Self care with homemade body scrubs and face masks is not only rewarding for what they do for your skin but also for your health! You are eliminating all of the exposure from chemicals that they pack into a lot of store bought products. I am here to share with you some of my all time favorite and easy homemade body scrub and face mask recipes.
Once you start making these products on your own you most likely won’t want to go back to the store bought brands.
The options are endless to manipulate a recipe just how you’d like it. Want more grit to your scrub? Sure! Want more fragrance to keep you smelling divine longer? Absolutely. You can make the products that sit on your shelves customized exactly to you.
Self Care With Homemade Body Scrubs and Face Washes
Homemade Body Scrubs
Coffee Face and Body Scrub
Mix together 1/2 cup of fresh ground coffee with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Next add 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
This scrub can go right onto your skin, while avoiding your eyes, exfoliate and then rinse.
Not only does this sugar scrub smell heavenly but it is stunning in color too. While blackberries have great qualities like high in vitamins that help in skin rejuvenation the fresh sage brings this scrub to the next level.
This scrub will smell like you are home for the holidays. The perfect blend of ingredients to give you fresh and revived skin even in the dead of winter.
The Turmeric Scrub
Mix together one cup of white sugar, 2 tbsp ground turmeric, 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil and 1/4 cup coconut oil. Turmeric is known for it’s anti- inflammatory properties so this scrub would be a great option if you are looking for help in that department.
Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub
A scrub so gorgeous you will have to remind yourself not to take a bite. This is a morning scrub being that it has peppermint oil in it which helps awaken your senses and brighten the beginning of your day.
Homemade Face Masks
Bentonite is a natural known way to help treat certain skin conditions like eczema, acne or rashes. This clay mask helps treat or prevent a break out but also contains apple cider vinegar which aides in leveling out the ph balance of your skin. All in all it has so many great properties.
A face mask that is packed with healing properties. This blend will promote hydration and is also has antibacterial ingredients. The aloe makes it a perfect face mask to go to if you have gotten any sun on your face. The rest of the ingredients carry this mask into the yes please category.
I enjoy the peel off masks. I don’t know if it is the act of peeling it off that satisfies me but I always feel great after using one. This 4 ingredient DIY peel off mask is a skin detox dream. It will purify and even help with acne scarring.
Avocado Face Mask
This one is a fun one to do with the kids. It allows them to get a little bit messy in pulling it all together and when you let kids play with food they think it is about the best thing ever! I will sometimes arrange a little spa night with my girls and this is a go to for face masks. Don’t forget the cukes for the eyes though!
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
Blend and apply!
This mask recipe contains coconut oil which helps promote collagen production! This will help your skin feeling and looking fresh and young. Not only does this mask take no time to whip together but it has beautiful benefits, too!
Other Beneficial Skin Care Ingredients
- Witch Hazel has a perfect balance of helping with oil control and without drying your skin out either.
- Licorice extract helps treat redness or skin conditions that cause your skin to be spotty red such as rosacea.
- Oats are an antioxidant and can best be used for its healing properties.
- Vitamin C helps in anti aging and helps keep the skin tighter.
- Rosehip oil helps brighten and hydrate the skin.
- Lavender oil helps in evening skin ton and packs anti-inflammatory qualities.
Knowing that the ingredients you are putting all of your body are fresh, safe and carefully curated by none other than YOU is just something special.
Having this knowledge and experience of making some of the self care products you use right in your own home can double as a superb made with love gift as well.
So if you were looking for an outside of the box gift to give that you can tell has love behind it why not make them a delightful jar of self care?
I hope that you find the time to relax tonight!
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Love, light and a little grace…
Olivia Whalen is mama to three young girls who is devoted to creative learning, exploration and free range imagination. Olivia enjoys thinking outside of the box when it comes to preparing homemade baby food or meals for her family. She most enjoys allowing the little minds in her life to flourish and with that you will see her write about creative kid crafts, recipes that fit a family budget and keep everyone asking for more, tips and tricks for a tiny babe, and beginner homesteader fun! Some of her hobbies include gardening, hiking, reading, cooking or just basking in motherhood.