50+ Easy DIY Skin Care Recipes to Try

Do you love natural skin care?

Me too!

If you don’t like applying chemicals to your skin follow these DIY skin care recipes using only natural ingredients.

These recipes are gentle on the skin and fun to make, so let’s get started.

Collection of more than 50 DIY skin care recipes
50 DIY skin care recipes you can make at home

Homemade Skin Care Recipes And Tips

1. Facial and Body Scrubs

DIY scrubs are easy to make and use and should be incorporated into your weekly skincare routine.

If you want to make your own face and body scrubs here are some of the benefits for the skin:

  • exfoliate and remove dead cells
  • unclog pores and remove excess oil and impurities
  • stimulate circulation and improve blood flow to the face
  • improve skin texture and tone
  • provide a healthy and glowing complexion

Matcha body sugar scrub

This Matcha body scrub is excellent for exfoliating the skin, leaving it smooth and refreshed. It helps to improve the appearance of the skin, as matcha is thought to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and other skin imperfections.

Lavender sugar scrub recipe

I love the smell of lavender and this lavender scrub with vanilla is one of my favorites. It soothes and calms the skin which makes it an excellent choice for people with sensitive or irritated skin. The sugar in the scrub helps to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

Oatmeal body scrub

Use an oatmeal body scrub to gently remove dead skin cells and cleanse the skin. The coarse texture of oatmeal helps to scrub away impurities and unclog pores, while the natural oils and antioxidants in oatmeal can help moisturize and protect the skin.

Orange sugar body scrub

I really like the smell of this orange sugar scrub. It incorporates orange essential oil, known for its ability to improve the appearance of the skin and give it a healthy glow. The oil is high in antioxidants and can help to protect the skin from free radical damage. It is also an anti-inflammatory, which can help to reduce redness and irritation in the skin.

Lemon sugar scrub

If you like the smell of lemons, this lemon sugar scrub is for you. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is known for their ability to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots. The sugar in the scrub acts as a natural exfoliant, gently removing dead skin cells and revealing the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath.

Coffee face scrub recipe

These sugar-free coffee scrubs are specially made to use on the face. Coffee is a natural source of antioxidants and can help exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells, and improve circulation, leading to smoother and more radiant skin. Overall, using a coffee face sugar scrub can help improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

Green tea scrub

I have made 3 versions of this DIY green tea scrub so you are spoiled for choice. Using green tea in scrubs can benefit the skin because it is packed with antioxidants and provides anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea scrubs are often used to help with acne, as the antioxidants in green tea can help to reduce inflammation and redness.

Coffee and coconut oil scrub

In these recipes, you will find 3 ways to make coffee and coconut oil scrub. These ingredients are a good match because coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that is rich in fatty acids, and coffee is a natural exfoliant that can help remove dead skin cells and improve circulation.

Coffee scrub bars with honey

These DIY coffee scrub bars are easy to make and make a cute gift for a special occasion. The recipe incorporates cinnamon and honey and you can choose to use cocoa butter or coconut oil. A fantastic scrub to eliminate dead cells and achieve softer, nice-smelling skin.

Coconut oil scrub with Himalayan salts

These coconut oil cube-shaped sugar scrubs are fun to make and practical to use. I have used Himalayan salt because it contains over 84 minerals and trace elements that can nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Himalayan salts also help to increase blood circulation and improve skin elasticity.

Lavender and rose sugar scrub cubes

These lavender and rose sugar scrubs are very soothing and relaxing, thanks to the lavender’s calming effects and the rose’s natural aroma. They have a gentle exfoliating effect that will leave your skin soft and with a beautiful fragrance.

Orange and lemon sugar scrub cubes

Enjoy using orange and lemon sugar scrub cubes and give your skin a little extra TLC. The citrus scent of the orange and lemon can be invigorating and uplifting, making them a great choice to use in the mornings.

DIY brown sugar scrub

Using a brown sugar scrub on your skin can help to improve its texture and tone. Brown sugar is a natural exfoliant that can help remove dead skin cells, improve circulation, and leave your skin looking and feeling smoother and more radiant.

3 DIY Christmas sugar scrubs

Not sure what to buy for Christmas gifts? What about making ONE! These 3 DIY Christmas sugar scrubs are the perfect handmade gift for those who like to pamper themselves. To complete the gift place them in a cute jar and add a rustic or luxurious ribbon.

5 DIY sugar scrubs

A step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make simple sugar scrubs from home. Five easy recipes you can make in no time that are ideal for pampering yourself or as gifts for special occasions

The scrubs include:

  • eucalyptus scrub for legs and feet
  • lavender and lemon sugar scrub
  • exotic rose and hibiscus body scrub
  • sugar lip scrub for lips
  • vanilla sugar scrub

2. DIY Face and Body Creams

Making your own face creams can be a fun and rewarding DIY project, and it can save you money compared to purchasing expensive store-bought products.

