Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Favorite Natural Beauty DIYs

Image via Organic Lifestyle
Whipped Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been a part of my beauty routine for years. I use it for so many things including lotion, shaving cream, and deep conditioning my hair. I recently discovered the joy of whipping the coconut oil. Whipping it gives it a light, fluffy, and velvety texture. It also keeps the coconut oil soft and much easier to use. It doesn't get really hard and solid so you have to melt it every time you want to use some. I put about 2 cups of solid coconut oil into a stand mixer and whip for about 7 minutes and spoon it into a mason jar and keep that in my bathroom.

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
This is something I've started to add to my haircare routine more recently. My hair was beginning to look dull and I noticed an increase in residue build up so I decided to give apple cider vinegar rinsing a try. The vinegar helps seal the hair cuticle making it appear smoother and shinier because it reflects more light. I also think it really helps to balance out my hair when combined with the deep conditioning that I do. If you want to give it a try make sure you using an organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar that contains the "mother". That's where all the stuff that's good for your hair is. Just take 2 tablespoons of the vinegar and mix with 1 cup of water and apply to your hair after shampooing then rinse out. 
Coffee Scrub
This is one of my favorite DIY scrubs that I make. It's really simple and I love the way it makes my skin feel. Just take 1 cup of coffee grounds (make sure they're not decaf), 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup grapeseed oil and mix well. I use it once or twice a week before I shower. Just make sure you stand in your bathtub when you apply, it can make a bit of a mess.

What are your favorite natural beauty recipes? 


  1. Awesome tips!

  2. Coconut oil! I always used coconut oil for my hair and it keeps my hair feeling soft. It also detangles my hair ends wonderfully. Nice post xo

  3. I make a powder that can be used in shoes, on your body, or even as carpet freshener. Just mix 1/4 cup corn starch with 1/4 cup baking soda and add several drops of your favorite essential oil. I love to use peppermint oil for a foot powder.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing! I love peppermint essential oil!

  4. Love the whipped coconut oil idea! I'll have to give that a try.

    xx Kathryn

  5. Great tips, thanks for sharing.

  6. I love all of these DIYs! Coconut oil is such an essential for me, but I never knew you could use vinegar too!! Great post!

    Lauren-lee Grace Beauty & Fashion

  7. I love all-natural beauty remedies like this! Coconut oil is so great for the hair! My obsession lately has been argan oil!

  8. Love it!!! I love all the things you listed :)

  9. I can't live without coffee, so I'll definitely try out your scrub :) Body scrubs are one of those products which in my opinion are usually overpriced, so I'll be happy to try and make one myself.
    As for coconut oil, I also love its benefits; the only thing that doesn't convince me is apple cider vinegar, because I just can't stand its smell. And that's a shame, because I have a bottle of organic acv in my fridge, but I just can't force myself to use it.

  10. I LOVE using coconut oil for many purposes too and use apple cider vinegar often, just haven't tried it on my hair. I need to try the coffee scrub thing!


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