Summertime DIY Beauty Recipes

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August 3, 2016 – Elizabeth

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Making your own lotions and potions can be such a great way to customize your favorite beauty products into your very own masterpiece. I love trying deliciously scented body scrubs and hand lotions and trying to duplicate them at home – with my own personalized spin. They can make great additions to your beauty product stash as well as make for great gifts! I use mason jars to jazz up my homemade, DIY products when giving to my friends and family. If it’s for me, well, I just use whatever reusable container I can find. Here are my favorite DIY beauty products you can try at home.

Oatmeal Brown Sugar Scrub

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1 cup oatmeal

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 tbsp honey

¼ cup brown sugar

Directions to Make:

1.       Use a food processor to finely grind the oatmeal.

2.       Combine the finely ground oatmeal, coconut oil, honey and brown sugar            into a large mixing bowl.

3.       Mix well until there are no lumps in the mixture.

4.       Pour the scrub into a jar of your choice, seal with a lid and give as a gift             or keep for yourself.

Directions to Use:

1.       Apply a generous amount of scrub to wet skin and massage in a circular           motion.

2.       Rinse off with warm water.

Pat dry and apply moisturizer to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth. I useCVS Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion for $10.49 on


Sea Salt Texturizing Hair Spray

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1 cup warm water (for spraying)

1 tbsp sea salt (for texturizing)

1-2 teaspoons coconut oil (for moisturizing)

4-5 drops essential oil (for scent – can change this to your desired fragrance)

1 spray bottle

Directions to Make:

1.       Heat the water until it comes to a simmer and stir in salt until it is                       completely dissolved.

2.       Wisk in the coconut oil and a few drops of essential oil.

3.       Pour mixture into your bottle and give it a good shake.

Directions to Use:

1.       Spray it all over your hair while it’s wet.

2.       Blow dry and style.

3.       Ta-da! You’re done.


Whipped Green Tea and Coconut Oil Moisturizer

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1 cup coconut oil

2 tbsp loose green tea

Directions to Make:

1.       Use a double boiler on medium heat to melt the coconut oil.

2.       Stir in the green tea.

3.       Cover and simmer on lowest heat setting for 1 hour

4.       Strain tea from oil with cheesecloth.

5.       Let cool until almost solid.

6.       Whip until creamy, 3-5 minutes.

Directions to Use:

1.       Take a small dime-sized amount and apply all over face and neck.

2.       Apply more or less depending on your skin type and preference.

I love this moisturizer! I use it a few times per week, alternating between my regular and homemade products. Equate Strikingly Unique Moisturizing Lotion is my go-to face cream as it is made for all skin types and hypoallergenic. You can get it for $9.96 on

There are so many different DIY beauty product recipes out there which are worth a try! You can adjust the measurements to make more or less of any product, and you know exactly what ingredients are being used on your body. I can’t see any other reason to try one of these great recipes for yourself – other than how little they cost you for larger portions! Set up a weekend with your girlfriends to come over and make some yummy products together. Then decide whether you’ll keep them for yourself, or give them away as gifts.

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