I am in LOVE with this DIY all-natural Beauty Bag that one of my Young Living team members made at her recent make & take! I love the fact that the products are all-natural, and I love the fact that this whole bag of goodies costs around $20 to make. It is the perfect birthday, Mother’s Day, or Christmas gift for a special woman in your life that needs to be pampered. The day of her class she demonstrated how these could be used and we all had hand and foot massages, which felt A-M-A-Z-ING!
All of these products were made using Young Living essential oils, so please note that you get what you pay for and cheaper oils will not work as well, could cause skin irritations, or have limited smells that don’t last. Also, please note that all containers were purchased at a dollar store.
The first product that I now use on a daily basis is the Lavender Facial Spritz. It is so calming for the skin that I also use it after I have been out in the sun. It feels wonderful on sensitive skin, but make sure you don’t get it in your eyes. When I’m spraying on my face, I cover up my eyes. Its a wonderful way to cool down after a workout or on a hot day as well.
Lavender Facial Spritz
- 1 cup Distilled Water
- 4 -5 tsp Witch Hazel
- 3-5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 oz. Spritzer bottle (rinse out before use)
- Mix all ingredients in glass container.
- Funnel into spritzer bottle.
The next product that felt so good was a hot towel wrap. When having a girls’ spay day, we place several of these washcloths in a slow cooker and allow them to get warm, then they are placed over the face for a relaxing experience. We have also done the same with hand towels that are then used for a neck wrap.
We also had homemade Zesty Lemon soap in our bag as well. This is something I would make ahead for a spa day versus making at the class. This class was more of an experience than a make & take.
Hot Towel Wrap
- Hand or face towel
- Glass dish
- Slow cooker
5 drops of any Young Living Essential Oil of your choice. Gathering was the essential oil we used for this wrap, and it smelled and felt amazing. Lavender and Eucalyptus would work well as well, just ensure that no oils get near the eyes.
- Place drops of essential oil on washcloth or towel.
- Place towel in bowl with hot water or in warmed slow cooker.
- After warming make sure they are cooled off enough to place on skin.
- Place on face or feet.
- For sinus support place a dab of Eucalyptus in center of towel.
The cornmeal soap was truly amazing, and this recipe is so simple.
Zesty Lemon Soap
- 1 1/2 cups Goats Milk Soap Base or Shea Butter Soap Base, cubed
- 4-6 drops Lemon essential oil
- Dried Lemon zest of 3-4 lemons
- Cut goat’s milk soap base into fifteen cubes and microwave in 30 second intervals in glass bowl. This recipe makes 3 bars of soap.
- Melt soap for about a minute. Add another 15-30 seconds if it’s not completely melted.
- Once soap cubes have liquified add a few drops of the lemon essential oil and the lemon zest; stir well.
- Pour into soap molds and allow to harden for at least one hour. Press mold to release soap.
While all of the products are relaxing and wonderful, and I can’t stress enough how soft your hands will be after using this milk bath. My hands literally stayed soft all day. This is perfect for anyone who struggles with hand dryness in the winter. You can use on hands and feet, or even in your bath, but I immediately thought of anyone with dry hands.
Orange Milk Bath
- ½ cup Epsom Salts or Sea Salt
- ½ cup Dry Powdered Milk
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 5-6 drops Young Living Orange essential oil.
- Mix all ingredients and place in glass jar with lid.
This next item is a great exfoliator, and I use it twice a week for my feet, but it can be used on any area that needs exfoliated.
Peppermint Sugar Facial Scrub
- 1 1/2-2 cups sugar
- 1/2-1 cup coconut oil
- 4-6 drops Young Living peppermint essential oil
- 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
- Melt coconut oil until it becomes liquid.
- Mix in essential oil and Vitamin E oil.
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Fill mason jar.
- Store in airtight container.
When making sugar scrub, start with 1 1/2 cups of sugar and adding 1/2 cup until you reach the consistency you enjoy the best. If you prefer a coarse scrub with not as much oil add more sugar and less oil.
Add drops of the peppermint essential oil until desired scent is achieved.
This was such a relaxing day that I was able to take a nap that day, and I’m not usually a napper. My friend also gave me one of these bags as a thank you and I felt like it was such a nice gift. Now I will be making these for future all-natural, non-toxic gifts, and they will be inexpensive as well.
Please note that the last item is not pictured.
Tangerine Bath Fizzy
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid
- ½ cup corn starch
- 3 tbsp Epsom salt
- 3 tsp coconut oil, melted
- Small spray bottle of Witch Hazel
- 15 drops of Young Living Tangerine essential oil
- In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and Epsom salt.
- Pour in melted coconut oil and essential oil.
- Mix until well combined.
- Lightly spray witch hazel a few times until you can gather the mix in your fist and it holds its shape. If it easily falls apart then you might need 1-3 more sprays of witch hazel. Avoid spraying too much or your mix will start fizzing. You only need enough to slightly dampen the mix.
- Press the mix into your mold and allow them to set for at least one hour, or until dry, before removing.
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