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6 DIY Natural Skin Care Products

Easy-to-make natural skin care.

By: Morgan Malget

If you are constantly struggling with breakouts or red and blotchy skin, here are a few different skin care products that may help you. They're all natural and use multiple essential and plant oils. Stripping your skin care routine down to simple ingredients can often times solve many of your skin's problems. Give these 6 DIY skin care products a try!

Gentle Daily Cleanser

-1 cup filtered, room temperature, water

-1/2 cup pure liquid castile soap

-5 teaspoons jojoba oil

-2 tablespoons raw honey

-2 teaspoons tea tree oil

-15 drops lavender essential oil

-10 drops rosemary essential oil

-1 teaspoon almond oil

-1 teaspoon witch hazel

Mix all ingredients together in the order they are listed into a medium sized glass bowl. Once completely combined, pour into a glass foaming soap dispenser. This face wash should look slightly cloudy. If it has foam sitting at the top, shake it well before you use one to two pumps. Personally, I use this face wash every morning followed by a toner (shown below). It leaves my skin feeling smooth and ready for the day!

Products I used: castile soap, jojoba oil, raw honey, tea tree oil, lavender, rosemary, almond oil, witch hazel, foaming dispenser

Acne Face Wash

-1 cup raw honey

-1/2 cup aloe vera gel

-2 teaspoons tea tree oil

Mix all ingredients together in a glass bowl and pour into a glass soap dispenser. This one does not need to be a foaming dispenser because it has no foaming agents. The honey may begin to separate from the rest of the mixture, but separation is natural! Gently shake the mixture before using. This is a perfect nightly face wash that will keep your skin clear of breakouts without causing your skin to become dry or irritated.

Products I used: raw honey, aloe vera, tea tree oil, soap dispenser

Exfoliating Facial Scrub

-1 tablespoon coconut oil

-1/4 cup epsom salt

-5 drops lavender essential oil

Mix all of the ingredients together, and if you feel that the scrub is too runny continue to add epsom salt until it's your desired consistency. I would recommend using this scrub one to two nights a week. Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer, but it can often times make your skin feel oily. I recommend using the facial scrub in the evening, followed immediately by the acne face wash. Also, because coconut oil gets harder and softer depending on it's temperature, if the scrub hardens too much to use it, run the the jar under hot water for a few minutes until it becomes soft again.

Products I used: coconut oil, epsom salt, lavender, glass jar


- 3/4 cup witch hazel

-1/3 cup filtered water

-15 drops tea tree oil

-10 drops lavender essential oil

Mix ingredients together and pour into a glass soap dispenser (non foaming). Gently rub toner all over the face using a cotton pad in the morning and/or the evening after washing your face. Witch hazel makes this the perfect toner to relieve redness and irritation as well as gently disinfecting the skin.

Products I used: witch hazel, tea tree oil, lavender, soap dispenser

Acne Spot Treatment

-1/4 cup aloe vera gel

-20 drops tea tree oil

-10 drops jojoba oil

-10 drops lavender essential oil

Mix all ingredients together until they are completely combined and store in a glass jar. This mixture will look like cloudy green gel. This acne spot treatment has the acne fighting powers that big brand spot treatments have without all the harmful chemicals. It clears acne while also being 100 percent all natural. What more could you ask for?

Products I used: aloe vera, tea tree oil, jojoba oil, lavender, glass jar

Eyelash Serum

-1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil

-1/2 teaspoon argan oil

-1/2 teaspoon almond oil

-1 tablespoon castor oil

Mix ingredients together and use small funnel to pour into an empty mascara tube. This simple (and much cheaper compared to branded products) eyelash serum uses a mixture of multiple oils that will strengthen and give you healthy long lashes.

Products I used: vitamin E oil, argan oil, almond oil, castor oil, mascara tube

If any of the oils used in these recipes don't react well with your skin you can substitute any of them with an oil of your choice to personalize these products. Getting your skin care products down to the basics can completely change your view on store-bought skin care. Knowing what is going on your skin and seeing positive results may make you want to ditch store-bought products completely!

Photos By: Morgan Malget

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