15 Natural Beauty Recipes Using Everyday Foods

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Every woman wants to look and feel beautiful, but using scores of masks, lotions, creams is difficult on the body and the purse strings. These products can not only break your bank, they can also needlessly expose you to a slew of chemicals. I believe in keeping things simple and cheap. There is no need to go shopping at Macy’s, Bare Minerals if you can achieve the same effect by heading to the grocery store. I have compiled a few natural beauty recipes below to help you begin your natural beauty routine. However, there are plenty more natural beauty recipes that are just a search engine click away.


1.) Brown Sugar and Honey Facial Scrub
This is my favorite recipe! Brown sugar exfoliates the skin cleansing the pores of all dirt, oil and dead skin cells, all of which cause blemishes. Honey is naturally antibacterial, so while the brown sugar scrubs away the the buildup in the pores, the honey cleans out the sources of the buildup to prevent future breakouts.


2.) Coffee Grounds in Conditioner
I love this one because it reuses otherwise discarded materials in a very beneficial way. Instead of throwing old coffee grounds away, toss them into your conditioner to add extra sheen to your hair. Coffee grounds add moisture, making it stronger and shinier.


3.) Replace Conditioner with Vinegar
To get rid of the usual problems with hair (buildup, dullness and general lackluster), replace your conditioner with vinegar one to four times per month. The frequency of use depends on your hair type, so just use it as you need it. Do not be concerned with buying the best stuff in order to achieve the best results. Common white vinegar will do the trick as well as apple cider vinegar or otherwise.


4.) Olive Oil as Hair Moisturizer
It is easy to understand how oil can moisturize your hair. It is just as simple to use as well. Simply cover your hair in olive oil and leave it in for 30-45 minutes. You can also cover your hair in plastic wrap to prevent the olive oil from dripping. Some say that using plastic wrap enhances the moisturizing effect.


5.) Lemon and Egg Facial
Do you have acne and red splotchiness on your face? Soothe both symptoms away easily by mixing together one egg yolk and the juice of one lemon into a paste. Cover your face with it and leave it on overnight. If this seems like too much time, try applying the mask to your face for one hour. You may not get the optimal results with this amount of time, but you should see a difference.


6.) Replace Conditioner with Baking Soda
Do you want to be more like a guy and only use one item to clean your hair? Then, add baking soda to your shampoo. It will remove buildup and add sheen to your hair. To top it off, if you have normal hair, you can use it everyday .


7.) Degrease Oily Hair With Lemons and Aloe
Mix together one tablespoon of lemon juice and one half teaspoon aloe vera. Mix the mixture in with a normal serving of shampoo. It should remove the oiliness in your hair with one shower.


8.) Smooth Frizzy Hair With Honey
Add one tablespoon of honey to a liter of water and shake or stir to combine. After shampooing, rinse your hair with this concoction to tame your frizz.


9.) Replace Face Wash With Skim Milk Powder
Swapping face wash with skim milk powder can make your face much softer and give you a smoother complexion. It is also very gentle, so even the most sensitive can use it.


10.) Moisturize Skin With Honey and Olive Oil
Honey holds moisture well and olive oil hydrates well, too. Mix equal parts of these two ingredients (some recommend a dash of lemon juice as well) to create a pasty lotion. Rub it onto the dry skin and let it sit for 10-20 minutes and then rinse. Your skin will be hydrated for the foreseeable future afterward.


11.) Soften Skin With Oatmeal
There are many concoctions and mask recipes which involve oatmeal, but you can also use oatmeal by itself to help soften your skin. Ground up one cup of oatmeal using a blender or coffee grinder and add it to bath water to soften skin to baby-like quality.


12.) Treat Chlorine-Damaged Hair
Mix together one egg, two tablespoons of olive oil and one fourth cup of a peeled cucumber. Coat your hair with the mixture and leave it on for ten to twenty minutes. You should see your hair return to its normal self almost immediately.


