Better Earth, Better You: Top DIY Beauty Recipes

Happy Earth Day!

You might not think Earth Day is a big deal, but I, wholeheartedly, believe it’s this country’s most important holiday. Earth Day is the day to re-evaluate how your life impacts the planet (and everyone else living on it). The great thing about being environmentally coScreen Shot 2013-04-22 at 1.00.57 PMconscious is this: what’s good for the earth is good for you and your wallet. We’re constantly exposing ourselves to toxic chemicals in the name of health and beauty when, in reality, we’d all be a lot healthier and more beautiful if we stopped bombarding our bodies with artificial ingredients. Getting in tune with nature’s secret recipes will save you a ton of money too! Check out my top DIY Beauty recipes from some of my favorite bloggers and try one out in honor of the big, beautiful, blue ball today.

Sparkle & Snark’s 15-Minute, 50-Cent Body Wash: A super-easy, thrifty recipe for sweet-smelling body wash using Castile soap, coconut oil, and lavender oil from Anna at Sparkle & Snark!Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 1.23.04 PM

Wellness Mama’s Natural Tinted Lip Balm: Katie from the Wellness Mama shows you how to make your own tinted lip balm that’s chemical free, so you’re not ingesting anything you shouldn’t in the name of beauty.

Rhubarb & Stars’ Natural Deodorant: Deodorant is full of bad stuff. Bad, bad stuff. Trina from Rhubarb & Stars breaks down why commercial deodorant is the pits and shows you how to make your own, natural, baking-soda based brand.

Whole New Mom’s Homemade Silky Body Wash: Adrienne from Whole New Mom shows you how to make a soothing body wash with essential oils and aloe vera. (Her blog is like an encyclopedia for non-toxic DIY personal product recipes. Check it out!)

A Bird’s Leap’s DIY Summery Mandarin Body Scrub: Jenna from A Bird’s Leap has a fantastic recipe for a citrus eScreen Shot 2013-04-22 at 12.51.38 PMexfoliating body scrub that’s a smoothing, invigorating pick-me-up for first thing in the morning. The ingredients are simple and nourishing: epsom salt, mandarin, and olive oil.

Mary Crimmins’ Chemical-Free Moisturizing Body Wash: Mary shows you how to make body wash using liquid Dr. Bronner’s soap. Her recipe calls for almond oil, which makes taking a shower smell like baking a cake!

Rambling Momma’s Create-Your-Own Body Scrub: Terri from Rambling Momma blogs all about how to create your own custom, DIY body scrub using different natural exfoliants, scents, and moisturizers.

A Minneapolis Homestead’s DIY Acne Spot Treatment: Julie from A Minneapolis Homestead wrote this fabulous blog all about acne and how to stop it featuring a DIY recipe using simply natural oils.