homemade beauty products with coconut oil

Want to learn how you make your own homemade beauty products? Read on!

Ever on the quest for some good and effective homemade beauty products, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot with this handy chart.  Showing not just one, but ten different recipes. Here you’ll find recipes for homemade beauty products, all made with coconut oil.  From deodorant to toothpaste and even eyeliner and shaving cream, there’s something for everyone.

I’m probably most intrigued by the homemade eyeliner recipe.  I don’t really wear much makeup but eyeliner is probably the one product I couldn’t live without.  I’ve always used shop-bought eyeliner but I’m really keen to give this recipe a go!

Homemade Beauty Products to Try

Check out this guide to homemade natural beauty products, for some great ideas.

homemade beauty products

Source: Health Perch

The only things I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try are the homemade sunscreen and toothpaste recipes.  If you’re equally as reticent as I am here’s a guide to eco-friendly sunscreen and a guide to fluoride free toothpastes!  If you have made or tried homemade sunscreen or toothpaste before then I’d be very interested to know if they are effective or not!

A Note on Shelf Life

As you are making homemade beauty products with natural ingredients, you may wonder what the shelf life of your homemade concoctions may be. My top tip is to look at the expiry dates of the products you are using. The shelf life will be when the ingredient with the shortest expiry date expires.

Where to Buy Coconut Oil

You might have noticed all of the homemade beauty products listed above are made with coconut oil.  The cheapest source for organic extra virgin coconut oil that I can find at the moment is at Ethical Superstore*.  It’s currently £7.99 for a large 400ml jar.

Are you planning on making any of the homemade beauty products?  If so then let me know how you get on in the comments below, or by sharing the results on social media.  I’m on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!  I’d love to see how you get on!

ps: if you liked this you might also like this post on unexpected uses for coconut oil and this post on homemade hair mask recipes.  If you’re into crochet you can even make your own reusable makeup remover pads!

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