18 DIY Beauty Products To Pamper Yourself With

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18 DIY Beauty Products To Pamper Yourself With

You deserve time to recharge and relax.

Sadly, it’s hard to find the time to take care of yourself when you have to juggle work and family responsibilities, right?

Not to mention skincare and beauty products can be too expensive.

You don’t have time to go to spas, and you’re probably not eager to spend money on pricey self-care products you might not even get the chance to use.

So, how do you give yourself the care you deserve without sacrificing your time or money?

By making your simple pampering products at home, of course!

DIY skincare and beauty products are not only easy to make; they’re quick and all the ingredients you need are probably in your home already.

Not surprisingly, they’re also more luxurious than anything you can buy at a store.

Why?

It’s simple. With DIY products, your skin receives nourishing ingredients that help to keep it healthy, instead of the chemical laden processed products that damage your skin and hair in the long-term.

To help you stop skipping on your self-care, I’ve compiled 18 different beauty products you can make at home to care for your body, from your hair to your feet.

They’re all simple, natural products you can make in minutes.

Let’s jump right in!

Hair Masks

Restorative Egg Yolk Hair Mask

Egg Yolk Face Mask

Photo credit: Syunskis

Egg yolk is the star of this mask because it’s rich in saturated fatty acids (just like coconut oil), protein, cholesterol, and vitamins, all which help to strengthen your hair, the cuticle, and nourish your scalp.

Ingredients:

  • Short to medium hair: 1egg yolk. Long hair: 2 egg yolks.
  • Short to medium hair:1 tablespoon of olive oil. Long hair: 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Short to medium hair: 2 tablespoons of yogurt.
  • Long hair: 4 tablespoons of yogurt.

Method:

  • Separate the yolk from the egg white by cracking an egg carefully until all the egg white has left the egg and only the yolk remains, or by using the plastic bottle method.
  • Whisk the yolk, olive oil, and yogurt in a bowl until smooth.
  • With a brush, apply the mixture to your hair. Start from your roots and work your waytoward your ends.
  • Use your fingers or a comb to finish spreading the mixture evenly.
  • Hold your hair up with a hair clip.
  • Put on a shower cap (optional).
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse and wash your hair with your regular shampoo.

How often to use it: You can do this mask up to three times a week to repair your hair faster.

Overnight Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Coconut Hair Oil Mask

Ingredients:

  • Short to medium hair: 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Long hair: 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  • Short to medium hair: 1 tablespoon of almond oil. Long hair: 2 tablespoons of almond oil.

Method:

  • If your coconut oil is solid, put it in the microwave for 10 seconds until it melts.
  • Blend the almond and coconut oil in a small bowl. I prefer to use a small glass bottle with a dropper.
  • With a dropper, apply the blend to your roots and massage with your fingers. Begin on the left side of your scalp and work your way toward the right side. If you don’t have a dropper, just spread the oil on your fingers and apply directly.
  • Once you covered your roots, apply the oil on your ends with your fingers.
  • Brush with a fine tooth comb to spread the oil evenly.
  • Pull your hair up with a hair clip.
  • Put on a shower cap to avoid staining your pillow cases, or use a pillow case you don’t mind staining.
  • Go to sleep and wash your hair the next morning.

How often to use it: Use this mask the night before you wash your hair. You should wash your hair no more than two times per week.

Avocado Hair Mask For Shine and Smoothness

Avocado Hair Mask

Photo credit: Metro News

Ingredients:

  • 1 small or medium avocado.
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • ¼ cup of olive oil.

Method:

  • Mash the avocado with a fork in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add the oil and lemon juice.
  • Whisk the ingredients to form a paste.
  • With a brush or your fingers, apply the mixture to your hair. Begin on your roots and work your way down to your ends.
  • Brush your hair with a comb to spread the mixture evenly.
  • Pull your hair up with a hair clip.
  • Let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair thoroughly and shampoo normally.

How often to use it: You can do this hair mask several times a week, especially when your hair is feeling brittle or lackluster. It will bring the shine and smoothness right back!

