People across the globe are taking note to the beauty and hygiene products that they’ve been using and are actively pursuing a more healthy and natural way of living. Why not take charge with these four simple DIY beauty products with essential oils?
As an avid essential oil user, and someone who has noticed a comparable difference in my skin and hair by using more naturally based products, I’ll be sharing so much info in this post! Why should you make your own beauty products? What benefits can essential oils bring to your everyday routine? Are DIY beauty products with essential oils really that easy?
And besides all that great info, I’m also sharing FOUR great recipes for you to make your own personal care products at home. And the best part is that you’ll find most of the included ingredients in your pantry right now.
First, why would you want to make your self-care items?
Unfortunately, the green and clean movement has exposed the fact that some of our favorite everyday products include harmful ingredients. In anything from your disinfectant to your toothpaste, you’ll find chemicals, parabens, sulfates, and other products that can be harmful to the environment and your health.
When you make your own beauty products, you know exactly what’s going into them and take back control over the narrative of healthy self-care.
Further, there are many other benefits of DIY beauty products:
- healthier for your family
- safer for you and the environment
- can be made in reusable containers
- often cheaper than store-bought
Are Essential Oils necessary?
Essential oils are not a “must-have” for any of our beauty recipes, but they do provide extra benefits that can help give an extra boost to your beauty routine!
If you don’t know, essential oils are plant extracts that are carefully extracted and bottled. These days, you can buy essential oils nearly anywhere, but just like with any other products, you should be aware of scams, gimmicks, and harmful additives.
I 100% support Young Living’s brand but feel free to do your do-diligence and seek out the brand that fits your needs. You can read more about Young Living, how to earn free Young Living products, and _ .
I do not support the use of drug-store brands, big box brands, or products that do not have a “clean” promise. A great way to begin your research on essential oil brands is to see which ones allow you to visit their farms and see how their products are made!
The impact Essential Oils have in your beauty products.
Essential oils provide amazing benefits when added to your beauty routine. Some essential oils are known to help and aid in reducing inflammation, clearing acne, hydrating dry skin, minimizing pores, reducing the appearance of scars, sunspots, and acne, promoting hair growth, getting rid of dandruff- and so much more.
Essential oils are not a end-all, be-all, product. When used properly and with other healthy living changes, they can help aid in promoting a healthy living lifestyle and take the place of harsh additives and ingredients that cause other issues.
They also provide the option to have great fragrances that aren’t harsh on your skin and hair!
What Essential Oils are good for DIY beauty products?
Lavender – calming, hydrating, and healing properties. Great for gentle skin care.
Melaleuca – anti-fungal and antibacterial. Great for acne-prone skin and scalp irritation.
Frankincense – amazing for wrinkles, reducing acne scarring and sunspots.
Copaiba – anti-inflammatory properties that help with itchiness of skin and scalp.
Cedarwood – helps promote hair growth and calms irritation on the scalp.
Vetiver – anti-aging properties, perfect for skin moisturizer.
There are so many more that I could list here, but for the sake of time, do your research! 🙂
Four DIY Beauty Product Recipes That Use Essential Oils
How to Make Your Own Toothpaste
A great toothpaste is essential for good personal hygiene and dental health. Whether you’ve run out of your favorite brand and need more in a pinch, or maybe you’re just looking for a more natural brand, anyone can make their own homemade toothpaste quickly and easily!
Homemade toothpaste can be used as a powder or formed into a paste with adding liquid. For long term storage, the best option is to make a tooth powder that you can then add liquid to later or use by dipping a damp toothbrush into the powder.
For a Quick Homemade Toothpaste you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup Baking Soda
- 3 Teaspoons Coconut Oil (melted or liquid form)
- 5 drops Peppermint or Wintergreen Essential Oil
- 5 drops Thieves Essential Oil
- 5 drops Orange Essential Oil
To use, simply mix these ingredients together and use them like you do your usual toothpaste. If you only have baking soda in the house you can place some on a wet toothbrush and use it as is. The taste is less than pleasant but will get the job done in a pinch.
For a better homemade toothpaste, you can make your own herbal blended toothpaste with detoxing ingredients like bentonite clay and activated charcoal for a quality homemade toothpaste that rivals expensive organic brands currently on the market at a fraction of the cost.