13.) Tone and Rebuild Skin With Avocados and Carrots
This recipe can work wonders. Combine one avocado, one cooked carrot, one half cup of heavy cream, one egg and three tablespoons of honey. Apply to your skin and let it sit for ten to twenty minutes and then rinse. These ingredients add a multitude of vitamins, antioxidants and calcium to rebuild natural collagen, tone skin and remove age spots. There is plenty to read about the benefits of each of these ingredients, but the sum is that each ingredient does a wealth of natural good to your body.


14.) Lemons or Oranges for Fine Hair Hairspray
Oranges offer a stronger hold, but only lemons can be used on dry and brittle hair. Chop up the entire piece of fruit in a bowl so as not to lose any juice. Boil the fruit with 2 cups of water until syrupy or to when the liquid has been significantly reduced. Strain the liquid through a cloth and pour into a spray bottle for use. The citrus will hold the hair and not damage it due to the fact that there is no alcohol.


15.) Apple Cider Vinegar for Cleanser and Toner
Apple cider vinegar eliminates dead skin cells easily, so you can use it in lieu of toner. Some can use this standalone daily, while others may need to dilute it  with water. Just pay attention to the reaction of your skin after each use and use the concentration that works best for you.

Being beautiful can become expensive and damaging in the long run if you use products often. Consider using a few of these natural recipes before resorting to buying beauty products. If your body needs further attention afterward, then contemplate whether or not beauty products are the best option for your needs.

Do you have any tried and true natural beauty recipes that you use at home? If so, tell us about them below.

  • Alfonso Shrout - March 21, 2011 - 10:12 pm

    Pretty good article, I learned a few things I didn’t realize. I just found your blog; it’s pretty informative. I’m going to have to go through some of your other articles.ReplyCancel

  • Deliciously Organic - August 18, 2011 - 7:39 am

    What a fabulous post! Thanks for the helpful tips!ReplyCancel

  • claire - August 18, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    you’re quite welcome! i hope you get some use out of themReplyCancel

  • flynn - October 8, 2011 - 10:18 am

    How do you use the skim milk powder? I’m really curious to try a lot of these, but am not sure of exactly how you would apply the powder; mix into a paste? put it on wet skin?

    Thanks for posting these tips – they’re great!ReplyCancel

    • claire - October 10, 2011 - 2:11 am

      You just mix the powder with some water to create a paste and you can then put it on your skin!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Miller - November 24, 2011 - 6:02 pm

    Since I have gotten older, over 50, my scalp is extremely dry. I have tried every shampoo for this on the market, and a few prescriptions. I have tried some online ideas including, but not limited to using honey, mayo, vinegar (both kinds), eggs,and olive oil. All to no avail. My scalp is so dry, that every night when I brush my hair, I have to do it over the trash because I cover my clothes and counter with white dust. I have settled on a routine of putting olive oil in my hair once a week with a shower cap and sleeping overnight with it on. But after a few days, it’s awful again. Do you have any suggestions. I hate doing the oil so much, my hair is really short, but it’s limp less the next day or 2. Any thoughts would be welcomed.ReplyCancel

    • claire - November 27, 2011 - 9:43 am

      I’m sorry, I think most of the treatments I know of are temporary. The one thing I can recommend is drinking lots of water to hydrate your skin. Not enough water causes tons of problems that we couldn’t imagine would be the root of the problem. I would also recommend remedies using oatmeal, because it is renowned for hydrating skin, and your scalp is just skin.ReplyCancel

    • Skin Care Tips - January 13, 2012 - 1:30 pm

      It may be a fungal infection. Try adding a drop of teatree oil to your regular shampoo and see if that helps.ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Ann Weatherred - November 26, 2011 - 6:29 pm

    With #13 face mask…..how long can you store it in the fridge??ReplyCancel

    • claire - November 27, 2011 - 9:34 am

      i’m not sure of an exact time, but they are food, and once you mix food together, you usually don’t store it for more than a week or so. there’s nothing really specific because it’s just food!ReplyCancel

  • ALICIA - November 27, 2011 - 9:30 am

    I LOVE THIS PAGE, THANK YOU!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Stanya - November 29, 2011 - 7:29 pm

