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Looking for amazing and easy DIY bath and body recipes you can make for gifts? These recipes are simple but really work. These are not your basic ‘through some coconut oil in and call it a day’ recipes.
These are recipes your recipients will use and then ask you for the recipe because its THAT good.
The best thing about all of these homemade recipes is how easy they are to turn into DIY gift ideas. Most of these recipes include essential oils in them, and you can easily add them to those few that don’t.
You can customize these DIY recipes with your favorite essential oils, make multiple recipes to create a great homemade gift set, or batch create a bunch at once and knock off everyone on your list if one swoop.
What are the Best Essential Oils for DIY Beauty Products?
My favorite essential oil brand is Plant Therapy. I’ve used their oils for years in hundreds of homemade concoctions and in our household diffusers.
I trust and recommend Plant Therapy for several reasons:
They recommend responsible usage of essential oils, which does NOT include ingesting essential oils (ever).
They offer a large assortment of organic essential oils.
They have an assortment of blends and individual oils.
They are high quality oils with third party testing and affordable pricing.
Homemade Natural Bath and Body Gift Ideas
These easy beauty recipes are perfect for DIY-ing your own bath, body and personal care gifts with essential oils.
Cocoa Drizzled Lavender Bath Bombs Recipe
These chocolate-drizzled bath bombs are so gift-worthy, that I moved them promptly to the top of this list. The combination of lavender essential oil with a homemade cocoa drizzle makes for a beautiful bath bomb that creates a relaxing bath experience. Don't worry, the chocolate isn't sticky: there's no sugar in these delectable-looking bath treats!
The Best Lip Balm Recipe
This is my go-to lip balm recipe that I know you will love! I used to sell these little puppies and had repeat customers for years.
This lip balm is different than lots of other DIY recipes you might find on the great big web....it's made without coconut oil (shocking, I know!) and uses a combination of several luscious natural oils and butters.
It's easy to customize this with your favorite essential oils too.
Scroll to the bottom for cute packaging ideas too!
Check out my EBook on How to Make Lip Balm.
Homemade lotion bars
These solid lotion bars make a great homemade gift idea, and are so easy to customize using your favorite essential oils!
These little handheld lotions are super concentrated and nourishing, so a little goes a long way.
Lotion bars make a great DIY natural gift when paired with a reusable metal tin (and they're zero waste too!).
Lemon and Green Tea Bath Bombs
These lemon and green tea bath bombs come together quickly using natural ingredients and can easily be adapted to many other scents.
Hot Chocolate Lotion Bars
Speaking of lotion bars, this chocolate version is delectable and smells so good you might be tempted to eat it. The addition of cocoa powder and essential oils gives this a sweet, chocolatey scent perfect for the choc-o-holic in your life.
The Easiest Clear Lip Gloss
This DIY clear lip gloss recipe is so simple, with only 2 natural ingredients (no Petroleum products here!). You can add flowers and essential oils to make it your own creation!
Homemade Cuticle Oil
One of my favorite beauty DIY recipes, homemade cuticle oil is so easy to make YET works so wonderfully.
It's crazy how quickly this comes together, and it is so nourishing.
This cuticle oil strengthens nails and softens cuticles, packing a double duty punch of natural goodness for your fingers.
Lemon, rosemary and lavender essential oils all help strengthen and soften (and smell ahhh-mazing).
Slap one of these adorable labels on these babies and you've got yourself one amazing homemade gift!
DIY Lemongrass Bath Bombs with French Green Clay
Bath bombs are such a fun and giftable DIY! They are easy to package, fun to make, and it gives your recipient an excuse to pamper themselves. I adore this recipe with French green clay and lemongrass. The clay feels luxurious to me and makes the bath water silky soft.
Homemade Chocolate Mint Lip Balm
OMG, this white chocolate mint lip balm is the BEST lip balm ever. It's creamy, nourishing and did I mention smells like minty, white chocolatey goodness?! Simply divine.
You can make this recipe in traditional lip balm tubes or metal tins - it works either way!
Easy Homemade Sugar Scrubs
Sugar scrubs make a super quick and easy homemade gift idea, and they're SO easy to customize!
My version is gentle and mild, with 4 different scent options all using essential oils.
Or feel free to use your favorite essential oils to make it your own!
DIY Brown Sugar Lip Scrub
This lip scrub is so simple - it's literally just 2 ingredients but works so well!
My original recipe doesn't include essential oils, but I've added cinnamon and mint on various occasions and love it this way.
This one is so simple, yet your gift recipients will love it!
Whipped Lavender Body Butter
Another delectable homemade body butter made even more fun by whipping it into a fluffy texture. If you haven't tried making your own whipped body butter, it's simple and perfect for gift-giving.
Himalayan Salt Scrub with Essential Oils
More body scrubs, because they really do make great DIY gifts! This Himalayan salt scrub is probably my favorite body scrub. It is a combination of pink Himalayan and dead sea salt, with nourishing oils and essential oils to boot.
5 different scent choices are included in this recipe as well (margarita is my FAV).
I especially love to pair a salt scrub with something like a lotion bar for a great homemade nourishing combo. Use the same scents in both recipes and you've got a great homemade gift set.
