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How to Make Strawberry Scented Beauty and Cosmetic Products

Updated on June 28, 2013
make strawberry scented beauty products easily at home.
make strawberry scented beauty products easily at home. | Source

Nutritious Strawberries

full of health and skin benefits.
full of health and skin benefits. | Source

Strawberry Fields Forever . . . .

The Strawberry . . . . Who would have thought the small juicy, aromatic, brightly colored lushness of the strawberry, would yield so many wonderful benefits to the body, both internally and externally, but it does!

This fruit is grown, loved and respected throughout the world and consumed in large quantities as a main ingredient in deserts, pies, milk-shakes, preserves and juices.

The scent of a strawberry is sweet, sticky and sometimes a bit sickly but the fresh aroma continues to be hugely popular throughout the Beauty and Cosmetic world.

Strawberry scented perfumes, bath products, skin care, lipsticks, glosses and lip balms are big business for the multimillion dollar Beauty Industry.

Strawberries Ready for Picking

creative strawberry planting at the Chelsea Flower Show, England.
creative strawberry planting at the Chelsea Flower Show, England. | Source

Strawberries ~

Strawberries usually have a very short window of opportunity or season in many countries. Normally ready for harvest spring to mid summer, they may only last 6-8 weeks and are still harvested by hand. The beauty with them is they are ideal to freeze for later use so no need to let them go to waste.

The garden strawberry originated in France in the late 18th century and up until then strawberries were growing in the wild, often known as woodland strawberries. The top countries in strawberry production are the USA followed by Turkey, Spain, Egypt and South Korea which demonstrates the global appeal through the different continents of this beneficial fruit.

Spa Treatments at Home

 strawberry homemade beauty treatments are easy, fun and beneficial.
strawberry homemade beauty treatments are easy, fun and beneficial. | Source

Nutritious and Delicious

  strawberries are a great option in our  5 a day.
strawberries are a great option in our 5 a day. | Source

Fresh and Wholesome

homemade facials using strawberries have many benefits.
homemade facials using strawberries have many benefits. | Source

Health Benefits of Strawberries ~

  • Rich in Vitamin C and B complex Vitamins
  • Contains Vitamins A, E and K
  • Rich source of Minerals
  • Contains Antioxidants
  • Rich in Flavonoids (gives the rich vibrant red colouring)
  • Contains Fisetin an antioxidant being actively researched for its health benefits against Cancer, Inflammation, Aging, Neurological diseases and Viruses
  • Low in Calories
  • Purifies the blood
  • Clears hoarseness of the voice, excellent for singers
  • Relief for Gout and Rheumatism
  • Lubricates the lungs
  • Lessens alcohol hangover
  • Strengthens the Spleen

Benefits When Applied to The Skin ~

  • Rich in alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA)
  • Anti Aging
  • Lightens freckles
  • Whitens the Skin
  • Reduces under eye puffiness
  • Effective acne treatment
  • Tones the Skin
  • Mild skin exfoliant
  • Soothes sunburn
  • Great hair conditioner treatment

Word of Caution: Do not use strawberries if you have an allergy or suspect an allergy. They are a common food allergy and caution should always be taken when applying fresh ingredients to the skin.

Scent of a Woman

sweet and lingering fragrance of strawberries.
sweet and lingering fragrance of strawberries. | Source

Strawberry Scent ~

Known as the fruit of love and an aphrodisiac, the strawberry scent has been linked to alleviating depression and feelings of guilt.

More associations are the free love of the Woodstock and hippy era, self love and unconditional love.

The best variety for fragrance is the wild or wood strawberry ( Fragaria Vesca) which also has a more intense flavour than the garden strawberry. There are different ways to get Strawberry scent but the best way is to use fresh strawberries.

The therapeutic properties in essential oil or strawberry fragrance/essence are lost through the extraction process so the benefits are not guaranteed

Scent of Strawberry ~

Fresh Strawberries

Strawberry juice

Strawberry Essential Oil

Strawberry Fragrance Oil

Strawberry Essence

Here is a selection of HEAD TO TOE beauty recipes using the delicious and seriously nutritious strawberry – Enjoy!

