15 Homemade Skincare Recipes For A SPA-Like Experience

I love taking care of my skin. It’s important to me that, as a woman and a feminist, I’m doing everything I can to take care of myself. 

That includes using homemade skincare recipes that feel luxurious but also don’t cost a lot of money. So here are some of my favorite homemade skincare recipes for all your face-washing needs:

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1. Using organic and natural skincare products can have many benefits for your skin and the environment.
2. DIY beauty projects are a great way to achieve glowing skin and save money.
3. Finding the right skincare products for your skin type and concerns can make a big difference in achieving clear, healthy skin.
4. Paying attention to your skincare routine and avoiding common mistakes can help protect your skin from damage.
5. With practice and patience, anyone can achieve professional-level makeup results with the right techniques and tips.

Cucumber Mint Facial Mist


  • Cucumber juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Mint leaves – ½ cup
  • Rose water – 1 teaspoon

Method: Blend the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. To use, soak cotton pads with the mixture and place them on your eyes for five minutes.

Are you tired of using skincare products with harsh chemicals? Check out our article on 15 Organic Skincare Products That Will Change Your Life to learn about natural and eco-friendly products that are kind to your skin and the environment.

Honey Face Wash

Honey is a natural humectant, which means it helps your skin retain moisture. It’s antibacterial, which will help fight acne and reduce inflammation in the process.

Honey Face Wash

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon olive oil (or any other oil you have on hand)

Mix together in a small bowl then apply to your face with a clean washcloth. Rinse off with warm water and follow with moisturizer if desired!

1 tablespoon honeyMix with 1 teaspoon of olive oil (or any other oil) in a small bowl.
1 teaspoon olive oilApply mixture to your face using a clean washcloth.
WaterRinse off with warm water.
Moisturizer(optional) Follow with moisturizer afterwards.

This natural face wash recipe combines the moisturizing and antibacterial properties of honey with the nourishing properties of olive oil, making it an affordable and effective option for fighting acne and reducing inflammation. Simply mix the ingredients together, apply to your face with a washcloth, rinse off, and follow with your favorite moisturizer.

Brown Sugar Scrub

If you’re looking to add some exfoliating action to your skincare routine, consider making a brown sugar scrub. Brown sugar is a gentle exfoliator that will remove dead skin cells without causing irritation or redness. The natural humectant properties of brown sugar can also help retain moisture in the skin, making it an effective anti-aging treatment as well as a moisturizer.

Brown sugar is inexpensive and easy to find at any supermarket in the baking aisle (or any health food store) with no added ingredients just pure goodness! 

You can also use it on all skin types; just keep in mind that if you have sensitive skin, it’s best to test out the product on a small patch before slathering it all over your face.

You don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve glowing skin. Our article on 10 Easy DIY Beauty Projects for Glowing Skin has you covered with simple and affordable DIY projects that can be done in the comfort of your own home.

Peppermint Coffee Scrub

Grind the coffee beans in a coffee grinder, or use a mortar and pestle.

Combine the ground beans with other ingredients (listed below) in a food processor until it becomes like a thick paste. If using a food processor, you may need to stop a few times and scrape down the sides of the bowl so that everything mixes evenly.

Want to step up your makeup game? Our article on 10 Secrets to Achieve Flawless Makeup Every Time offers tips and tricks to help you achieve flawless makeup looks like a pro. From prepping your skin to mastering the perfect winged liner, we’ve got you covered.

Shea Butter Overnight Mask

  • What is a mask?

As the name suggests, a mask is a type of skincare product that you apply to your face and then wait until it dries or sets. The purpose of a mask is to deliver ingredients deep into the dermis (the innermost layer of skin). This can help with issues such as dryness, redness and irritation.

  • What is shea butter?

Shea butter comes from the tree nuts of African Karite trees and has many benefits for your skin. It’s known for its ability to treat acne-prone skin and eczema by soothing inflammation caused by these conditions. 

Shea butter also helps restore elasticity to the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles over time. If you suffer from dry patches on your face, shea butter will be beneficial because it deeply moisturizes while keeping oils at bay. 

You can find shea butter in lotions or creams at stores such as Whole Foods Market or Trader Joe’s—or even make your own!

Struggling with acne can be frustrating, but finding the right skincare products can make all the difference. Check out our article on The Best Skincare Products for Acne-Prone Skin to discover products that can help keep your skin clear and healthy

Sugar Lip Scrub

  • Start by mixing a cup of sugar with a tablespoon of olive oil.

Add in some drops of your preferred essential oil (I chose peppermint) and mix again until well combined. I also added dried lavender flowers, which smell great and look pretty, but you can leave them out if they’re not to your taste!

Apply the scrub liberally to your lips, gently rubbing it all over the surface area so that it gets into all those little crevices where dead skin cells collect and cause the dreaded “cracked lips” look that’s so common during winter months when we’re constantly chapping away at our frozen faces in an attempt to keep them from freezing shut entirely!

Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe

Sugar1 cup
Olive oil1 tbsp
Essential oil (peppermint)a few drops
Dried lavender flowers (optional)as desired


  1. In a bowl, mix the sugar and olive oil until well combined.
  2. Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and mix again.
  3. If desired, add in dried lavender flowers and mix.
  4. Store the lip scrub in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

This simple sugar lip scrub will leave your lips feeling soft and smooth. Customize the recipe by using your preferred brand of sugar and olive oil. Add in your favorite essential oils for additional scent and therapeutic benefits.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer and can be used to soothe burns and other skin irritations. You can buy it in a bottle or you can make it at home by cutting open an aloe leaf and scraping out the inner gel. Make sure you don’t get any of the bitter inner pulp!

Are you unknowingly damaging your skin with your skincare routine? Our article on The Skincare Mistake You’re Making That’s Damaging Your Skin reveals a common mistake that many people make and offers tips on how to protect your skin.


Although these homemade skincare recipes may seem a bit intimidating, don’t be scared. They are easy to make and you won’t need much time or ingredients! Before you know it, you will have your own skincare routine that is perfectly suited for your skin type.

Further Reading

Want to explore more DIY beauty and spa recipes? Check out these resources:

Pinterest: Explore a variety of spa recipes and DIY beauty projects on this popular social media platform.

HUM Nutrition: Discover a collection of DIY beauty recipes ranging from skincare to hair care on the HUM Nutrition blog.

The Spa: Get inspired by these homemade beauty recipes from The Spa to create your own spa-like experience at home.


What are some benefits of using homemade skincare products?

Using homemade skincare products can be beneficial for your skin as they often contain natural and nourishing ingredients that are gentle and have fewer chemicals.

Can DIY beauty projects save me money?

Yes, DIY beauty projects can often save you money compared to store-bought products, as well as allowing you to customize products to your specific needs and preferences.

How can I find the best homemade beauty recipes for my skin type?

It’s important to look for homemade beauty recipes that match your skin type and any specific skin concerns you have, such as acne or dryness. Online resources like blogs and Pinterest can be a great place to start.

What are some common ingredients used in DIY beauty projects?

Some common ingredients used in DIY beauty projects include coconut oil, honey, avocado, aloe vera, and essential oils.

Can I really achieve professional-level results with DIY beauty projects?

Yes, with practice and patience, you can achieve professional-level results with DIY beauty projects. It’s important to research techniques and tips, and be open to trial and error.