4 Easy Vegan DIY Skincare Recipes

Are you looking for some vegan DIY skincare recipes? Expensive products do not equal great skincare. Many skincare brands cram their products full of harsh chemicals, harmful additives and artificial colours and even so-called ‘organic’ skincare brands may contain problematic ingredients that you wouldn’t want to willingly put on your face. You might also be interested in our list of the 5 best vegan concealer brands.

As someone running around saving dogs in the Bali heat all-day, my skin is far from perfect. I struggle with acne and dehydrated skin however with research and determination, I’ve learned to make my own skincare products. Sometimes this is as easy as using products you may already have in your bathroom or pantry and mixing them together.  With this in mind, here are the top organic vegan skincare recipes you can make today.

1. Hydrating Coconut Oil and Turmeric Face Mask

Hydrating Coconut Oil and Turmeric Face Mask


  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 pinch turmeric

How to Apply: Mix the ingredients together, apply to skin and then leave on your face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Benefits: Using coconut oil and turmeric is perfect for fighting skin discolouration and dry skin. Coconut oil is loaded with antioxidants and is known to reduce inflammation, fight acne and be the ultimate moisturizer. Turmeric will lighten and tighten the skin, while also reducing any scarring.

2. Cleansing Charcoal Mask


  • 1 tbsp. activated charcoal powder
  • 1 tbsp. aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil

How to Apply: Mix ingredients together until it forms a paste, then apply to skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Benefits: Thanks to the combination of activated charcoal, aloe vera and tea tree oil this mask unclogs pores, removes dead skin cells, treats acne, calms redness and swelling all while hydrating your skin.

3. pH balancing Facial Toner

PH Facial Toner


  • 1 lemon
  • Water
  • Green tea
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Tea tree oil


  1. Make a regular cup of hot green tea and let it sit for 10 minutes
  2. Add 1/4 cups of the tea into a bowl
  3. Mix in 1/4 cups of apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice and 10 drops of tea tree oil into the bowl
  4. Pour into a spray bottle

How to Apply: Spray onto cleansed face before moisturising twice a day. 

Benefits: This toner restores your skin’s pH balance, shrinks pores and removes dead skin cells, resulting in healthy glowy skin.

4. Natural Oils For Moisturiser

4. Natural Oils For Moisturiser

You may be worried about putting oil on your face, but the truth is oil is usually our friend – well these types of oils most certainly are. So say goodbye to that chemical-filled store bought moisturizer and say hello to a budget friendly, bacteria fighting, natural oil! Your skin will seriously thank you. Similar to regular moisturiser, apply any of these oils to your cleansed face up to twice a day. This is one of the vegan DIY skincare recipes you really should try.

Oils to use:

  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Argan oil
  • Rosehip oil

Coconut oil

This gentle ingredient is loaded with vitamin E and anti-inflammatory properties. This results in all kinds of benefits for your complexion – from diminishing signs of skin ageing to combating unwanted bacteria on the skin. With a bit of gentle rubbing it should quickly melt into the skin, leaving it feeling smooth.  Plus it can be used just like regular moisturisers.

Tip: Mix with 1-2 drops of essential oils such as lavender, rosehip, tea-tree, jasmine, or chamomile oil for best results.

Avocado oil

Aside from being an excellent tool for cooking delicious and nutritious meals, avocado oil is also a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins, mineral oils and fatty acids that are needed for healthy, well-balanced skin. Avocado oil also stimulates the production of collagen and in doing so aids in skin issues such as discolouration, wrinkles and psoriasis.

Tip: Mix with 1-2 drops of essential oils such as lavender, rosehip, tea-tree, jasmine, or chamomile oil for best results.

Argan oil

Argan oil falls into the middle of the spectrum between Avocado and Coconut oils. It isn’t too thick and isn’t too light, making it ideal for most skin types to use. It’s filled with omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids, which all act to hydrate the skin gently, soften dry spots, and surprisingly reduce acne.

Tip: Mix with 1-2 drops of essential oils such as lavender, rosehip, tea-tree, jasmine, or chamomile oil for best results.

Rosehip oil

Rosehip oil is a Kardashian approved oil which offers many advantages for all skin types, from skin brightening to increased moisture and elasticity. Rosehip oil is filled with beneficial beauty ingredients, such as anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A and C. These components allow the oil to tackle signs of ageing, redness, dehydration and even repair skin damage.

Tip: Mix evenly with Jojoba oil for best results.

Top Tips

  • Use airtight containers to avoid contamination
  • Choose organic, cold-pressed ingredients
  • Make small batches until you work out the shelf life

Did you try these vegan vegan DIY skincare recipes? Let us know how it went

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