7 DIY Beauty Hacks Using Pantry Staples

7 DIY Beauty Hacks Using Pantry Staples

Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market

By Yolanda Hinchliffe for Thrive Market

The best thing about having a kitchen stocked full of healthy food is that they can also double up as amazing natural beauty products.

These DIY beauty hacks are the perfect way to treat your skin and hair with some natural love. Try a few for yourself, and unlock the secrets to natural beauty!

1. Cinnamon face treatment

Simply mix 1 1/2 teaspoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg into a paste and spread over your face. The natural anti-fungal and antibacterial properties will clean out the pores and plump the skin. You can also use as it as spot treatment.

2. Coconut oil as a tooth whitener

It sounds strange but all you have to do is place 1 teaspoon of coconut oil into your mouth in the morning and swill for 15 minutes. This is called oil pulling, and the process will clean your mouth, whiten your teeth and kill bad breath.

3. Chamomile tea as a bath soak

To create a skin soothing, relaxing bath soak all you need to do is add 2 chamomile tea bags or 2 tablespoons of loose tea wrapped in a muslin cloth to your bath.

4. Green tea as a toner

If you fancy a natural toner to clean your skin and boost your complexion, just make a strong cup of green tea, leave to cool and then apply to your skin.

5. Homemade sea salt spray

If you are desperate for beachy waves, the simplest way is to dissolve 2 teaspoons sea salt and 1 teaspoon of melted coconut oil in 2 1/2 cups of warm water. Let cool, then pour into a spritzer and get styling!

6. Honey and avocado face mask

To make the most soothing mask you’ll ever try, mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 1 avocado. Mash well and then rub onto the face and leave for 15 minutes. This is a great soothing mask if you have spent a day out in the sun.

7. Oats against eczema

For a skin-soothing, healing bath, grind 1 cup of rolled oats in a food processor until you have a fine powder. Store in a jar and add 2 tablespoons to bath whenever your skin is inflamed. It works great as a bath soak for little ones with diaper rash, too.

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