DIY Natural Beauty Products From the Pantry

Temporary Wrinkle Remover, Facial Toner and Hair Brightener

In medieval times and earlier, women knew the art of concocting natural beauty products and cures. The local apothecary had all the powders and tinctures women needed, but many items were freely available in the fields and forests. The wise women of the past understood the value of Mother Nature’s gifts, and that knowledge was passed to their daughters.

Women as Healers and Beauticians

Women were healers. They created tinctures to relieve muscle pain or to shrink a wart. They also knew how to make their skin look fresh, young and healthy and they knew what oils and rinses were needed to keep a shine in their hair. Women have been concocting remedies as well as their own beauty products for thousands of years.

Natural Beauty Products

Heading into the wild to forage for the flora and fauna used by women of the past may not be possible for everyone. But there are ingredients in most pantries that can give women a a collection of homemade beauty products – the natural way and without the preservation chemicals. These recipes allow women to pamper themselves.

Natural Face Lift and Temporary Wrinkle Remover

This is perfect when a woman needs to look her best for the ball. It will iron out wrinkles for the evening.


  • 1 oz finely chopped cucumber
  • 2 drops of lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 drop of olive oil

Mix the ingredients together and smooth onto the face. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing. There is a noticeable difference.

Hair Brightener

With this recipe, a woman can get rid of the buildup of shampoo and conditioners and bring her hair back to its clean pure state.

In an empty spray bottle, mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with one cup of water. Spray into hair directly after shampooing. Leave it in for a few minutes and then rinse. It will leave hair shiny, bright and squeaky clean.

Natural Facial

This will leave the face moist and soft. Mash a banana in a bowl and add a spoonful each of honey and sugar and mix them together. Apply to the face in circular motion. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing with cool water.

Facial Toner

To tone, refresh and enliven skin ,try this cucumber recipe. Mash a cucumber well and strain out the chunks into a glass or china bowl. Let it strain until no more drops come through the sieve. Add two teaspoons of honey to the pure cucumber water and mix it well. Put a small cloth or cotton pad into the mixture and wipe your face with it. Let it dry on your face for up to five minutes before rinsing.

Many of the ingredients that go into the expensive beauty products seen in the shops may already be in a woman’s cupboard. Save money and enjoy nature’s blessings the way the wise women did in the past.