5 Fall Inspired DIY At-Home Beauty TreatmentsWhat beauty treatments can you do at home?

Love all things fall and want to get into the spirit while pampering yourself from head to toe? Foods and spices like pumpkin, apples, chai, and cinnamon make for great beauty ingredients, and you can easily find them at your local grocery store. Ready to create your own body scrubs, lotions, and face masks with an autumn twist? Then check out these scary easy DIY at-home beauty treatment recipes.

1. Cinnamon and clove brown sugar face scrub

Brown sugar is an excellent exfoliant that works for all skin types. Cinnamon and clove both have anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties, and they also increase circulation. Use once a week and follow up with a moisturizer.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup manuka honey
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 drop clove essential oil

Directions:

  • Mix the coconut oil and manuka honey in a bowl (make sure the coconut oil is room temperature and liquid)
  • Then mix in the brown sugar
  • Add the cinnamon and clove essential oils and mix them in
  • Apply the scrub to freshly washed skin using a brush
  • Leave on skin for ten minutes and wash off with warm water
  • Store product in a mason jar with a lid

2. Pumpkin and honey face mask

Pumpkin is rich in topical benefits — it contains vitamins A, C, and E that hydrate, firm, and protect the skin. Pumpkin also has enzymes that gently exfoliate the skin. Together with honey that is known for its moisturizing properties, this mask hydrates and brightens the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 4 tablespoons unflavored yogurt
  • 1/3 cup finely ground almonds
  • 4 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Directions:

  • In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients until well blended
  • Apply the mixture to cleansed skin and let it sit for ten minutes
  • Remove with a clean washcloth and follow up with a moisturizer
  • This face mask is good for a week when stored in the fridge

3. Apple spice hair mask

Did you know that apples are very beneficial to hair? They contain malic and tartaric acid, which gently removes dead cells from the skin's surface. Because of this, apples help treat dandruff. Apple cider vinegar also seals the hair cuticle, making hair super shiny.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Pulp of one apple
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  • Place the coconut oil in a saucepan and melt over a low heat
  • Remove from heat and add the apple pulp, apple cider vinegar, and honey, and stir well
  • Push the mixture through a sieve to remove any lumps and make sure you get all the liquid out
  • Place the mixture into a large bowl and place it into a sink
  • Tip your head upside down and place hair into the liquid
  • Massage it through your hair and scalp
  • Put on a shower cap and let the mixture sit on your hair for 20 minutes
  • Wash out using lukewarm water along with shampoo and conditioner

4. Chai tea body scrub

Brown sugar is a gentle exfoliator, and olive oil moisturizes the skin, leaving it silky soft. Raw honey is a natural humectant, which helps keep skin hydrated. The spices found in chai tea are antioxidants that soothe the skin as well as promote circulation.

Ingredients:

  • 5 chai tea bags
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Stir all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until combined
  • Store in a sealed container for up to three months
  • While showering, place some of the body scrub on your skin and gently massage in circular motions
  • Rinse well and pat dry
  • Follow up with body lotion

5. Pumpkin spice body lotion

Essential oils like cinnamon, ginger, and clove contain antibacterial and antifungal properties that help treat blemishes. Shea butter acts as an emollient that softens and hydrates the skin, improving the skin's natural barrier. Similarly, beeswax creates a protective layer on the skin, sealing in moisture.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 1/3 cup sweet almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon rosehip seed oil
  • 12 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 4 drops ginger essential oil
  • 4 drops clove essential oil
  • 6 drops cinnamon essential oil

Directions:

  • In a heat-safe glass bowl, combine the sweet almond oil, shea butter, beeswax, and rosehip seed oil
  • Place the saucepan over another saucepan partially filled with boiling water to create a double boiler
  • Stir the mixture until just melted and remove from heat
  • Then stir in the essential oils and vitamin E oil
  • Pour the mixture into a blender and place in the fridge for 20 minutes
  • Place the blender on the pitcher and turn it onto a medium-low speed
  • Slowly drizzle the distilled water in the top of the blender
  • Once all the water has been drizzled in, blend ingredients for an additional minute
  • Pour the mixture into a glass container and use it within a few months
  • Apply the product with clean hands to dry skin
References
  1. "4 Autumn Inspired DIY Beauty Treatments," College Fashion, April 27, 2021.
  2. "11 DIY Fall Body Scrubs to Brighten Your Beauty Routine," Bustle, October 26, 2016.

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