5 Natural Beauty Hacks | Standing The Test Of Time



Using natural solutions and keeping it simple is a great way to save money, prevent waste, and practice your DIY skills! Whether you need a natural replacement for one of your favourite products or just want to try something new, there are several natural beauty hacks that we believe will stand the test of time.


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With winter fast approaching, we have focused our natural beauty hacks on exfoliation and moisturisation, but they can be used all year round as alternatives to your store bought beauty products. We believe that these natural beauty hacks will help you unwind and pamper yourself at home, as well as being able to stand the test of time!



A quick and easy way to remove dry skin from your lips, lip scrubs can be used weekly before applying lip balm to exfoliate the surface of your lips. You can customise yours with other oils like jojoba or almond oil, or replace sugar with coffee grounds for a more gentle scrub.



1 teaspoon of coconut oil

2 teaspoons of sugar

Dash of vanilla extract



Simply mix your ingredients together! To use the scrub, massage a small amount into your lips and wipe off. You can store this in a small container in the fridge and use it within 2 weeks.



There are plenty of natural oils that can nourish your hair for an affordable price, why not give one a try? Be sure to use ethically sourced oils for your hair.



Argan Oil

Native to Morocco, Argan oil is a notoriously hydrating and restorative oil for hair. It is made of fatty acids that nourish the hair. It also increases the shiny appearance of hair, and can protect it from everyday damage. 

Castor oil

Best for moisturising the scalp, Castor oil has been said to promote hair growth. Really, it is the scalp health it provides that can make way for improved hair growth. It is also known for diminishing the appearance of split ends.



Hair oil can be applied in a variety of ways. You can massage it into your scalp or use it as a hair mask before washing your hair, or apply a small amount to mid lengths and ends after washing.



Foot soaks are great, not only to heal and clean your feet, but also to help you relax and reduce stress. Give an epsom salt foot soak a try to get a spa treatment at home.



150ml of epsom salt

Warm water



Add the epsom salt to your shallow bath of warm water, and soak your feet for 10 to 30 minutes. Make sure to pat dry and moisturise your feet afterwards to prevent any dryness.



DIY coffee body scrubs can remove dead skin cells, revealing glowing and smooth skin. Adding coconut oil can prevent dryness and soften the skin too. 



80g of ground coffee beans (these can be fresh or leftover!)

80g of coconut oil

80g of sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract



Whisk all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and store in an airtight container. To use, massage into damp skin in the shower and rinse off. Use once or twice a week for the best results. Store in a sealed container, and it can last for up to two months!



If the cold weather or hand over washing has got your nails and cuticles feeling dry and brittle, we recommend trying a natural alternative to cuticle oil!



Coconut oil



Massage into your cuticles and leave to sit for at least 30 minutes. Using coconut oil on your cuticles will strengthen and moisturise your nail beds.



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Emma Dahl
Luxiders Magazine