Save big on the beauty budget by making your own homemade lotions, masks, balms and more

Beauty on a Budget: DIY Recipes for Beautiful Skin

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DIY Lipstick and Eye Cream

Kelli H. Clevenger

Women cherish their beauty products and daily routines, but it comes at a high price. Using simple, low-cost ingredients, you can make a lip stain and eye cream that rival expensive retail brands.

Bath Bomb Recipes

Readers' Solutions

Try these homemade bath bomb recipes that begin with natural products, such as baking soda, essential oils, corn starch, water, citric acid and, most importantly, TLC!


Rejuvenating Beauty Treatments Using Oats

Nicole Palacios, BSc

Oats are common in most kitchens. With them, you can make a pot of stick-to-your-ribs oatmeal for breakfast, add them to pancakes or muffins, or make cookies. But what else can you do with those oats? Well, make rejuvenating beauty treatments, of course!

Do-It-Yourself Beauty Treatments

Jennifer Colonia

If you're frugal and like to be in charge of your beauty regimen, there are a wealth of homemade beauty treatments to enjoy. Beautiful skin and hair don't require a costly routine. In fact, many kitchen items can replace expensive spa treatments with only a few dollars. Put money back in your pocket with these DIY beauty treatments.

Homemade Masks and Scrubs

contributed by Zoe

Making your own facial masks and scrubs is easy, fun, and inexpensive. Many of the ingredients that make up a scrub or facial you probably already have in your kitchen or bathroom. Why not give it a try?

Grandma's Recipes for Super Skin

Irene Helen Zundel

Do you have the desire to look like a goddess, but the budget of a working girl? No problem. Just use my grandmother's tried-and-true recipes. Give them all a try!

Natural Products for Beautiful Hands

Irene Helen Zundel

Your hands and nails can really take a beating! If you don't care for your hands, you may find yourself with broken fingernails and skin that rivals an alligator's. Store-bought products aren't always the best remedy. Would you like to pamper your hands and have beautiful nails and glowing soft skin for mere pennies? Well, you're in luck! Here are 3 hand and nail fixes that can easily be whipped up at home.

Fantastic Facial Masks

Irene Helen Zundel

After the age of 35, your skin's natural rejuvenating process slows down. When this happens, it's time to treat your skin to facial masks. There are two types of facial masks. Relaxing masks moisturize skin and refresh the complexion. And, stimulating masks promote blood flow and smooth and firm the skin.

Homemade Lotions and Toiletries

Deborah R. Dolen

Tired of paying big bucks for luxury lotion? You can make a quality product yourself. Making your own scented lotion is easy and you can add only the ingredients you want, not what some manufacturer chooses.

Make Your Own Salt Scrubs

Lucinda Jenkins

Keep your skin beautiful by making your own salt scrubs. You can save money and you enjoy fresh ingredients by making your own scrubs.

Homemade Balms and Toiletries

Deborah R. Dolen

Making your own balm is easy. It takes only seconds when you melt a few natural ingredients in the microwave. When the base is done melting, you simply mix a few flavors, essential oils and/or scents and then pour into small containers to cool.

Search for certified organic essential oils.

Pampering Recipes for Mom

Brenda Hyde

Homemade Bath Salts

Readers' Solutions

Homemade Salves

Gramma Schneider

Recipes for Homemade Facials

Readers' Solutions

Finding Ingredients for Natural Cosmetics

Readers' Solutions

Recipes for Homemade Toiletries

Readers' Solutions

Homemade Hand Lotion

Readers' Solutions

Homemade Cosmetics

Sandra Kinney

Bath Bombs: Basic Recipe

Brenda Sharpe

Recipes for Homemade Toiletries

Readers' Solutions

All-Natural Facial Masks

Readers' Solutions


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