“Finding the ingredients is a large part of the fun of making your own beauty products, but you will surprise at how many you probably already have at home” -JULIETTE GOGGIN and ABI RIGHTON-
Every day our bodies works tirelessly to protect us and keeping us healthy. Our bodies lose thousand of skin cells a year and sometimes they can get stuck on our skin a long with debris, so we need a little scrub to help the new skin to breathe. Sometimes, our bodies are so busy taking care of us they forget to keep skin cells hydrated, so we need to give our limbs some extra nourishment. And sometimes we are stressed or exercising heavily and we want to feel clean and deodorized so we need a good antiperspirant. Also sometimes, we need to help keep our feet healthy and soothe our sunburnt skin, and at last but not least sometimes we and our bodies just need some rest and relaxation.
I like caring my body like the way I caring small child, feed with nourishing foods, bathe it, nurture it, and treat it with so much love. There is millions product over the beauty store that will pamper us and spoil us with choices. From wallet friendly at the local pharmacy store or high level beauty product from all the designer brands, Does we know the ingredients that they put in and whether or not is suitable for our skin or is there contains dangerous chemical too. Isn’t helpful that we could made our own instead of buying from the store? By knowing what ingredients that we put it and the great news is all coming from our own home that will be totally money saver too 🙂 why not trying to make it? is easy and you could whip this 8 recipes up in a minutes with few simple ingredients. Time to turn on your scientist mode :).
1. HYDRATING BATH MILK
This bath milk is great for relieving fluid retention, the recipe is hydrating and nourishing and great for relaxing tired muscles and irritated skin. Lavender promotes relaxation and ease anxiety.
Makes about 500ml/ Shelf life: 24 hours
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 1/4 cup lavender buds
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 full cream milk
Make a double boiler by placing a large glass bowl over a large pan of simmering water. Allow the water to lap at the bowl, but not to flow over the edges of the pan. Add the coconut oil and heat gently until melted. Removed the bowl from the pan ( take care- it will be hot) than allow the coconut oil to cool, but not so much or else it turn to be solid.
Place the remaining ingredients in the bowl with coconut oil and mix together to fully combine. Transfer to a plastic cosmetic bottle or use immediately poured into your bath water, agitating the water with your hand as the bath runs. Luxuriate in the milk for 20 minutes to rehydrate and soothe.
2. MUSCLE RELIEF BATH SALTS
Epsom salts have natural way of flushing excess toxins and helping you de-bloat (always a good thing if you ask me). They do work on their own, but I’ve found a few extra ingredients really up the ante.
Makes about 750ml/ Shelf life : 24 months
- 1/2 cup Celtic sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1 cup baking soda
- 15 drops sweet oranges essential oil
Place the sea salt, Epsom salts and baking soda in a bowl and stir thoroughly to fully combine. Add the sweet oranges essential oil and stir again, until the oil mixed through. Transfer to an airtight container. To use, place 1-2 tbsp of the salts in your bathwater.
3. CALMING BEDTIME BUBBLE BATH
Sometimes simple is best when your mind is racing and you can’t settle. Be kind to yourself and remember tomorrow is another day! 🙂
Makes about 330ml/ Shelf life : 3 months
- 250ml liquid castile soap ( such us Dr. Bronner’s)
- 80ml sweet almond oil
- 1tsp nutmeg essential oil
- 1tsp lavender essential oil
- 1tsp raw honey
Place the soap, the sweet almond oil, and both essential oil in a clean glass bowl or large measurement jug and stir gently to fully combine, taking care not to froth up the ingredients. Drizzle in the honey, stirring gently as you go until is fully mixed in. Transfer the mixture into a plastic bottle with tight-fitting lid. To use, pour under running water and froth up using your hand as the bath fills.
4.SENSUAL BODY WASH
Honey is so restorative and nourishing while also being antibacterial and antiseptic, so it’s valuable addition in a body wash. Jasmine absolute has mild aphrodisiac properties, making this a perfect body wash if you are preparing for a hot date. 🙂
Makes about 200ml/ Shelf life : 3 months
- 125ml of liquid castile soap
- 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1tbsp apricot kernel oil
- 60ml raw honey
- 40 drops neroli essential oil
- 15 drops jasmine absolute essential oil
Place all the ingredients in your desire bottle and shake to combine. Shake again before each use.
