DIY Lip scrubs and face packs that don’t have Honey and Dahi!
There are so many DIY lip scrubs and face packs out there and most of them have either butter, honey, dahi or even egg in them – which is frustrating when you want to be budget conscious and pamper yourself at the same time. Luckily it’s dead easy to make simple DIYs with great ingredients. These 5 are our favourites as they are all natural, easy to do and have visible results.
1. Caramel Coconut Lip Scrub
This one is for all those with a sweet tooth and dry lips! Our caramel and coconut lip scrub tastes, smells and feels amazing. If you love your liquid lipstick but hate its effects on your pout then we suggest using this scrub twice a week. Organic brown sugar made in the USA is rated vegan as it doesn’t use bone char. Plus it is exfoliating and moisturizing. Coconut sugar and rock salt are natural exfoliants and help get rid of dead skin. Grapeseed oil is fast acting and locks in that much-needed moisture. The caramel is purely to make it taste and smell good, you can substitute it with any extract you prefer.
3 Tablespoons organic brown sugar
3 tablespoons organic coconut sugar
1 tablespoon rock salt
¼ teaspoon caramel extract
4 tables spoons of Grapeseed oil
1. In a bowl add the brown sugar, coconut sugar, caramel extract into a bowl.
2. Stir the ingredients and then add the Grapeseed oil to combine and form a paste-like consistency.
3. Apply to lips and massage in a gentle circular motion.
4. Store in a mason jar or small airtight container.
5. Keep for up to 2 months if stored properly.
2. Gorgeous Shiny Hair pack
This lovely recipe is from the goddess of beauty DIYs Farah Dhukai. If you don’t know Farah, she is known for the beauty and makeup looks, tips, tricks and DIYs. Most of her scrubs and masks are accidentally vegan and don’t contain any animal products which makes it perfect to try out. We really liked her Fenugreek Seed DIY which can give you shiny hair, cure dandruff, shrink pores and cure blackheads. Click HERE for the method and ingredients.
3. Cleansing and yummy!**
This recipe is yum as a smoothie or as a face mask as all the ingredients have different cleansing and moisturizing properties. This strawberry, avocado and banana mask will leave your skin feeling refreshed. Strawberries have natural acids that fights sebum build up. Bananas and Avocados are super hydrating with the added effect of avocados being great to reduce inflammation.
1 teaspoon of water or apple cider vinegar or lime juice (optional)
Method and Directions:
1. In a motor and pestle or blender add all the ingredients and blitz to a coarse paste.
2. Clean face and apply onto skin. Leave for 10 mins and then rise off.
** Recipe adapted from Sienna Byron Bay
4. Chocolate Coffee Lip and body scrub ***
This little gem of a recipe is great for lips if you want to make a small batch but it also works for the whole body. Coffee has caffeine as we all know, this help circulation and makes skin look taut and supple. Cocoa contains antioxidants that not only combat free radicals but it’s also rough enough to act as a good exfoliate. Not to forget that it smells divine!
These quantities are for the lip scrub:
4 teaspoons Himalayan Salt
2 teaspoons of fresh ground coffee
4 teaspoons raw cane sugar
2 teaspoons organic raw cacao powder
3 teaspoons coconut oil (for lips as it tastes better), Aloe vera gel (for body)
Method and Directions:
1. in a bowl combine all ingredients together till they form a nice paste.
2. Apply to lips and gently massage in a circular motion.
3. If you’re making this as a body scrub – Apply scrub to body and massage in circular motions as it helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite as well.
***Recipe adapted from We Are Thought
5. Coconut Milk Hair treatment
Every curly hair girl knows that you need lots of moisture to make your waves look fabulous. Our first choice is obviously coconut oil, that old home treatment has been passed down through generations and works. However, if you’ve got thick hair, washing the oil out gives becomes a bit tedious, which is why coconut milk is a good substitute. Try this recipe out, which takes the goodness of coconut and olives to nourish dry looking hair.
½ cup Coconut milk (or more depending on thickness and length of hair)
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Method and Directions:
1. In a bowl, mix both ingredients together.
2. Using a cotton ball or brush, apply mixture to hair and scalp.
3. Keep it on for 30 mins and then was off with your regular shampoo and conditioner.
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