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November 19, 2012 Candle, Bath & Body, Christmas, For the Home, Gifting, Seasonal

DIY Bath & Body Recipes

Homemade body scrubs and lotions make a perfect gift. They are easy to make, package and give!  There are a number of recipes you can try, but here are a couple recipes with just a few ingredients and three easy steps.

Jars and DIY body cream

Body Scrub

What you need:Jar in single pack box with silver bow

  • 2 cups organic cane sugar or Epsom salts
  • 1 cup carrier oil (olive oil, peanut oil, coconut oil, etc.)
  • 8 drops skin safe fragrance oil(s)
  • Jars and boxes

What to do:

  1. Stir together sugar or Epsom salts and carrier oil in a bowl, mixing well.
  2. Add fragrance oil, 1 drop at a time and mix.
  3. Spoon into glass jars and cover.

Body ButterJar in single pack box with twine

What you need:

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional)
  • 4-6 drops skin safe fragrance oil(s)

What to do:

  1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. (You do not have to melt the coconut oil first.)
  2. Mix on high speed with a wire whisk until whipped into a light, airy consistency.
  3. Spoon into glass jars and cover.

There are many fragrance oils you can use to personalize your homemade body products. Here’s a few of our favorites – English Lavender, Ginger Lime, Apricot Freesia, Cucumber Melon.

Of course, part of the fun of giving a gift like this is wrapping it. We packaged ours in Elite Ball 8oz widemouth jars and then placed the jars in single pack boxes and decorated with pretty bows.

Jar in single pack box with Silver Gold bow

You could also create custom labels and paste them to the box.

Single Pack Box for 8oz Ball Elite Mason Jar

Here are a few other homemade bath and body recipes you may want to try. Or check out our Pinterest board – bath & body DIY for some inspiration.

Homemade Sugar Scrubs
Citrus Salt Body Scrub
Whipped Body Butter

Do you have a favorite bath and body recipe? Tell us about it.

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  1. Lisa Posted November 23, 2012 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    We did foot scrubs on our vacation with extended family. Some of the hubbies were gracious enough to give their wives foot treatments using the fresh scrubs! These are so fun for a girls night/day “in”…gather the ingredients, get a couple of fragrances to choose from and your guests can whip up their own sugar scrub, enjoy some special drinks and great company all in the comfort of home.