Beauty products are not that hard to come by, it’s true, but when we are talking about the quality of these items, not everyone can deliver what we need. Also, these products don’t come in cheap but should you really spend a lot on these beauty items?

If you are on a budget but would like to treat yourself at home, these DIY beauty products are worth a shot.

Tea tree and lemon scrub. For this recipe you will need 2/3 cups of brown sugar, ½ cup of baking soda, 1/3 cup of honey, half of lemon, juiced, ½ to 2/3 cups of raw sugar, ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil, 10 to 15 drops of tea tree essential oil, and storage jars. Put all the sugar in a mixing bowl then add the oil into the mix so that all the sugar will be coated. This will prevent the sugars from breaking down once you add the lemon and honey. Add the baking soda then mix. Add the essential oil and honey. Don’t forget to add the lemon juice last. Divide the mixture into your storage jars and keep them in the fridge. This mixture can last up to 2 to 3 weeks.

Uplifting eye cream. In this recipe, you will need 4 teaspoons of avocado oil, 2 teaspoons of rosehip oil, 2 teaspoons of melted beeswax, 3 drops of lemon essential oil, 2 teaspoons of calendula oil, ½ teaspoon of corn flour or cornstarch, and 1 vitamin E capsule. Place a stainless steel bowl on top of a pan or a double boiler. Let the water in the saucepan or double boiler to boil gently. Put all the ingredients into the bowl or boiler with the exception of essential oil and vitamin E. Stir the ingredients gently using a whisk until everything is melted. Remove from the heat and water. Add the vitamin E and essential oil then mix some more. Pour the mixture into sterile jars and let them cool before using.

Coffee mud mask. Coffee is not only good for boosting your energy levels but it can also contribute to beautiful looking skin. For this mask, you just need to prepare 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds, 4 tablespoons of bentonite clay, and 2 to 5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Get a small bowl and add the clay and coffee grounds. Mix until the ingredients are incorporated properly then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar then mix thoroughly. If the mixture is too thick, add more vinegar until the mixture thins out. Apply the mask on your face and neck evenly then leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes or until the mask has dried. Wash afterwards then apply a thin layer of moisturizer to prevent your skin from drying.

Teeth whitener. Yellow stains on teeth from the coffee that you’ve been drinking can dampen your smile but not when you take advantage of DIY teeth whitener. For this DIY beauty recipe, you will need aluminum-free baking soda, peppermint essential oil, and 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide. The baking soda is useful for whitening your teeth and freshening up your breath, while the peppermint essential oil is for fighting bacteria and adding flavor to the whitener. The food grade hydrogen peroxide is also useful when it comes to whitening teeth. Mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and add a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Dip your toothbrush into the mix and brush teeth and gums for two minutes. Rinse afterwards.

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