5. JOJOBA & PEPPERMINT FOOT SCRUB
If your soles are constantly taking a beating in impossible footwear, plus you do running most of the day which put even much pressure on your feet. Scrub away the stresses from your feet with this minty potion, and this like most scrubs, makes a great gift too :). Particularly as it not something you’d buy for yourself.
Makes about 120ml/ Shelf life : 3 months
- 6 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1/2 sea salt ( coarse or fine, according to preference)
- 16 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 drops tee tree essential oil
- 4 tbsp jojoba oil
Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Transfer to an airtight container and use as necessary.
6. ORANGE & POMEGRANATE BODY SCRUB
When we exercise a lot, our skin can feel little grimy and sweat can easily get stuck in the pores. By using body scrub few times a week, it help to slough away dead skin and give you an extra-good clean :). Adds few drops of vanilla essential oil to the mixture if you like, for added relaxing effects.
Makes about 2 cups/ Shelf life : 6 weeks
- 5 1/2oz coconut oil
- 450g granulated sugar
- zest of 1 orange
- Juice of 1 pomegranate
Make a double boiler by placing a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Allow the water to lap at the bowl, but not to flow over the edge of the pan. Add the coconut oil and allow to melt. Once the coconut oil has melted, remove the bowl from the pan, and allow to cool a little and than stir in the granulated sugar until all the grains are coated in the oil.
Add the orange zest and pomegranate juice, and stir through until fully combined. Allow to set, stirring occasionally as it does, so that all the grains of sugar become coated in the oil and juices, fully incorporating everything until it firm up.
To use, scoop out a little of the scrub and rub it gently in your hands to loosen the coconut oil again, then apply to your skin.
7. COCO BLAST BODY SCRUB
Rub this scrub all over your body, then sink into the warm water and pretend you are on an island filled with coconut :). When it comes to beauty coconut has all-rounded benefits an smell amazing too.
Makes about 1 1/4cups/ Shelf life 3 months
- 50g coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup brown granulated sugar
- 1tbsp Himalayan pink salt or coarse sea salt
- 3tbsp coconut cream
- 1/4 desiccated coconut
- 2 drops bergamot essential oil
Make a double boiler by placing a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Allow the water to lap at the bowl but not to flow over the edges of the pan. Add the coconut oil and allow to melt. When the oil has completely melted, remove the bowl from the pan and allow the oil to cool slightly. Add the two sugars and stir to fully coat the sugar crystal in the oil, then coconut cream, desiccated coconut and bergamot essential oil and stir again.
Store in an airtight jar in a warm room. To use, scoop out a little of the scrub and warm it gently in your hands to loosen the coconut oil again. Then apply to your body.
8. SUNBURN SKIN RESCUE
Even though I have naturally TAN brown skin, but there’s nothing worse than having a sunburn. This recipe is hydrating and restorative to help heal all those traumatized cells and replenish lost moisture.
Elderflowers contain bioflavonoids that help to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation, which really good as a sunburn remedy :).
Makes about 150ml/ Shelf life : 3 months
- 1 1/2tsp dried elderflowers
- 60ml aloe vera gel
- 1tbsp witch hazel
- 2tsp calendula oil
- 10 drops geranium essential oil
Place the elderflowers in a small cup and cover with 60ml boiling water. Allow the water to infuse for 10 minutes, then strain the liquid into fresh cup and set aside to cool completely.
Once the elderflowers infusion is cool, place the aloe vera gel, witch hazel, calendula oil and geranium essential oil in a glass bowl and stir to combine. Add the infusion and stir again.
Pour the mixture into plastic cosmetic bottle with a spray top. Give it a shake to make sure everything is fully mixed together. To use, spray the soother liberally on the affected patches of skin. Store the spray in the fridge and shake again before each use.
Feel free to try and doing the experiment with all those easy Homemade DIY beauty 🙂 and have fun discovering the ingredients on your own home 🙂 and feel the benefit from it. 🙂