Learn easy holistic beauty tips and DIY recipes to nourish your natural inner beauty.
Your hair, skin, nails, and teeth are a reflection of your diet and lifestyle. Unfortunately, most beauty products are FULL of toxins that harm your health. They can also accelerate signs of aging and dull your appearance. We’re here to help you learn easy holistic beauty tips and DIY recipes. Once you get the toxins out, you can get your glow on.
Holistic Beauty Tips
You deserve to look and feel your absolute best. To do so, you want to take care of yourself. This means focusing on your health and prioritizing self-care. We’ll cover some simple holistic beauty tips and recipes below. These will help you radiate good health from inside out.
Hydrating with water is one of the easiest and most effective holistic beauty tips. Start your morning with a large glass of lemon water. And pack a non-toxic bottle to refill throughout the day. Add variety to H2o with citrus wedges, sliced cucumber, fresh mint, or frozen berries. Cheers to your good health and glowing skin!
Choose Whole Foods
Another oh-so-easy holistic beauty tip is to choose whole foods. This means whole foods and whole-food ingredients. Always read food labels: the fewer the ingredients, the better. Avoid words you cannot pronounce. Include more fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
Get More Sleep
Getting more “beauty sleep” is the most enjoyable holistic beauty tip. It’s crucial for your health. When it comes to your natural beauty routine, a good night’s sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. It’s possibly your greatest beauty weapon against aging, stress, and disease. Why? Because sleep is essential to heal, detox, and rejuvenate your body.
Strengthen Gut Health
Have you ever noticed how having a “cheat meal” can diminish your beauty? That’s because most cheat meals contain ingredients that harm your gut health. That’s why addressing underlying gut problems and digestive issues is a crucial holistic beauty tip. The solution? Eat less refined carbs and sugars that feed the “bad stuff” in your gut. Eat more raw vegetables, broccoli sprouts, and fresh fruits. Banana and papaya are especially good fruits for good gut health.
Keep Hormones Happy
Want to achieve long-lasting holistic beauty? Stabilize your blood sugar by eating regular, balanced meals, and snacks. Include plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables daily. These foods are hydrating and loaded with antioxidants. It’s also smart to support your thyroid. You can do this with iodine and selenium-rich foods. A couple of iodine sources include seaweed and seafood. And good sources of selenium are Brazil nuts and mushrooms.
Love Your Liver
All of these holistic beauty tips also support the health of your liver. Why? Because your liver is a detox powerhouse! If your liver is overburdened with toxins, it’s sure to show in your skin, hair, nails, and body fat. What can you do? Eat more detoxifying foods daily. This includes lemons, berries, cilantro, dandelion tea, and more. Lastly, reduce toxins by eating organic and selecting natural beauty, hygiene, and household items.
Follow this holistic beauty tip for all food and non-food items. Always read labels. It’s super important to know what you’re eating, putting on your skin, and spraying on your body. Most beauty products and hygiene products contain chemicals, fragrances, and other harmful toxins. Just like with food, you always want to read labels. Look for minimal ingredients and make sure you can pronounce each ingredient.
- Use fewer products.
- Choose holistic beauty products.
- Read the ingredients and avoid marketing hype.
- Download the EWG app to find healthier beauty items.
Toxins end up stored in fat tissue, such as the brain, butt, and belly. They also burden your liver and cause a host of health issues. Toxins are a major weight loss inhibitor and hormone disruptor. For example, parabens mimic estrogen in the body. This disrupts hormones and increases body fat. Yikes! Other preservatives can contribute to skin problems, allergies, and asthma. They may even cause reproductive issues and cancer.
Where should you look out for toxins? Start with your hygiene and beauty products. This includes shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, chapstick, and makeup. No matter if they’re applied to the skin or inhaled from the air, toxins contribute to many health problems.
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DIY Holistic Beauty Recipes
These easy holistic beauty recipes use 5 ingredients or less. They’re not only safe to put on your body, they’re also safe to ingest. Although eating a jar of coffee scrub is not recommended, it’s ok if you get a lick in while showering. That’s how natural these beauty recipes are!
Sinus Clearing Steam
Get ready to steam your face and clear your sinuses! Boil 4 cups of water and add to a large bowl. Then, add 2 chamomile tea bags, 1 TSP apple cider vinegar, and a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Place a towel over your head to lock in the steam and hover over the bowl for 10 minutes. Use this holistic beauty recipe weekly to cleanse your pores and balance your skin’s pH.
