DIY Beauty Products on a Backpacker’s Budget: Part 2

Ok so I’m carrying on from Saturday’s post on DIY beauty products you can make on the road when you’re strapped for cash but need a little pick me up. Make sure you check out part 1 which included a Brown Sugar Body Scrub, Mango Face Mask, Coconut Lip Scrub and various Sunburn Remedies!

Coffee Scrub

Another fabulous body scrub for you, this time with the magical properties of coffee!

Coffee Scrub Ingredients


1 Cup of Ground Coffee

1 Cup of White Sugar

½ Cup of Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon of Ground Cinnamon


Chuck it all together in one bowl and give it stir. Massage into skin whilst you’re in the shower and rinse!


Lovely, smooth skin! The caffeine in the coffee also makes skin feel firmer and more toned. It can also temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite! Winner. For a more basic version, just go with the coffee and oil if you don’t want to go crazy on ingredients.

Chocolate Face Mask

A delicious treat for your face!

Chocolate Face Mask Ingredients


1/3 Cup of Dark Cocoa Powder

¼ Cup of Honey

3 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream

2 Tablespoons of Oatmeal


Mix together and apply to face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse!


Thoroughly moisturised skin! Chocolate has massive antioxidant properties so can prevent cell damage, as well as helping increase your face’s defence against UV rays! It’s also super moisturising and leaves skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. To add the cherry on top it smells outrageously good! Top marks.

Avocado and Coconut Hair Mask

A treat for sun damaged locks.

Avocado & Coconut Hair Mask Ingredients


1 Ripe Avocado

½ Cup of Coconut Milk

1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil


Mix together and apply to dry hair, leave on for 30 minutes and rinse. Sometimes this can be tricky if you’re staying in hostels, but is definitely an option if you’re on a working holiday visa and staying in an apartment.


Shiny nourished hair! The avocado is great for promoting hair growth and moisturises dry, damaged locks.

Sunburn Remedies

Following on from Part 1, I’ve got one more natural sunburn remedy for you beauts.



A quick and easy soother for sunburnt skin is a cold milk compress. Just soak a flannel in chilled milk and hold to burnt skin. It soothes the burn, is super cheap and no need for lots of ingredients. Who knew right?

And that was my DIY Beauty Special! What do you think? Have you tried any of these out on your travels? Hit me back playa.

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