    How often do you use #13?ReplyCancel

    • claire - December 3, 2011 - 11:18 pm

      as neededReplyCancel

  • Carly - December 3, 2011 - 10:55 pm

    With the brown sugar honey scrub, what are the portions? Half and half? I was thinking of making this as Christmas gifts for some of my friends.ReplyCancel

    • claire - December 3, 2011 - 11:19 pm

      I don’t have exact measurements, but I use only as much honey as necessary to hold the brown sugar together.ReplyCancel

      • Carly - December 3, 2011 - 11:33 pm

        Awesome, thanks!ReplyCancel

  • sandi - December 9, 2011 - 9:24 am

    is it safe to put egg whites on your face?ReplyCancel

    • sandi - December 9, 2011 - 9:25 am

      i mean yolkReplyCancel

      • claire - December 9, 2011 - 12:44 pm

        yes, because it’s only on your face for a short time and you are just washing it off.ReplyCancel

  • Michele - January 4, 2012 - 9:42 am

    whats the best to help breakouts?ReplyCancel

    • claire - January 4, 2012 - 11:26 am

      i recommend using the brown sugar and honey scrub. once you are out of the shower, use a toner (which you can find in the ‘how to treat acne naturally’ post at the bottom, because your pores will be very open and very scrubbed. when your pores are open and empty, your body begins to produce oil. this is why you can only use the brown sugar scrub once in awhile or you will get really bad breakouts. so, the toner will prevent the buildup from coming back.ReplyCancel

  • Brandy - January 16, 2012 - 4:55 pm

    When adding the treatments to your hair your hair has to be wet right?ReplyCancel

    • claire - January 16, 2012 - 5:06 pm

      yes, everything except the hairsprayReplyCancel

  • janet - January 24, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    i do love the brown sugar and honey for my facial scrub and omg you can’t believe how soft my skin is.i can’t stop rubbing my face specially i have dry skin.thank you so muchReplyCancel

  • Pauline - January 26, 2012 - 8:36 pm

    WOW! amazing post! It was great! Very natural homemade beauty recipes! Thanks for sharing this great and fabulous recipes. I really appreciate it much. I’ll try it to do at home. Its very cheap.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - January 27, 2012 - 6:12 am

    TIP #1

    How much honey and brown sugar do you use for the facial scrub? Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Claire - January 27, 2012 - 10:44 am

    Jessica, I use only as much as necessary to hold the brown sugar together.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna - February 4, 2012 - 6:08 pm

    Yay..hoping to try some of these I hate my breakouts they make me look like a teenager all over again..thanks:)ReplyCancel

  • Laura - February 4, 2012 - 8:18 pm

    For the dry scalp, any scabs? Cuz that sounds like my psoriasis. My treatment from my dermatologist is a peanut oil based medication, so try peanut oil, see if it helps!ReplyCancel

  • Marian - February 5, 2012 - 12:35 am

    Also regarding the dry scalp: how often do you wash your hair? Cutting down on hair-washing will probably help. I find that in the winter, my scalp gets dry very easily, so I only wash my hair every two days. It was a little oily at first, but seemed to “get used” to it. For that first part, too, you can use a dry shampoo on your hair if you need, but a regular shower will just keep stripping natural oils from your hair and scalp.ReplyCancel

  • MsBecca - February 5, 2012 - 6:56 pm

    Just used the brown sugar and honey face scrub, love love love it! My kiddos tried it too and enjoyed it also! We also used it on our hands and feet. We feel so good all over now! Thanks so much for the great post!ReplyCancel

  • Logan Marie - February 5, 2012 - 9:26 pm

    #15 made me look and feel like my face was really sunburnt…just tried it. Hope this goes away by tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • Claire - February 5, 2012 - 9:29 pm

    @MsBecca – I’m glad you like it! As I said, it’s my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Claire - February 5, 2012 - 9:33 pm

    @Logan Marie – do you have sensitive skin? it shouldn’t bother you if you have normal skin or somewhat sensitive skin. If it’s more than mildly sensitive, then it could possibly irritate it. See how it goes tomorrow. If it’s dry or splotchy, use less or stop altogether. and you can try to get rid of that redness with mint as you see here:


  • Carley - February 6, 2012 - 7:33 pm

    How do you use skim milk powder as face wash exactly? Do you mix it with water first?