Eye cream with green tea

If you enjoy making your own skincare products this DIY eye cream with Shea butter and green tea is a must. Both ingredients are known for their skin-loving properties, so using a cream that contains both is a great way to nourish and protect the delicate skin around the eyes.

Aloe vera face moisturizer

I have made this DIY face moisturizer with aloe vera leaves. Aloe vera is a popular ingredient because of its soothing and hydrating properties. It can be used to treat sunburns and other minor skin irritations.

Rose water face cream

Roses are my favorite flowers and I use them in a few of my DIY skin care recipes like this rose water face cream. Rose water is a natural skin care product that has been used for centuries in various beauty regimes and is often used in face creams and other skin care products because of its ability to soothe and moisturize the skin, as well as its pleasant aroma.

Anti-aging face cream recipes with hazelnut oil

I have made two versions of this anti-aging face cream, one using Shea butter and another one with cocoa butter. I have added hazelnut oil because is rich in fatty acids and vitamins, which can help to moisturize and nourish the skin and can help to improve the skin’s elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,

Rich face cream with Shea butter and essential oils

Here is an easy homemade Shea butter face cream recipe. Shea butter is rich in vitamins and fatty acids, which can help to moisturize and nourish the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe irritated skin.

DIY stretch marks cream with vitamin e

Do you have stretch marks? I hope this stretch marks cream recipe with vitamin E and calendula oil helps you to minimize them. What is sure is that it will moisturize the skin and make it appear more supple and improve the appearance of stretch marks over time.

Body moisturizer lotion recipe with beeswax

This DIY body lotion with olive oil will leave the skin deeply moisturized and with a nice glow. Olive oil is a great natural moisturizer for the skin and since is rich in fatty acids and vitamins, it can help to nourish and protect your skin.

Eczema salve recipe

DIY eczema salve with shea butter can work to alleviate symptoms of eczema. Shea butter has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, which can help to reduce the redness, itching, and dryness associated with eczema.

Homemade hyaluronic acid serum

Making your own DIY hyaluronic acid serum is easy and fun. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant, which means that it helps to draw moisture from the air and hold it in the skin. Using hyaluronic acid serum can help to keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from becoming dry and flaky.

3. DIY Face Masks and Remedies

DIY lavender clay face mask

Using a lavender clay face mask may help to reduce inflammation and redness on the skin. Lavender is also known for its relaxing and calming effects, so using a lavender face mask may help to reduce stress and promote a sense of relaxation.

Matcha face mask recipes

I really like these matcha face masks to reduce skin pigmentation. Matcha is a type of green tea that is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is often used in face masks to help reduce the appearance of inflammation and redness and to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Clay masks for oily, dry and sensitive skin

If you want to deep clean and purify the skin, these DIY face clay masks will do the job. Clay is a natural substance that can absorb impurities and excess oil from the skin, which can help to reduce the appearance of pores and leave the skin feeling refreshed and clean.

Brightening face masks

For those with dull and lifeless skin try one of these 5 brightening face masks. The main ingredients used in these masks are vitamin C, green tea powder, avocado, oatmeal, bentonite clay, and orange juice. If you want more radiant skin and a youthful look try one today.

Homemade Japanese mask with rice

Using rice is an affordable way to make your own skincare products. Here you will find the recipes for a Japanese-style rice face mask, a toner, and 2 scrubs. If you want to improve the overall tone and texture of your skin in a natural way, use one of these rice skin care products.

Pore-shrinking face masks

Pore-shrinking face masks can benefit the skin by reducing the appearance of large pores, which can make the skin look smoother and more even. There are 3 pore-reducing masks using orange juice, egg white, and clay as the main ingredients.

Skin-tightening face masks

If you want to firm your skin the natural way use one of these home skin tightening remedies. Some of these home-tightening remedies include using honey, aloe vera, lemon juice, and egg whites. These ingredients are known for their skin-tightening properties, as well as their ability to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.

Home remedies for skin pigmentation

Home remedies for skin pigmentation are a natural way to reduce brown spots and brighten the skin. Use them as often as you can but make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients used in these recipes.

4. Lotion Bar Recipes

Chocolate lotion bar

Here is an easy chocolate lotion bar recipe with cocoa butter. Why is good for the skin? Because it is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. These properties may help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and reduce the appearance of inflammation and redness.