Face Masks

Purifying Clay Face Mask

Purifying Clay Mask

Photo credit: Crunchy Betty

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of Moroccan red clay powder.
  • 1 tablespoon of Kaolin clay.
  • 2 tablespoons of rose water or purified water.
  • ½ teaspoon of honey.
  • ½ teaspoon of matcha powder.
  • 1 drop of tea tree or geranium oil.

Method:

  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the clays with the rose water until smooth.
  • Add the honey, matcha powder, and tea tree oil. Mix well.
  • Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes so the clays can activate.
  • Pat your skin with water.
  • Apply the mask to your face with clean fingers.
  • Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Apply toner and moisturizer.

How often to use it: Use this mask no more than twice a week.

Anti-inflammatory Face Mask

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of cooked oats.
  • 1 tablespoon of almond flour or ground almonds.
  • 1 teaspoon of honey.

Method:

  • Cook ½ cup of dry oats in water or milk.
  • Wait for the oatmeal to cool.
  • Mix the oatmeal, almond flour, and honey in a small mixing bowl.
  • Apply the mixture to your face.
  • Leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Apply moisturizer if necessary.

Photo credit: Live a Colorful Life

How often to use it: You can use this mask three times a week.

Anti-Aging Turmeric Face Mask

Turmeric Face Mask

Photo credit: vkool

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of almond flour.
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of ground turmeric.
  • ½ teaspoon of matcha powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of jojoba, almond, olive, or coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of filtered or rose water.

Method:

  • Put on an old t-shirt;the turmeric could stain your clothes.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients until smooth.
  • Apply the mask to your face with clean fingers.
  • Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  • Apply moisturizer if necessary.

How often to use it: Use this mask no more than twice a week.

Baths

Pampering Lavender Bath

Lavender Aromatherapy

Photo credit: Zenfully Delicious

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Epsom salts.
  • 1 cup of baking soda.
  • ¾ cup of dried lavender.
  • 2 drops of lavender essential oil

Method:

  • Mix the salt, baking soda, and the essential oil in a bath filled with warm filtered water.
  • Add the dried lavender.
  • Get in the bath and relax for 40 minutes.
  • Pat your skin dry.

How often to do it: Do this bath twice a week.

Detoxifying Oxygen and Ginger Bath

Hydrogen Peroxide

Photo credit: olwomen

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide.
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger powder.

Method:

  • Add the hydrogen peroxide and ginger powder to your warm bath water.
  • Get in the bath and relax for 40 minutes.
  • Pat your skin dry when you’re done.

How often to use it: Do this bath no more than once a week.

Antioxidant Chocolate Bath

Antioxidant Chocolate Bath

Photo credit: Simplistically Living

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Epsom salts.
  • 1 cup of baking soda.
  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder.

Method:

  • Mix the salts, baking soda, and cacao in a jar or mixing bowl until combined.
  • Add the mixture to your warm bath water.
  • Get in the bath and relax for 40 minutes.
  • Rinse when you’re done.

How often to use it: Do this bath no more than once a week.

Body Scrubs

Clarifying Body Scrub

Lemon And Salt Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of olive, coconut, or almond oil.
  • The zest of 1 lemon.

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  • In the shower, scrub the mixture all over your skin in a gentle circular motion.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Photo credit: A pretty life in the suburbs

How often to use it: You can do this scrub twice a week.

 

Softening Body Scrub

skin softening scrub

Photo credit: Were Blog

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • Filtered water

Method:

  • Mix the baking soda and the water to form a paste.
  • In the shower, scrub the baking soda mixture all over your skin in gentle circular motions.
  • Rinse thoroughly.

How often to use it: Do this scrub no more than once a week.

Re-energizing Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee Body Scrub

Photo credit: Zensense

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of brown or white sugar.
  • ¼ cup of ground coffee.
  • ¼ cup of melted coconut oil.
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.

Method:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • In the shower, apply the scrub all over your body in a circular motion.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

How often to use it: You can do this scrub twice a week.

