how to save money with diy

How to save money with DIY: 3 easy recipes

Preparing DIY products is not only funny but can also save money. I tried to prove it, preparing 3 beauty products with only 4-5 ingredients that all of us have in our pantry. In this post I make a coffee body scrub, a sugar lip scrub and a healthy natural deodorant. Curious?? keep reading:)


#1 Coffee Body Scrub

This is an easy recipe that requires only 3 ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • coffee powder (used one works just fine)
  • honey

This scrub was suggested to me by a friend. I decided to reproduce it at home and with only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes, I prepared my Coffee body scrub. I used it under the shower for the entire body but also as face scrub! After using it, the skin looked bright, hydrate and soft! Awesome! So why do we have to spend so much money for a commercial scrub when it’s possible to make a better one at home??

Preparation for 50 mg

  1. pour 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a jar (better if it’s an old recycled jar);
  2. add 3-4 teaspoons of coffee powder and mix the two ingredients;
  3. add a teaspoon of honey and mix them again;
  4. finally, reach the consistency that you prefer. You could either add more coffee, if you want a granular scrub, or more oil if you prefer it more liquid.


scrub coffee


I recommend to prepare this scrub as single use and avoid long storage. Keep it away from water. The presence of water in the jar can help the growth of microorganisms/bacterias in our scrub in the long term.  So, to be totally sure, just prepare it 5 minutes before the shower and only for the quantity that you need. Problem solved!


#2 Sugar Lip Scrub

This recipe is easier than the body scrub and requires only two ingredients and half of the time (2 minutes only).

  • olive oil
  • sugar


  1. pour 2 teaspoons of sugar in a jar;
  2. add slowly olive oil mixing the two ingredients;
  3. keep adding oil till you reach the desired consistency. I prefer granular scrub as showed in fig. 3, but this is completely up to you.


lip scrub

If the smell of olive oil is not your favourite, you can either add a food fragrance or replace olive oil with jojoba or argan oil.

#3 Natural deo

This is one of my favourite recipes. It’s already a year that I’m producing and using my own deo and I definitely like it. It’s easy to prepare, it’s healthy and it will save your money.


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  1. pour baking soda in a jar;
  2. add 2 teaspoons of rice starch;
  3. mix the powders;
  4. add coconut oil;
  5. mix vigorously the ingredients

natural deo


Now the deo is ready to be used.




I prefer not to add any further fragrance because for me it is enough the one from coconut oil. Of course, you can add the fragrance that you like the most and customise your Deo.


These are only three examples of DIY recipes that give you, in only 5 minutes, healthy products and a lot of fun. I will never stop to say that making DIY products is the only way to be 100% conscious about what you are putting on your skin.


Just give it a try.

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