12 Homemade Beauty Products You Need to Try

Calling all DIYers and lovers of homemade beauty products!

In today’s fast paced world, it’s easy to overlook the importance of selfcare. But what if you could pamper yourself with luxurious beauty treatments right in the comfort of your own home?

A delightful fusion of natural ingredients and simple DIY recipes that promise to rejuvenate your skin and hair without breaking the bank.

Homemade beauty products can be as simple as a mixture of oils, for hair or skin. You can find the best hair oils for growth here to create your personal blend.

In this article, we’ll explore 12 easy recipes for homemade beauty products that harness the power of nature’s bounty to give you glowing skin and luscious hair.

homemade beauty products

Benefits of homemade beauty products

Homemade beauty products offer a personalized, sustainable, and ethical approach to skincare and haircare.

  • You have control over the ingredients and can customize formulations to address your specific skin and hair needs. To find out what skin type you have, you can explore our article about uncovering your skin type here.
  • Natural and Organic ingredients are often used, providing a gentler option for your skin. There are also few brands that prioritise natural and organic ingredients, find out more about these brands here.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Making products at home can save you money compared to buying commercial alternatives.
  • Sustainability: Homemade products reduce packaging waste and promote eco-friendly practices.
  • Freshness and Potency: With simple homemade products, you ensure freshness and potency without added preservatives.
  • Empowerment and Creativity: Experiment with ingredients and formulations to suit your personal preferences and needs.
  • Allergen Avoidance: You can minimize the risk of adverse reactions by selecting allergen-free ingredients.
  • Cruelty-Free: Homemade products allow you to use ingredients that align with ethical values, avoiding those tested on animals.

12 Easy Recipes for Homemade Beauty Products

Here are 12 easy recipes to kickstart your DIY skincare/haircare journey.

1. Aloe Vera Sunburn Soother

From Treeactiv

Benefits: This product contains aloe vera which is renowned for its soothing and healing properties, making it ideal for relieving sunburn and inflammation. It also contains apple cider vinegar known to also have soothing properties and can also reduce hyperpigmentation.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Funnel
  • 236ml or 8oz Spray bottle or container of choice
  • Distilled water
  • 4 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Essential oils (optional)
Aloe vera flesh and leaves


  • Add the aloe vera, apple cider vinegar and essential oils to the spray bottle or container of choice.
  • Add the distilled water to fill up the container.
  • Shake well to mix.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Apply the product generously to sunburnt areas for cooling and calming effect.

2. Black Tea Exfoliating Mask

From Fairrobinrevival

Benefits: This product contains black tea which contains antioxidants, skin regeneration properties and soothing properties. It also contains lemon and honey both have antibacterial properties perfect for fighting acne and also fight discolouration.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Teacup or pot
  • Spoon for mixing
  • Jar with lid
  • 1 tbsp black tea leaves
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 tbsp raw organic honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  • Place tea leaves in a cup or pot and pour hot water over them.
  • Let the tea steep for 2-3 minutes and drain the water. Make sure to squeeze out as much water as possible.
  • Transfer leaves to the jar and mix in the honey and lemon juice. Stir properly to combine.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Apply a generous amount to skin and neck, avoiding eyes and mouth. Leave on for 5 minutes then gently massage and exfoliate the skin using circular motion. Rinse off with warm water.

3. Castor Oil Brow Balm

From Skyorganics

Benefits: This product contains castor oil, which is known for promoting healthy hair growth and moisturising hair and skin. It also gives a natural shine to your brows.

Tools & Ingredients

  • A small and big pan or pot
  • Aluminium tin or container of your choice
  • Spatula for stirring
  • 1 tbsp castor oil
  • 1 tbsp beeswax
  • A bit of cocoa powder (optional)
Picture of a homemade balm


  • Add water to the bigger pot and bring to a boil.
  • Put the beeswax and castor oil into the smaller pot, melt and combine them over the boiling water in the bigger pot.
  • Once the wax is melted and combine well with the oil, you can add some cocoa powder to give the balm some colour.
  • While still warm and liquid, transfer the product to a small tin.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Using a spoolie brush, apply the balm to your brows to shape and condition them daily.

4. Dragon fruit Face Mask

From Hallmarkchannel

Benefits: This product contains skin-loving ingredients. Dragon fruit, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, brightens the complexion, hydrates the skin, and combats signs of aging. Honey acts as a natural humectant, moisturizing the skin while providing antibacterial and healing properties, ideal for acne-prone or sensitive skin. Yogurt contains lactic acid for gentle exfoliation, soothing properties to calm irritation, and hydration to leave the skin soft and balanced.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Bowl
  • Utensil for mashing
  • Spoon for mixing
  • Jar with lid
  • ½ dragon fruit
  • 3 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • In a bowl, mash the dragon fruit into a paste.
  • Add in the yogurt and honey and mix properly.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Apple a generous amount to skin and neck or sunburn area. Let to sit for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

5. Egg Hair Mask

From Takaterra

Benefits: This product contains eggs and other hair nourishing ingredients which are packed with protein and nutrients that help strengthen and moisturize tired, damaged hair.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Bowl
  • Spoon for mixing
  • 1 egg
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt


  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients together until you get a smooth, creamy consistency. You can also use a blender.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Apply a generous amount to your hair, from roots to ends. Wrap up your hair to retain heat and let the ingredients seep in for 20-30 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water before shampoo and conditioner as usual.

