6 Homemade Skincare Products: Ditch the Big Brands!

Have you ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? What we put ON our bodies should be just as important as what we put IN our bodies and here is why:

“We use personal care products every day, but most Americans don’t know the government lacks authority to ensure the safety of products we put on our bodies and hair, particularly striking is that when the FDA finds an unsafe product, it cannot force a company to stop selling it.”

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Natural Homemade skin products are pure and unprocessed and allow you to take back ownership of your body and the beauty of it all (no pun intended), you probably have 99% of these ingredients in your pantry or refrigerator. There’s also something to be said for being able to pronounce the ingredients we are using! Let’s face it; do we really need or know what Formaldehyde, Paraformaldehyde, Methylene glycol or Quaternium are? I can’t even pronounce it so I most certainly don’t want to rub it on my body! What I can pronounce and trust are:

  • Brown Sugar
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Olive Oil
  • Epson Salt
  • African Shea Butter

These are just a few of the ingredients used to make the homemade skin care products below! Add a few drops of essential oils, and you have your own budget friendly, all natural and custom made beauty products. These also make AMAZING gifts for friends and family! Check out how I used my Cricut Explore 3 and the accessories below  to add my own branding 🙂

Cricut Explore® 3

Cricut EasyPress™ 2, Mint – 9″ x 9″

Smart Paper™ Sticker Cardstock, Bright Bow

Smart Vinyl™ – Permanent

Smart Iron-On™ Glitter


1 cup turbinado sugar
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
few drops of vitamin E oil
few drops of your favorite essential oils

This body scrub will exfoliate and moisturize even the driest skin. Simply mix the sugar in a medium container and add the oil 1 tablespoon at a time ensuring the consistency is sandy.

Oatmeal, Honey, and Yogurt Face Mask

1 tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal
1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon of honey Instructions

Yogurt contains lactic acid that helps lightens the pores & softens the skin. The combination of oatmeal and honey makes for an amazing natural exfoliator.

Mix all the ingredients and apply to clean face.  Leave on for 15-20 minutes and gently  rinse with warm water.

Whipped Body Butter

3/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
Your choice of essential oils

This homemade whipped body butter is the perfect base for experimenting with different fragrances by adding a variety of essential oils.

Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until you have created fluffy consistency!

Homemade Bath Salts

3 cups plain Epsom salt
1.5 cups  pink Himalayan sea salt
20 drops essential oils of your choice

Mix all ingredients in a large glass bowl using clean hands or a clean spatula.

Enjoy about 1/2 cup to 1 full cup in each hot bath for a wonderful and relaxing bath. This recipe makes about 5 cups total, which should last you about 5-10 baths total.

DIY Facial Toner

Witch hazel
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
3 drops essential oil

Mix all ingredients in a  bowl or spray bottle. Apply toner with a cotton ball and follow with moisturizer.


Large Socks
Dry rice
Yarn or ribbon
Essential oils

Next time you have aches and pains, ditch the heating pad and use this microwavable rice bag that has the extra perks of giving off a pleasant fragrance when you add essential oils!

Simply fill the sock with the uncooked rice but be sure not to overpack it. Allow some room for the rice to move around so that it can mould easily to the area to be treated.
Tie the open ends of the sock with the piece of yarn, ribbon or string. Put the rice filled sock in the microwave on high for about 45sec-1 minute OR place it in the freezer to use as a cooling pad!