Fruity Facial Exfoliant
Reflect your good health with a gorgeous glow! Cut a lemon in half and dip the cut-side in one TB of fine sea salt or baking soda. Gently press the lemon against your face. Use small circular motions for a couple of minutes. Then leave the residue on for 10 minutes before rinsing. Do this holistic beauty recipe twice a week for best results. The exfoliation from the salt and enzymes from fruit smooth complexion and prepare the skin for hydration.
Cinnamon Apple Toner
Refresh your skin with a holistic homemade facial toner. Combine: 1 TB apple cider vinegar with 1/2 cup water, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1/4 TSP sea salt and a few drops of lavender or rose essential oils. For a soothing alternative, you can replace the water with chamomile tea.
Hydrating Honey Mask
This is a delicious way to deeply hydrate your skin, especially if it’s dry, dehydrated, or sunburned. Apply 3 TSP of raw honey evenly to your entire face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing.
Dry Skin Coffee Scrub
Want a holistic beauty recipe that smells as good as it tastes? Use this yummy vanilla coconut coffee body scrub in the shower a few times per week. Say sayonara to dry skin! This recipe creates radiantly glowing skin. Combine: 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup fine ground coffee, 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1 TSP vanilla extract. This is especially helpful for cellulite reduction.
Brush Your Skin
Before showering, use a dry skin brush to gently brush your entire body. To use properly, brush towards your heart. Brushing off dead skin cells will reveal a beautiful layer of vibrant skin. This leads to improved circulation, detoxification, and exfoliation.
Soothe Sun Damaged Skin
We all know how painful a sunburn can be. Soothe your skin quickly with this homemade holistic beauty recipe. Combine 1 cup aloe vera juice with 20 drops of lavender essential oil, and 10 drops of rosemary essential oil. Spritz onto sun-damaged skin as needed. Keep refrigerated and use within four months.
Treat Your Feet
Did you have a long day on your feet? Treat your feet to one relaxing soak with this simple DIY holistic beauty solution. Soak your feet in warm water (enough to cover your feet) mixed with 1/2 cup Epsom salt or baking soda and 1/2 a cup sea salt and essential oils. Lavender and eucalyptus are two great essential oils to use. Use a pumice stone to remove calluses. Apply coconut oil and cover your tootsies with socks to lock in moisture.
Hair & Smile…
Lighten Your Locks
Want to lighten your locks without dying your hair? You don’t need harsh chemicals or tons of time to get healthy, shiny hair. Blondes and brunettes can use lemon juice or chamomile tea as a spritzer before showering to lighten luscious locks. Use rooibos tea for red hair and chai tea for black hair. This creates a glowing and gorgeous shine.
De-Tangle Your Hair
Looking for a way to de-tangle your hair naturally? This non-toxic, holistic beauty recipe can de-tangle your unruly hair with ease. Simple, combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup aloe vera juice to a spray bottle. Spritz on your hair after showering and brush gently.
Brighten Your Smile
Hello, gorgeous! This holistic beauty recipe will make you want to smile all day! To make, add 1 mashed strawberry or 1/4 TSP activated charcoal to your toothbrush and brush as usual. Rinse well, brush with toothpaste, and enjoy your sparkling smile.
Ditch the fluoride, chemicals, and other harmful ingredients. This holistic beauty recipe for toothpaste is fresh and non-toxic. To make this natural toothpaste, grab a small jar. Combine 1/2 TSP of baking soda with 1/2 TSP sea salt, a drop of peppermint/cinnamon/fennel essential oil and a few drops of water.
Make-Up & Perfume…
Looking for natural, non-toxic make-up alternatives? Combine cacao powder with cinnamon for a blush. Use mica minerals for a shimmery eyeshadow. Combine honey with coconut oil and peppermint essential oil for mint frosting lip gloss. Yum! These holistic beauty recipes taste as good as they look!
A big part of holistic beauty success is smelling good. How do you smell fabulous without harmful fragrances? We’ve got several natural, non-toxic solutions! Dab some essential oils or vanilla extract on your wrists for a lovely fragrance. Lavender, rose, and clary sage are also great essential oils to use. Warning: the vanilla in combination with the cacao and cinnamon blush might make you crave cookies!