25 Ways to Green Your DIY Beauty Routine

28 ways to make your beauty routine greener
One of the best ways we can all celebrate Mother Nature this Earth Day is by making eco-friendly changes to our personal care. Not only are natural homemade beauty products better for our health, but they’re better for the environment, too! And the best part? Most of these can be made with ingredients you already have or are inexpensive to find. Check out these 25 DIY beauty recipes to help you love your body and the Earth!


1. Homemade Natural Mascara 

This DIY mascara by A Blossoming Life is super easy to make. And the secret ingredient to getting dark lashes? Activated charcoal!


2. DIY Homemade Foaming Face Cleaner

Choose your favorite essential oils to make this simple cleanser, plus learn how to do a two-step oil and foaming cleanser face wash with Hello Natural.


3. Natural Powdered Blush 

I love the idea of using natural ingredients to make your own blush. Find out how to create naturally rosy cheeks with this how-to from Free People.


4. Homemade Foundation Powder

Live Simply‘s homemade mineral-like foundation powder is made with ingredients that are safe to eat and super affordable–who doesn’t like to save money on makeup? 


5. DIY Berry Lip Balm

I love this recipe from The Kettle Black, and berry-colored lips are my absolute fave. Put your balm in a clean tube or a glass pot and take it with you wherever you go.


6. Pomegranate Toner

Nourish and help regenerate skin cells with this recipe from Mother Earth Living.


7. Blueberry Morning Face Mask

Put your best face forward with this quick and simple face mask from Brit + Co.


8. Green Tea Coconut Oil Mask

Nourish your skin with this two-ingredient antioxidant mask from Brittany Goldwyn.


9. Puffy Eye Serum

Bags under your eyes? Make Dear Crissy‘s puffy eye serum using chilled lemon and tomato.


10. Lip Scrub

Get super smooth lips with this sweet sugar scrub from Sarah Digrazia.


11. DIY Makeup Remover 

A DIY makeup remover that really works? Empowered Sustenance shows you how. 



12. & 13. DIY Coconut Hair Spray and Rosemary Volumizing Powder 

Add a little extra volume and treat dry, frizzy hair with these recipes from Hello Natural.


14. Homemade Dry Shampoo

No time to wash? No problem! Check out this DIY dry shampoo recipe from Dear Crissy–and it’s perfect for darker hair!


15. Rosemary Guinness Hair Rinse

Now you can drink your beer and wash with it to. Hello Natural shows us this trick for shinier, more voluminous hair. 


16. Coconut Honey Hair Mask

Woods of Bell Trees shows us how to make this nourishing deep conditioning mask. 


17. Natural Detangler Spray

Tangled up in knots? The Makeup Dummy has another great two-ingredient recipe for that!


18. Homemade Shampoo

Blah Blah Magazine shows us how to make a non-toxic natural shampoo. 



19. Homemade eau de Perfume 

I’ve never been a big perfume girl, but make your own with your favorite essential oils? Now that’s right up my alley! Find out how at Design Sponge.


20. DIY Coconut Oil Shaving Cream

Get silky smooth legs with Hello Natural‘s DIY shaving cream, plus 9 tips for the perfect shave.


21. Handmade Lotion Bar

Solid lotion is so luxurious and makes for a perfect gift. Find out how to make yours (and where to get that adorable soap mold) with Mommypotamus.


22. Simple Homemade Sunscreen

I’m always on the look for non-toxic sunscreen that doesn’t cost and arm and a leg. I can’t wait to try out this recipe from Live Simply!

homemade sunscreen

23. Coconut Oil Deodorant

Making Today Beautiful shows us how to make this non-toxic and affordable DIY deodorant. 


24. Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

Exfoliate and moisturize with this delicious sugar scrub from Kojo Designs.


25. Homemade Body Wash

Make a batch of skin- and pocket-friendly body wash with this how-to from Tried & True.



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