DIY Beauty Recipes

Peppermint Soul Blog Post
September 28, 2016
Peppermint Soul Blog Post

DIY Beauty Recipes with Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used to support healthy hair and skin for centuries. Here are some of my favorite recipes.

Detangler Spray

Detangler Spray

Ingredients

  • 1/8 cup Lavender Mint Conditioner
  • 1/2 cup Distilled Water
  • 8 oz Spray Bottle
  • 5 drops Tea Tree
  • 5 drops Lavender

Directions

Bring the water to a simmer without boiling. Combine the warm water and conditioner in the bottle, shaking to combine. Add oils, shake to distribute. Apply detangler to hair as needed.


Cocoa Mint Lip Balm

Cocoa Mint Lip Balm

Ingredients

Directions

Combine coconut oil and cocoa butter in a double boiler and heat on low heat for 20 minutes. Add beeswax and tire well. Once all is melted, remove mixture from heat and add honey, vitamin E, cocoa powder and essential oil, stirring continuously. Once mixed and smooth, fill lip balm tubes. Let cool for 3 hours.


Fall Sugar Scrub

Fall Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

Directions

Combine almond oil and sugar in a bowl and mix together until the sugar is the consistency of wet sand. Add essential oils and mix well. Divide sugar scrub into wide-mouth glass jars. Top each jar with almond oil.


LavaDerm Cooling Mist

LavaDerm Cooling Mist

For Sun-Kissed Skin

Add 20 drops each of Myrrh and Carrot Seed Essential Oils to one obttle of LavaDerm and apply liberally and often throughout the day for a cooling sensation and to help sooth and protect skin.


 

Nourish Delicate Skin

Nourish Delicate Skin

Try adding Frankincense or Geranium to your favorite oil, lotion, or cream for a custom moisturizer that deeply nourishes, hydrates, and helps to maintain a youthful appearance.


 

Spa Recipes

Spa Recipes

Foaming Hand Soap

  • Fill an 9 oz foaming soap pump bottle with 3 tbsp castile soap, 1 tbsp carrier oil, and 10 drops essential oils of choice. Add distilled or filtered water until 1/8″ from the top. Add the dispenser and shake to combine.

Linen Spray

  • Fill a 2 oz fine misting spray bottle with 1 oz vodka, 1 oz distilled water, and 20 drops of essential oils of choice. Shake well before using. Spray on bedding, clothing, or furniture (spot test for color safety).

Sugar Scrub

  • In a 16 oz jar, combine 1.5 cups sugar, 1/2 cup carrier oil, and 20 drops essential oils of choice. Stir to combine and add another 2 tbsp of carrier oil to the top to prevent drying.

Body Butter

  • Whip 1 cup coconut oil, 3 tbsp shea butter, and 1 tbsp vitamin E oil in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add 12-15 drops of essential oils of choice and mix on low for 1 minute. Store in a cool, dry location.

Bath Salts

Body Wash


 

Sweet Dreams Cream

Sweet Dreams Cream

Ingredients

Directions

Melt shea butter & coconut oil. Allow to cool until it’s cooled but still melted. Add almond oil & essential oil and freeze until fairly solid. then, whip the solid mixture with mixer until it reaches butter consistency.


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