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7 Organic Skincare Formulas You Can Make at Home

With the increasing research and awareness, now more than ever, people are switching to natural and organic ways of life. Whether it’s diet or skincare, organic ingredients seem to be replacing the potentially harmful synthetic and chemical-filled elements.

At My Skin's Friend, we are organic fanatics and while we think our formulations are the very best and freshest organic formulas on earth, we thought you might want to try your hand at making some of the more popular products used for skin care in your own in house lab.

Many skincare brands offer the goodness of organic ingredients in their purest form through their skincare products. However, some might find store-bought organic skincare products a bit expensive or want to create their own customized formula that suits their specific skin type or concerns.

If you’re looking for tips and ideas to prepare your own beauty potion at home, you’re at the right place! We’re here with some amazing and pocket-friendly options that can help you design a perfect organic skincare product at the comfort of your home. So, let’s dive into the world of organic beauty without any due.

  1. Facial Cleanser

Cleansing is the mandatory part of morning and night skincare rituals for all of us. It ensures the removal of dirt, grime, bacteria, makeup residue, and all other kinds of toxins from the skin. Replace your regular chemical-ridden cleanser with this organic nourishing facial cleanser.

You’ll Need:

  • Liquid Castile Soap ¼ cup
  • Brewed green/chamomile tea ¾ cup
  • Almond oil ½ tsp
  • Ylang ylang oil 8 drops
  • Vitamin E oil 3-4 drops
  • Lavender oil 5 drops
  • A foam pump bottle

Instructions:

Take a 6 oz. foam bottle with a pump and add all the ingredients in it. Shake well and use it as needed.

How to Use:

Shake the bottle well before every use. Take 3-4 drops of home-made cleanser on your palm and apply it to a wet face. Massage for a minute and rinse with tepid water.

  1. Organic Scrub

Want to get rid of dead skin cells that build up in your pores frequently? This gentle yet effective organic facial exfoliator will help to draw out dead skin and reveal a smooth and soft complexion below.

You’ll Need:

  • Uncooked oats ½ cup
  • Honey 2 tbsp
  • Lavender or tea tree oil 10 drops
  • A glass bowl and a jar

Instructions:

Use a blender to break the oats into small specks. Make sure they are a bit granular, not very powdery. Now add them to the bowl along with honey and the essential oil of your choice and mix well. Store it in a dry and cool place in the jar and use it whenever needed.

How to Use:

Use an ample amount to gently massage the facial skin in circular movements. Leave it on the face for around 10 minutes and then rinse with tepid water. The formula is great for dry, uneven, mature, sensitive, and acne-prone skin.

  1. Moisturizer

Your skin needs a daily supply of additional moisture to keep the skin’s lipid barrier intact and make up for the lost moisture. Here’s a DIY recipe for an organic moisturizer that you can make at home.

You’ll Need:

  • Organic Beeswax 10-12 tbsp
  • Aloe Vera Gel 1 cup
  • Almond oil ¼ cup
  • Coconut oil ¼ cup
  • Essential oil of your choice 10 drops
  • A glass bowl and a jar

Instructions:

Add beeswax, coconut oil, and almond oil in the glass bowl and heat over boiling water until the wax melts. Allow the mixture to cool down and add aloe vera gel and essential oil. Keep mixing until you achieve a creamy consistency. Add the mixture to the jar and store it in the refrigerator.

How to Use:

Take out an ample amount of this home-made organic moisturizer and apply it to the face and neck. Massage gently and follow with other skincare products as usual.

  1. Facial Serum

Tired of dull, uneven, and dehydrated skin? Well, give the below recipe a go to bring back life to your skin. This home-made facial serum is powerful enough to deeply nourish and moisturize your complexion.

You’ll Need:

  • Rosehip seed oil 10 drops
  • Vitamin E oil 10 drops
  • Jojoba 10 drops
  • Lavender/Tea tree oil 5 drops
  • Aloe vera gel 1 tbsp
  • A glass dropper bottle

Instructions:

Add the essential oils, rosehip seed oil, vitamin E oil, and aloe vera gel in your dropper bottle and shake well. Voila! Your home-made organic facial serum is ready to use.