  • Peyton - February 10, 2012 - 11:30 am

    How often would you recommend that I use the honey and cinnomon mask because I used it last night and I wasn’t sure if I should wait a week or do it every other day?
    Also, when putting the lemon and egg mask on you use the entire egg correct? With the egg white part and the yolk?
    These remedies have helped me so much by the way! Thank you:)ReplyCancel

  • Claire - February 10, 2012 - 11:58 am

    @carley – yes, you mix it with water to make a paste.

    @peyton – I think you mean honey and brown sugar? how often you can use it depends on your skin type. I would recommend once a week or once every two weeks. Brown sugar really opens your pores, so if you use it too much, your skin will think you don’t have enough oil and overproduce. for the lemon mask, as the article says, you only use the yolk.

    glad you like using these recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Elise Walsh - February 12, 2012 - 8:32 pm

    Number 11 is a good idea. I have spent so much money on Aveno Oats for my Eczema. Oats works amazingly for my skin, but this is a much more affordable choice. Thanks for the idea! Will show friends this post 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Claire - February 13, 2012 - 8:44 pm

    i’m so glad it helped you, Elise!ReplyCancel

  • angela - February 18, 2012 - 8:16 am

    Mayo is great for the hair!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - February 26, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    Can you use the skim milk powder face wash everyday? Which of these can be a daily thing, weekly thing, and once in a while?ReplyCancel

  • Claire - February 26, 2012 - 10:07 pm

    @amy, because it’s gentle and not acidic in any way, you can use the milk powder as often as you’d like. for the others, unless otherwise noted, just pay attention to your skin and hair when using them, and use as needed.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - February 26, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    Thanks! Also, I wanted to try the egg yolk and lemon facial..but im having trouble getting it to become paste like. It’s very “watery” It’s just egg yolk and lemon jiuce right?ReplyCancel

  • Claire - February 26, 2012 - 10:37 pm

    @amy – yes, it’s just yolk and lemon. it’s a bit watery b/c both ingredients are a bit runny. if it’s too runny, then use a bit less lemon. eggs and lemons come in different sizes, so you might have to play with the consistency a bit.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - February 26, 2012 - 10:50 pm

    Well now I feel silly! I didn’t think of that! LOL! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Coinna - February 27, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    So it is ok to keep the lemon and egg yolk facial on over night? Also for the honey and brown sugar how long do u usually keep it on?ReplyCancel

  • Claire - February 27, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    @Coinna – yes, it can be left on overnight. obviously, it would be messy, though, so you would need to cover your pillow with a towel. most people don’t like this, so they leave it on for awhile and then wash it off before bed.

    for the brown sugar and honey, it’s a scrub, not a mask. so, you use it like a facewash or bodywash in the shower.ReplyCancel

  • susy - February 27, 2012 - 7:06 pm

    you guys should have videos to show how to make these recipies! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Helen - March 1, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    Thank you so much!! These recipes are amazing. On a very tight budget and have been invited to a family party tomorrow night so thought I have nothing to lose! The honey and sugar scrub is amazing!! Sways wanted to try natura but other recipes sound too complicated, thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • Blair - March 1, 2012 - 6:08 pm

    I have naturally oily hair and I feel like I have to shower every morning, otherwise my hair is greasy. If I use the lemon juice and aloe vera in my shampoo, do I use it everytime I wash my hair? If not, how often?ReplyCancel

  • Claire - March 1, 2012 - 6:20 pm

    it depends on how oily your hair is. i can’t tell you how often. i would say try it once and see how long the effect lasts for you. then, use it only as you need itReplyCancel

  • Andie Waldron - March 3, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    How long are you suppose to leave the brown sugar&honey on your face? And should I only put it on after i take a shower? Thanks for all theses great ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - March 7, 2012 - 8:56 pm

    Totally just tried the brown sugar and honey face scrub! LOVE IT! 🙂 it made my skin so soft and smooth! thanks for the great post!ReplyCancel

