I detailed on here before how I use olive oil to wash my face, but that’s not the only kind of beauty treatment that’s lying in wait in your kitchen. Find out how to use coconut oil for everything that ails you, what to do with your leftover coffee grounds, a lip scrub for perfectly soft and luscious lips, deodorant that you keep in the fridge, and more! These kitchen beauty secrets shouldn’t be kept locked up.
Lip Love 1 of 11Dealing with still peeling lips as the seasons change? This scrub will get the dead skin off, and it tastes great, too! A sweet kiss for Mom.
Make Cinnamon Sugar Lip Scrub via Deliciously Organized
Soothe Your Skin 2 of 11My friend Susan Powers made a gorgeous blend of coconut oil, almond oil, and shea butter that is whipped together to keep skin nice and soft. I made this a few months ago to use on my son's chronically cracked dry hands, and it worked wonders. Treat Mom to super silky skin with a jar of this body butter.
Homemade Body Butter via Rawmazing
Oil Cleansing Method 3 of 11Yes, oil as face cleanser. I've been loving the results, and my skin has stopped feeling dry and overworked. Dissolve dirt naturally.
Learn more about the Olive Oil Cleaning Method
Hair, Legs, and More 4 of 11Coconut oil isn't just for cooking. This magic oil can be used to smooth flyaways, shave your legs, and keep your lips soft.
Use Coconut Oil Hair Balm
Caffeinated 5 of 11Paula uses her everyday coffee grinds to remove dead skin cells, add a healthy glow to her skin, and reduce the appearance of pores. As she says, "Who doesn't want that?" Mom definitely will.
Use Coffee Grinds for Exfoliation
Don’t Stink 6 of 11As someone who avoids aluminum in my underarm care products, making my own deodorant makes that easy. Just a few simple kitchen ingredients and my favorite essential oils and I have a personalized deodorant to use daily. This is one recipe worth sharing, and who better to share with than Mom?
Make Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant via Life Your Way
Ginger and Lemongrass 7 of 11I am obsessed with this body scrub. I even use it on my face. I make one batch a month, save on both shaving cream (I just rinse the sugar off and shave) and face wash, and I get a mini spa treatment in my shower every morning. What better way to pamper Mom?
Make Ginger and Coconut Oil Sugar Body Scrub via Food for My Family
Hand Care 8 of 11Katie's vanilla bean scrub is a great way to use up leftover vanilla bean pods from making your favorite desserts. Bonus: Smelling like your favorite desserts. You can't go wrong with this gift.
Make Vanilla Bean Sugar Scrub via Good Life Eats
Kissy Face 9 of 11Okay, so these aren't your everyday kitchen ingredients, but Brooke's recipe for making kiss gloss is a lovely one, and you do need to head into the kitchen to whip it up. With cocoa butter, shea butter and more, Mom's lips will be silky smooth in no time.
Make your own Kiss Gloss
In a Bar 10 of 11Have you seen those lotion bars? No gloppy mess, just a silky smooth bar to soothe your hands and elbows. Did you know you can make your own? It's true! Plus, a cute little parchment bag and a gift tie will dress this up for Mom in no time.
Homemade Beeswax Lotion Bars via My Yellow Umbrella
Zested and Scrubbed 11 of 11Almond oil makes a great carrier oil. Combine it with a bit of lemon, fresh thyme, and some salt to help exfoliate and Mom'll be enjoying spa day by the evening.
Make Lemon Thyme Salt Scrub via food+words
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