Detox your beauty regime

In first  issue of Joie, Amanda Cook from Vintage Savoir Faire shares an article about DIY Beauty with tips and tricks for detoxing your beauty regime, and she knows a thing or tow about the subject. Amanda  has had an interest in  making her own bath & beauty goods for some time, but is now undertaking a year long beauty detox & sharing it on her blog. She started by chucking all her store bought  beauty products and is experimenting with ones she makes herself from natural ingredients….much of it is stuff she can pull from her kitchen cupboards.  Amanda actually shares a recipe for a Mint & Coconut Sugar Scrub in Joie. Amanda’s article starts on page 50 and you can read it below.

As someone who attempts to reduce my family’s exposure to yucky chemicals, I will be trying it out for sure.  Here are some other homemade bath & body recipes and tutorials you may be interested in.

  1. Summer Soap Making from Rhythm of the Home
  2. Lemon Honey Body Scrub from Craftbits
  3. Homemade Face Masks from ModLife
  4. Homemade Deodorant from How About Orange
  5. Rosemary Walnut Shampoo and Vinegar Rinse from Natural Beauty Workshop
  6. Mondo Bath Bombs from Soap Queen
  7. Gentle Facial Exfoliant from Craft Gossip
  8. Homemade Hydrating Body Oil from Spa Magazine


  1. Great information! I would love to decrease the amount of chemicals that my family and I put on our skin. I just haven’t known where to start. I’m definitely going to check out all of these links. Thanks!

  2. Great article and links! I love making my own homemade stuff… olive oil, sugar, lavender oil, rice bran oil, sea buckthorn oil, manuka honey, bran, milk, yoghurt, pineapple, oatmeal, and other bits and bobs get thrown into various things I make! I do use shop bought liquid mineral makeup, but buy it online from a specialised place, and it’s chemical free.

    I try hard to avoid as many chemicals as possible on my body and with my household cleaning products. It’s my firm belief that the apparent rise in cancer levels has something to do with the increase in chemicals throughout our daily living environments.

    The less chemicals we use the better!!

    Linda. xox

  3. Your focus on beauty detox couldn’t come at a better time for me since I have resolved to get safer, all natural products–thank you! Now I can make some… 🙂

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