  • Claire - March 8, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    @Megan – glad you like it! that’s my favorite one as well. use a toner afterwards to really clean out your pores 🙂 you can find toner ideas in our acne article at the bottom of this oneReplyCancel

  • Rachel - March 9, 2012 - 7:14 am

    For Tone and Rebuild Skin With Avocados and Carrots I have a question, about the 1/2 cup heavy cream I don’t understand do I buy a cream hahah
    Thank you, RachelReplyCancel

  • Amanda - March 9, 2012 - 2:37 pm

    For the oily hair treatment, will aloe Vera gel work?ReplyCancel

  • Wilma - March 28, 2012 - 11:54 am

    Would you use raw egg yolks? Isn’t that gross to leave on your face overnight??ReplyCancel

  • Claire - March 28, 2012 - 12:14 pm

    @andie – please see comments above
    @megan – glad you love it! it’s my favorite, too
    @rachel – yes you need heavy cream.
    @amanda – gel will work as long as it’s 100% aloe
    @wilma – please see comments aboveReplyCancel

  • karli - April 12, 2012 - 9:15 pm

    Hi, i love these ideas especially the chlorine one and the skin moisturizer. One that i have been using once a week is a natural hair mask made of equal parts olive oil and honey. mix it put all over hair. cover with cling film then a towel and leave for 30min then wash hair as normal.ReplyCancel

  • Claire - April 13, 2012 - 1:42 pm

    @Karli – we have a similar hair recipe on our More Beauty Recipes post, but it also includes egg yolks, which strengthen the hair with tons of vitamins. it can be found here


  • EncompassingHealth - April 13, 2012 - 2:01 pm

    I love this…I was a slave to expensive Whole Foods products, and then I realized…I can make this stuff myself! Taking the power back. I like that there’s multiple recipes compiled in one post, I’m gonna use this over and over…ReplyCancel

  • Mellybelle - April 13, 2012 - 6:55 pm

    I can’t believe nobody mentioned coconut oil for a face and body moisturizer, and for a hair treatment just as you would olive oil.ReplyCancel

  • nesse - April 30, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Won’t using Lemon as hairspray change the color of your hair if use it in the sun? Otherwise these ideas sound great!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - April 30, 2012 - 1:39 pm

    Nesse- Yes, it will help give you some highlights! I see this as an added bonus… hehe. Thanks for stopping by.ReplyCancel

  • Melody - May 5, 2012 - 8:50 pm

    Have you tried the baking soda scrub? I just mix a little baking soda in the palm of my hand with a little water and rub on my face, then wash off with a wash rag. That works really well also. Love your post!ReplyCancel

  • Claire - May 6, 2012 - 2:55 pm

    @Melody – no I haven’t heard of that one. What does it help with?ReplyCancel

  • Raessa - May 6, 2012 - 7:47 pm

    On number 8 do you rinse out the shampoo, put on the honey/water thing, then don’t rinse it with water again? Is it a ‘leave in’?ReplyCancel

  • Claire - May 9, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    @Raessa it’s separate from washing your hair. so, because it’s bad for your hair to wash it everyday, can you do this on a day when you don’t wash your hair. or, possibly after you’ve shampooed and rinsed your hair thoroughly in the showerReplyCancel

  • Lola - May 10, 2012 - 3:43 am

    I have a question =) would any of these help with stretch marks or cellulite?ReplyCancel

  • Christopher Battles - May 10, 2012 - 12:36 pm

    Thank you.

    K, byeReplyCancel

  • Claire - May 10, 2012 - 3:53 pm

    @Lola no, sorry, these don’t involve treating cellulite, but there are many natural recipes that do. Maybe I will include them in my next list!ReplyCancel

  • Lola - May 10, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    Please do =)ReplyCancel

  • lisa - May 12, 2012 - 7:33 pm

    FYI about apple cider vinegar as a cleaner and toner: It works great, but it is important to dilute it A LOT and test your skin in patches. Especially if you are using organic brands that are stronger than other brands. Do more research before trying or you can seriously irritate your skin (i.e. painful and will take days to not look like you fried your face)ReplyCancel

  • Dana - May 18, 2012 - 10:40 pm

    I have color treated hair that gets dull very soon afterwards. My hairdresser says she can’t suggest anything. Can you? Thank youReplyCancel

  • karen lee - May 19, 2012 - 10:28 pm

    Amazing what you can do with food and put on your face as well!ReplyCancel

  • Claire - May 24, 2012 - 11:22 am

    @Dana, sorry I hane’t used any color treatments, but maybe I can put some up in my next post if I find any.