Fresh is Best

rich source of antioxidants.
rich source of antioxidants. | Source

Strawberry,Yogurt and Oatmeal Face Mask

Strawberry Delight in a Bowl

a bowl of strawberries =  homemade beauty products.
a bowl of strawberries = homemade beauty products. | Source

Facial Beauty Recipes ~

Strawberries and Cream Face Pack (dry or sensitive skin):

5-6 large ripe strawberries

1 tsp double cream

2 drops Rose essential oil

  • Mash strawberries up with a fork in a small bowl.
  • Add cream and essential oil and mix gently.
  • Apply to a cleansed face and neck avoiding the eye area.
  • Relax for 15 minutes, remove with tepid water and pat skin dry.
  • Apply facial moisturiser.

When relaxing why not lie down with a few strawberry slices under the eyes – excellent for reducing puffiness!

Strawberry Face Treatment (acne or blemishes):

½ cup strawberry slices

1 tbsp sour cream

  • Mash strawberries in a bowl and mix in the sour cream.
  • Apply to the face, avoiding the eye area and relax for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse off in tepid water and pat the skin dry.
  • Apply light moisturiser.

Strawberry and Yogurt Face Mask (oily skin):

2 tbsp mashed strawberries (approx 5-8 strawberries)

2 tbsp natural unsweetened yogurt

  • Mix mashed strawberries and yogurt together and apply to face.
  • Leave for 10 minutes and remove with tepid water.
  • Pat the face dry.
  • Apply your normal moisturiser.

If making for a few people just remember equal parts of each ingredient.

Homemade Strawberry Body Scrub

Strawberry Magic

perfect pedicure ingredient.
perfect pedicure ingredient. | Source

Body Beauty Recipes ~

Strawberry Tooth Whitener:

Simply apply crushed fresh strawberry pulp to the teeth and rub in to clean teeth and remove stains.

Have some dental floss handy for any seeds caught!

Rinse mouth.

Strawberry Hair Mask:

8-10 strawberries

1 tbsp mayonnaise

  • Mash strawberries with a fork in a bowl and add mayonnaise.
  • Mix well and apply to damp hair.
  • Cover with a shower cap and or a towel.
  • Leave for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse off and shampoo hair as normal.

This gives wonderful glossy, soft and conditioned hair.

Strawberry Foot Scrub:

7-8 large ripe strawberries

2 tbsp Epsom salt

3 tbsp olive oil

  • Have a plastic basin full of warm water ready to use in removing the scrub.
  • Mash up strawberries with a fork in a bowl.
  • Add salt and olive oil.
  • Mix together but do not over blend. If consistency is too watery, add some salt a little at a time until paste like.
  • Use immediately by massaging in around the feet and toes paying particular attention to hard skin.
  • Rinse off in basin.
  • Apply foot cream.

Different salts may be used such as kosher salt, sea salt and Himalayan rock salt.

The Little Berry that Packs a Punch of Beauty Goodness ~

Homemade products scented with strawberries are very easy to make and can make great ideas as gifts for any occasion. A home cottage industry, having a girl’s night in for head to toe pampering or as a novel idea for your teens birthday party, are some great ideas for using strawberries in beauty products.

Strawberries ARE the total package so enjoy trying them out in your DIY beauty products.

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works @ Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

All dividers used in this hub are used with permission granted on hub, Creating Dividers to Use on Your Hubs

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    • Deborah Minter profile image

      Deborah Minter 

      2 years ago from U.S, California

      This is nice... Strawberry has a wonderful scent.

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Imogen,

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting here! I love strawberries and it is hard to keep a few aside for the skin treatments but so worth it! Delighted you enjoyed and thanks for that about the ads. There seems to be changes within ads but i will check it out again, cheers!

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      Thanks for your interest here! This was one of the first I did and enjoyed it so much with one of my favorite fruits. Delighted you enjoyed this and thanks so much for your support in votes, shares and pin - you rock my friend! Absolutely, link away anytime it would be an honor as I love ALL your work!! Thank you!

