DIY Time: Beauty Products You Can Find Inside Your Kitchen

By In the Buff – July 20, 2017

Did you know that there are a bunch of amazing ingredients lying around your house that double up as quality beauty products? Most of these ingredients are perfect on their own, and some can be mixed with others to create natural beauty products from right inside your home. The best part is, you know exactly what you are putting into your body, with no hidden nasties.

Our products at Body Blendz are made from the finest natural ingredients too, some of which you will find here on this list. There really is no beating the amazing components of mother nature, which is why we have formulated our products with as many of the best, natural ingredients as possible. Get ready gals, it’s time to get your DIY on with our favourite natural products from the kitchen.


Avocado

Perfect for your skin with all of its naturally occurring essential fatty acids, avocado can be mushed up and used on your face as a mask, all of the healthy oils will absorb, leaving your skin looking and feeling amazing. Avocado will fight signs of ageing and target fine lines and wrinkles with its strong antioxidant properties. You can even apply avocado to sun burns, for a natural relief alternative.


Lemon

This baby can be mixed up into a million different recipes to create DIY beauty products. Our fave way to use lemon is on your hair. Lemon can be used to lighten and brighten blondes and if you mix ¼ cup lemon juice with ½ cup water, you can use it after shampooing and conditioning your hair to combat oiliness from product build up, this will leave your hair looking shiny and healthy.


Sugar

This may well be the worst ingredient you can put into your body via your mouth… BUT topically this baby is everything! Sugar is the perfect exfoliant, use it to get rid of dead skin cells. You can wet your finger and dip it into some sugar and apply it to your lips in circular motions for the perfect lip smoother, ideal for winter when they get dry and flaky. Check out our very own Sugar Glow!


Honey

Honey is a naturally occurring antibacterial and antimicrobial, which means it is the perfect way to fight bacteria, by applying it to stubborn spots and acne. Honey also calms irritation and reduces redness, so next time you have problem skin, look to honey as your saviour.


Baking soda

Baking soda is an antifungal, antiseptic and exfoliant. It can be used in many ways for your health and beauty. We like to add a ½ cup to our bath water to create natural bath soak, this will neutralise acids, remove excess dirt, oils and perspiration from the skin. Baking soda will soften and sooth dry, irritated skin from bites, burns and irritations. Baking soda can also be used as an antiperspirant deodorant, just mix it in with your favourite essential oil to create a paste, put it into an empty container and rub into your armpits with your fingers or a brush. This is a great way to avoid toxins from regular deodorants.


Apple Cider Vinegar

The perfect multi-tasking product to have in your home. There are hundreds of ways you can use apple cider vinegar to bring your beauty game to the next level. Our fave way to use this bad boy, is as a natural facial toner. Mix one tablespoon with one cup of water and swab across your face with a cotton pad, no need to rinse it off, the smell will dissipate almost instantly. The reason this baby is so good as a toner is, it is filled with naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid which minimise pores, balance your skin’s PH level and stimulate circulation #winning.


Try some of these DIY natural beauty products at home, you most probably already have them all in your kitchen. Let us know what you think, we would love to hear from you and about your experiences.That’s all for now babes.

Chantelle Bugeja for BodyBlendz