From used coffee grounds to Greek yoghurt, these simple DIY beauty methods are a great alternative to the often heavily packaged and pricey items in the shops. So, raid your kitchen and give yourself a well-deserved treat for a fraction of the cost to your purse and the planet.   

Coffee scrub

Mix 3 tablespoons of used coffee grounds with 1 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil and 1 tablespoon of sugar to make an exfoliating body scrub. Pop the scrub into a mason jar for a great thrifty gift for friends or family.  The scrub can be stored for up to a month in a sealed container. Get scrub-a-dub-dubbing!

Honey Face Mask

Mix 2 teaspoons of honey with 2 teaspoon of olive oil and leave on your face for 10 minutes. Fancy some gentle exfoliation? Add half a teaspoon of ground almonds and gently rub your skin as you apply it before washing off after 10 minutes.  

Yoghurt and Green Tea Facemask

Mix 1 tablespoon of Greek yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt if you want to go plant based) with the contents of a steeped green tea bag. Apply the mix to your face and wash it off with warm water after 10 minutes. Your skin will  thank you. 

Sugar Lip Scrub

Mix a teaspoon of brown sugar with a teaspoon of honey, golden syrup, coconut oil or shea butter into a paste and rub on your lips for a minute. The scrub can be stored for up to a month in a sealed container.