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Homemade Skin Care Recipes For Vibrant Natural Beauty

Updated on July 26, 2017

Homemade Skin Care Products . . . Good For You and the Environment!

Are you wondering whether you should seriously consider homemade skin care products?

With billions of dollars in product sales each year, "Beauty" is a thriving industry. Let's face it, people spend lots of money in an attempt to look their best. On average women and men use a half dozen (or more) personal care products each day. In so doing, they usually subject their bodies to numerous chemicals. While these chemicals may not have any immediate ill effects, they can cause or contribute to health problems when used regularly for many years. Not to mention the environmental toll of aerosols, discarded manufacturing chemicals and non-biodegradable packaging.

So what's a health-aware, green-conscious consumer to do?

Well, we could abandon beauty treatments altogether, but most of us would probably say, "Uhh . . . I don't think so." Fortunately, we don't have to go that far. There are natural options that are much safer.

While it's possible to find all natural skin care, many folks are willing to go a step further and create their own homemade skin care treatments.

Homemade Skin Care Products. . . Gives You Control

Do-It-Yourself, All Natural Skin Care That's Just Right for You!

Making your own natural skin care products is often much less expensive than buying them in a store. And guess what? It gives you complete control over what goes into them. You don't have to worry about unknowingly using a product that contains something that triggers an allergic reaction or outbreak.

It takes longer to create your own beauty concoctions than it does to pick them up off the shelves, but with some practice, you can make effective skin and hair treatments in a snap.

Assess Your Facial Skin Care Needs

Oily Skin? . . . Dry Skin? . . . Sensitive Skin?

Most of us use facial skin care products on a regular basis, and we use them to do more than just clean the skin on our faces. The best ones are designed for a specific skin type. They can help moisturize dry skin, reduce shine on oily skin, help fight acne, combat wrinkles and more. But we can get similar results with homemade skin treatments.

When making your own skin care treatments, the first step is to assess your skin's needs.

  • Is it oily or dry?
  • Is it prone to outbreaks?
  • Are you concerned about preventing or minimizing the appearance of wrinkles?

The answers to these questions will help determine which natural ingredients will provide the greatest benefit.

Natural Ingredients Used In Homemade Skin Care Products - You Can Create Natural Beauty Treatments From Ordinary Household Ingredients

Here's a partial list of basic ingredients most often used in homemade facial skin care along with which types of skin they are good for:

Witch Hazel

  • You can find witch hazel at most drugstores. It is often used alone as a gentle yet powerful astringent for oily skin , and it also makes a good ingredient in skin care recipes.

Cocoa Butter

  • Cocoa butter leaves skin soft and supple. It may be used in dry skin or wrinkle treatments.

Olive Oil

  • Olive oil provides moisture without being too greasy. It is most often used on dry or combination skin, but may also be used in small amounts in treatments for oily skin. It contains antioxidants that help protect your skin from the effects of aging.


  • Those with dry or sensitive skin will find a yogurt mask very soothing. It aids in sloughing off dead skin cell and leaves the skin nice and soft.


  • Honey is used in treatments for every skin type . It adds moisture without being greasy and makes the skin super soft. It is also effective against wrinkles and fine lines.

Tea Tree Oil

  • This essential oil works very well against acne . A small dab works well as an acne spot treatment. Use sparingly in cleansers and toners, because tea tree oil is highly potent and may dry the skin.


  • Oatmeal is good for dry or sensitive skin . You can also use raw oats to make an exfoliant to remove dead skin.

Super-Simple Sugar Scrub

Dry Skin: Facial Skin Care Recipe

Super-Simple Sugar Scrub (for Dry Skin)

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • A few drops of olive oil

Put sugar in a small bowl. Mix in a few drops of olive oil at a time until a paste is formed. Massage into skin and rinse with warm water. Kosher salt may be substituted for the sugar to make a salt scrub.

Rosey Rose Facial

Combination Skin: Facial Skin Care Recipe

Rosey Rose Mask (for Combination Skin)

  • 1 rose
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Tear off rose petals, wash in water and soak for a few minutes, then crush them in a bowl. Add rose water, yogurt and honey. Mix well. Use immediately.

Oatmeal Scrub

Sensitive Skin: Facial Skin Care Recipe

Oatmeal Scrub (for Sensitive Skin)

  • 1/2 cup uncooked oats
  • 1 tablespoons honey

Mix oats and honey to form a paste. Massage into face and neck. Leave on face for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off.

Honey & Apple Facial

Oily Skin: Facial Skin Care Recipe

Honey & Apple Mask (for Oily Skin)

  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 apple

Grate apple into a fine pulp. Stir in honey. Use immediately.