    @Karen I agree! God gave us everything we need in the simple things. We just need to put them to good useReplyCancel

  • Sadie - May 24, 2012 - 8:07 pm

    I’m 16 and have been battling bumpy, acne covered skin for years. I’ve tried it all. Prescription pills and cleansers, proactive, and drugstore products but had finally given up on ever having soft, beautiful skin in my teen years until I found this. The brown sugar-honey scrub, lemon and egg facial, and apple cider vinegar toner has made my skin flawless! I no longer have to feel embarrassed when a guy touches my face, its so soft! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - May 25, 2012 - 7:57 am

    @Sadie, Really? That’s amazing! Us gals here at IP are so happy for you. Acne is not only frustrating, it cuts to your self-esteem. So this is exciting. Isn’t it interesting that all those man-designed chemicals just couldn’t clear it up? If we would all just try to use the beautiful things God gave us to heal ourselves, we may just be healthy yet! Congrats and I hope it continues for you.ReplyCancel

  • Claire - May 25, 2012 - 10:06 am

    @Sadie Yay, Sadie! Natural is the way to go not only because it’s cheap and healthy, but because it works. I am just so happy that you have clear skin now!ReplyCancel

  • Jade - May 29, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    Hi Claire, I think the above are great!!! I have just really started thinking about what it is I have been putting on my face, skin and hair for so many years thinking I am doing it good…when actually its quite the reverse. I have two questions: First, I have always used a facial moisturiser with sunscreen in it to protect my face (and keep it more youthful) from the sun but am looking for a natural alternative now. Can you suggest anything? Also I have VERY dry limp hair, what natural remedy could I use for this?
    Thanks a bunch!ReplyCancel

  • Divya - May 30, 2012 - 6:29 pm

    I have very dry and frizzy hair and none of the conditioners help. You suggested vinegar. Do you use it straight after shampooing or do you dilute it first? Also, as for coffee grounds in conditioner, any ground brewing coffee would do or does it have to be instant?ReplyCancel

  • Vivian - June 12, 2012 - 5:27 am

    Can the brown sugar and honey be used on all skin types, such as oily? Do you just make a paste of it? I have normal skin, but my daughter has oily. We want to find something we can make ourselves and give each other facials while on vacation. Love your site!ReplyCancel

  • Chari - June 14, 2012 - 7:37 pm

    Such great suggestions! I am all about going green and saving money lol! Love your blog!

    Continued blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Tracie - June 15, 2012 - 9:10 pm

    These are great to use and helped me sooo much!!!!!!! Thanks 🙂

  • Kana - June 16, 2012 - 7:20 am

    hi im new to your site and i think its really cool but i just wanted to say ur advice about using baking soda to your shampoo shouldnt be used everyday. it can really dry out your hair! ><ReplyCancel

  • Nikki - June 21, 2012 - 1:35 am

    AH! I love this!ReplyCancel

  • sana - June 24, 2012 - 2:17 am

    wow very cool website must say i really love your webpage….kinda colorful, i really tried to make colorful webpage or blog but sad i couldn’t made it…nice beautytips…ReplyCancel

  • jenn - June 28, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    Not sure if someone else already said this, but if you want any benefit from honey, be sure to purchase raw or unpasteurized honey. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Niti - July 2, 2012 - 10:05 pm

    Hi, can anyone suggest a remedy for dandruff? I have had it for years now and am tired of it!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - July 11, 2012 - 9:33 am

    for #12 is that suppose to same chlorine?ReplyCancel

  • Claire - July 11, 2012 - 9:42 am

    Sorry to everyone that I haven’t replied to yet. If you’re looking for remedies for other problems not listed, please stay tuned for another post. I don’t think I can answer everyone’s questions here.ReplyCancel

