DIY Beauty: Bath and Body Products You’ll Love

1. Cream: Shea and avocado oil soften dry skin. Lavender helps you relax.

You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 5–10 drops lavender oil

Make It: Mix shea butter and avocado oil in a pan over low heat, stirring until melted. Pour into a small sealable container, then add as much lavender as you like. Refrigerate until creamy. Slather all over après-shower to feel oh-so-soft.

2. Scrub: A sugar-and-salt combo smooths your rough spots; coconut oil hydrates.

You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

Make It: Combine ingredients in a bowl and spoon into a jar. Seal with an airtight lid, then store in a cool, dry place. Rub on in the bath or shower twice a week. Hint: Keep the scrub dry and it will last up to two years; adding water can cause it to spoil.

3. Oil: Almond and olive oils moisturize in the bath without feeling heavy.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup sweet almond oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 sliced vanilla bean, 1 cinnamon stick, or a handful of peppermint leaves (you pick!)

Make It: Mix ingredients in a jar; shake until blended, then leave sealed for two days. Use for up to two months. Pour two spoonfuls into bath. Never feel parched again!

4. Mist: Calming rosewater and toning cider vinegar cool skin.

You’ll Need:

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5–10 drops citrus essential oil (such as lemon or orange)

Make It: Pour ingredients into a spray bottle and shake until blended. Store in fridge (it lasts for a year); mist on bare skin. Now, that’s refreshing.



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