Simple self care products to pamper yourself at home. While we all love to indulge in a luxurious spa visit, this isn’t always possible and creating your own products is fun! In this post there are 20 recipes for scrubs, lotions and creams to make for yourself or gifting.
As women we all love a little bit of pampering and at any age self care is so important to how we feel and look. I’m so glad that I tried my best to take care of my skin in my teen years and beyond, especially living in the land of eternal sunshine.
My daughters and I enjoyed the rituals every so often when they still lived at home of hanging out and doing facials and mani/pedis together and now that they are grown we sometimes head to a spa for treatments. So much fun bonding and beauty gifts are what they seem to love most.
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So do I, but nowadays I’m more careful of what I use on the outside of my body, just like I am when it comes to the inside. Back in the days of my youth there weren’t that many options available that were natural without lots of harsh ingredients. When I was in college I started making some of my own beauty products out of not only the wish to avoid those chemical creations, but cost and the fact that I’m sensitive and never sure what will bother me.
Are you easily affected by colors, stabilizers and dyes too? Have you tried (or thought of trying:-) your hand at making your own scrubs, bath products, body wash…etc? Today I have some DIYs for you to try…
This post has been updated on April 1st, 2020
20 Self Care Products To Pamper Yourself At Home
DIY CAKE BATH BOMB – A PUMPKIN AND A PRINCESS
This the ultimate birthday gift! The cake bath bombs with soap icing and sprinkles are such a fun and original gift idea, not to mention a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! Check how to make it on A Pumpkin And A Princess blog!
ORANGE MINT SUGAR SCRUB – JULIE BLANNER
Mothers usually spend most of their time taking care of everyone but themselves, so what better gift than a cute mint sugar scrub for her to enjoy some self-care time? This is a super simple recipe and I’m pretty sure the orange and mint smell must be heavenly!
EASY BODY BUTTER – LIVE SIMPLY
Kristin from Lively Simply has a very easy formula to make homemade body butter. The best? It’s all-natural! I think this would make a perfect gift for a friend (or mom) who loves her body-care routine time.
COCONUT MILK BEAUTY RECIPES – HELLO GLOW
A delightful little gift idea! Coconut is a popular skincare ingredient and no wonder why! It’s a super versatile ingredient in beauty products, helps to lock in moisture on dry skin keeping it ultra-soft. Head over to Hello Blog and follow the easy steps to make your own.
LAVENDER SALT SOAK – SHABBYFUFU
I made this one a while ago but it’s such an easy and timeless gift idea, especially for Mother’s Day! I’ll show you how to make a lavender salt soak and present it a lovely mason jar.
DIY DONUT BATH BOMBS – A PUMPKIN AND A PRINCESS
I didn’t know donut bath bombs were a thing but after looking at this adorable DIY I’m itching to do it myself!
HOMEMADE BATH SALTS – LEMONS LAVENDER AND LAUNDRY
The best thing about making your own salt baths is that you can tailor-make them to suit your favorite scents. The same goes if you’re doing them for someone special. On this tutorial, Erin shows how to make them at home on her blog Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry.
FIZZY CUPCAKE BATH BOMBS – THIS GRANDMA IS FUN
If you’re looking for a gift you can make with your kids or grands, this Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bomb is just what you need. Thanks to the easy process, it’s both kid-friendly, moms-and-grandmas approved!
COLD AND SINUS BATH BOMBS – GIRL LOVES GLAM
Did you know certain bath bombs can help clear out sinuses and relieve achy muscles? And at the same time, you’re can enjoy a warm bath! This is a beautiful and practical gift for moms who need a bit of tender loving care too!
EASY TO ORDER THESE SELF CARE PAMPERING INGREDIENTS ONLINE!
If you can’t get out to the grocery, you’ll find many of these products readily available on AMAZON or other sources online!
HOMEMADE ULTRA MOISTURIZING LOTION – LIVE SIMPLY
This moisturizing lotion is a very good option for those who are not very fond of coconut oil. It’s just as moisturizing and keeps the skin just as soft and glowing. And there’s no better gift than glowing skin!
