14 DIY Beauty and Household Products for an Au Naturel Summer
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
via Mind Body Green
Did you know apple cider vinegar can make your face glow? It’s apparently Scarlett Johansson’s best beauty secret, since vinegar naturally restores the skin’s pH balance. Mind Body Green has 14 other uses for the stuff, too.
Four Natural, Affordable Exfoliating Scrubs
SheKnows outdoes herself with four homemade face scrub recipes: basic baking soda scrub, nourishing sugar scrub, invigorating coffee scrub, and soothing oatmeal scrub. Go get ’em.
Homemade Body Butter
via She Wears Many Hats
Suffering from dry skin during the summer? Look no further. This stuff is also apparently good for shaving your legs (who knew?).
A super simple way to get all of the water out of your ears after swimming and avoid any chance for infection because, ugh. Infections, ugh.
Homemade Natural Insect Repellent Spray
I hate bugs, and I bet you do, too. Get rid of them the natural way!
Five DIY Mosquito Repellents
via The Secret Yumiverse
Yes, yes, I hate bugs (see above), but I detest mosquitos. This illustration, by Yumi Sakugawa, identifies five fresh and innovative ways to keep those pesky buggers away this summer.
Honey-Milk Bath for Sunburn
via POPSUGAR Beauty
Um, yes. One thousand times yes. I’m going to intentionally give myself a bit of sunburn just so I can enjoy a honey-milk bath. (Just kidding.)
DIY Cure for Stained Nails
via Birchbox Blog
UV light stains painted nails, so I can only imagine what happens to you ladies when you go to the beach or pool. Here’s a DIY fix, courtesy of Birchbox.
via Michelle Phan
Lip balm: quick, easy, effective. Plus, ways to get fancy (by adding a bit of color) and fancier (by labeling special lip balm containers).
Herbal Raw Honey Ointment
via Frugally Sustainable
A should-be staple in everyone’s first-aid kit, raw honey heals hurting skin like no other. Learn its secret here.
Alpha Lipoic Acid Skin Lotion
The name sounds scary, but the homemade antioxidant lotion can revitalize skin and ward off wrinkles.
Natural Home Deodorizers and Air Fresheners
via Clean My Space
This seriously cool article should be your go-to guide to change your home’s signature scent, naturally and for next-to-nothing.
Homemade Herbal Detangler Spray
via Frugally Sustainable
The secret ingredient: marshmallow root. Weird, right? But apparently, it’s a god-send—and not just for untangling hair.
via The Krazy Coupon Lady
A quick and easy way to make your own cold pack, and for cheap. Because, if you’re anything like me, things can get a little (or a lot) rowdy under the sun.