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      Imogen French 

      7 years ago from Southwest England

      Aah, lovely strawberries. The trouble is that all your lotions sound good enough to eat - I'm not sure they would get as far as my skin. I think what I need is a much larger strawberry patch in the garden next year! Will definitely try some of these once I have more strawberries than I can eat :) Great hub and lots of new things to try here, thanks for sharing.

      (p.s. one of your Amazon ads is not displaying - not sure if you've noticed, but you might want to replace it)

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Wow! How did I missed this? I was looking something to read and I found this. This is another fruit that I can often use this summer for my skin. I love the idea of using strawberries for my home made cosmetics. This is another awesome recipe for me to try. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, shared and pinned.

      Would you mind if I link this hub to my strawberry hub?

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi moonlake,

      Many thanks for taking a visit here, so glad you found it interesting. Strawberries are a great skin ingredient and hopefully you will save a few this summer and try them out! Appreciate your votes and share!

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      7 years ago from America

      I didn't know you could do so much with strawberries. Interesting hub with lots of information. Voted up and shared.

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi teaches,

      Many thanks for reading! Like many I have had to tighten up but apart from that, making your own products is such fun and so much better for you as you get the very best out of these wonderful natural ingredients. I go shopping now with a grocery list and a beauty list of essentials I will use in multi treatments, gifts or stuff I know I can freeze. Many thanks again and do give it a try! :-)

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vespa,

      Strawberries, one of my favourite fruits in summer. You wouldn't think such a small fruit could have so many great skin benefits! Natural fruit acids are great for acne and even for acne backs. Glad you will be giving the yogurt mask a go! Looking forward to hear how you find it! Thanks so much for all your brilliant support!!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      I love the scent of strawberries and would love to have this as a scrub. Your skin treatments are all wonderfully written and great for helping to keep spending within budget.

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      Vespa Woolf 

      7 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is quite a nice collection of strawberry recipes! I would never have thought to use them in hair conditioner, and reducing eye puffiness is news to me. I'm going to try the face mask mixed with yogurt for sure. What a surprise that strawberries are good for acne, too. You're full of all kinds of great information, Suzanne. Thanks so much!

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Paula,

      One of favourite fruits is the strawberry, Ditto with you! What is cobbler?? Excuse my lack of knowledge, never heard of it in food?? Yep, the teeth whitening I have done hence my including dental floss as I got the seeds trapped in parts! Works a treat if used regularly. Thanks very much for your great support on this series and appreciating all your enthusiasm and votes! You spur me on!! :-)

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      7 years ago from Carson City

      LOVE strawberries! Strawberry shortcake...pie, mousse, cream roll, pudding, cobbler, ice cream, milkshakes, jam, pancakes.........Strawberry foot scrub??!!.........Sounds like a winner to me! I'm all for making our own EVERYTHING!! Healthy and economical.

      I did hear about the strawberry teeth whitening trick......have you tried it?? Great hub, once again, Suz!!!......UP+++

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Mama K,

      Great to see you! I know, I love strawberries and cream - yesterday at a family meal as one of the deserts ( my family are serious desert fans!!) was a big bowl of strawberries which I kept seeing in different cosmetic products! LOL Nearly asked for some to be put aside for me to take home! Thanks so much for your votes and pin, really do appreciate your interest!! :-)

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      Sasha Kim 

      7 years ago

      OOhh.. strawberries are so yummy and I just love the smell ^_^ This is a great hub, so many recipes to try. Thank you! Voting a bunch and pinning!

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Just wiping the tears away, before I even read your comment I was laughing saying "He's going to have a meltdown with another beauty hub!!! " LOL You are A -MAZ-ING, Bill, always there to support, encourage and offer wit wisdom and friendship. What more could I want . . . . You with a strawberry face pack on or applying the choco one!!

      Have a good one my friend!!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love growing them; I love smelling them; I love eating them. Now I will love spreading them on my skin. :)

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend my friend.



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