Body Butters

Rejuvenating Mango Body Butter

Mango Body Butter

Photo credit: Pixel

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of shea butter.
  • ½ cup of mango butter.
  • ½ cup of coconut oil.
  • 5 drops of argan or rosehip oil.

Method:

  • Melt the butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.
  • Let the butter remain at the melted temperature for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, pour the butter into a bowl and place it over ice water until the buttersolidify.
  • Once the butteris almost solid, transfer the bowl to your counter and add the argan or rosehip oil.
  • Blend the mixture with an electric blender until it looks almost like whipped cream.
  • Store the butter in a glass jar.
  • Apply the butter all over your body after showering.

How often to use it: Use the butter as a moisturizer after every shower.

Deeply Hydrating Coconut Oil Body Butter

Coconut Body Butter

Photo credit: The lean, clean eating machine

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cocoa butter.
  • ½ cup of coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil.

Method:

  • Melt the butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and place it over ice water until the butter solidifies.
  • Once the butter is almost solid, transfer the bowl to your counter and add the jojoba oil.
  • Blend the mixture with an electric blender until it looks almost like whipped cream.
  • Store the butter in a glass jar.
  • Apply the butter all over your body after showering.

How often to use it: Use the butter as a moisturizer after every shower.

Healing Lavender Body Butter

Lavender Body Butter

Photo credit: The frugal chicken

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of shea butter.
  • ½ cup of cocoa butter.
  • ½ cup of coconut oil.
  • ½ cup of almond oil.
  • 20 drops of lavender oil

Method:

  • Melt the butter and coconut oil in a double boiler.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and place it over ice water until the buttersolidify.
  • Once the butter is almost solid, transfer the bowl to your counter and add the almond and lavender oil.
  • Blend the mixture with an electric blender until it looks almost like whipped cream.
  • Store the butter in a glass jar.
  • Apply the butter all over your body after showering.

How often to use it: Use the butter as a moisturizer after every shower.

Foot Soaks

Detox Foot Soak

Detox Food Soak

Photo credit: No Tox Box

Ingredients:

  • Enough water to fill your container.
  • ½ cup of Epsom salt.
  • 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay.
  • ½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
  • 5 drops of rosemary essential oil.

Method:

  • Add boiling water to your container or foot tub.
  • Let it sit until it’s cool enough to touch.
  • Add all the ingredients to the water.
  • Place your feet in the water and soak for 30-40 minutes.
  • Scrub your feet with a brush, a pumice stone or a natural body scrub.
  • Rinse your feet with clean, warm water.

How often to use it: You can do this foot soak twice a week.

Stimulating Basil Foot Soak

Basil Foot Soak

Photo credit: Good Health Academy

Ingredients:

  • Enough water to fill your container.
  • ½ cup Epsom salt.
  • ½ cup sea salt.
  • ½ cup baking soda.
  • 1 tablespoon of dried basil.

Method:

  • Add boiling water to your container or foot tub.
  • Let it sit until it’s cool enough to touch.
  • Add all the ingredients to the container.
  • Place your feet in the water and soak for 30-40 minutes.
  • Scrub your feet with a brush, a pumice stone or a natural body scrub.
  • Rinse your feet with clean, warm water.

How often to use it: You can do this foot soak twice a week.

Relaxing Foot Soak

Daisy Foot Soak

Photo credit: Aromahead

Ingredients:

  • Enough water to fill your container.
  • 3 drops of peppermint essential oil.
  • 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil.
  • 1 drop of lemon essential oil.

Method:

  • Add boiling water to your container or foot tub.
  • Let it sit until it’scool enough to touch.
  • Mix all the oils in the water.
  • Place your feet in the water and soak for 30-40 minutes.
  • Scrub your feet with a brush, a pumice stone or a natural body scrub.
  • Rinse your feet with clean, warm water.

How often to use it: You can do this foot soak three times a week.

Pampering yourself at home from time to time is one of the best ways to relieve yourself of all the stress in your everyday life. These are only some of the best DIY beauty products that are easy to make because of the high availability of the ingredients. These are also natural, so aside from its benefits to your body and mind, they also have great effects on your skin.

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