Homemade Natural Skincare {Getting Started}

homemade skincare getting started

Skincare is kind of a big debate. When you read the ingredients in your favorite lotion you will probably be discouraged. My guess is that there is at least 15-20 ingredients you can’t pronounce. Even products claiming to be natural may have a lot of suspicious chemicals.

Standard store bought skincare contains carcinogens, neurotoxins, DNA damaging chemicals, and have been link have been linked to: increased allergies, cancer, birth defects, developmental and reproductive problems, and more.

Your skin absorbs about 60% of what is put on it, so putting on chemical ridden products is kind of risky. By no means am I perfect when it comes to natural skincare, but I am learning and making changes. One thing I have not tried is natural sunscreen and with an upcoming vacation planned I think the bahamas will be the perfect place to try it. I will probably try this recipe from the Wellness Mama. Also, I’ve tried the No Poo method of washing hair. This worked great for a few months and then I started to get build up. Even thought I use a store bought natural shampoo I really want to try to make my own. Like this Homemade Shampoo recipe.

I love creating new skincare recipes and I always keep an arsenal of natural ingredients right on hand so I have no excuses!

Natural Ingredients to Stock Your Pantry

With just these products I have been able to create a ton of different body products. I didn’t just decide one day that I would start making my own skin care products and order everything I needed to make them all. I started slow, bought things as I could (I was a poor grad student living off of one income), and would order in bulk to save money!

Here are some of my favorite DIY Skincare Recipes I’ve created so far… And there are plenty more on the way!

Other great homemade skincare recipes:

Homemade Vapor Rub

Homemade Hand Sanitizers

Homemade Antibacterial Cream {Neosporin}

Homemade Natural Sunscreen

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  1. I would love to try the homemade vapor rub! Whenever I get a cough vicks is my best friend, but I’m sure a more natural cream would be best.

  2. I have a lot of these products already on hand! I have been wanting to try these but can’t seem to bring myself to make another mess in the kitchen. I really like the homemade neosporin, though!

  3. Hi Amy,
    I was wondering where you got your ingredients. I would love to get into this stuff. Is it online that you order this stuff?


  4. I am allergic to a lot of these products and anything with a scent as well as the chemical stuff and I am having such a hard time finding anything to use on my face-it seems like a no win. I look on the at home/diy websites and they all list coconut oil or almond oil or shea and I cant use any of those and I am sort of at a loss as to what i can use. It is getting very costly to keep “experimenting” and trying to find things I don’t react to but doctors don’t believe in natural stuff it seems and everyone in the diy world seems to have found what works best for them so they don’t really know what alternatives can be used.

  5. I am loving all of your diy natural recipes! I am pinning them all for later. I am going to try them out with my Young Living oils. Thanks for putting this together.

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