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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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.