How to Use:

Apply to a cleansed face before a moisturizer. Use every morning and night for vibrant and supple skin.

  1. Eye Cream

Being one of the most sensitive parts of our face, eyes need special love and care. A skincare routine is incomplete without an eye treatment. Make this brightening, depuffing, and rejuvenating eye cream at home and look your best.

You’ll Need:

  • Green tea powder 1 tbsp
  • Coconut oil/Sweet almond oil 5 drops
  • Vitamin E oil 5 drops
  • Carrot seed oil 1-2 drops
  • Organic Emulsifying wax/Beeswax 1 tsp
  • A glass bowl and a container

Instructions:

Start by placing a glass bowl on a saucepan filled with water. Keep the heat to medium. Add emulsifying wax along with all the oils and green tea powder to the bowl. Take it off the heat when the wax melts completely. Keep mixing the mixture with a hand-held beater or blender until the mixture becomes creamy. Pour into a container and store it in a dry and cool place.

How to Use:

Dab a small amount of the eye cream around the eyes or to the under-eye area and gently massage with your ring finger until it’s absorbed into the skin. Use this cream every morning and night.

  1. Clay Facial Mask

Clay masks have been around for a very long time but their popularity doesn’t seem to be declining any time soon. What makes them even better is that they are quite easy to make at home. The organic composition of home-made clay masks makes them highly suitable for anyone looking to get fresher, smoother, and plumper skin. Here’s how to make your own clay mask:

You’ll Need:

  • Bentonite/Kaolin clay 1 ½ tbsp
  • Rosewater/Distilled water 2-3 tbsp
  • Grape seed oil 4-5 drops
  • Lemongrass or tea tree oil 2 drops
  • A mixing bowl and application brush

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients in a bowl and blend together. Your incredible skin-savvy mask is ready for application.

How to use:

Apply the mask to a cleansed face and allow it to dry for around 10-15 minutes. Rinse off and follow with your organic moisturizer.

Note: You can also add any fresh fruit according to your skin type, such as papaya, mango, banana, strawberries, etc.

  1. Lip Balm

A skincare routine is incomplete without lip care. The following formula will help you tailor your own nutrient-rich organic lip balm without any hassle. So, let’s get to the recipe!

You’ll Need:

  • Organic Beeswax 1 ½ tbsp
  • Coconut oil/Shea butter 2 tbsp
  • Lemon or peppermint oil 8-10 drops
  • Lip balm containers or tubes

Instructions:

Melt beeswax on a boiler and add the remaining ingredients. Remove from heat when nicely blended and pour the mixture into the lip balm containers or tubes. Leave the lip balm set for a few minutes.

How to Use:

Use your moisturizing and plumping organic lip balm throughout the day as needed.

Final Word

Nothing can be as soothing and luxurious as pampering your skin with rich and luxurious skincare products once in a while. The experience gets even more exciting when the products are formulated at home with utmost love and devotion.

If you convinced that organic skin and hair care products are definitely the way to go (as we believe) but you’re just not into making them at home, we’ve got your back.

We make My Skin’s Friend organics like you would at home, except we’ve been at it for a while now and are continually challenging our latest formula to improve whenever possible. One of the secrets to making organic skin products is getting the perfect ratio of ingredients to produce the best possible result. We’re very picky about how our products are made. That’s why we personally shop for the raw, organic ingredients that go into every batch.

We hope the above ideas will make it easier for you to take advantage of the bounties of nature and create your own chemical-free skincare products but if not, we are ready to serve you with the finest organics money can buy.


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Before you spray, make sure your skin is clean and exfoliated.

Use a regular wash cloth, loofah or anything else you might already like to exfoliate with. I discovered this helps speed up the process because it starts with new, fresh skin cells, not the old dead ones. Don't scrub so hard that you cause an abrasion. Just a nice firm scrub.

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