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Our Best Homemade Beauty Recipes

There are so many ways to nurture your skin and hair — from a simple homemade face mask to scalp massage, we're sure you'll love them all.

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Turmeric Face Mask

Turmeric is for more than just curry, it’s a golden miracle powder for your skin. Combine with a few kitchen ingredients to make a mask that evens skin tone and reduces inflammation. See all of the wonderful benefits of turmeric.

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DIY Coffee Face & Body Scrub

Is coffee good for your skin? Absolutely. Learn how to make an invigorating DIY coffee scrub from simple pantry ingredients.

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Olive Oil Mask for Smoother, Radiant Skin

Cleopatra was right! Slathering olive oil on your face can make you look younger. The antioxidants in olive oil can help prevent skin from premature aging and wrinkles. Feel like a queen with this easy DIY olive oil face mask made from simple pantry ingredients.

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Cucumber Face Mask

Say hello to hydration! When you picture a spa day, you probably picture cucumbers place on top of your eyes—that’s because cucumber has the natural ability to soothe irritation, clear imperfections and reduce puffiness. It’s perfect for any self-care day.

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Peppermint Lip Scrub

Use holiday candy to make a festive peppermint lip scrub for sweetly smooth, kissable lips.

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Banana Hair Mask

This banana mask helps prevent split ends and breakage—not to mention leaving your locks smelling fresh and tropical. The mask has only two ingredients and can be followed up by your regular shampoo and conditioner.

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Coconut Oil Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Coconut oil contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. When used as a moisturizer, it absorbs quickly into the skin, keeping your body soft and smooth. Not to mention, it smells incredible!

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Baking Soda Face Mask

While you can simply mix water and baking soda together to make a mask, we love the addition of honey and lemon for the ultimate, sweet-smelling cleansing scrub. If you’re still curious, here are more health and beauty benefits of baking soda.

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Honey Face Mask

This DIY honey face mask really couldn’t be easier to make—with just three ingredients, it can be used once a week for healthy and glowing skin. Honey might add sweetness to your food, but it also keeps your body healthy and your skin glowing. Don’t miss these natural health benefits of honey.

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Avocado Hair Mask

Ready say goodbye to dry, dull hair, frizz and fly-aways? This green, beauty-boosting hair treatment is a fantastic way to get salon results without breaking the bank.
Psst! There’s much more to avocados beyond smashing them on toast.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Treatment

Want healthier looking hair? Apple cider vinegar does a great job cleansing and clarifying. Use this at-home mixture to improve hair breakage and balance the pH level of your scalp. Once you’re out of the shower, here are the best foods to eat for healthy hair.

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Mayo Hair Mask

Do you have fine, brittle or chemically damaged hair? Add this natural, inexpensive deep conditioning egg and mayonnaise hair mask to your beauty regimen once or twice a week for optimal results. Better yet, make it from scratch; this homemade mayonnaise recipe will be a new favorite.

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Coconut Oil Makeup Remover

One of the easiest ways to bring coconut oil into your daily beauty regimen is with this simple makeup remover. You’ll find that you love it way more than any store-bought facial cleanser. Didn’t know coconut oil could do that? There are many things you might not know about coconut oil. 

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Baking Soda Hair Wash

Get squeaky clean hair with this all-natural beauty hack. Baking soda can be a budget-friendly shampoo substitute for those who have an oily scalp. You can whip up a large batch to keep in your bathroom. How cool it that?

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Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Whip up this easy, budget-friendly hair mask, and release your inner Rapunzel. Coconut oil is made up of lauric fatty acids, which are small enough to actually penetrate the hair shaft, rather than just sit on top like other oils.

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Yogurt Face Mask

For smooth and beautiful skin, use the potent nutrients in yogurt to make a DIY yogurt face mask.

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Rice Water for Healthy Hair

Who would have thought that the cloudy-looking liquid left in the rice cooker could have fortifying hair properties? You can use rice water for hair that’s smoother and stronger. Plus, it’s a good excuse to cook up one of these rice dishes for dinner!

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Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

The best way to use apple cider vinegar on your skin is to make a toner. If you find yourself struggling with acne or sensitive skin, it’s time to put away the harsh cleansers and reach for something a little more natural.

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Honey Hair Mask

Honey helps trap in moisture and strengthen hair follicles. Your hair will feel rejuvenated after you’ve melted it down with coconut oil, another great moisture-boosting ingredient.

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Avocado Oil Scrub

Applying avocado oil to your skin will help fight dryness, leaving your complexion happy and healthy. Check out this DIY scrub you can use regularly on your face and hands.

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Coconut Oil for Chapped Lips

We tried the surprising cure for chapped lips and reviewed how it helped dry and uneven lips. This tip will feel great and is especially effortless. Bonus: It may help lips look more youthful too! If you are intrigued, here are foods that keep you healthy so your skin can look its best.

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Coconut Oil Face Mask

If you have slightly dry or sensitive skin, say hello to your new best friend. Smooth on a simple DIY face mask twice weekly to hydrate, minimize wrinkles and enjoy smoother, younger-looking skin.

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Avocado Oil Hair Treatment

A little bit of avocado oil for hair can minimize breakage and condition your scalp. Warm up this weekly avocado oil scalp massage and use as much avocado oil as needed—depending on how thick or dry your hair is.

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Carolyn Lewis
Carolyn Lewis is a young writer & digital media professional who grew up in Milwaukee. She loves to read graphic novels, write poetry about nature and cook Thai food while listening to podcasts. She has always been a storyteller and animal lover, thus, she has a hamster named Hamlet.
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