DIY Beauty Products

Discover how to make your own beautiful beauty products, for you or someone special this season.

BASIC LIP BALM  

makes two 1 oz. tins

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cup cocoa butter
  • ¼ cup jojoba oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 5 drops carrot seed oil
  • 13 drops essential oil of your choice

SUPPLIES

  • Two pots to use as double boiler
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small glass bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • 1 oz. lip balm tins or tubes

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a double boiler, melt cocoa butter and jojoba oil together.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine essential oils, carrot seed oil and honey. Mix well.
  3. Once the heated mixture is completely liquid, remove from heat and add the oil mixture. Whisk together for 30 to 45 seconds then pour into your balm container(s).
  4. Allow the balm to cool completely before covering with any lids.

SHEA BUTTER BODY BARS

makes six 2 oz. body bars

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup shea butter
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 4 Tbsp. beeswax
  • 75 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)

SUPPLIES

  • Pyrex measuring cup
  • Deep-sided saucepan
  • Mixing spoon
  • Molds of your choice (muffin tins or ice trays will work in a pinch)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil. Measure the shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax into the Pyrex measuring cup and place into bath of boiling water. When mixture is nearly melted, remove from water and stir the ingredients to combine thoroughly.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool for about 1 minute, then stir in essential oils.
  3. Pour the mixture into molds of your choice. Anything that creates a bar small enough to fit in your hand will do.
  4. Allow the bars to cool completely before using or gift-wrapping.
  5. To use, warm a bar between your hands to transfer some of the oils and butter to your palms. Massage into dry skin and enjoy.

AROMATIC SALT BODY SCRUB

makes six ½-cup salt scrubs

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup bulk almond or jojoba oil
  • 2 cups bulk dead sea salt
  • 15–30 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional)

SUPPLIES

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Small glass jars with tight-fitting lids

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients to combine, adding more oil or salt until you reach desired consistency.
  2. Spoon into glass jars, seal and get ready to gift!

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