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DIY beauty recipes that make adorable gifts

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Are you looking for a fun, affordable, and unique gift to give to a friend, group of friends, or family member? Do you love all-natural ingredients, amazing natural scents, and getting creative? Well, if so, then you may just want to try your hand at making your very own DIY beauty recipes for the holidays. They are generally cheap and easy…and will be loved by your recipients!

Here are some gift ideas for DIY beauty recipes:

Candy Cane Bath Bombs


  • ½ cup liquid coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Your choice of molds

Instructions: Mix dry ingredients in one bowl, mix wet ingredients in another, and mix it all together until it has the consistency of wet sand. Then, put the mixture into molds and let dry for 24 hours.

Coconut Oil Lotion Sticks


  • 2/3 cup beeswax pastilles
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • 15-20 drops of essential oils

Instructions: Liquefy beeswax and oil in a double boiler, then remove from heat and mix in essential oils. Last, pour the melted oil and beeswax into empty plastic tubes (straws) and let harden completely.

Nourishing Lip Scrub


  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 1.5 – 2 tablespoons of raw/granulated sugar, mixed
  • Dash of lemon juice.

Instructions: Mix everything together to make a syrupy scrub. Put in a cute little container.

Vanilla, Coconut Sugar Scrub


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions: Mix ingredients together and fill up a Mason jar. Tie with a cute ribbon of your choice and put a label on the front.

Salt and Lime Scrub


  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons coarse salt crystals
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Juice of one lime

Instructions: Combine all ingredients and fill up a Mason jar. Tie with a cute ribbon of your choice and put a label on the front.

Coffee Body Scrub


  • ⅔ cup coffee grounds
  • ½ cup raw sugar
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions: Stir everything together and fill up a Mason jar. Tie with a cute ribbon of your choice and put a label on the front.

Lavender Bath Salts

  • ½ cup Epsom salts
  • ½ cup rock salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 10 drops lavender oil

Instructions: Mix together and store in a sealed jar. Tie with a cute ribbon of your choice and put a label on the front.

Peppermint Foot Scrub


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions: Mix ingredients into a pasty, grainy scrub. Store in a sealed jar and tie with a cute ribbon of your choice. Put a label on the front.

Are you excited? I know I am. These are fun little DIY beauty recipes that anyone can make! Show your friends and family that you care by making them something that comes from the heart, and that they can enjoy for weeks to come. Soaking in a bath is wonderful, but what is more wonderful than soaking in a bath with the salts that your friend made you? Scrubbing off dry skin in the shower is refreshing and relaxing, and it is only made better when the scrub itself was a genuine gift. Not to mention, you can also make a little batch for yourself, of course! Happy Holidays and hope you enjoy these DIY beauty recipes!

Jessica Walrack is a gal from California who loves to write. She has been freelance writing for 4 years while traveling the world. Jessica specializes in travel, fashion. health, and all things beauty-related.