  • Claire - July 11, 2012 - 9:42 am

    @Lauren ~ Yes, it is. Thank you for pointing that out.ReplyCancel

  • Banesa - July 20, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    How long do you leave the honey and brown sugar facial scrub on?ReplyCancel

  • Julie - August 4, 2012 - 5:50 am

    Do i use conditioner after I apply the honey and water concoction in number eight?ReplyCancel

  • Leah - August 16, 2012 - 6:11 am


    I have also found wheat germ oil to be an excellent hair conditioning mask, like olive oil.ReplyCancel

  • Claire - August 31, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    @Banesa ~ It’s a scrub, so you actually have to scrub with it. If you don’t, then it won’t work at all. Use it until you’ve felt a noticeable difference. This is to scrub away the dead skin cells, so when your skin is smoother, you can stop. I personally use it until I can’t remove anymore dead skin from scrubbing, but nothing further.

    @Julie ~ No, don’t use conditioner. The honey is in lieu of conditioner. If you rinse your hair with something else that quickly after using the honey, it will pretty much remove all of the honey’s benefits from your hair.

    @Leah ~ I have not heard that one. I’ll have to try it. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • M - September 4, 2012 - 3:21 pm

    Awesome articles! can’t wait to try some of these out!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - September 21, 2012 - 8:21 am

    If you replace your conditioner with vinegar will your hair dry out?ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Livesay - October 28, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    Hey there!! Can’t wait to try the brown sugar/ honey scrub. Do you use equal amounts and how much? Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vesna - October 28, 2012 - 8:47 pm

    Number 13. One of your ingredients says: Heavy Cream?
    Is this food cream or moisturiser cream??
    Please advise? Looking forward to trailing all
    Out. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Fiona - November 8, 2012 - 12:51 pm

    Thank u for these great ideas! Have been trying to get all natural for awhile now. Excited to try some of these other ones. Does anyone have any solution to the small pimples on upper arms? I have had them for years, and never really bothered me too much til now,:/ReplyCancel

  • Chéri - November 8, 2012 - 9:33 pm

    Thanks for the awesome tips! Looking forward to trying the oatmeal bath. I have extremely sensitive skin and am allergic to fragrances. So, I have had to use all-natural homemade skin cleansers and treatments since I was in school. I’m 35 now and have been using the powdered milk & water paste since high school, and it is wonderful. I keep it in a pretty box on my vanity for easy access. The lactic acid does wonders, makes the skin soft and it’s mildly gritty enough to scrub without damaging. I use it everyday! P.S. No one ever guesses my age, and I totally attribute that to using milk everyday for the last 21 years! Just sayin’… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - December 1, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    I swear by baking soda!
    I use it every time I wash my face, mix it with a little of your favorite face wash and water….or just water and the baking soda alone
    It’s amazing and cost maybe a dollar a box which will last me a while
    I think it’s helped with some of my ACNE SCARS to!ReplyCancel

  • Isabel - December 22, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    Can you use white sugar instead of brown sugar for the scrub? I have oily skin and I break out like crazy especially now since I’m pregnantReplyCancel

  • Lorena - December 24, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    I have been using: ground up oatmeal, lemon juice, tee tree oil, honey, and cinnamon as a mask or scrub. Last night i used it as a mask overnight, just laid on a towel overnight, and now i have smaller pores!!! YAY! When using it as a mask it made my skin clear up from acne and helped me with oily skin. I love it. I will deffinintly try these other tips when i get home. <3ReplyCancel

  • valerie poris - December 28, 2012 - 4:17 pm

    please start posting for skin over 50, more like 60. I am always trying different methods that work and I love them. I just never see any posts that specify for skin over 50. That’s with makeup too. Our skin is very delicate at this age and I would like to know what works better for this type of skin. I do the oil wash and the baking soda and lemon scrub. I am going to try the ingredients for red or blotchy red skin. I hope that works as well. If it does, how often will I have to use it?

