Sometimes it’s best to use your food for reasons other than a meal. Besides making food art, another resourceful use of fruits, veggies and more is to make your own makeup and beauty essentials. Not only are they beneficial for your skin and hair, they also make you look pretty scrumptious ;) While everyone knows lemons, oranges and other common pantry items are good for the skin, we were inspired by this week’s Oreo mascara hack to dig up some of the most WTF uses for edibles that we could find. Just maybe eat those Oreos instead of putting them on your eyelashes.


1. Beets as Lip or Cheek Stain: When you’re looking to brighten up your lips or cheeks, try this stain that mixes beets, honey and olive oil. You’ll have everyone staring at your beauty all day/night long. (via Treasures + Travels)


2. Apple Cider Vinegar as Toner: Though smelly (no worries, it goes away quickly), this face toner works wonders to leave your face clean + clear. Just ask Scarlett Johansson. (via Eat Sleep Cuddle)


3. Kool-Aid as Lip Plumper: Yep, you can make lip plumper out of the super sugary drink. Look good while licking your lips and winking at hotties from across the bar. (via Brit + Co)


4. Egg Yolk + Olive Oil as Hair Treatment: Combine the essentials for a good fried egg together in your hair instead of the frying pan and you’ll have stronger, shinier strands as a result. (via Pemberley Jones)


5. Coconut Oil + Baking Soda as Deodorant: You’re gonna toss out that store bought stick once you discover the natural wonders (and scent) of this homemade concoction. (via Hummus Bird)


6. Thyme or Chai as Face Steams: You know how you like to put your face over your hot tea to catch the smell (and maybe pretend like you’re getting a facial)? It actually does work wonders for your skin if you add the right ingredients together from pantry items. (via Little Green Dot)


7. Olive Oil as Night Cream: You’re guaranteed to have sweet dreams after applying this solid cream into your nightly routine. Perks = you’ll wake up with less dark circles under those eyes ;) (via Jellibean Journals)


8. Green Tea + Pomegranate as Toner: Give your face a fresh glow with this beautiful fruit, which (FYI) is an antioxidant. (via Hello Glow)


9. Peaches + Yogurt as Eye Treatment: Your eyes will be looking extra peachy after you rub some of this sweetness around your eyeballs. (via You Beauty)


10. Vanilla Bean as Soap: Love the smell of the coffee shop? Take it with you throughout the day with this moisturizing bar soap. (via Offbeat + Inspired)


11. Beer as a Hair Mask: Yep, you can put the brew in your hair to help with split ends and bring out shine. The proteins and sugar in beer help your hair bond, which helps fight frizz. No need to pour a pint over your head though, use a spray bottle and spray away. (via Sweet Disasters)


12. Avocado + Honey as a Face Mask: Just like strawberries, the healthy green fruit has many uses, like this face mask that will revitalize your face. Just don’t eat it after ;) (via Brit + Co)


13. Cocoa Powder + Turmeric Powder as Eyeshadow: Who knew you could combine a few ingredients from your spice rack to create a golden brown eyeshadow. (via Free People)

14. Strawberries as Teeth Whitener: You may not know it, but the sweet red berries can be used for a lot of things other than just to eat or decorate your spiked beverage. Just ask Michelle Phan, who uses freshly picked strawberries to whiten her teeth. Bye, Crest Whitestrips! (via Hello Natural)


15. Coffee Beans + Coconut Oil as Body Scrub: This sugar scrub is packed with antioxidants to lighten and brighten your skin while also helping to temporarily minimize cellulite. We’ll take a double shot of this scrub. (via Brit + Co)


16. Pepto-Bismol, Tomatoes + Aspirin as Acne Remedies: There’s so many DIY recipes for acne it makes us wonder why we even buy everything in the beauty aisle. Try ’em all and let us know which works best to give you clear skin. (via Barefoot Blonde)


17. Mayo as Hair Conditioner: That’s right — the secret to Blake Lively’s lovely, lovely locks is good old-fashioned Hellman’s. (via Byrdie, Photo via Rob Kim/Getty)


18. Mint + Chocolate Chips as Lip Gloss: Your lips will be extra kissable after adding this yummy gloss to your mouth. (via Food Plus Words)


19. Chocolate as a Face Mask: Yep, chocolate is a strong antioxidant. So in addition to indulging in a bar or two, why not spread some across your face to revitalize it. (via Say Yes)


20. Yogurt as a Facial: After leaving some plain yogurt on your face for a little, it will be brighter than ever before. (via Sugar + Cloth)


21. Sea Salt as Hairspray: Looking for a beachy wave? Mix some sea salt with water and crunch away. (via Sincerely, Kinsey)


22. Corn Starch, Nutmeg, Ginger + Sage as Foundation: Grab the entire spice rack (minus cinnamon) and you’ll have a multitude of foundation shades to wear daily. (via Don’t Waste the Crumbs)


23. Gelatin + Milk as Pore Strips: No need to splurge on Bioré Strips when you can create your own concoction at home. (via Petit Elefant)


24. Avocado Oil, Mayo + Honey as a Hair + Face Mask: This trio creates a moisturizing concoction that can be used for either your hair or face (why not go with both!). When Blake approves of running some mayo through your hair to avoid split ends you know it’s worthy of a try. (via Bespangled)


25. Oats as Bath Powder: Say farewell to expensive bath accessories because all you need is a container of oats to get your skin feeling alive. (via Smart School House)

Which crazy food beauty hack will you/have you tried? Let us know in the comments.