Top 10 Start-Up Ingredients for DIY Beauty!


These ingredients are extremely versatile and will allow beginner DIY'ers to get a jump start on their natural beauty regimen. You'll see these ingredients in dozens of recipes on Native Glow, so stock your cabinents now!

1. Coconut Oil

Hands down, the best carrier oil on the market. You'll find Coconut Oil in several scrubs, lotions, and conditioners.

Nature's Way Coconut Oil is a wonderful brand that can be used in beauty products and cooking. It's certified organic, non-GMO and unrefined!

2. Shea Butter

The nutty aroma of Shea Butter comes from the African tree, popularly known for its moisturizing properties. Shea Butter is a key ingredient in lotions, sunscreens, and deodorants.

Perfect Body Harmony's Shea Butter is an organic & raw product that's far superior to many shea butters on the market.

3. Beeswax

Used as a thickening agent in many recipes, Beeswax's golden color carries a rich scent. Whether you purchase blocks or pellets, beeswax is a critical element in DIY Beauty.

Stakich 1 lb Pure Beeswax Pellets are top-quality & cosmetic-grade. If you're vegan, consider using Candelilla Wax in place of beeswax.

4. Essential Oils

If you want scent in your recipes, then Essential Oils are a necessity. These vials can last up to 10 years, so make sure you buy quality.

An Aromatherapy Sampler Set is a great way to sample some of the most popular essential oils. Also, read Native Glow's Guide to Essential Oils to learn more about specific scents.

5. Vitamin E

Filled with antioxidants that protect and nourish the skin, Vitamin E is a great addition to many DIY beauty recipes. Additionally, Vitamin E acts as a preservative so it'll increase the shelf life of your products.

Cococare's Vitamin E Oil has zero fillers or preservatives, so you're buying 100% pure Vitamin E.

6. Baking Soda

A staple in most pantries, Baking Soda (aka Sodium Bicarbonate) helps regulate pH levels and eliminate odors. Baking soda is frequently used in homemade deodorants, bath soaks, and cleaning products.

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda can be purchased in 13.5 lb Bulk Boxes or 1 lb (16 oz) Small Boxes.

7. Liquid Castile Soap

At Native Glow, we LOVE Dr. Bronner's! You'll use Liquid Castile Soap in homemade cleaning products, shampoo and bubble bath.

Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap's are certified organic and 100% pure goodness. Try out Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap and Dr. Bronner's Lavender Soap - two of our favorite scents!

8. Arrowroot

Similar in texture to cornstarch, Arrowroot Powder is used as a thickening ingredient in beauty recipes. You'll use it in homemade deodorant, dry shampoo and make-up (such as bronzer & eyeshadow).

Starwest Botanical's Arrowroot Powder 1 lb is certified organic, non-GMO, and kosher certified.

9. Salt

There are many options in the Salt Department, ranging from Epson Salt to Himalayan Salt to simple Sea Salt. Salts are commonly used in bath soaks and body scrubs.

San Francisco Salt Company sells great products...check out their Epsoak Epsom Salt and Minera Dead Sea Salt. We recommend buying in bulk as you're supposed to use ~2 cups (1 lb) per each bath.

10. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar doesn't just belong in your salad dressing...it also belongs in your beauty regimen! You'll see ACV used in hair rinses/conditioners, masks, and toners.

When purchasing Apple Cider Vinegar, you most turn to the mother of them all: Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar. It's organic...it's raw...it's unfiltered. What more can you ask for? Buy it in bulk here.