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Experts are always pointing out that ingredients we need to defrizz and exfoliate are already sitting pretty in our kitchen cupboards. Here's how to use them.

green_maskIt’s common knowledge that a nice chunk of women’s paychecks can go to buying of-the-moment beauty products and those tried-and-true faves we basically have on auto-pay. And don’t try to stop us.

But when there are ingredients we need to defrizz and exfoliate that are already sitting pretty in our kitchen pantries, well, we want to know how to use them.

Here are some cool, DIY beauty treatments we’ve learned about from experts that’ll save you a few bucks and earn you bragging rights the next time a friend asks how you get your teeth so white. —Jamie McKillop

1. Your compost is her cleanser
The seeds and pulp from this Brooklynite’s juicer have become the source of her “raw food” beauty rituals and facial peel.

2. DIY cooling eye compress
Got itchy and irritated eyes that come from staring at a computer screen all day long, allergies, or a rotten night? (Sorry!)  London-based natural beauty brand Neal’s Yard Remedies shares a quick fix.

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4. 14 beauty uses for coconut oil
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Got any quick and easy DIY beauty recipes? Share them with us in the Comments, below!

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