Published on November 8th, 2013


Make your own beauty products

Did you know that you can make body scrubs, lip balms, and even hair spray at home? We explain how.
by Ankita Pathak

You need a variety of cosmetics for several needs, but what you probably didn’t know is that you can make most products at home! From hair and skin treatments to makeup, perfume, teeth and nail whitening – there are so many great products to make and use!  And who says you need to spend a lot?  Some of the ingredients you need may already be lying around your house. So let’s get started on making your own beauty stash!

Tinted lip balmTinted Lip Balm

You will need:

Blob of lipstick

Vitamin E capsule

½ tsp Vaseline

¼ tsp glycerin

Essential oils

Empty syringe

1 empty pot container

In a bowl, place Vaseline, Vitamin E, glycerin and lipstick on a double boiler to blend. After the mixture melts together, remove from heat and add a drop of your favorite essential oil to it. Fill your lip pot with the ready mixture using the disposable syringe. Voila! You have your very own lip stain!

Lip and body scrub

You will need:

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp oats and chocolate powderbody scrub

2 tbsp olive oil and honey

1 empty jar

Take a glass jar and start by mixing the oats, honey and chocolate powder. Oats act as an exfoliant and honey helps in moisturising. Add sugar and olive oil to soak all the ingredients and let the mixture sit for two hours. Use the scrub mixture on lips and body to remove any dead skin.

Eye makeup remover

You will need: 2 tbsp white mustard oil or 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.

Dab a cotton ball into the oil to remove eye make-up and waterproof mascara. Rinse face with cold water. This homemade eye makeup remover will work in a pinch if you run out of your normal brand. It’s also a great way to save money instead of using expensive makeup removers.

Eyeshadow primer

Eyeshadow primerYou will need:

½ tsp natural chap stick

1 tsp cornstarch

1 ½ tsp liquid foundation


Get a clean container or use a sample jar but you could also use an old eye shadow pot. Run the chap stick under warm water for a minute before you add it to the mixture. Put all the ingredients in container and mix well. Use the primer as an eye shadow base to make your eye make-up last longer.


You will need:

1 lemon

300 ml water

2 tbsp vodka

Place the lemon (chopped into pieces) into a saucepan with the water. Bring it to a boil, then cover and simmer until the lemon softens. Strain and then leave to sit until it’s completely cooled. Transfer the liquid into a sterilised spray bottle. Next, add the vodka then give it a quick shake.

Glitter nail polish    Glitter nail polish

You will need:

Transparent nail paint

Paper cone/ funnel

Glitter powder of your choice

Start by emptying a small amount of the clear polish in to the garbage, you will need space for the glitter.  Pour a small amount of glitter at a time with the help of a paper funnel, keep pouring until you achieve the glittered look you want.  Once you’ve put all the glitter in the bottle, shake it vigorously to get the glitter and polish to mix.

Blackhead removal solution

You will need:

1 lemon

1 tbsp honey

Rub the lemon dipped in honey on face, emphasise the black heads prone areas like nose, chin etc. Leave the lemon and honey mixture on your face for about five minutes, then wash it with cold water. You will see the results immediately. Additionally, lemon juice will also fade other marks/spots on the face and honey will moisturise.

Tan remover

You will need:

1 tomato



Apply squashed tomato juice with 6 spoons of buttermilk and sugar on the sunburn affected areas to cure them quickly. Tomato helps in lightening skin and buttermilk helps in moisturising. Do this repeatedly for a week and notice the difference.

Have you made any beauty products at home? Tell us about them in the comments section below.

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