Natural Beauty: 3 DIY Beauty Products with Common Ingredients

June 9, 2016

It’s not hard to make your own beauty products at home. The few ingredients required are readily found at your local supermarket and health food store. Empty jars and containers are perfect to reuse for this (which is why its always a good idea to save those cute sample jars and old makeup containers!). By making your own products, you’re guaranteed to end up with something that’s 100% natural. Here are 3 super easy beauty recipes you can whip up in the kitchen.

  • A verision of this article previously appeared on Terumah

3 Easy DIY Beauty Products with Basic Ingredients

Natural Beauty: 3 DIY Beauty Products with Common Ingredients

Peppermint and Sea Salt Body Scrub


4 tablespoons sea salt
4 tablespoons almond or jojoba oil
1 teaspoon fresh mint
5 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops grapefruit essential oil


Mix sea salt, fresh mint, and almond/jojoba oil in a bowl. Add essential oils. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Scrub can keep for up to 6 months.

Natural Beauty: 3 DIY Beauty Products with Common Ingredients

Beet Lip and Cheek Stain


beet juice
2-4 drops freshly squeezed lemon juice
optional: coconut oil, almond oil, or vitamin E oil


1. Make fresh beet juice with a juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, cut the beet into quarters after taking the top and root off. Toss into a blender with some water. Pour juice through a strainer into a small bowl. An eyedropper can help you get the juice from bowl to jar. An empty roll-on jar works best. Be careful–beet juice can stain!

2. Depending on how big your container is, add 2-4 drops of lemon juice. This helps preserve the color. Lemon juice can be drying, so add some oil for moisture.

3. Keep this in the fridge, and it will last up to 2 weeks.

Natural Beauty: 3 DIY Beauty Products with Common Ingredients

Face Powder


2 tablespoon arrowroot powder
2 teaspoon or more cocoa powder
5 drops lemon essential oil


1. Mix cocoa powder and arrowroot powder in a box. Stir in lemon essential oil until color is uniform. Add more cocoa powder to match your skin tone as needed.

2. Pour into a powder jar. (An old mineral powder jar is perfect.) Use the powder to set foundation and to mattify skin.

What are your favorite DIY beauty products? 

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Annie is a film buff, lit nerd, and the founder of Terumah, a site created for smart young women looking for fun insights on style, beauty, travel, art and pop culture. A member of the Ethical Writers' Coalition, Annie is based in Toronto. Follow Annie on Instagram


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