I recently went to the new Credo storefront in West Hollywood, and it was natural beauty heaven. They had so many of my fave brands–admittedly most of which I’d never even tried because I can’t afford them–and I even left with a little travel size cleanser from One Love Organics that I now can’t live without (how does it remove makeup without forcing all the mascara into my eyes like every other face wash?!). But that’s the thing: just like clothing, natural + ethical beauty can get very spendy. It’s a slow process that goes even more slowly when you’ve got a budget to stick to.
When you’re on a budget, you have to be resourceful, and sometimes that means whipping up things yourself. There’s a lot of DIY beauty tutorials out there that aren’t just fun to try, but are actually pretty effective. I don’t know that I want to leave every single product my skin requires up to DIY (I’m no expert) but I think it’s a great way to fill out your collection when you just can’t justify spending $40+ per product in your bathroom. Plus, it helps you learn a few things about the ingredients that it takes to make a good product happen. These 5 DIY tutorials are good places to start: they range from remover pads to lip gloss and more. Hope you’ll check them out!
As a conscious consumer, I can’t stand the thought of using disposable makeup remover wipes. But I have to admit that they tend to work really well. Luckily, if you’re a little handy when it comes to sewing, you can create your own using this reusable makeup remover pads tutorial from One Good Thing by Jillee. It even includes a homemade makeup remover.
This is an old post by Spoon Fork Bacon that I came across for DIY lip gloss. Love the cute packaging!
I was really intrigued by these eco-friendly lotion bars from exist green. If you’ve ever tried to make your own soap with a DIY kit (anyone?) you get the gist. I love that Leigh also shared a few tips before diving into the recipe so you don’t mess up the first time around!
A nice hot bath is the perfect start to any self-care focused evening, and these simple homemade lavender bath salts from Going Zero Waste prove just how easy creating your own favorite scent can be. Once you see how simple it is, you won’t be tempted to buy unnatural bath salts ever again.
The perfect face wash for your individual needs is hard to find, but this DIY anti-inflammatory green tea face wash gives me hope that with a little trial and error, you could actually create it yourself. This one only costs a few dollars to make, too! Score.
With any natural beauty product (just like food), you want to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients beforehand. And remember, what works for someone else might not work for you. But I hope this leaves you feeling inspired to get creative, go natural, and maybe save a little money, too!
Have you tried any natural DIY beauty tutorials before? Any successes or failures?