3 Homemade, Natural Skincare Recipes For Black Skin

Homemade, Natural Skincare Recipes For Black Skin

As people become more and more aware of the toxins and chemicals in traditional skincare, there has been a movement to green products and ingredients. People monitor the creation of their product as well as its contents to ensure it only holds the least damaging, and most wholesome parts. While this has proved to be helpful and much better than traditional methods, there are still some enthusiasts who seek total control over their products through the use of natural remedies.

For those of us who suffer from sensitive skin and systems, natural skincare creation is a way we can protect our bodies and customize our experience with skincare. Below are a couple of our favorite natural skin recipes from beloved bloggers!

Tropical Fruit Hair Smoothie

Mangos are used in a natural black skincare recipe

Hair smoothies are a great way to infuse moisture into the hair, adding softness and shine to damaged tresses. They work as a natural deep conditioner, soaking into the hair and scalp to hydrate and seal. You can customize smoothies to most blends of oil and fruit. However, we’ve provided our favorite recipe from blogger Jenell Stweart of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com. This recipe uses pineapple and mango. Both fruits are interchangeable with a variety of other types depending on the result you desire.


1 cup of Soy Milk
1/2 cup of strawberry and mango chunks (fresh or frozen)
1/2 banana
1 Tbsp Jojoba oil
1 Tbsp Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. The fewer chunks in your smoothie, the easier the rinsing process will be! For better application, make sure your hair is dry. Wet hair makes it more difficult for the mask to stick to the hair shaft. You can adjust the consistency by adding more fruit (frozen fruit makes a thicker smoothie than fresh fruit) or adding more milk to thin it out.

Whipped Hair And Skin Butter

Body butter surrounded by cream peonies on a spa towel

Hair and skin butter is a perfect moisturizer and sealant for both dry and oily skin. The shea butter traps moisture and conditions leaving the skin soft and supple. It can also do double duty on the scalp, making this recipe for a whipped butter versatile and useful. Chelsea Fregis at Naturallycurly.com was nice enough to create a guide on how to make your butter! This guide is more helpful than a standard recipe because it gives you the ability to create your own customized recipe as you go.

Chelsea breaks the process down into three easy steps:

1. “Choose your Key Ingredients”

You can use shea, cocoa, or mango butter to start. These are firm or hard at room temperature and whip up to a perfect consistency. You will also need a liquid oil along with the butter. Jojoba, Grapeseed, and apricot oils are great additions for black hair and skin.

2. “Use The Right Proportions”

As stated by Chelsea, “…less liquid oil will make a firmer, thicker butter and more oil will keep it fluffy and light.” Following this rule allows you to customize the consistency and level of moisture for your hair and skin. If you live in a dry climate, it might be beneficial to create a dense, thicker butter to give the skin more protection from moisture loss. Cold area? Butter containing more heavy liquid oils like jojoba will keep its soft consistency, but provide a significant amount of moisture and sealing to protect from the elements.

3. “Be Gentle when using heat”

Heat can easily destroy the natural properties of your butter and oil. Direct heat is a no-no! Use a double boiler, or create one using a small pan half full of water and a glass bowl. After the butter melts, turn off the heating element and remove the bowl from the pan. Stir, allow the mixture to cool to a medium consistency (about the texture of cake icing, or cake batter for a lighter butter), then whisk using a stand or electric mixer. Once you have the consistency  you like, it is ready to be jarred!

Anti-Aging Homemade Toner With Green Tea And Pomegranate

A natural skincare recipe for black people: Anti-Aging Homemade Toner With Green Tea And Pomegranate

Hello Glow always provides fantastic DIY recipes for skincare. In this homemade toner, Stephanie Gerber combines the power of pomegranate and green tea in an antioxidant-rich, PH balancing toner recipe great for sisters suffering from dark spots, hyperpigmentation, or looking to give an anti-aging boost. The recipe is straightforward, calling only for a 1/4th cup of cooled green tea, 1/8th cup of pure pomegranate juice, and 1/8th cup of filtered water.


1/2 cup of green tea

1/4 cup of pure pomegranate Juice

1/4 cup of filtered water

To create the toner, combine the pomegranate juice with water, then add the cooled green tea. Store in a glass bottle or mister bottle for easy sprays.

Homemade, Natural Skincare Recipes For Black Skin Conclusion

Are you a natural beauty vet or newbie? Let us know some of your favorite recipes in the comments below! Be sure to check out some our other favorite recipes here.

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  1. I was just wondering, won’t the pomegranate juice stain the facial skin? I know it stains the skin on my hands and I have to use soap and water to remove it and that seems to defeat the use of the toner. Help me understand, please.

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