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Clean Beauty DIYs To Give Your Body A Rejuvenating Detox

You don’t need fancy organic spa treatments, a drawer full of gua shas and jade rollers, and snail serum to ensure your beauty routine is clean and free from toxic elements. So what is clean beauty? It means a product that doesn’t your health. It should contain only clean and safe ingredients, and it should be simple and do zero harm.

The problem with clean beauty is that it sometimes gets a bit heavy on the pocket or is not as easily available as you'd expect it to be. Products are brought under the umbrella of 'clean beauty' using duplicitous descriptions and obscure ingredients. 

A simple hack to introduce the concept of clean beauty in your life without compromising on quality (and your wallet!) is to DIY top-to-toe! The recipes are extremely easy, they don't take more than 10 minutes to make. Plus, you'll have the satisfaction of actually knowing that these DIY products are truly clean, to their very core. And the best part is that you can use each ingredient in multiple recipes.

Let's get started! 

1) Yoghurt-Honey-Banana Hair Mask 

Chopped bananas on a wooden board

It's just what the name says, you don't need anything else. Blend one banana and add in 2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt (preferably Greek) and 3 teaspoons of raw honey. Apply to your hair and leave it on for 20-40 minutes. Wash it out.
This mask will keep your tresses super healthy. The banana moisturizes, the yoghurt cleanses and exfoliates, and honey is antibacterial. 

2) Onion-Hibiscus Hair Oil

A person using a dropper to apply some oil on their wrist

Take a cup of coconut oil in a kadhaai. Add in some slices of onion, hibiscus flowers, curry leaves, and methi seeds. You can also add other oils like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil. Let it simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes. Massage on your hair, preferably when its warm, and rinse off with shampoo. This concoction will transform your hair from unmanageable to gorgeously tousled.  

3) Almond and Olive Oil Pollution Protection Face Mask

A pile of almonds and almond milk

Grind the almonds to a powder and add in olive oil until it turns into a paste. Apply all over your face and wash off after 15 minutes or so. 
The fatty acid content from almonds keeps skin soft and supple. The vitamin E in olive oil is a shield for your skin and prevents dullness and dehydration. 

4) Lemon and Sugar Lip Scrub

A person making a lip scrub

Mix half a cup of granulated sugar and the juice of half a lemon with some coconut oil! That's it. Scrub away flaky skin and dryness with this all-natural 5-minute DIY. You can use this on the rest of your body too BTW. 

5) Coffee Body Scrub

A person making a coffee scrub

If you own a coffee machine and have leftover coffee ground that still smells amazingly good, you can make your own body scrub in a jiffy! Just add in a spoon of any oil you like (almond, coconut, olive...) and viola! Your delicious-smelling scrub is ready. Coffee calms the skin and keeps it awake. 

6) Beeswax Body Lotion

A person using lotion on their palm

This body lotion contains only three ingredients - beeswax, almond oil, and coconut oil. Combine 1/4 cup beeswax, 1/4 cup coconut oil, and 1/2 cup almond oil in a double boiler. You can also add your favourite essential oils! Store it in an airtight container (mason jars are the best). Super moisturizing and luxurious.

7) Bath Salts

Bath salts

Give your muscles a relaxing time after a long day of work with these homemade bath salts. Add you need is Epsom Salt, your favourite essential oils, and dried flowers. Mix everything together and add to your bath, bucket, or use as a foot soak. 

8) Tinted Lip Balm

A person holding a small jar of lip balm

If you're feeling a little adventurous, you can try making your own lip balm with a beautiful tint. Combine 1 tablespoon each of beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and a pinch of dried beetroot powder. Store in an airtight jar. This lip balm will keep your lips supple and happy, while giving them a lovely pinkish tint. You can also use this as a cheek tint. 

Do you have any such recipes of your own? Do let us know in the comments below!

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