An Uncomplicated Life Blog: My Favorite DIY Beauty Hacks

Thursday, September 21, 2017

My Favorite DIY Beauty Hacks

These DIY beauty hacks are easy to do and WORK



If you've been hanging around here for any length of time, you know that I love essential oils and love making my own products from them. There's seriously some amazing benefits in essential oils, especially for the skin! I've had terrible skin since I was about 15, and the face wash I'm linking cleared it up! All of these DIY beauty hacks can be made in less than 5 minutes, and I've linked all the materials in the posts in case you don't happen to have coconut oil (if you don't keep coconut oil on hand all the time, you're seriously late to the party and how many amazing benefits that stuff has, so GET SOME) or apple cider vinegar (again, this is always in my pantry) fear not! It's an amazon click away. Now, here are my favorite DIY beauty hack posts:

Face wash
If you don't believe that this cleared my skin, there's some amazing before and after shots in the post. My skin is 100% (yes, 100 percent meaning completely clear) free of breakouts now! Ditching the harsh "acne fighting" cleansers and cleaning my face with oil and essential oils enabled my skin to "reset." When you fight breakouts with harsh cleansers, your face produces more oil. More oil clogs pores, leading to more breakouts. But this blend cleaned my pores and helped moisturize my face so it didn't have to produce as much oil, which led to fewer and fewer breakouts. Now, I don't even wear makeup (like foundation or tinted moisturizer) because it's totally clear. I haven't had skin like this since I was in grade school!


Toner
Is there anything that apple cider vinegar ISN'T good for? It helps with gut health if you ingest it, it's good for your skin, it can be used in homemade cleaners, it makes amazing vinaigrettes, I mean the list goes on and on. Now I will say that it has a very particular smell that carries through the toner. The first time I made and used it, I went directly to a hot yoga class and smelled it the entire class! I hated it, but I hugged a friend and she said, "oh my gosh, you smell good!" so I think it's a hit or miss smell. After a week or so, I got used to it and now it doesn't bother me at all. Full disclosure: I still can't drink the stuff straight. I have to mix it and dilute the heck out of it!


This stuff smells amazing and leaves your feet with that tingly feeling of peppermint! I used raw sugar so that it would be a little more coarse to exfoliate dead skin off of feet. But you could use traditional sugar if that's what you've got on hand. In fact, I made this in bulk and gave it away as presents to my girlfriends last Christmas (just get some cute ribbon to make it "gifty" and attach a tag - boom, Pinterest worthy DIY gift) and it would probably be more pretty and "glittery snowflake like" if you used plain white sugar. Anyway you make it, the peppermint makes it smell. so. good.


Ever been out shopping and get conned into buying the jewelry they strategically place near the check out? Yeah, me too, especially at Anthropologie. (I mean, after you've been staring at $250 price tags, a $40 pair of earrings seems like a steal!) Hopefully you're not as gullible as I am, but if you have sensitive skin like me, you get an allergic reaction to costume jewelry almost immediately. Anything less than 14k gold and I start to itch, get red, get inflamed and sometimes - depending on what metal is used - actually start to get a headache and a fever. The hack in this post enables me to wear costume jewelry with no reactions! It's a trick my aunt taught me when I was just a girl, and it works like a charm. Pun intended, I think...


Those are my favorite DIY beauty hacks I've published throughout the years! Like I said, there's nothing coconut oil and apple cider vinegar isn't good for, so go invest in some and keep it on hand all the time. You'll be glad you did! All of these hacks are super simple to make and can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes. You can also make them in bulk and gift them away for this upcoming holiday season! The price point per jar is a super budget friendly way to give ALL of your friends and family a homemade treat that won't go straight to their waistline this year. 

3 comments:

  1. Essential oils are the best! I love the foot scrub. And I don't make my own face wash, I use one of the YL ones, but your recipe is awesome!

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  2. I need this for a new foot scrub! My feet are all messed up after a long summer in flip flops. And I love lavender everything! I already have both the YL lavender and the YL peppermint so I am ready to make these DIYs! You are my EO guru so thank you for sharing!! xoo

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  3. In this busy world people want to take their time out for themselves but they prefer the shortest path, due to the beauty hacks mentioned in this post the shortest path has been made easy, it is really a good work as it is quite easy and quite simple .

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