Are you a DIY goddess, newbie, or enthusiast?
If so, then there’s a few things that you have to keep in your pantry! These versatile DIY Skincare must-haves will keep you clean, clear, hydrated, and fresh. You can use them for your face masks, hair masks, and overall skincare and health. Our 5 fave DIY ingredients are tea tree oil, honey, jojoba oil, bentonite clay, and apple cider vinegar!
Keep reading to see what goodness these guys can provide!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is seriously essential to your stash of skincare- even if you’re not a homemade-mask-making type. This oil comes from Melaleuca alternifolia, an Australain plant, and has antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory– basically anti everything you don’t want on your skin! This stuff is kinda a cure-all for skin conditions. You can use it for acne, rashes, inflammation, dandruff, you name it! The pure oil is potent, so be sure to mix it with a carrier oil unless you’re just spot treating some pimples. You can even put it in your aromatherapy diffusers to clean the air and improve your breathing! Mix this into your facemasks if you have any breakouts, or pop it in a hair mask for a healthy scalp, or add just a few drops to your tub and soak in the goodness.
Honey is another miracle DIY skincare must-have because you can use it on anything! Grab a seasonal local honey for even more added benefits. Consuming local honey helps with allergy issues! It also has antibacterial properties, so you can use it on breakouts, and it won’t dry your skin since it’s also an amazing emollient. Mix up some honey with a fine-grain sugar for a quick face scrub, or slather some into your hair and leave it for 30 minute to restore moisture and shine and leave you with a healthy scalp.
Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba, just to clear that up!) is native to sunny southern California and Mexico! This oil is the one-stop-shop for all your moisture needs. This oil can be used directly on dry skin (post-shower for max absorption) to get rid of that ashiness! You can also slather it into your hair to restore and moisture and shine in your dry locks. This oil absorbs into the skin really well, so you aren’t left with any grease-stains. You can mix it in with your favorite moisturizer to bump it up a notch. Also, you can use jojoba as a carrier oil with your tea tree in 1:1 ratio !
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has so many great health and skincare benefits, you really have to keep some stocked in your pantry! In fact, I usually keep 2 bottles- 1 for my skincare and 1 for my kitchen. Drinking a tbs of ACV in water daily will help keep you clean and beautiful from the inside out! You can also use ACV as a mix-in for tons of facemasks, or use it as a natural face toner diluted with some water. It works great for clearing up acne and keeping your pores clean and tight! You can also use it as a hair rinse to clean up any buildup from your locks.
If you love a good DIY face mask, then you need to have some bentonite clay around! This clay has a million amazing properties to support good health. It’s antimicrobial property will help clear up your skin and can be used for acne, rashes, or even bug bites. The clay is very alkaline in property, so it works best to mix with something slightly acidic for topical application on your skin. Mix some bentonite clay with activated charcoal and a 50/50 ACV and water mixture for a quick and easy clarifying and purifying face mask! The clay will leave your skin soft, clean, and ready to take on life.
Starting off with these 5 amazing DIY Skincare must-have ingredients, you can keep your skin and hair clean, clear, and beautiful. These ingredients have such great properties you can use them alone, or you can pick and choose your perfect tonic to match your own needs! Check out what you can DIY on our blog and tell me your favorite recipes below!