Natural Beauty Products That Won't Break The Bank

When I was a teenager I remember making my beauty products from household items. There was something really satisfying in saving money by making these instead of buying high street products. As I'm already thinking of ways to save money for a big holiday next year, I'm ditching the shop-bought items and going back to basics with these natural beauty products that won't break the bank.

Face Mask

Avocados are one of nature's most amazing foods. Besides being full of monosaturated fatty acids that are heart healthy, they are also nutrient rich. To make a great face mask, mash a quarter of an avocado with 1/2 teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of yoghurt. Apply to your face, avoiding your eyes and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with cool water and your face should be super soft. 

Body Scrub

Never buy expensive body scrubs. Mix two parts of olive oil with one part sea salt and gently rub into wet skin, then wash off. This simple but effective body scrub is great to use on your bumpy areas, feet, knees and elbows and will get rid of dead skin cells, making your skin glow. 

Shaving Oil

Now coconut oil is great on your legs for a natural and simple shaving oil, and smells wonderful too but is expensive although a little goes a long way. For a more cost effective natural shaving oil just use a blended olive oil instead (not the extra virgin one). As well as being relatively cheap it's effective and probably already in your kitchen. 

Hair conditioner

Apple cider vinegar is great to remove the build-up of hair products and leave your hair soft and shiny by flattening the cuticles. Use one part apple cider vinegar to one part water. Rinse your hair with this and leave on for a few minutes. Then rinse off with cool water to get lovely shiny hair. Use once a week for the best effect.

Spot Treatment

If you have a breakout and need a treatment in an emergency, try dabbing a small amount of toothpaste directly on the spot. For a natural treatment use a toothpaste with tea tree oil, or calcium carbonate in but if you are not worried any toothpaste other than a gel toothpaste will generally work. The anti-bacterial properties of the toothpaste will help shrink the spot and also absorb oil. If you have sensitive skin wash off after 20 minutes, if not leave for a couple of hours then wash off. Be careful though as using on a regular basis can dry out the skin.

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Have you ever used natural beauty products? Would you try some of these treatments?

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  1. These tips are amazing, such a good idea with the body scrub or even the shaving oil! Thanks for sharing, would have never even thought of any of them :)

  2. I use the olive oil and salt scrub, but great to know about so many other natural beauty products!

  3. Toothpaste definitely helps when I have a break out even if it feels a little funny. It helps reduce the size of the spot x

  4. I love this! Homemade beauty products are my favourite!

  5. Great ideas and great for saving money. I would prefer to use natural so I'll be giving these a try.

  6. These are such fabulous ideas. I love them, thank you for sharing these.