The voice behind the popular Vegan Beauty Review blog and Instagram page now has a new book that shows you how to make cruelty-free beauty products from scratch in your own kitchen. The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty: 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin & Hair Care Products is full of Pinterest-worthy vegan beauty recipes that are perfect to make as gifts or for yourself! Learn how to create lavender and sage hair conditioner, coffee body scrub, moisturizing makeup remover, and TONS more.

To celebrate the release of the book, here are some of our favorite DIY products from Vegan Beauty Review: 

DIY Natural Deodorant Spray

Adapted from Vegan Beauty Review


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2 oz. witch hazel
12 drops favorite essential oil (sweet orange is recommended)
Spray bottle

  • Add the witch hazel and essential oil to a spray bottle.
  • Put the top on and shake well before spritzing under your arms.

DIY Flaxseed Scrub

Adapted from Vegan Beauty Review


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1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
2 tsp. granulated vegan sugar
2 Tbsp. sweet almond, coconut, olive, or jojoba oil

Add all the ingredients to a small jar and mix until well combined.

To use: Apply a small amount of the mixture to your face and gently scrub in a circular motion. Wash off with warm water and follow with your favorite vegan toner and moisturizer.

DIY All-Natural Lipstick

Adapted from Vegan Beauty Review


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3/4 tsp. candelilla wax
1 tsp. shea or cocoa butter
1 tsp. jojoba, sweet almond, coconut, or olive oil
1–3 tsp. beet root powder or red mica (the amount depends on how intense you want the color to be)
A couple of drops peppermint essential oil
Lip balm tubes or small tins

  • Using a microwave or double boiler, heat the wax, butter, and oil in a glass bowl until the wax and butter have completely melted.
  • Remove from the heat and add the beet root powder and essential oil.
  • Immediately pour the mixture into lip balm tubes or tins.
  • Refrigerate until cool.

For even more instructions on how to make gluten-free, and cruelty-free makeup, skin and hair products, buy a copy of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty: 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin & Hair Care Product

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