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Easy Beauty Hacks Using Household Items

Everyone loves beauty hacks, and these are no exception! Use common household items to do these cheap and easy natural beauty hacks.

Cheap beauty hacks using household items

Do you pay attention to the unused items floating around in your cabinets? My mom just pulled a bottle of aspirin out of hers and realized it had been expired 20 years! She probably could have done something with the aspirin other than just throwing it away.

Many of us have gold sitting in our cabinets and don’t know it. There are many common household products that are extremely useful for your typical beauty routine. (Check out my home remedies that also use household goodies!)

I’m in love with great beauty tips and tricks, and that’s what I have for you below. These are inexpensive, easy to do, and have been around for years.

I’d love if you’d check out these beauty hacks and let me know which one of your favorites. Maybe there’s something you haven’t heard of!

Natural Beauty Hacks

Makeup Remover with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil makeup remover

Not only is coconut oil an amazing makeup remover, it’s also a great cleanser! You can get this awesome product at your grocery store or on Amazon.

Scoop a little bit onto your fingers and spread onto your face. Wipe off with a cotton pad and you’ll see the makeup come right off!

What I love about coconut oil is that it’s moisturizing, and it also helps remove scars and improve the texture of your skin. The only warning: you might not want to use this if you have really oily or acne prone skin.

Use Baking Soda to Wash Your Hair

Beauty Hacks: Use Baking Soda to Wash Your Hair
Happy young woman applying hair conditioner

You heard right! This recipe works well without stripping your hair of all the natural good stuff (you know, like oil). Mix 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water.

Apply to your hair starting at the roots and working towards the ends. Let sit for 1 – 3 minutes and then rinse. Cooler water is preferable for rinsing your hair to retain shine.

Use Gelatin as a Face Mask or Pore Strips

Beauty Hacks: Use Gelatin as a Face Mask or Pore Strips

This is one of those incredibly unique beauty hacks. Gelatin is typically used for baking – but you can create a face mask or pore strips with it too!

Use 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin and combine with 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons milk. Combine until chunky then spread on. Let dry for 15 minutes and then peel off.

Use Rubbing Alcohol to Clean Your Face

Beauty Hacks: Use Rubbing Alcohol to Clean Your Face

Cotton balls and a bottle of rubbing alcohol will clean up an oily, dirty face better than those little face pads we buy!

Use Baking Soda or Peroxide to Brush Your Teeth

Beauty Hacks: Use Baking Soda or Peroxide to Brush Your Teeth

Dissolve baking soda, a small amount of salt, and few drops of white vinegar in water. Dip your toothbrush into the mixture and then use it to brush gently for 2 minutes.

Rinse the toothbrush with water (you can use it again with regular toothpaste).

Use Baby Powder to Plump your Eyelashes

Beauty Hacks: Use Baby Powder to Plump your Eyelashes

Just curl those bad boys, dust them with baby powder, and roll out with your mascara. You’ll have nice and thick eyelashes in a flash!

Use Magic Erasers to Remove Self-Tanning Streaks

Use Magic Erasers to Remove Self-Tanning Streaks

Simply wet a Magic Eraser and rub it over the streak you need to fix. Voila, no more bad self-tanning streaks!

Dryer Sheets Calm Static in Your Hair

Bounce Dryer Sheets Calm Static in Your Hair

We’ve all been there when our hair is sticking to our clothes or everything we walk by. Grab a dryer sheet, rub in the affected areas on your clothing – no more static!

Use Tin Foil to Curl Your Hair

Use Tin Foil to Curl Your Hair

Plug in your hair straightener and turn it up to maximum heat. Grab a section of hair and wrap it around your fingers in a loop, then wrap up the loop of hair in a piece of foil.

Repeat and then use your flat iron to scrunch the foil 2-3 times. (Be careful – the foil will be hot!). Let cool then remove the foil. You’ll have curls!

Use Cornstarch or Baby Powder as Dry Shampoo

Use Cornstarch or Baby Powder as Dry Shampoo

Looking a little gross around the edges but have no time for a shower? Or does your hair just need a bit of a refresher?

Sprinkle some baby powder or cornstarch on the desired area and comb or rub it into your hair. Tada! Refreshed!

Use Raw Honey to Keep Your Skin Glowing

Beauty Hacks: Use Raw Honey to Keep Your Skin Glowing

Have fun lathering your face in raw honey, then wait about 30 – 45 minutes and rinse it off. Your skin will be refreshed with natural antioxidants and other nutrients it needs.

Use Chapstick to Stop Bleeding Razor Cuts

Use Chapstick to Stop Bleeding Razor Cuts

It’s not hard to nick yourself shaving! It can be hard to stop the bleeding sometimes.

But there’s an easy way to do it: simply dab a bit of Chapstick on the area. Not only does it soothe the wound, but it prevents further bleeding.

Use Baking Soda, Sugar, or Salt as an Exfoliator

Beauty Hacks: Use Baking Soda, Sugar, or Salt as an Exfoliator

Mix a small amount of baking soda, sugar, or salt with a small amount of water until you’ve made a paste. Scrub lightly over the surface of your skin and then rinse off.

Feel the smooth texture of your face! Repeat only once a week (you don’t want to dry out your skin).


This is just a short list of beauty hacks; ways household items can make life easier and cheaper. No need to pay high prices for a flawless beauty routine; try these budget friendly methods instead!

Interested in some additional beauty ideas and DIYs? Check out these posts below:

What do you have in your cabinets? Let me know your favorite easy beauty hacks in the comments!

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