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24 DIY Beauty Ideas to Help You Relax

Updated August 03, 2020
24 DIY Beauty Ideas to Help You Relax

If you're looking for some great self-care activities to try out while at home, check out these 24 DIY Beauty Ideas to Help You Relax! Whether you want get more into your skincare routine this spring or liven up your baths with some new bath bombs or salts, this is the perfect guide for you. Many of these recipes and tutorials use ingredients you might already have on hand or otherwise are easy to come by, so you can get started working on these projects right away! 

Try out some natural skincare and haircare products that you make yourself, and share these recipes with your friends (whether you do so via video calls or in person this summer). Use great ingredients to make products that you'll be remaking again and again for years to come, because they're just that good! Whether you're searching for skin smoothing body scrubs or homemade hair care products, you'll find everything you need for a day of ultimate pampering with these DIY beauty ideas.

Relaxing Bath Ideas

  • Ginger Detox Bath Soak

    This simple Ginger Detox Bath Soak recipe is perfect for the days where you feel a little under the weather and want a quick fix to start feeling better again, and perfect for the nights where you need to unwind after a long day. This recipe is meant to rejuvenate you and your body with common ingredients you likely already have in your home.

  • Lush-Inspired Bath Bomb Recipe

    Bath bombs have become incredibly popular in the past few years due to the rise in stores selling them—a trend which influenced the creation of this Lush-Inspired Bath Bomb Recipe. This recipe substitutes budget-friendly ingredients for the costly ones found in store-bought bath bombs, and the resulting copycat bath bombs are citrus scented and delicious smelling.

  • Eucalyptus and Mint Soothing DIY Bath Melts

    The scent of these Eucalyptus and Mint Soothing DIY Bath Melts is sure to calm you down after a long day. This easy-to-make craft is incredibly easy to use and can be placed in your bath or shower to improve your relaxation experience.

  • Unicorn Bath Powder Recipe

    If you've struggled with keeping your bath bombs in one piece, this Unicorn Bath Powder Recipe is the exact tutorial for you. The bath powder is fun and fizzy, just like a bath bomb, and can be used making essential/fragrance oils and any colors you want.

  • Rose Milk Bath Tea

    This nourishing and calming recipe for Rose Milk Bath Tea is designed to soothe irritated skin and reduce inflammation. The rose petals and bath salts create the perfect setting for a calming bath that would only be made more relaxing with the addition of a playlist of stress relief songs and the presence of some DIY candles.

  • Lavender Bath Bags

    These Lavender Bath Bags are simple to make, using fresh and natural lavender and quick-sew muslin bags to heighten your bathtime experience. Spring is the perfect time to pick your lavender for these bath bags, but you can buy the herb any time of year and quickly whip some up for a relaxing bath.

  • DIY Bath Bomb Recipe with Cream of Tartar

    This DIY Bath Bomb Recipe with Cream of Tartar uses a common ingredient that you likely already have in your home, rather than the citric acid that is usually required in bath bomb recipes. You can use any combination of dried flowers, depending on the color and scent you want for your bath, and the petals floating on the water will make you feel like you're at a spa!

  • Herb Aromatherapy Bath Salt

    If you experience muscle soreness, this is the bath remedy for you! This Herb Aromatherapy Bath Salt recipe is easy to follow, especially since many will already have the ingredients on hand. It is easily customizable with the essential oil scents of your choice and fresh, natural herbs you have on hand or can purchase at the store.

DIY Skin Care

  • Soothing DIY Oatmeal Face Mask

    This luxurious and Soothing DIY Oatmeal Face Mask is the best remedy for dry, tight skin. The combination of oats (to fight inflammation) and rose petals (to reduce redness) is perfect and will leave your skin moisturized and feeling great. This skin booster also uses the binding agent of your choice, rather than forcing you to go out and buy something specific that you don't already have at home.

  • Easy Caffeine Infused Eye Serum

    This Easy Caffeine Infused Eye Serum is a great way to have your skin (especially your undereye area) looking fresh and bright, making your skin more awake just as a cup of coffee would do the same for you. Caffeine serums are popular right now, but can be pricey. This homemade recipe is the perfect way to get the effect you want while still being budget friendly.

  • Anti-Aging Rosehip Facial Oil

    This Anti-Aging Rosehip Facial Oil is a DIY skin care recipe that is packed with essential oils that are great for the skin, providing antioxidants and moisture to it. This all-natural serum will keep your skin looking fresh and young for years to come, without spending ridiculous amounts of money on a serum from a store!

