DIY beauty: How to make your own cosmetics


We all know the struggle of running out of our favourite moisturiser, or lacking the funds to invest in a new exfoliator.

However, don't need to stress anymore, there are plenty of ways to keep your skin in top shape from the comfort of your home. 


  • 1 tablespoon of ground oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil or water
  1. Combine the oats with the salt.
  2. Add the olive oil/water to make a paste.
  3. Rub onto the skin in circular motions.
  4. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse. 

Hand and body cream

  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/8 cup shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera juice
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid oil
  • 5-10 drops of essential oils 
  1. Heat the shea butter, cocoa butter and cocunut oil over a low heat until melted.
  2. Remove from the heat.
  3. Add the aloe vera juice, liquid oil and essential oils.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Store in a container eg. jam jar. 

Facial toner

  • 1/4 cup of apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons of witch hazel
  • An empty bottle
  1. Combine 1/4 cup of (homemade or bought) apple juice with the witch hazel.
  2. Pour into the clean bottle.
  3. Using a cotton pad, apply to your face after washing it, avoiding the delicate eye area.