These 3 Facial Treatments from your Pantry are just 1 ingredient each, and I use them all in rotation from week to week!
I love creating fun new DIY recipes, but some of the things I use the most often wouldn’t even qualify as a ‘recipe’. However that doesn’t mean they aren’t still really effective. And so today I thought I’d share with you 3 of my favorite facial treatments!
I’ve talked time and again about how much I love my Pineapple Facial. But since it requires having fresh pineapple around, it’s not always practical. The facials I’m sharing today are my favorite ‘shelf stable’ ones that you probably have in your pantry right now!
My Favorite 3 Facial Treatments from your Pantry:
- Coconut oil – this has to be my all around go-to for DIY beauty, (more on this below)! I use coconut oil as a facial treatment following my Oil Cleansing Method. I also use is as a light moisturizer by rubbing a small amount between my palms. Then I add a few drops of Witch Hazel to my hands, rub again, then gently spread it over my face. You’ll have to experiment with how much oil you use, but I find the amount about the size of a grain of rice to be perfect for my skin.
- Ground up oats/oat flour – my favorite gentle scrub. You can make an oat scrub by adding rolled oats to a food processor. Then process until it resembles coarse flour. It will keep in a sealed container for months. To use it, mix together about 2 teaspoons of ground oats with a bit of water to form a paste. Then lightly scrub it across your face in gentle circular motions. And finally rinse thoroughly, followed by a moisturizer of choice.
- Honey – I like to use this one at least once a week as a simple 1-ingredient face mask. Simply spread it across your cleaned skin, then let it sit 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. It’s moisturizing, smoothing, and soothing to my skin.
Other uses for coconut oil: As mentioned above, it’s been great for me for oil cleansing. But it’s also a great moisturizer on it’s own, or if you have some time, try making my Buttercream Lotion.
I also rub a bit on my legs before getting in the shower as a ‘shaving cream’ of sorts. And finally I find it to be great for extra dry areas like hands, elbows, feet etc. during the winter months as a deep moisturizer.
All 3 of these facial treatments travel fairly well. But the ground oats are definitely the easiest to take along with you. I also travel with coconut oil if we aren’t flying. But when you’re not in control of temperatures, both coconut oil and honey could be problematic if they leak.
So 1 final bonus facial treatment that I love because it’s both shelf stable and easy to travel with is baking soda. You can read all about how to do a facial treatment with my DIY Baking Soda Exfoliation post.
If you try any of these facial treatments, I hope you’ll leave me a comment below. And I always love hearing from you here and over on Instagram where you can tag me at #getinspiredeveryday with your photos.