Make cosmetics yourself to give away: DIY beauty products and recipes
Do you need inspiration for homemade gifts at Christmas time? Then you have found it here. Body scrubs, face masks, creams – making cosmetics yourself is not difficult at all. We’ll tell you how you can make these surprisingly inexpensive DIY beauty products yourself at home. Pour each finished mixture into an airtight, sealable jar and package it appropriately for the occasion. Your friends and relatives will definitely love your little present! Also, don’t forget to make a drink for yourself!
Make cosmetics yourself: coffee body peeling
Effect: Peeling gives you a soft skin on your body, while the smell of coffee perks you up.
Give away to: Teachers, yoga trainers, and other early risers in your life
Preparation: Mix ground coffee and granulated sugar together in a ratio of 1: 1. Add vegetable glycerin or olive oil until the desired consistency is achieved. Add two tablespoons of ground cinnamon and a few drops of vanilla extract or essential oil and mix with a folding motion (do not stir!).
Make lavender bath salts yourself
Effect: Calms the mind and relaxes cramped muscles.
Give away to: Your best friend, a neighbor or a nondescript
Preparation: Mix two cups of Epsom salt with one cup of sea salt in a bowl. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil and mix until the salts absorb the scent. Sprinkle some dried lavender seeds for color and texture, then spoon the mixture into a glass or pour into a muslin bag with a drawstring.
Make yogurt honey face mask yourself
Effect: The mask makes the complexion appear more radiant and silky smooth.
Give away to: Your sister or niece
Preparation: Mix equal parts of honey and yoghurt together (one tablespoon each is enough for a mask). Sprinkle a pinch of grated nutmeg and cinnamon on top. They plump up the skin and promote blood circulation. Pour the mask into a glass and attach a self-made label to the neck. For example: “Apply to the face, leave on for about five minutes and rinse.”
Vanilla brown sugar body peeling
Effect: Removes dead skin cells and smoothes rough or chapped areas such as knees and elbows.
Give away to: Your loyal babysitter or favorite colleague
preparation: Mix two cups of brown sugar and one cup of granulated sugar together. Add about a cup (depending on the preferred consistency) of almond oil and a tablespoon of vanilla extract and mix gently. Then fill the peeling into a sealable glass container.
Peppermint foot scrub
Effect: Refreshes and gives tired feet new energy
Give away to: Your high-heel-loving girlfriend or your child’s soccer coach
Preparation: Put a cup of granulated sugar in a bowl. Pour melted coconut oil (heated in the microwave) until the desired consistency is achieved. Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and pour the finished mixture into a glass. You can find more recipes for a foot scrub in this article.
Salt peeling with citrus aroma
Effect: Softens the skin while citrus oils give an energizing boost
Give away to: Her mother-in-law
Preparation: Mix two cups of Epsom salt with one cup of olive oil. Grate the lemon and orange peel to give the scrub a nice scent and some color.
Orange and sugar lip peeling
Effect: Makes chapped or chapped lips soft and healthy
Give away to: Your daughter who loves snowboarding
Preparation: Mix two teaspoons of sugar with a few drops of vitamin E oil (available in drug stores). Add two teaspoons of coconut oil and a few drops of freshly squeezed orange juice (preferably with pulp). Pour into a small glass and wrap it nicely.
Make body oil for men yourself
Effect: Refreshes and supplies the skin with moisture
Give away to: Your husband
Preparation: Mix coconut, jojoba and grapeseed oil together. Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and pour the mixture into an airtight glass.
DIY beard oil
Effect: The moisturizing oils increase the shine of the beard hair and leave a soft, silky hair feeling. You also care for the skin under the beard.
Give away to: Your father, grandpa or father-in-law
Put 2 tablespoons of argan oil, 1 tablespoon of grape seed oil and 15 drops of essential oil in a small bottle with a lid. Which fragrance would the gift recipient like best? Lemongrass, fir tree and juniper are ideal for men.
The perfect care mask for dry skin
Effect: Aloe vera and cucumber are great for soothing irritated, sensitive skin. Aloe contains natural skin moisturizers, and the high water content in cucumber soothes inflamed skin.
Give away to: A friend or relative with very dry skin
preparation: Puree the cucumber and aloe gel in a ratio of 1: 1. Apply the mask, leave it on for up to 30 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
Make cocoa butter, beeswax coconut oil lip balm yourself
Effect: Makes the lips particularly soft and supple.
Give away to: Her aunt. But men can now use lip balm too.
1 tablespoon of beeswax lozenges
1 tablespoon of cocoa butter
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Melt all ingredients on a water bath over low heat. Pour the mixture into a small container with a lid.
If you want to add a scent to the lip balm, consider adding the essential oils at the very end. Be careful that the mixture cools very quickly and will harden almost immediately.
Eye cream against wrinkles and dark circles
Effect: Vitamin E is a great natural anti-aging product because of its firming properties. Evening primrose oil softens the skin, softens fine lines, helps against dark circles under the eyes and reduces inflammation and skin irritation. Coconut oil is quickly absorbed and makes the skin wonderfully supple. The combination of rose hip oil and vitamin E with coconut oil has a rejuvenating effect on the skin.
Give away to: Your friend who worries about the first wrinkles when she is 30. Or a colleague who works late into the night and often looks overtired.
Heat half a cup of coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds. Add the contents of 5 capsules of vitamin E to the oil. Then add the desired essential oils and stir in carefully. Evening primrose, frankincense, rose hip and rose oils promise an anti-aging effect. Whip the mixture with a hand mixer or stand mixer until creamy. Pour into a small glass and keep for up to 3 months. The result is a soft cream that is well suited for daily care.