DIY Soothing Calendula and Chamomile Herbal Bath Bombs
These calming and soothing herbal bath bombs use calendula petals, homemade calendula infused oil and chamomile essential oil. They are perfect for your herbal loving friend or anyone with sensitive skin, plus the pop of yellow from the calendula flowers really makes them pop!
Easy DIY Bath Salts
Bath salts make a great gift and are so, so simple to make. You can through these together in minutes and easily customize them with your favorite essential oils.
Pick another recipe from this list and match the scents and you have a great homemade gift set your recipient will love!
Grapefruit Whipped Sugar Scrub
Looking for a fun twist on a typical sugar scrub? Try this whipped version, which comes out light a fluffy. It's simple to do and makes a great gift.
(Looking for more DIY sugar scrub ideas? I've got you.
Coffee Scrub for Face, Body and Lips
OK, one more scrub option, this one for the coffee lovers. Coffee scrub is great for skin and has that wake-you-up coffee smell most of us love.
There are 3 versions here - for body, face and lips, so pick your favorite and whip it up for the coffee addict in your life.
Or make all 3 for a super fun coffee lovers gift - pair with a great organic coffee and a cute mug and you're done.
Bath Soak for Sinus Congestion
This Epsom salt bath soak is perfect for winter months to help relieve congestion and detox the body.
How perfect would this be paired with a bottle of your favorite germ busting essential oil and a great diffuser?
What a great gift to keep those winter sniffles at bay.
Vanilla Latte Whipped Body Butter
This vanilla latte whipped body butter is so luxurious and smells completely amazing.
It is made with concentrated butters and oils, so a little goes a long way.
I love to pair this with a homemade sugar scrub or coffee scrub for a great glowing skin gift set!
Easy DIY Bath Melt Recipe with Lavender and Shea Butter
Bath melts make for a luxuriously nourishing bath time experience. The combo of shea butter and lavender make these babies super moisturizing and perfect for dry, winter skin. Toss one in the bath and relaxxxxxx.
DIY Shower Steamers with Peppermint
Shower steamers use the steam from your shower to deliver a potent pop of energizing and sinus-clearing peppermint while you shower. These are especially great for winter months!
Homemade Fruity Bubble Bath (with essential oils)
This super simple bubble bath recipe is great for kids or anyone who likes a bubbly bath, but wants to avoid artificial fragrances or chemicals that are so often found in bubble bath. The essential oils in this bubble bath make a sweet and citrusy scent that is so versatile. Pop this homemade bubble bath in a cute swing-top jar and it's totally giftable.
DIY Vegan Margarita Lotion Bars
Consider this third lotion bar recipe in our list your sign to give lotion bars a try. I love the sweet, citrusy combination of essential oils in these lotion bars that smells just like a margarita. Pair these with a margarita salt scrub and a homemade lip balm scented like a margarita (just use the same essential oil combo as this recipe!) and you've got yourself an amazing margarita lovers gift set without the calories (or hangover).
Homemade Calendula Infused Body Butter Sticks
A body butter in a stick?! Yup! These puppies are similar to lotion bars, but they are in a tube for easy application. They are slightly softer with less beeswax than lotion bars, so if you prefer less beeswax in your homemade moisturizers, this might be for you. Theis recipe doesn't include essential oils, but you can add a few drops of your favorite to customize however you choose.
Woodsy Beard Oil Recipe
Now for a few DIY recipes for the men in your life.
First up, for the bearded guy in your life, try this woodsy beard oil. It's for men that like to smell like a tree (like my husband).
It's bearded man tested and approved, and SO easy to make.
Pair this with the next recipe for a duo every bearded man will love.
Beard Balm Recipe
You might wondering why a bearded guy would need BOTH a beard balm and a beard oil. According to my very bearded husband, they both serve very different purposes and are necessary.
The beard balm acts as more of a styling product, while the beard oil is to soften and moisturize.
This beard balm has a slightly firmer texture than other balms to give more hold for unruly beard hair.
And, of course, its loaded with woodsy essential oils and makes your guy smell like a tree.
The Easiest, Natural DIY Aftershave for Men
For the guys without facial hair, try this homemade aftershave recipe. It's made with soothing aloe vera and great for giving post-shave skin that baby-soft feel.
How to Create Your Own Spa Day Gift
Create an entire spa day gift set using these ideas and recipes. You can easily make tons of amazing DIY spa day recipes that will make an amazing and thoughtful homemade gift.
Essential oils add that spa-like feeling to your products and really make your spa-day gift stand out!
How to Package your DIY Beauty Gifts
You can go simple or fancy when it comes to packaging your homemade beauty gifts.
I prefer a natural, and mostly simple look, but do what feels good to you!
A simple ribbon with a hang tag is great for body scrubs, or a ‘handmade with love‘ sticker can be used on lots of different DIY recipes.
Bakers twine is a cute addition to homemade gifts, and I love these holiday inspired tags that make DIY Christmas gifts really shine.
I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite homemade beauty gift packaging ideas on Amazon. I love the chalkboard labels and already printed labels that can be used for lip balms or oils in glass tubes.
Looking for more Gift Giving Inspiration?
Natural and Eco-Friendly Gift Guide
Handmade Gifts from Etsy She will Love (that you don’t have to make)