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18 Ingenious Beauty Uses for Average Kitchen Items


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How to Use Milk, Honey, Olive Oil, Salt, Sugar & More in DIY Beauty Products

A list of things from the average kitchen that can be used to make yourself beautiful.

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I'm on an organic kick right and I prefer not to put anything on my skin that I couldn't, well, eat. This means I'm moisturizing more with oils (think sweet almond and coconut), I'm scrubbing my skin and lips with brown sugar and coconut oil, I'm steaming my face over my teapot and I'm taking baths in milk and salts.

It's amazing what you can do with simple staples found in your kitchen. There's absolutely no need to spend $22 on a lip scrub, $40 on a facial mask or $8 on a package of organic baby wipes when you can make these products yourself for a dollar or 2. What's more, unlike some products out there which are tested on animals and possibly full of ingredients you really don't want on your skin, you know exactly what you're dealing with when you make your own beauty products.

In this slideshow I'll share 18 of my favorite organic, natural beauty tips -- some tricks you may already know about and some stuff you probably never thought of. But all of these tips are tried-and-true and some of the recipes are so good, you'll want to eat the leftovers.

Click through to each, or pick and choose your favorites from this list:

  1. $65 Brown Sugar Scrubs vs. My $1 Homemade Version
  2. My Favorite Teapot Face Steam
  3. Amazing Lip Scrub Using Honey & Brown Sugar
  4. How to Make Your Own Baby Wipes
  5. Amazing Milk Bath Recipe
  6. Homemade Sugar Wax Recipe
  7. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as Overall Body Moisturizer
  8. Use Aspirin for a Quick Pimple Fix
  9. Apple Cider Vinegar Helps Add Shine to Limp Locks
  10. Use Milk or Yogurt as a Cleanser
  11. Use Olive Oil as an Eye Makeup Remover
  12. Make Your Own Hair Conditioner
  13. Make a Face Mask Out of Simple Ingredients in Your Kitchen
  14. How to Make Your Own Cold Cream
  15. How to Make Your Own Tinted Lip Balm
  16. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as Foundation Primer
  17. Lemon as a Toner
  18. Highlight Your Hair With Chamomile Tea
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