CITRUS NECTARINE BODY SCRUN – KALE AND CARAMEL
If you’re a citrus-lover this is the bath scrub for you! A very easy and scent-filled gift to give that someone special.
INVIGORATING ORANGE SUGAR SCRUB – ALMOST SUPERMOM
Finding natural and chemical-free beauty and self-care products is a difficult task. The good news is that these health-conscious products are simple to do at home. Just like this fresh and all-natural Orange Sugar scrub that Almost Supermom shared with us.
VANILLA ORANGE MINT SUGAR SCRUB – SUGAR AND CLOTH
If you can’t gift your mom an all-inclusive trip to Hawaii for her day, this Vanilla orange mint sugar scrub Hawaiian-inspired is the closet you can get (at least in the DIY department!) Head over to Sugar and Cloth and start taking notes!
COCONUT ICE SUGAR CUBE SCRUB – BLAH BLAH MAGAZINE
This is not just a refreshing and relaxing pampering gift but it’s also a dainty little thing to display in the bathroom. This coconut ice sugar cube scrub it’s actually colored with beetroot powder but Cybele shares other options too. Head over to her blog, Blah Blah Magazine.
SPARKLING FLOWER SCENTED SUGAR SCRUB – BOULDER LOCAVORE
Make spa-day all the more fun and cute with these sparkling flower-scented sugar scrubs. They’re almost like little glittery gems! A wonderful gift for anyone who loves self care products to pamper, but especially to indulge in yourself.
LAVANDER AND LEMON SUGAR SCRUB – JULIE BLANNER
When it comes to scrubs it’s not just the actual result that matters but also how they smell. I love, love, love a fresh but soothing scent in all my beauty and self-care products and I’m sure I’m not the only one. That’s why I loved this Lavender and Lemon sugar scrub from Julie. A total dream!
COCO ROSE BODY POLISH – BOXWOOD AVENUE
Oak & Ashland creator shared her recipe for this incredible coco rose body polish, completely DIY! Thanks to the pink salt in the ingredients, it has a lovely glittery-pinkish color and a huge pro it’s the delicious smell it has (courtesy of the rose geranium oil)!
SOOTHING ALOE AND COCONUT MOISTURIZER – LIVES SIMPLY
Aloe vera is one of those natural ingredients we all know of and used in many self care products to pamper. It soothes the skin when it’s dry, itchy or even having a rash. But it’s not as easy to find in everyday beauty lines. But don’t worry, Live Simply came up with a very easy way to make yours. Nor you can bottle it up and gift!
STRAWBERRY FLAVORED LIP SCRUB – QUEEN OF ALL YOU SEE
Winter, Summer, Spring… no matter the season most of us suffer from chapped lips! That’s one of the reasons I just love lips scrubs. They help remove the crusty and dead skin cells gently and, in return, any lip balm or lip oil you apply later can do its job properly. Don’t forget that these make terrific gifts! Make up a big batch of one of these recipes and send out to some special people this weekend!
- DIY Cake Bath Bomb from apumpkinandaprincess.com
- Orange Mint Sugar Scrub from julieblanner.com
- Easy Body Butter from livesimply.com
- Coconut Milk Beauty Recipes from helloglow.com
- Lavender Salt Soak from shabbyfufu.com
- DIY Donut Bath Bombs from apumpkinandaprincess.com
- Homemade Bath Salts from lemonslavenderandlaundry.com
- Fizzy Cupcake Bath Bombs from thisgrandmaisfun.com
- Cold And Sinus Bath Bombs from girllovesglam.com
- Homemade Ultra Moisturizing Lotion from livesimply.me
- Citrus Nectarine Body Scrub from kaleandcaramel.com
- Invigorating Orange Sugar Scrub from almostsupermom.com
- Vanilla Orange Mint Sugar Scrub from sugarandcloth.com
- Coconut Ice Sugar Cube Scrub from blahblahmagazine.com
- Sparkling Flower Scented Sugar Scrubs from boulderlocavore.com
- Lavender And Lemon Sugar Scrub from julieblanner.com
- Coco Rose Body Polish from boxwoodavenue.com
- Soothing Aloe And Coconut Moisturizer from livesimply.me
- Strawberry Flavored Lip Scrub from queenofallyousee.com