For a Better Homemade Toothpaste you’ll need:
2 tablespoons bentonite clay
1 teaspoon activated charcoal or 2 capsules broken
5-6 drops liquid xylitol
1/10 teaspoon (or a tiny pinch) salt
5 drops Peppermint or Wintergreen Essential Oil
5 drops Thieves Essential Oil
5 drops Orange Essential Oil
In a small bowl, mix the bentonite clay, activated charcoal, and salt, then mix together. Add xylitol and essential oils and mix until well blended. Transfer to an airtight container for storage. This toothpaste will keep well for a couple of weeks and last a tad longer if kept refrigerated.
About the essential oils in these homemade toothpaste recipes:
Peppermint Essential Oil is great for fresh breath and helps to tone down the taste of the other ingredients that sometimes aren’t so pleasant. Thieves is a great blend of anti-bacterial essential oils that can aid in promoting healthy oral balance. Orange Essential Oil is a great whitening agent!
How to Make Your Own Shampoo
Making your own shampoo is so easy anyone can do it, and there are a variety of different oils and essential oils that can help to make your hair and/or scalp less oily, hydrated, healthy, clean and shiny!
Lavender and Rosemary essential oils are great options for fragrancing your homemade shampoo. Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca) is a great addition for kid’s shampoo because it can be used as a lice deterrent.
To moisturize your hair, you can also use a hydrating oil in your homemade shampoo. This is the perfect place to make use of fractionated coconut, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, or argan oil. You can swap your oil of choice for the oil in this recipe. Try a few different oils and see which one works best for your hair type!
This easy homemade shampoo recipe will help you make a natural shampoo that will give you a nice lather, while also leaving your hair clean and shiny.
For an easy homemade shampoo recipe, you’ll need:
1/2 cup castile soap
1/2 cup coconut milk (unsweetened)
2 teaspoons fractions coconut oil (or personal oil of choice)
20-30 drops of your choice of essential oils.
- Mix oil and essential oils together until well blended.
- Add castile soap mixing well.
- Add in coconut milk.
- Place the lid on the bottle and shake well to blend.
Be sure to shake well before each use as the ingredients will settle over time.
A great way to store your shampoo is to wash out an old, empty, shampoo bottle. But, you can use any container with a lid that is handy and easy to use in the shower.
Aim to use your homemade shampoo within about a month. If you need a smaller amount, divide this recipe by up to 1/4 of each ingredient. For larger families, you can multiply this recipe with ease.
This is great to use in combination with homemade conditioner for healthy natural hair products you can trust!
How to Make Your Own Conditioner
This coconut oil-based homemade hair conditioner is best for dry hair and can be used as leave-in or an in-shower conditioner for after washing your hair.
For an easy, oil-based conditioner, you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 2 teaspoons Argan Oil
- 20 drops of Lavender, Rosemary, or Tea Tree Oil
If you’re using expeller-pressed coconut oil, melt the coconut oil down in a medium-sized bowl, first. If not, place your fractionated (liquid) coconut oil in a bowl and prepare your other ingredients. Vigorously whip in the Argon Oil and Essential Oils of your choice. Store in an empty and cleaned conditioner bottle or an airtight container that is easily accessible in the shower.
How to Make Your Own Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo can be a major time saver when you are in a rush or just too tired to deal with washing your hair. Using a dry shampoo is also a great way to get rid of oily hair without damaging your hair from over washing. Dry shampoo can also be quite expensive and packed with chemicals you may not want to have in your hair on a regular basis.
Dry shampoo is easy for you to make for yourself from home with little effort. The best part is that you can even make your own dry shampoo using items inside your kitchen already making it a great option for when you are in a hurry.
Your best option for making your own homemade dry shampoo is to use arrowroot powder as it has a slightly better color for this than corn starch. But if all you have in the house is corn starch, don’t worry as it will work out just fine. You can use this as it for light-colored hair. Sprinkling into your hair, fluffing it around and brushing it out.
For darker colored hair you will want to mix half arrowroot or cornstarch with half cocoa powder. This will help to make the color darker so it will blend in with your dark hair easily. The cocoa powder also leaves behind a great scent if you want to leave the cocoa fragrance!
If you’re a fragrance kind of girl, you can add fragrance to your dry shampoo by adding 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil and mixing it well before using it. This is great for summertime when your hair may need a little fresh-up after a long day before going out, or after a trip to the gym.
Don’t forget to use our essential oil guide above for great ideas of oils to use in your DIY beauty products!
Now that we’ve given you four absolutely easy DIY beauty products that use essential oils, do you have plans to make any of them? Do you have any tips for making other natural-based self-care products!?