Homemade Vegan Beauty Products


Finding affordable and effective vegan beauty products can be a struggle, especially under lockdown. Save yourself the trouble and make your own with these handy recipes. 

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DIY Moisturising Vegan Face Mask

Heading into winter, your skin is likely to feel dry. Give yourself a moisture boost with this simple recipe made from ingredients you’ll likely have hiding out in your kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 Tb oats
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Method: 

  1. In a bowl, mash the banana.
  2. Mix in the lemon juice and oats.
  3. Cleanse your face and apply a generous amount of mixture.
  4. Allow the mask to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Wash off the mask.

*Recipe sourced from Vegancuts.

Glow Sugar Scrub

Combat dry itchy skin with this lovely body scrub. Not only is it easy to make, but if will leave your skin feeling wonderfully soft and smooth.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 C sugar
  • 3 Tb olive oil
  • A few drops of your favourite essential oil

Method:

  1. Place the sugar in a bowl and add the olive oil, one spoon at a time. Mix after each addition until you reach a sandy consistency.
  2. Add the essential oil and place in a jar for storage.
  3. Use while showering after rinsing off any soap.

*Recipe sourced from Simple Veganista.

Whipped Body Butter 

Now that your skin is super soft and supple after using the body scrub, lock in moisture with a homemade vegan whipped body butter.

Ingredients: 

  • 3/4 C cocoa butter (available at Takealot.com)
  • 1/4 C coconut oil

Method: 

  1. Melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a bowl set over simmering water.
  2. Allow the mixture to set in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Once the mixture is solid but not too hard, whip it up using an electric mixer, for about 5 minutes.
  4. When the mixture is fluffy, spoon it into a clean container.
  5. The mixture will last for about three months, store in a cool, dark place.

*Recipe sourced from Little Green Dot.

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Coconut Foot Lotion

Pamper yourself with a relaxing foot treatment after a long day at the office. Treat yourself to a long foot soak and scrub before applying this cooling coconut foot lotion.

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 C shea butter
  • 1/4 C coconut oil
  • 1/4 C sweet almond oil
  • 2 – 3 drops tea tree oil
  • 2 – 3 drops peppermint essential oil

Method: 

  1. Melt the shea butter and coconut oil in a bowl over simmering water.
  2. Add the almond and essential oils and mix.
  3. Store in a clean jar and massage into feet after a foot soak.

*Recipe sourced from Faithful to Nature.

DIY Vegan Hair Mask

Is your hair dry, full of static and impossible to control now that the colder seasons have arrived? Treat your hair to this nourishing mask to give it some much needed TLC.

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 banana
  • 50 ml coconut milk
  • 2 Tb coconut oil
  • 1 Tb olive oil

Method: 

  1. Blend all the ingredients together until you have a smooth paste.
  2. Apply the mixture throughout your hair, taking care to work it all the way to the ends.
  3. Leave the mask in for 15 – 20 minutes.
  4. Wash your hair out with a mild shampoo, ensuring that it is thoroughly rinsed.
  5. Condition your hair as per usual.

*Recipe sourced from My Life Well Loved.

Homemade Vapor Rub

With sniffle season in full force, you may want a jar of vapor rub handy. Using just a few ingredients, you can make your own natural vapor rub at home.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tb coconut oil
  • 2 Tb shea butter
  • 10 – 12 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 10 – 12 drops peppermint oil
  • 4 drops rosemary oil
  • 4 drops cinnamon oil

Method: 

  1. Gently melt coconut oil and shea butter in a bowl over simmering water.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Add the essential oils.
  3. Pour into a clean jar with a tight fitting lid.
  4. Allow the mixture to solidify and cool completely before using.
  5. Store in a cool, dry place for up to six months.

*Recipe sourced from Simple Green Smoothies.

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