The Ultimate DIY Beauty Gift Guide
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The Ultimate DIY Beauty Gift Guide

There’s no need for DIY gift giving to go awry—select one or a few of our DIY beauty gifts to make someone’s holiday truly shine. Easy to come by natural ingredients, and fresh ideas abound. From Spa Specialties to Kid Approved, give a thoughtful gift and wow those on your holiday gift list this year. Just don’t forget to make enough for keeps!

1. Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo: Coconut milk is like magic for the hair, not only providing nourishment from root to tip, but also stimulating hair growth, detangling, and adding moisture. Whip up this natural shampoo with the help of trusty Dr. Bronner’s. (via Free People Blog)

2. Sea Salt Spray: You know the look: effortless, loosely tousled, no-muss-no fuss locks—they’re hard to come by unless you’re a beach bum! Life’s truly a beach for the recipient of this sea salt concoction. (via Wonder Forest)

3. Leave-In Conditioner: Here’s another all-natural moisturizer that leaves your hair strong and shiny. This potion includes three simple oils: olive, baobab, and  argan. (via Bohemian Kate)

4. Elderberry Syrup to Ward Off Cold and Flu: Give the gift of good health with this simple syrup that’s chock full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory powers all thanks to the tiny, purple elderberry. (via Tending the Garden)

5. Not Your Mother’s Neosporin: Healing Salve for Minor Scrapes and Burns: Show the ones you love that you truly care with this all-natural healing salve. Be the one they think of every time they reach to their medicine cabinet to relieve a scrape or burn! (via Crunchy Betty)

6. Get Well Soon Kit: We love the idea of this get well soon kit that includes essentials like lip balm, tissue, and throat drops, all packaged in a large tea mug. Plus, everyone loves a honey bear ;) (via Creature Comforts)



7. Bath Tea Bags: Some prefer their tea in a cup, while others prefer it in the tub! (We think both would be mighty dandy). This DIY bag contains a moisturizing mix of Epsom salts, oats, and sprigs of rosemary for a refreshing scent. (via A Thousand Words)

8. Bath and Massage Oil: Useful and beautiful, this bath and massage oil is a great idea for an active pal—perfect for use after the gym and a soak in the tub. (via Design*Sponge)

9. Tea Cup Candles: Clever and designer friendly, these tea cup candles will wow any beauty on your list. (via Miss Renaissance)

10. Tinted Lip Balm in a Locket: Give a lovely locket of color to keep close to the heart. Inventive and fresh, this is a great surprise for the DIY-er in your life. (via Beautylish)

11. Red Hot Cinnamon DIY Lip Plumping Gloss: This will be the hottest stocking stuffer in any gal’s sock! Vibrantly red and glossy, plus yummy cinnamon to naturally plump lips. (via Henry Happened)

12. Rosemary and Peppermint Lip Scrub: This DIY sugar lip scrub is a thoughtful gift that smooths away chapped lips and soothes with fresh peppermint. Try our five other seasonal lip scrubs too, like orange and clove or pumpkin and nutmeg!  (via Brit + Co.)

13. Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum: A great gift to stick in a DIY gift basket, this facial serum smoothes away wrinkles and moisturizers with all-natural ingredients. (via Soap Deli News Blog)

14. Pomegranate Face Toner: Brighten anyone’s holiday with this ruby red, revitalizing toner. (via Mother Earth Living)

15. DIY Face Scrubs: These vibrant face scrubs can each be made with ingredients found right in your pantry. We love the color of the minty green kiwi sugar scrub, which protects and clarifies the skin. (via Brit + Co.)

16. Mason Jar Soap Dispenser: Behold, the ever-popular mason jar as a soap dispenser! Add charm to anyone’s kitchen or bath with this hand washing accessory—don’t forget to fill it up before you gift it! (via Casa Resnick)

17. Liquid Hand Soap: See, we’ve got you covered ;) It’s easier to create a personalized liquid soap than you think: just start with an unscented soap base and add in your favorite essential oil. (via Sarah Hearts)

18. Handmade Deodorant: The cool thing about this deodorant—besides being all-natural and homemade—is that you can craft any scent! This would be a thoughtful gift for naturalists and outdoorsy types. (via Edible Perspective)

19. Rosemary and Peppermint Foot Scrub: For the lover of high-heels and those always on their toes, this scrub will soothe away aches and pains with the cooling relief of peppermint. (via Aunt Peaches)

20. Orange Spice Foot Mask: Give the gift of warmth with this lavish foot mask. Thanks to a blend of warm, wintry spices (cayenne, cinnamon, and ginger), this mask is a cure-all for anyone’s cold feet. (via Whole Living)

21. Herbal Foot Soak: Package this foot soak in a clear jar to show off the glittering effect of Epsom salts interspersed with healing herbs. It’s perfect for easing away pain and soothing tired feet. (via My Own Labels)

22. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream: Great scent. Great lather. Great gift for the man in your life this holiday! Simple as that. (via Food for My Family)

23. Cooling Mint Soap-On-A-Rope: What a blast from the past! This DIY version refreshes and revitalizes with a hint of mint. (via Hello Home Blogge)

24. Patchouli & Petitgrain Aftershave: This mix of Patchouli and Petitgrain is not just herbalist-approved, it’s also guaranteed to make your man smell extra manly this season. Don’t skimp on the packaging, especially when you can download free printables! (via Fellow Fellow)

25. Bath Bombs: Snap, crackle, and pop! These multi-colored bath bombs are a sure-fire hit as stocking stuffers. (via Idlewife)

26. DIY Bath Caddy: This DIY beauty gift might be the ultimate relaxation enhancer. Since this caddy cost less than $5 to make, gift it with a good book, bottle of wine, and tea light candles to make any bathing beauty’s holiday complete. (via Sawdust Girl)

27. Coconut-Lime Bar Soap: Gift the scent of summer with this fresh and zesty soap. It makes a great moisturizer and exfoliant for winter skin with the added chopped coconut and lime zest. (via Off Beat + Inspired)

28. Bath Paint: Make bath time fun for creative kids with these bright, and natural bath tub paints. So adorable. (via Kojodesigns)

29. Snow Globe Soaps: Bath time can be a magical, winter wonderland with these sparkly soaps. Plus, they encourage sudsing up to reveal the miniature toy! (via Rustic Esscntuals)

30. Peppermint Toothpaste: Make brushing teeth fun and beneficial with this DIY paste. We hear that mint is the flavor of choice by kids! (via Na-Da Farm Life)

Will you be DIYing your beauty gift this holiday? Tell us in the comments below!