to 2 squirts of baby wash/face wash
- A few drops of tea tree oil
Makeup Brush Cleaner
Unlike a soap and water mixture, this cleanser is great for everyday use because your brushes will dry quickly after being cleansed with this combination.
- Witch hazel
- Baby-mild castile soap
For an all-natural, citrusy shampoo, use these three ingredients to create a delicious-smelling hair care product at home, as Gabby from Essentially Eclectic does.
- Organic shampoo base
- Organic coconut oil
- Lemon essential oil
For this DIY foundation, the amount to use of each ingredient depends on your complexion. Make sure to test a bit of this concoction on your arm as you are creating it to match the foundation to your skin tone.
- Arrowroot flour/starch
- Cocoa powder or cacao powder
- Bentonite clay
- Vitamin E
- Lavender essential oil
Creating your own lip gloss takes just two ingredients, listed below. Rather than adding a specific amount of pearl dust to the mix, continue sprinkling dust and mixing it in with the first ingredient until you have the gloss hue you want.
- One tablespoon non-petroleum multipurpose jelly
- Wilton’s pearl dust
For one cup of this natural moisturizing miracle, combine the ingredients listed below with a choice of essential oils that fit your skin type. Women with dry skin could add lavender, sandalwood, or lemon; oily skin can benefit from lemon, orange, or rosemary; and women with acne-prone skin should stick to lavender, sandalwood, or lemongrass.
- ¾ cup unrefined coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 8 to 10 drops essential oil
The amount of each ingredient in this homemade bronzer will vary depending on your skin tone. Start with one tablespoon of arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch before adding small amounts of the other ingredients until you develop the best bronzer shade for you.
- Arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch
- Cocoa powder
- Beet powder (optional)
Hair Repair Treatment
Using ingredients you probably have in your kitchen, this hair mask recipe moisturizes, shines, and smooths hair when left on for 15 minutes.
- 1 egg
- 1 avocado
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
By heating beeswax pellets—which can be found at Whole Foods and other specialty grocery stores—and coconut oil, you can create a do-all homemade ointment. Make sure you have small containers to store this product in.
- ⅛ cup beeswax pellets
- ½ cup coconut oil