Crafting Vegan Cosmetics: 3 DIY Recipes

RRylee October 14, 2023 4:16 PM

Going vegan doesn't stop at the dinner table; it's a lifestyle choice that also extends to the products we use on our bodies. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of crafting vegan cosmetics, using three DIY recipes that are as kind to your skin as they are to the environment.

Understanding Vegan Cosmetics

Before we get started, let's clarify what we mean by 'vegan cosmetics'. Simply put, these are beauty products that contain no animal-derived ingredients and haven't been tested on animals. They go beyond being merely 'cruelty-free'; they're also free from ingredients like beeswax, lanolin, collagen, and others that are typically sourced from animals.

In addition to their ethical benefits, vegan cosmetics can also be better for your skin, particularly if it's sensitive. Many of them are made from natural ingredients, reducing the risk of skin reactions and allergies.

DIY Vegan Cosmetic Recipes

Ready to get started? Here are three DIY recipes you can use to make your own vegan cosmetics at home.

1. Lip Balm


  • 2 tablespoons of candelilla wax
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of shea butter
  • 5 drops of essential oil (optional)


  1. Melt the candelilla wax, coconut oil, and shea butter in a double boiler.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat and add the essential oil.
  3. Pour the mixture into a lip balm container and let it cool and harden.

2. Face Mask


  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice


  1. Mash the avocado in a bowl.
  2. Add the oatmeal and lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off with warm water.

3. Body Lotion


  • ½ cup of almond oil
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • 15 drops of essential oil


  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the essential oil in a double boiler.
  2. Heat until melted, then remove from heat and add the essential oil.
  3. Pour into a jar and allow to cool before using.

Remember, the beauty of making your own cosmetics is that you can customize the ingredients to suit your needs and preferences.

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