So you want to get started with a more natural beauty routine?
Good idea. While many of us are careful about the chemicals we put into our bodies, it can be easy to forget about the chemicals that go ON our bodies.
In reality, the chemicals we use in our daily personal care and beauty routines can be absorbed through our skin. Nice.
So as a starting point, here’s a roundup of my favorite natural beauty recipes, websites and books.
Yes, most of these recipes are easy enough that you can get started at home, today. So dive in!
DIY Deodorant Recipe
Anti-perspirants are one of the first things a natural beauty fan will eliminate. You can try the natural deodorant crystal, but I’ve found this DIY deodorant much more effective: Coconut Lime Deodorant
DIY Skin Care
Luxe facial oil **this is great! Super easy and I use it daily.
Hot Cloth Cleanser **Like the Oil Cleansing Method…but portable!
Honey Face Mask **one of my very favorite tricks! It’s super easy.
Queen of Hungary Skin Toner, or even easier, use pure rosewater.
DIY Hair Care
DIY Body Care
DIY Tooth and Mouth Care
DIY toothpaste alternatives **I’m still looking for my favorite homemade toothpaste. Have a recipe to share?
Other Natural Beauty Websites I Recommend
If you want to make your own products… Crunchy Betty for many amazing recipes for DIY beauty
If you’re more into buying products… No More Dirty Looks for product reviews and real women’s beauty routines
I also like browsing the zillions of health and beauty tips at TipNut
And follow my DIY Beauty Board on Pinterest
How do you know if a product is filled with nasty chemicals? Look it up in the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database!
The Skin Deep database has toxicity rankings of common products on a scale of 0-10. You can determine your own threshold, but I would avoid anything above a 5.
It’s also kind of fun (in a geeky way) to read the ingredients that give a product its high toxicity score … because then you know what to avoid when you’re shopping for new products.
Natural Beauty Books I Use & Recommend
Now I want to hear your tips and recommendations. What are your very favorite natural beauty books and websites??