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Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

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4 DIY Beauty Recipes for Holiday Giving

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Need some last-minute gift ideas? These DIY beauty recipes are simple to make and make great gifts for anyone on your list!

There are lots of beauty gifts that you can buy, but there’s something special about a handmade gift, isn’t there? Handmade presents have heart, and when you create beauty products in your home, you have total control over what goes into them! You can make substitutions and play with essential oils to make custom scents, which means your gifts can be girlie, manly, or anything in between!

Of course, if you’re making your own ethical beauty products, it won’t do to put them in unsustainable packaging. Check out these tips for choosing containers for your homemade beauty gifts that are as green as the contents! You can make just one of these as a stocking stuffer or create the whole bunch and give a whole beauty set this holiday.

Ready to get your holiday craft on? Check out these fun DIY beauty recipes!

DIY sugar scrub done

1. Homemade Sugar Scrub

It’s easy as pie to whip up your own homemade sugar scrub. All that you need are: oil, brown and white sugars, and essential oils. Sugar scrubs are great for soothing winter skin, and you can choose aromatherapy oils to customize this however you like. Go for soothing lavender if your recipient has had a rough year or opt for invigorating tea tree oil if you know they drag their feet in the mornings.

Click here for the tutorial!

lip scrub

2. Homemade Lip Scrub

When we think of exfoliating, we often forget to care for our lips. Treat your giftee to a decadent homemade lip scrub to smooth and soothe her lips. You can leave this unscented or add your favorite essential oils. Just a few drops in this recipe will do the trick!

Click here for the tutorial!

DIY Perfume

3. DIY Perfume or Cologne

Perfume and cologne are pretty standard gifts, but the store bought variety are full of nasty ingredients. Boo on that! You can make your own instead with just a couple of ingredients. Scents are a personal thing, so take some time to think about what aromas best suit your recipient when you’re whipping up your own concoctions.

Click here for the tutorial!

DIY oatmeal face scrub

4. Oatmeal Face Mask

Your recipient can use this soothing oatmeal blend as a mask or a scrub! To use as a mask, just include instructions to leave it on their face for 5-10 minutes before washing off. Ta-da!

Click here for the tutorial!

Do you have any DIY beauty gifts in the works? We’d love to hear what you’re making in the comments!

Image Credit: DIY Beauty Gifts image via Shutterstock

Image Credit: Sugar scrub photo by Becky Striepe

Image Credit: Lip Scrub photo via Shutterstock

Image Credit: DIY Perfume photo via Shutterstock

Image Credit: Oatmeal mask photo by Becky Striepe


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About the Author

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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