Household Items That Also Make Great Beauty Products

A woman applies lotion to her hands

A woman applies lotion to her hands

It's estimated that the average American woman will spend around $300,000 total on just facial beauty products throughout her life—an average of about $8 per day (and you thought your latte habit was bad). 

Buying nice, expensive products is a treat that we can give ourselves every so often—a girl's gotta look good, right?—but if you don't have the cash to fund your beauty habit, you might have to scale back a little bit. Whether you're running low on funds or you just want to explore more natural beauty products, it turns out there's an entire beauty department that's right inside your home! In fact, you most likely already have plenty of household products that are completely safe to use on your skin, hair, and nails. 

Here's a short guide to household items that also make great beauty products. 

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil not only helps you eat healthier, but it can also be an incredible beauty tool. You can use coconut oil for a variety of beauty purposes, including as a face moisturizer, body scrub, breath freshener, lip scrub, deodorant, cuticle oil, eyelash growth serum, frizz tamer, and a leave-in conditioner. Actually, the better question is: "What can coconut oil not do?"

Brown Sugar

Brown sugar can sweeten up a batch of cookies or a bowl of oatmeal and it also makes the perfect ingredient for a sugar scrub. Use brown sugar to exfoliate your lips, slough off dead skin on your heels, clean grimy hands, and keep your hands looking youthful. 

Olive Oil

Olive oil makes everything taste better, but did you know that people have been using it for centuries in beauty regimens? You can use olive oil to remove makeup, as a replacement for shaving cream, for cuticle conditioning, to help repair cracked or dry heels, as a hair treatment, and as a shine serum for your hair. 


You can't wake up without your morning cup of coffee, but you may not have known that it can also do a lot more for you and your body. Coffee grounds can be used for a lip scrub, adding shine to your hair, to reduce puffiness on your eyes, and to tighten skin. 

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