Our 5 Favorite Homemade Skin Care Recipes, Ever.

Your skin care needs change with the seasons, and keeping up a complete regimen all year can be very costly. With this in mind, many people begin looking for homemade alternatives that can be made for less, and that don’t contain any unknown chemicals.

We’ve collected up some of our favorite recipes for different skin conditions, and are ready to share them with you. Check these out…

Basil Toner For Acne-Prone Skin

Freshen up your complexion and fight excess oils without harsh cleansers.

You will need:

3 tbsp dried or fresh basil leaves

1 cup boiling water



Crush up the basil leaves until they are mostly powder (or paste if you’re using fresh leaves), and add to boiling water. Remove from heat, and allow to cool completely. Strain out the leaves and pour the toner into a bottle. You can use a spray bottle for an allover spritz, or a regular bottle and apply with cotton balls.

Shea Butter Moisturizer For Dry Skin

A lovely and rich natural moisturizer that you can use all over.

You will need:

1/2 cup shea butter

2 tbsp avocado oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops rosemary essential oil

3 drops tea tree essential oil



Melt the shea butter in a saucepan over a medium heat until it liquefies. Quickly stir in the avocado oil and remove from heat. Allow to cool completely before adding in the essential oils. Mix well (you may want to use a mixer for this) and transfer to a clean jar or bottle.

Soothing Skin Spray For After Sun Care

You will need:

1/2 cup distilled water

2 tbsp pure aloe vera gel

10 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops peppermint essential oil



Combine all the ingredients together and mix well. Transfer to a clean spray bottle and lightly mist any sunburned areas. IMPORTANT: If your burns are severe or blistering they may require medical attention, and you should not use any over-the-counter or home remedies unless prescribed by a physician.

All-Natural Coconut Oil Cream For Eczema (Safe for Kids Too!)

When you have eczema, you’ll want a high-quality, gentle product that won’t cause further irritation. This cream is soothing and made from completely natural ingredients.

You will need:

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

1/4 cup shea butter

1/4 cup oats

2 tsp vitamin E oil

5 drops lavender essential oil



Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan, add in the shea butter and lavender oil, and be sure to mix thoroughly. Grind the oats until they resemble a flour or powder, and add them into the oil mixture while stirring constantly. Reduce to a low heat before adding the vitamin E oil, and continue stirring. Transfer the mixture to a bottle or jar when cooled.

Green Tea and Honey Anti-Inflammatory Cleanser For Sensitive Skin

 Use the natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of green tea to help calm and soothe your skin.

You will need:

3 tbsp honey

3 tbsp avocado oil

2 tbsp soapwart extract

1/2 tsp green tea powder (matcha)

10 drops essential oil of your choice



Mix all the ingredients until thoroughly combined, and then pour the mixture into a bottle for storage. Apply to wet skin and rub in small circles to gently remove makeup. Rinse with water and follow up with your favorite moisturizer.


Like many people, you may be surprised to learn that you have the ingredients for some nourishing and natural skin care remedies hiding in your pantry. Try out some of these recipes and let us know what you think in the comments section!


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