Shea butter lotion shimmer bar

If you are a fan of lotion bars you will love this easy and fun-to-make shimmer lotion bar recipe. It is made with Shea butter and cocoa butter which are highly moisturizing and nourishing ingredients that can help to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.

Lotion bar without beeswax

I have made this lotion bar without beeswax to avoid the greasy feeling that beeswax has. I have used soy wax instead. Other ingredients I have included to leave the skin moisturized are Shea butter and sweet almond oil.

Lotion bar with beeswax

This lotion bar with beeswax will deeply moisturize and nourish the skin. Beeswax also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which can help to soothe and protect the skin. It is often used in lip balms, lotions, and other skin care products to help protect and nourish the skin.

5. Pour and Melt Soap Recipes

Lavender soap recipe

This lavender soap recipe is fun and easy to make. You can create your own custom soap without having to handle lye, a potentially dangerous chemical that is used in traditional soap-making. Add the ingredients you like and that’s it. Really easy!

Massage soap bar recipe

I love these massage soap bars because their exfoliating action help to improve circulation and gives your skin a healthy, glowing appearance. Their massage action can help relax the muscles and alleviate tension. They also make thoughtful DIY Christmas gifts.

Christmas soap

This a great Christmas soap recipe that is also made using Melt and Pour soap base. Using just a few ingredients you can make these soap bars in no time, They are cute and perfect for Christmas gifts.

Orange soap recipe

This Melt and Pour orange soap smells divine and I love using it. Using orange soap can help to cleanse the skin, remove dirt and oil, and leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Simple oatmeal soap

Oatmeal is kind to the skin and this homemade oatmeal soap bar will help soothe and moisturize the skin. Oatmeal is a natural exfoliant, so using oatmeal soap can help remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

6. Bath Bombs

Christmas bath bombs

In these homemade Christmas bath bombs, you can find 6 easy ideas to decorate for Christmas gifts. So if you want to make your own gifts these bath bombs are perfect to offer to your loved ones.

Bath bombs for kids

If you want to make bath time more fun and enjoyable these bath bombs for kids will do the trick. They are also fun to make so these bath bombs will be a great craft to keep them entertained for a long time.

Essential oil bath bombs

These DIY bath bombs with essential oils are easy to make and affordable. Follow the step-by-step tutorial and enjoy their relaxing and soothing effects, as well as the pleasant aromas these bath bombs will add to the bathwater.

7. DIY Lip Balms and Gloss

Lip balm with beeswax

This very easy-to-make lip balm recipe with beeswax will leave your lips softer and moisturized all day long. Choose between 3 recipes with different ingredients and make your lips kissable.

Lip balm without beeswax

In this DIY lip balm without beeswax, I give you a recipe using soy wax instead. If you are looking for a vegan recipe this is the one for you. Try it today!

Tinted lip balm recipe

Fancy a bit of color in your lips? Try this tinted lip balm recipe in 3 different shades. They are made using only natural ingredients so you can have softer lips the natural way.

DIY Versagel lip gloss

In this DIY lip gloss recipe, I teach you how to make your own lip gloss using Versagel. Making your own lip gloss is not that difficult with this easy step-by-step tutorial and will surely save you some dollars.

8. Other DIY Skin Care Recipes

Cuticle oil recipe

I have 5 DIY cuticle oil recipes you can choose from. Using cuticle oil can help to keep the cuticles healthy and prevent them from becoming dry and brittle, which can lead to cracking and peeling.

Easy homemade sugar wax recipes

Want to know how to make sugar wax at home? I have 3 easy sugar wax recipes with step-by-step instructions and pictures.

Home recipes to clean makeup brushes

It is important to clean your makeup brushes on a regular basis for a few reasons. Cleaning your brushes regularly will help to maintain their shape and condition so that they can continue to perform well and apply makeup smoothly and evenly.

Bath salts with essential oils

These DIY bath salts recipes with essential oils are simple to make. Some of the benefits of using bath salts include providing relief from muscle aches and pains, reducing stress and anxiety, and improving circulation.

Shower melts

These DIY shower melts are great for the winter months, especially if you have a stuffy nose. Place them on the floor before a shower to create a relaxing and aromatic experience.

Easy rose water recipe

I have several recipes with roses because I adore them. This homemade rose water recipe is one of them. It is very easy to make and has plenty of skin benefits. It can help to soothe and tone the skin and is often used as a natural cleanser and toner.

Easy homemade Christmas beauty gifts

Do you want to make your own beauty gifts for special occasions such as Christmas? I have a selection of 21 handmade beauty gifts to choose from. Have a look at all the ideas and see which one tickles your fancy.

Nail designs

Want to find out nail design trends and ideas? You will find a great variety of nail art including spring nail designs with flowers and butterfly nail designs.

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