  • Diy Brightening Sheet Mask Recipe

    Making your own sheet masks is a lot easier than you'd expect, and this DIY Brightening Sheet Mask Recipe is a great place to start! These masks are in the style of Korean beauty and use green tea and essential oils to create the same effect as expensive masks that you'd ordinarily purchase. Making your own masks can save you up to $10 a mask, and this recipe is fully customizable.

  • Avocado Face Mask

    This Avocado Face Mask is the perfect remedy to make your skin feel absolutely incredible. Not only does it use up avocados that you might have otherwise let go to waste, but it moisturizes and exfoliates your skin while using only natural ingredients.

  • Diy Hemp Seed Oil Facial Cleanser

    This DIY Hemp Seed Oil Facial Cleanser takes less than 10 minutes and only 5 ingredients to make and is the perfect project for beginners. This cleanser will completely remove your makeup and washes off easily with water.

  • Honey Lip Scrub

    If you want to get rid of your chapped, dry lips for good, try this Honey Lip Scrub. It uses ingredients you already have in your kitchen and is incredible at providing moisture to your lips. With only four ingredients, it is a quick fix for a problem you can’t wait to get rid of.

  • DIY Green Tea Face Mask

    This DIY Green Tea Face Mask uses green tea filled with antioxidants, oatmeal to nourish dry skin, and honey for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to provide you with the perfect face mask to rid your skin of impurities!

DIY Body Scrubs and Moisturizers

  • Dandelion Body Butter

    Dandelion oil is known to improve skin health and is especially good for dry skin, so it only makes sense that you should make this Dandelion Body Butter! The recipe includes other body butter ingredients, coconut oil, and essential oils to give you the best possible skin without leaving you feeling greasy or oily after using it.

  • DIY Brown Sugar Scrub

    This DIY Brown Sugar Scrub adds to your at-home spa experience, using budget friendly ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry (and only 3 ingredients, at that)! This simple recipe will leave your skin feeling soft and exfoliated, and you’ll be glad you added this to your pampering routine!

  • Calming Lavender Sugar Scrub Cubes DIY

    This sugar scrub comes in single-use cubes to make sure you’re using the right amount and uses both fresh herbs and essential oils to make this Calming Lavender Sugar Scrub Cubes DIY. The addition of melt-and-pour soap helps the cubes retain their shape, as well as making them even more of a relaxing skincare treat!

  • Cocoa Almond Body Lotion Recipe

    This natural Cocoa Almond Body Lotion Recipe is free of artificial ingredients and chemicals that can damage your skin in the long run. The almond and lavender scents are unexpectedly delicious, and the cocoa butter is the perfect treatment to make your skin feel soft and nourished.

DIY Hair Masks, etc.

  • How to Make an Herbal Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe For Any Hair Type

    If you’ve ever wondered How to Make an Herbal Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe For Any Hair Type, this is the perfect tutorial for you! You can learn which herbs to infuse your apple cider vinegar rinse with, and benefit greatly from both parts! Apple cider vinegar is increasingly becoming important in many beauty routines, and can be used in a variety of over places for your body and home!

  • Hair Pomade Recipe

    If you're looking for inexpensive, quick, and easy-to-make hair products, then this is the Hair Pomade Recipe for you. This recipe is the perfect project for anyone with shorter hair who wants to style their hair without worrying about wasting expensive product. This pomade is completely customizable, and you can adapt it each time you make a batch to ensure that it is the perfect product for you!

  • Cucumber Hair Mask Recipe

    This Cucumber Hair Mask Recipe is fantastic to restore damaged and dry hair to its original glory! While this mask is specifically crafted for hair growth, it also focuses on nourishing your hair and preventing it from being damaged further. The majority of the ingredients involved can be found in your kitchen or garden, and it combines argan oil with natural ingredients to make a perfect hair mask for anyone you know!

  • DIY Rosemary Hair Spritz

    This sulfate- and paraben-free DIY Rosemary Hair Spritz will leave your hair feeling great and smelling fresh, without any harsh chemicals or unnatural ingredients. Using essential oils, this hair spritz is sure to have a great effect on your hair and leave it smelling like fresh rosemary. You'll be glad that you chose a natural hair spray that will prevent hair damage.

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