"The Firm" Facial

Aging Skin: Facial Skin Care Recipe

"The Firm" Firming Mask (for Aging Skin)

  • 1/2 tablespoon Vitamin E oil
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 egg

Beat egg lightly. Gently mix in other ingredients. Massage into face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Use immediately.

© 2009 Dee Gallemore

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      6 years ago

      simple yet effective. thanks

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      Johann The Dog 

      6 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Love these ideas for my Mum!!! We love going natural....

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      6 years ago

      Excellent lens with excellent information.

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      6 years ago

      This lens is very useful. Very helpful to those who wants to stay beautiful in a natural and economical way.

    • Mariel-JD profile image


      6 years ago

      Really useful tutorial for skincare - lots of great ideas here!

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      6 years ago


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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      Great Lens!

      I have made and used most of these (and variations of them); they work, all too often people need to see soap suds for them to think something works. Since I'm out of work now going on 2 1/2 years it's amazing how many products I've eliminated from my life out of necessity; and I don't miss them at all, as a matter of fact I feel better (on a few levels).

    • siobhanryan profile image


      6 years ago

      Blessed-I have being making my own face masks and scrubs for over a year

    • NuttSoRuff profile image


      6 years ago

      Great post, thanks for sharing. I love finding homemade skin care recipes.

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      laurenrose lm 

      7 years ago

      A great lens which I really enjoyed to read!

      I also have a beauty treatment lens if it would give you a little more information?

      Again great lens, thanks

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      7 years ago

      I never knew honey was so good for my skin. Time to turn my kitchen into my own spa.

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      All sounds great - although I'll find it hard not to eat some of these recipes!

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      8 years ago

      Nice - will try some of these neat recipes.

    • BubblesRFun profile image


      8 years ago

      Love your firm facial recipe....Can't wait to try..Thanks for your awesome lens :)

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      Carmel Aaron 

      8 years ago

      I have read that we shouldn't put anything on our skin we wouldn't eat, so with that in mind this is a much better idea than putting chemicals on our skin. This lens is worthy of a a sprinkling of angel dust. Great material.

      Thumbs up....

    • BeaGabrielle1 profile image


      8 years ago

      Great skin care recipes! I enjoyed it a lot! Thanks.

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      8 years ago

      I love homemade skin care recipes, eco-friendly, inexpensive and just as effective. Hope your will stop by and visit my lens on skin care

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      8 years ago

      Good recipes and easy for oily skins

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      mgassistant lm 

      8 years ago

      Love the beauty recipes! Thanks!

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      8 years ago

      Easy recipes for our skin care. I am all for natural beauty care. Suggestion: perhaps you would like to consider adding a module (or creating a lens) on how to distinguish one's type of skin. (I haven't checked all your lenses yet. If you already have done that, just ignore this comment.)

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      8 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I like these recipes. Thanks for sharing them.

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      8 years ago

      I have pale sensitive skin and simple recipes like you have here I find wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to make this really great lens.

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      C A Chancellor 

      8 years ago from US/TN

      Nice lens! I agree with you about using natural products -- people don't realize how disruptive all those chemicals are to our bodies. (Blessed!)

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      8 years ago

      sounds good

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      8 years ago

      excellent tipsï¼thx for the info!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Very well done :)

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      8 years ago

      Great lens and awesome info. I love the homemade natural options too.

      Please check out my sites on acne holistic treatment here Acne No More Mike Walden

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      9 years ago

      Great info and layout. 5 stars for you.

      Good Luck

      Lens master of Skin Care Tips and Best Acne Treatment

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      9 years ago

      Hi, Nice Blog...I wish to share a few tips to keep acne under control

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      9 years ago

      Great lens, 5 stars.

      Check out my lens on natural skincare products

    • Shibamom LM profile image

      Shibamom LM 

      9 years ago

      Oh, lots of good natural products. I make a cleanser out of ground up almonds, apple cider vinegar, almond oil and lavender essential oil, been using it for years. I will definitely try these, especially the sugar scrub.

    • HomemadeBeautyP profile image


      9 years ago

      Great lens! It`s way safer to make your own beauty products, not to mention the money you can save making them over purchasing commercial products too.

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      Seeking Pearls 

      10 years ago from Pueblo West

      Love your presentation! Great lens. 5*

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      10 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

    • cjsysreform profile image


      10 years ago

      Just stopping in to say hi. This is still one of the best lenses in my group. Would you care to make five or twenty more like it and submit them? ;) Kidding, of course, but please do come by the group page for a visit now and then, and check the discussion forum. Thanks!

    • cjsysreform profile image


      10 years ago

      Hey, awesome lens! Great recipes and graphics. I'd like to invite you to submit this lens to my


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