DIY: Homemade Spa Gifts

Homemade bath and body products make the perfect gifts for any occasion! Not to mention your friends and family will be amazed with your crafty skills! These are some of my favorite easy bath and body DIY recipes you can whip up at home in your kitchen!

Classic Sugar Scrub

homemade spa gifts

+ 1 cup of raw sugar
+ 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of oil (I prefer coconut oil, grape seed or olive oil. And how much oil depends on how oily/abrasive you'd like it.)
+ 5 to 10 drops of therapeutic grade essential oil
+ 10 drops of vitamin E oil (as a preservative)

1. Measure out your sugar and any dry ingredients and place in a medium bowl.
2. Measure out your oil and pour over sugar.
3. Add drops of essential oil if you are using and vitamin E oil
4. Mix, jar and label!

Customize it!
+ Chocolate Lover: Add 1 tablespoon of organic cocoa powder (You can also make it minty with 5 drops of peppermint essential oil added!)
+ Flower Power: 10 drops of either geranium, lavender or rose essential oil
+ Sleep Tight: 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 1 opened bag of chamomile and lavender tea
+ Wakey, Wakey: 10 drops of grapefruit, orange, lemon or lime essential oil
+ Antioxidant + Detox: Add 2 teaspoons of matcha green tea powder

Coffee, Coconut + Cinnamon Scrub

homemade spa gifts

1/2 cup of ground coffee (You may use already brewed or fresh.)
1/2 pure cane sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1-3 drops of orange essential oil
1-3 drops of lemon essential oil

1. Measure out all dry ingredients and place in a medium bowl.
2. Measure out oil and pour over dry ingredients.
3. Add drops of essential and vitamin E oil
4. Mix, jar and label!

Check out my full blog post on  Coffee Scrub

Coconut Whipped Body Butter

homemade spa gifts

+ 1/4 of a cup of coconut oil
+ 1/4 of a cup of shea butter
+ 1/4 of a cup of cocoa butter
+ 1/4 of a cup olive oil, grape seed oil or hemp seed oil
+ 10 drops of vitamin E oil
+ 10 drops of essential oil (This is optional as it smells great alone!)

1. Measure out the oils and butters and place in a double boiler. (If you don't have a double boiler you can fill a pot with water half way and place a glass bowl over the pot and it will work in the same way.)
2. Let everything melt together stirring occasionally.
3. When completely melted remove from heat and add vitamin E and essential oils (if using.) Stir well.
4. Refrigerate for roughly and hour or until the mixture has turned white and firm.
5. Remove from refrigerator and with a hand mixer whip until creamy. (If it is not light and creamy refrigerator longer.)
6. Jar and label!

My favorite type of jar for scrubs and body butters are these 16 oz flip top glass jars They are perfect for not getting water in your scrub while in the shower and oh so pretty on your bathroom counter top!

Brown Sugar + Honey Lip Scrub

homemade spa gifts

+ 1 teaspoon of honey
+ 2 teaspoon of brown sugar
+ 1 tablespoon of shea butter or 1/2 tablespoon of Coconut Oil (I prefer shea because it's thicker)
+ 3 drops of therapeutic grade lemon essential oil  (optional if you would like a scent)

1. Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl
2. Place in a tiny jar and label

Check out my full blog post on dry lips and sugar lip scrub

These 1.5oz mini glass honey jars are perfect for lip scrubs.

Milk Bath Soak

homemade spa gifts

+ 2 cups of powdered whole milk
+ 1/2 cup of baking soda
+ 1/2 cup of corn starch
+ 10 drops of essential oil of your choice (I prefer relaxing lavender or rose)

1. Place all dry ingredients together in a large jar and shake.
2. Add essential oil, shake again.
3. Let sit 24 before giving gift or using for yourself!
4. To use mix 1 cup of milk bath in warm bath.

Since this recipe you use a cup of milk bath you definitely want to make a decent sized jar so your gift receiver gets a few uses out of. I like these 67 oz mason jars.

I love making my tags with kraft paper tags and twine. You can either purchase kraft paper card stock, print a label from your computer then hand cut them or use a punch. Or you can purchase already cut tags like these pretty scalloped tags or classic rectangle tags Tie your tags on with some twine and they are pretty and ready to be loved and scrubbed!