Get creative and heal naturally with these DIY ideas.
Apr 8, 2023
DIY beauty treatments made from scratch use natural ingredients for healing straight from mother earth. You can find plenty of ideas inspired by cultures around the world using blends of herbs, flowers, and oils (some you can find in your kitchen!). Bring out your creative side and make your own DIY skincare treatments from around the world.
India: Almond, Honey, and Rosewater Mask
This DIY facial treatment is inspired by Ayurveda, one of the oldest healing traditions. Ayurveda is an Indian traditional medicine that uses plant-based remedies for glowing, healthy skin. This combination of almond, milk, honey, and rosewater nourishes skin, especially during dry, winter months, according to Khaleej Times.
Argentina: Yerba Mate Face Spray
In Argentina, they swap their coffee break for a warm cup of yerba mate. You can create a natural face spray made from yerba mate, a rich tea that may help to protect skin from pollution and free radical damage, according to Medical News Today. Try this yerba mate homemade face spray recipe from Mother Earth Living, a sweet relief to sunburned skin with refreshing ingredients like chamomile, peppermint, and aloe vera.
Japan: Matcha, Aloe Vera, and Bentonite Clay Mask
The Japanese have been using matcha powder in their teas as far back as the 12th century. And for good reason! The green tea leaves are ground down to a powder and loaded with antioxidants which may help protect the skin from damage, according to the blog One Green Planet. Try a Matcha-inspired skin treatment from Derm Collective with matcha powder, aloe vera gel, and bentonite clay for softer, smoother skin.
France: Lavender and Jojoba Oil Face Serum
The lavender fields of Provence, France burst with blooms during the summertime. Enjoy the health benefits of this purple sweet-smelling flower. This simple DIY face serum combines 1 oz of jojoba oil with 20 drops of lavender essential oil. Use it for dry skin along your face and neck for a nourishing homemade serum that smells like a French garden.
Ireland: Oatmeal Face Mask
This recipe from Beauty Gypsy uses oatmeal, an Irish Staple since the early 1800s. Oats can help relieve itching, calm acne, redness and skin irritations. Using finely milled oatmeal in a mask allows surface irritants to be washed away when you remove it.
Morocco: Argan, Sandalwood, and Lemon Hair Oil
Morocco has become world-renowned for its beauty products, particularly its natural hair serums. The secret ingredient is argan oil. According to Well + Good, argan oil nourishes the hair with vitamins and minerals, making it look smooth and healthy. For your own natural hair treatment, try this recipe from Sophie Uliano made from argan oil, sandalwood essential oil, and lemon essential oil.
Israel: Cucumber, Mint, Sugar Body Scrub
In Israel, cucumber is part of almost every meal. This crisp vegetable makes a healthy all-over skin treatment that you can make at home. Try this recipe from the blog EatingWell made with cucumber and fresh mint. What’s great about this treatment is that you can store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for later use.
ALLISON MICHELLE DIENSTMAN,
Working from her laptop as a freelance writer, Allison lives as a digital nomad, exploring the world while sharing positivity and laughter. She is a lover of language, travel, music, and creativity with a degree in Chinese language and literature.