6. Flaxseed Hair Gel

From Organicbeautyrecipes

Benefits: This product contains flaxseed, aloe vera and oils that moisturise and hydrate the hair, providing natural activation and definition for your curls.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Pot
  • Spoon or spatula for mixing
  • Metallic strainer
  • Jar with lid or container of choice
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tbsp golden flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera juice or gel (optional)
  • 10 drops bergamot essential oil (optional)
  • 10 drops of patchouli essential oil (optional)
  • 10 drops jasmine essential oil (optional)
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
golden flaxseeds


  • Bring the cup of water to a boil
  • Add immediately the flax seeds, mix well, and let to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Once you see a trace of gel when mixing, pour immediately into a metallic strainer to get rid of the flax seeds and filter the gel into a container or bowl.
  • Add the aloe vera, coconut oil and essential oils to the filtered gel and mix properly.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: After washing your hair, apply the gel onto wet hair and use fingers to slowly detangle. Allow your hair to air-dry. Once dry, gently scrunch up hair for 20 seconds to define your curls even more.

7. Ginger body scrub

From Crunchybetty

Benefits: This product contains ginger which stimulates blood circulation and has antioxidant properties, olive oil which deeply hydrates the skin, lemon brightens the skin, and sugar provides gentle exfoliation. This blend revitalizes and softens the skin, leaving it refreshed and radiant.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Bowl
  • Spoon or spatula for mixing
  • ½ cup organic sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • Zest from one organic lemon


  • Add all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Stir and combine properly.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Apply a generous amount to skin and scrub gently. Rinse off with warm water.

8. Honey Body Butter

raw organic honey

From Lovelygreens

Benefits: This product combines the conditioning properties of cocoa and shea butter with the hydration and repairing properties of raw honey. These skin-loving ingredients provide enough nourishment and moisture for your skin.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Digital scale
  • 2 stainless steel pans, one smaller than the other
  • Rubber spatula
  • Whisk
  • Jar with lid or container of choice
  • 50g shea butter
  • 25g cocoa butter
  • 35g sweet almond oil
  • 7g honey
  • 10 drops chamomile essential oil


  • Set water to boil in the bigger pan.
  • Add the shea butter into the smaller pan and melt over the boiling water in the bigger pan.
  • Once melted, take out the smaller pan and add in the sweet almond oil and honey and whisk together.
  • If the product starts solidifying while whisking, you can place it back in the bigger pot of hot water.
  • Wipe off any moisture from the pan of oils and place in the freeze for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, take the pan out the freezer and add the essential oils and whisk properly.
  • Place the pan back in the freezer for 10 more minutes.
  • There should a thin solid skin on the surface after 10 mins, whisk again thoroughly and scoop the butter into a jar or container of your choice. It should have a softened dairy butter-like consistency.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Apply a generous amount to body and gently massage into skin as body moisturiser.

9. Irish Moss Gel

From Therawchef

Benefits: This Irish moss gel can be used on your skin as well as on your hair, it can also be eaten. Irish sea moss contains 92 of the 101 minerals our body needs which makes it beneficial to our skin.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Bowl
  • Jar or container of choice
  • Blender
  • 1 cup Irish sea moss
  • ¾ Water


  • Soak the sea moss overnight.
  • Rinse with water until the water runs clear.
  • Blend the Irish moss and water in high-speed blender until smooth.
  • Transfer products to container of your choice.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Apply a generous amount to clean face or hair and let to sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

10. Jojoba Oil Face Scrub

From Efzincreations

Benefits: This scrub containing jojoba oil mimics the skin’s natural oils, making it an effective moisturizer and sugar, a gentle exfoliant for all skin types.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Jar or small bowl
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 drops of essential oil (tea tree or lavender for acne prone skin)
homemade face scrub


  • Mix properly all the ingredients in the jar or bowl.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Gently massage the scrub onto damp skin in circular motions, then rinse off with warm water.

11. Kiwi Face Mask

homemade kiwi face mask

From Kibbisat

Benefits: This kiwi mask is packed with vitamin C and enzymes that help brighten and rejuvenate the skin, leaving it smooth and glowing.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Bowl
  • ½ kiwi
  • 3-4 banana slices
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp castor oil


  • Add the kiwi and banana to a bowl and mask them together until you get a puree.
  • Add the yogurt and castor oil and mix thoroughly to combine until you get a paste.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Apply the mask evenly to clean, dry skin and leave it on for 20-30 minutes before using a warm damp cloth to gently wipe the mask off the skin. Rinse your face with water and pat dry.

12. Lemon Peppermint Foot Scrub

From Freutcake

Benefits: This product combines the skin loving ingredients that exfoliates, invigorates, and moisturises the skin to get rid of dead skin and give shine to new skin.

Tools & Ingredients

  • Bowl
  • 1 cup coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup sweet almond oil
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 8 drops peppermint essential oil


  • Add all the ingredients to the bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Product is ready.

How to Use: Massage the scrub onto damp feet in circular motions, focusing on rough areas, then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

How to store homemade beauty products

Unless stated otherwise in the recipe, it is best to make DIY beauty products in small batches that would be used up in a week.

Homemade skincare and haircare contain mostly fresh ingredients with absence of preservatives which makes it a suitable breeding ground for bacteria after some time.

In order to get the most out of your product and prevent mold growth, make single use products or batches that last only a week and store in the refrigerator or as directed in the recipe.

With these 12 simple homemade beauty products, you can treat yourself to a spa like experience whenever you desire.

You can even have a DIY day with your girlfriends/boyfriends or family and enjoy trying out different skin-loving recipes.

From nourishing hair masks to rejuvenating face scrubs, the power of natural ingredients is at your fingertips. So why not indulge in a little selfcare and discover the beauty that lies within your own kitchen.