Natural Edible Skincare Products You Will Find In Your Kitchen
From toners, moisturizers, exfoliators, and everything in between, your daily skincare process can get pricey. Investing in your skin is definitely important though, but rather than breaking the bank for the perfect routine, build your routine around natural ingredients which you mostly may already have in your kitchen. Plus, it is also better for your skin in the long run.
Here’s a step-by-step night-time skincare routine built with only natural, edible, and kitchen-friendly ingredients.
Step One: Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Smother the ends of your hair in coconut oil to act as a moisturizing mask. Leave it in for about two hours before you shower. It will leave your hair feeling soft and bouncy.
Step Two: Sugar Face and Body Scrub
Mix together oats, honey, and a little bit of olive oil for a facial and body scrub. During your shower, after you apply your coconut hair mask, use this scrub both on your face and your body to add moisture and help dryness without being too rough on your skin.
Step Three: Sugar Lip Scrub
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After you are done your face scrub, mix together 1/4 cup of sugar with one teaspoon of honey and coconut oil for the perfect moisturizing lip scrub. The oil will help moisturize your lips during the process.
Step Four: Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
I apologize for the months of radio silence up in here! Between several sudden moves, traveling and a rough first trimester, unfortunately #homemadebeauty has gotten the short end of the stick! But we are settled in our new home all the way across the country, I'm settling into my second trimester and I have been missing sharing homemade beauty tips with y'all! 🌿✨🍃 Speaking of pregnancy, my skin has been a MESS this pregnancy… Blackheads, whiteheads, cystic acne, you name it. I have fooled around with a few products on the market, but am finding it best to take it back to basics with some homemade remedies. To cleanse, I've mixed a couple drops of tea tree oil with unscented Castile soap. For toning I've been using straight apple cider vinegar (usually I recommend diluting) and for moisturizing I've been trying to decide between avocado oil and Shea butter… Believe it or not despite being incredibly acne-prone my skin has also never been more dry! Stay tuned for some more pregnancy-safe skin care tips tomorrow 💃🏻
Apple cider vinegar is quite acidic but it can help the pH balance of your skin. Mix it with water and add essential oils like lavender for an added touch to create the perfect, and organic, toner.
Step Five: Coconut Oil Face and Body Moisturizer
While breakouts during pregnancy have been an issue, thankfully stretch marks have not. I can't help but think this combo helps — dry brushing, which improves circulation and exfoliates, and coconut oil for moisture. Before a shower or bath, vigorously (but gently) use a dry, natural bristle brush on dry skin all over the body. Brushing upward toward the heart is really helpful with circulation. After your shower, slather on the coconut oil — your freshly exfoliates skin will soak it right up! 🛁
Going back where we started with the best moisturizer for your body and face, post skincare routine, coconut oil. Smother this all over your face and body before you go to bed. You’re going to want to buy yourself two jars; one for your kitchen and one for your bathroom.
Step Six: Baking Soda
After you brush your teeth, dust baking soda on your toothbrush and brush again. This will help whiten your teeth.
Final Step: Lavender Face Mist
And finally, grab a spray bottle and fill it with water, then add as much lavender and rose hip oil as desired, with a dash, or two, of aloe vera for the perfect and hydrating face mist.
*Note that some ingredients like lavender may irritate your skin so do a patch test before you dive in!*
Do you know any other skincare products you can find in your kitchen? Let us know in the comments!
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Janine Maral is lifestyle photographer and culture writer with interests in sustainable fashion and linguistics. When Janine’s not writing, she’s planning her next trip, listening to a podcast, or making guacamole. You can follow her travels @JanineMaral.