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From left to right: DIY beauty blender, lip balm, egg white face mask, make-up remover, sugar scrub, essential oils and cotton pads.

Five DIY beauty products you can make at home

Egg White Face Mask

Recipe by Lindy Ng on Youtube

Egg whites have benefits that include shrinking pores and tightening the skin. It brightens the skin by removing dead skin cells and can prevent wrinkles by firming the face. Adding lemon juice to the egg whites will help brighten the skin further.

What you need:

1 egg

Half a lemon (optional)

Medium sized bowl

Fork or whisk

Flat make-up brush


Separate the yolk from the egg by cracking it in half over a bowl and slowly shifting the yolk from one egg shell half to the other. Make sure all the whites are in the bowl, and you only have the yolk left in the egg shell. Dispose of yolk and egg shells in the trash.

Next, take a fork or whisk and gently beat the egg whites until the texture is bubbly and thin. Make sure all the clumps are separated to have easy application to the face. Add lemon juice if desired.

When the egg whites and lemon juice are well mixed, dip your flat make-up brush into the mixture and brush over the face generously. Avoid the eyes and mouth area when you apply.

When there is a thick layer of the egg whites on your face, leave on for 15-20 minutes or until dry. You will know when the mask is dry when your face becomes stiff and solid to the touch.

Wash with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Your skin should feel more firm and your complexion brightened.


Sugar Scrub

Recipe by Carina Stewart on YouTube

Sugar scrubs help with exfoliation and the shedding of dead skin cells all over the body. The nourishing oils added your skin shed the impurities while adding important nutrients back into the skin.

What you need:

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of olive or coconut oil

Essential oils (optional)


Mix up olive or coconut oil with sugar into a jar and mix well until both ingredients are blended together. You may use brown or white sugar depending on your preference.

Add essential oils such as lavender, avocado or witch hazel for your desired scent and to add nutrients to your scrub. There is a plethora of essential oils you can choose from, depending on which scent and benefits you desire. Store in jar when all ingredients are blended.

Use one tablespoon in the shower as needed for any parts of your body. Be cautious if you use it on   your face because the scrub can be harsh on sensitive skin.


Lip Balm

Recipe by Heidi on ‘Happiness is Homemade’



Shea Butter

Coconut, Almond or Olive Oil

Essential Oil


Place beeswax, shea butter and the oil of your choice (coconut, almond or olive) in a bowl. Melt ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 second intervals while stirring occasionally or until all ingredients are melted together.

Allow to cool for about 10 seconds, then stir in your choice of essential oil for added beauty benefits and scents. Once again, whatever your preference is for an essential oil will be good.

Pour into a small portable container. Do not use until lip balm has cooled and set into a firm like quality. Have fun with different combinations until you have a variety of lip balms at your disposal.


Beauty Blender

DIY by Emma Mathews on Bustle

What you need:

Memory Foam


Fabric Dye (optional)

Rubber gloves


Warm water


After you have all your supplies gathered, start by cutting down your piece of memory foam to the size and shape you desire. Experiment with different sizes until you have the one you want to use.

Mix the fabric dye with warm water and salt until all is mixed well and dissolved.

With rubber gloves, soak your beauty blender in the fabric dye mixture. Feel free to test out different colors for a variety of designs. When you are done dunking your blender in the mixture, make sure you continuously squeeze the blender, so no dye gets trapped in the blender.

Allow time for your blender to dry either overnight or with a hair dryer. After that, you are ready to use your new product. Apply make-up to your face as usual and test out your creation.


Make-up Remover

DIY by Jessica Willingham on Bustle

This will save you quite a few dollars at the local drug store. All you need is your favorite essential oils to create a make-up remover with your skin type in mind. This will have the added benefit of saving money while also knowing exactly what is in your make-up remover.


4 tablespoons of witch hazel

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of jojoba oil

3 tablespoons of water

Cotton pads


In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until blended. Depending on how much you are trying to make, adjust measurements accordingly.

Pour into a small glass jar for storage. Shake well before each use. Dip cotton pads into the mixture and gently swipe across face until make-up is completely removed.

Story and photos by Alex Dunn, Campus Life editor. 

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