    Valerie PorisReplyCancel

  • Lori - January 13, 2013 - 6:48 pm

    Can I use the egg/yolk facial and apple cider vinegar daily??ReplyCancel

  • Claire - January 22, 2013 - 11:36 am

    I can’t answer all of the questions on here, but I can take a few.

    @Kate vinegar shouldn’t dry your hair out, but if it does, slow down the use or stop completely. everyone’s hair is different. just pay attention to what it does to yours

    @Brenda ~ no, use enough honey to just hold the mixture together

    @Vesna ~ that is heavy cream as in the food

    @Isabel ~ white sugar will work for its abrasive scrubbing quality, but brown sugar is way better. it’s grainier for scrubbing and more absorbant

    @Valerie ~ i’ll look into some treatments for older women. you can use the egg mask daily in theory, but it depends on your skin as well. if your redness worsens, lessen the use until you find the optimal use. i’d recommend once a week

    @Lori ~ you can use the apple cider vinegar toner daily, just dilute it if necessary. the egg facial can be used daily, but it may bother your skin depending on your skin sensitivity. i’d recommend it once a weekReplyCancel

  • Leigh - February 6, 2013 - 9:47 am

    Awesome post. I recently started using Apple Cider Vinegar & Baking Soda daily for a facial scrub. I am definitely noticing the difference in less than a week. I highly recommend it. Might try the baking soda & honey as well.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - February 24, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    Love using honey on my skin! It is amazing! Also switched out my expensive intense moisturizing night cream for olive oil and it has done wonders for my skin. Switching from store bought products to natural remedies has been the best thing I have ever done for my skin. These recipes are wonderful! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Terry - March 19, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    I am over 50 and have started getting brown spots on my face, what can I do to lighten them.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - April 22, 2013 - 8:50 pm

    going all natural for my skin and hair has been the best change ive ever made! My beauty regimine is so much cheaper, simpler and quicker, and yet is way more effective 🙂 Ill be sure to try out some of these remedies, thanksReplyCancel

  • Christy - May 2, 2013 - 6:00 pm


    I have some parts of may hair, mainly my bangs that are severely dry and damaged due to heat products. Do you have any suggestions for a remedy for repair of this damage?


  • LA STANZA BIO - June 20, 2013 - 3:39 am

    Congratulations for your blog!!!
    If you want come in my blog you can see a recipe of a purifying clay mask !ReplyCancel

  • Mistie C - March 4, 2014 - 10:26 am

    Thank you for the information! Some of these I have used before and they work great! I have some suggestions for the woman over 50 for age spots, try cutting a lemon or orange in half and rub on your face, several times a week. leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse. The citric acid will slowly whiten the spots and brighten your skin. Also Aloe vera gel works for this if applied nightly!

    I will be trying some of your suggestions and I love your bog!


  • nikki - May 16, 2014 - 3:03 am

    regarding washing the hair with honey,is it after the shampoo or after conditioner.Do we have to apply conditioner or is it a replacement to conditioner?ReplyCancel

  • Natsha - July 23, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    How often do I do the brown sugar and honey mask, and how much do I use of each ingredient?? Is it ok to do 2 tsp each??ReplyCancel

  • Catrina - September 1, 2014 - 12:47 am

    Some great natural beauty treatments here! I switeched from chemical products to natural products a few years ago and feel better than ever! I have heard of a few of these methods you’ve listed before. But there’s still plenty for me to try!

    Thanks :).ReplyCancel

  • Beauty Tonic - December 10, 2015 - 9:05 am

    Very nice tips. I have tried some of them and I have also added some in my everyday routine. Lemon and egg facial worked great when I had some acne pimples, and I also use olive oil as a moisturizer like you say and I would like to add that castor oil is also great for the hair.ReplyCancel

  • Cosmetic Surgery - October 25, 2016 - 2:12 am

    Thank u for these great ideasReplyCancel

  • Tanya - March 5, 2017 - 1:15 pm

    Thanks, great tips! I’m looking for ways to use less chemicals and I got some really good ideas from this list 🙂ReplyCancel

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