How to make your own versions of the luxury beauty products celebs swear by

Candice Batista shares three affordable DIY skincare recipes that work just as well as any of the expensive department store items. 

Essential oil infused dry shampoo

Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways, and infusing them into your beauty routine is just the beginning. One of the coolest things about Young Living Canada and their oils is their commitment to purity and stewardship, embodied in a unique, proprietary process called Seed to Seal. Young Living owns their own farms, and manages the entire cultivation process from planting, growing and harvesting, to distilling and bottling to ensure you can depend on them for the highest level of quality and purity in the products you bring into your home.

  • Ingredients
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop Tea Tree essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, for dark hair only
  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Put in a container of your choice, such as an empty salt shaker or baby powder bottle
  3. Sprinkle on roots of hair and massage into scalp.
  4. Leave for 2–3 minutes to absorb hair’s natural oils.
  5. Brush through hair.

Face serum

We’ve all heard about the benefits of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates collagen production and helps to reduce signs of aging by repairing the damage done by free radicals and the sun. I make an antiaging Vitamin C serum, using 3 ingredients. Camu Camu is a vitamin C super start (from the Amazon). One-teaspoon is the same as eating 16 oranges , on top pf that L-ascorbic acid is a synthetic form of Vitamin C that’s often used in both expensive skin serums but this is more potent and an amazing antiaging superstar. I am add glycerin (great to help dry, dull skin) and aloe vera – reduces inflammation

  • 4 teaspoons aloe vera gel
  • 2 teaspoons glycerin
  • 2 teaspoons camu camu powder
  1. Mix camu camu and glycerin (mix well)
  2. Add aloe vera and stir to well
  3. Use a dark container glass bottle like this on (with a dropper)
  4. Usage: put 2-4 drops onto a clean face, twice a day, follow with a good moisturizer!
  5. To use, smooth 2-4 drops onto (clean) face, neck and chest twice a day. Let it absorb and follow with moisturizer.

Eye lash serum 

This is the simplest recipe; with only 2 ingredients you can have longer, fuller lashes. Castor oil contains fatty acids and vitamin E, both will help the lash root and stimulate growth. Aloe Vera works as a great conditioner!


  • 2 tablespoons castor oil
  • 2 tbsp aloe Vera gel


  1. Add both to a small container with a lid.
  2. Using a Q-tip apply – dip it on and apply to your lashes, leave it on overnight if you can.
  3. Shake well before use. Use for 2 weeks!