Beauty Recipes Galore!

January 27, 2011By 10 Comments

As you can see, I’ve been on a DIY beauty products kick. If you’re like me and you’re sick of high-priced, chemical-laden cosmetics & skin care, and you prefer the DIY satisfaction of concocting your own naturally fresh beauty potions, homemade beauty recipes are the way to go! Sometimes the beauty products I make at home are so the shit, that I feel like charging myself (and hence, paying myself—perhaps in cupcakes) for my awesomeness. 😉

I recently discovered The Holistic Beauty Book on while doing a search for DIY beauty books, and I had to get my hands on a copy.

The recipes in the book are for the most part vegan (there are a few vegetarian ingredients peppered here and there) and are all-natural and eco-friendly. One thing I did notice is that a few of the ingredients are hard to come by (like Irish moss, raw linseeds and dried southernwood), especially if you’re a newb like I am when it comes to DIYing it up. Don’t worry, though, there are some simple beauty recipes for us novices as well (like the Essential Fatty Avo Mask and Oaty Goodness Cleanser).

This book is a fabulous resource for over 100 recipes including ones for lip balms, face creams, body butters, massage bars, bath melts, scrubs, cleansers, baby care products, moisturizers, facial toners, masks and packs, and more.

Do you have a fave beauty recipe or recipe book? Please, do share!

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  1. hot-tea-nanako says:

    Be careful using baking soda on your hair. Although it’s a better choice than traditional shampoos and conditioners, it’s pH is out of the healthy range for human hair.

  2. Lowen says:

    Not sure if you live anywhere near Pasadena, but the two level Whole Foods on Arroyo has Irish Moss in their raw section. Sorta pricey, like $10.99 or so for a small/medium-ish size bag, but at least they have it right? 😉

  3. Christina says:

    Irish Moss is used as a thickener in many vegan desserts, and linseed is just another name for flax seeds. I can’t help you on the other item, but I’m guessing many of these ingredients would be available from health food stores. I love health and beauty products that are so safe and natural you can eat them!

    One of my favorite multipurpose products is baking soda. Mixed with a little ware, it makes a great face or body exfoliater, you can also use it to soak up oil if you give up shampoo and go “no poo”, you can use a little sprinkle every so often to make you teeth super and breath super clean and fresh, and it works great as a mild abrasive for scrubbing your sinks, counters, and pots and pans.

    • Sunny says:

      I had no idea flax seeds were called that. Good to know. 🙂

      Baking soda IS amazing! I’ve used it as an exfoliator but I haven’t tried it as a cleaner or on my hair yet. Must try soon. Thank you for the tips! 🙂

  4. virtual.jess says:

    I’m preeeety sure linseed= flax.

  5. Evie says:

    I actually almost bought an eco-DIY beauty book just yesterday (can’t remember the name unfortunately), but opted to finally buy instead. It is something I really want to get into.

    • Sunny says:

      The Vegan Girl’s Guide is so much fun – love it! I’ll be reviewing it soon.

      I’m right there with ya, I want to be making a lot more of my own beauty products. I love DIY everything. 🙂

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