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DIY Beauty Gifts

Give the gift of glam without breaking the bank! Here are some great gifts you can create yourself for under $10! - April Dawn Ricchuito


  • Mix 2 cups of petroleum jelly and 1 scoop or 2 packets of Natural Cherry Pomegranate Crystal Light in a bowl
  • Add 1 tsp of water until the gloss is a berry color
  • Use a spatula to spoon it into jars 


  • Mix 3 parts witch's hazel, vodka or gin, with 1 part water and organically grown rose petals
  • Allow this mixture to sit in a covered glass container for at least one week
  • Transfer to your gift bottle or jar


  • Pour ½ a cup of walnut, almond, or jojoba oil, 5 drops of clove oil and 1 tsp of vanilla extract into a spray bottle
  • Shake well and mist


  • In a glass or metal bowl mix 1 cup of baking soda and ¼ a cup of citric acid
  • Add in 1 tbsp of powdered milk
  • Melt 2 tsp of cocoa butter in the microwave until it’s just melted
  • Mix the warm melted cocoa butter with the dry ingredients using your spoor or your hands.  Be sure it isn’t so hot that you burn yourself
  • Add 5 to 20 drops of essential oil of choice and mix
  • The mixture should feel slightly sticky, but you can spray a tiny amount of water in if you need too—press firmly into a silicone muffin pan, ice cube tray or other mold
  • Let dry overnight


  • Put 1 tbsp of shredded coconut (optional), ¼ tbsp of almonds, and ¼ cup of rolled oats into a food processor and pulse until powdery. But not pasty
  • Put into a small bowl and add 1 tbsp of powdered milk
  • Mix well
  • Use a dime sized amount to cleanse your face


  • Mix 2 cups of sea salt with 3 cups of Epsom salt.
  • Separate mix into four bowls.
  • Add 3-5 drops of peppermint essential oil to each.
  • Leave one bowl of salt white. Use a different color food coloring in the other three bowls.
  • Grab a thin jar and use a funnel to layer the colors on top of each other
  • Top off with a pretty ribbon

Because of the fresh fruit, you’ll need to make this the night before you gift it. Scrub lasts up to two weeks.

  • Puree or mash 4 strawberries in a bowl
  • Add ½ cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • Mix until well blended
  • Add peppermint oil (2 drops at a time) until your scrub smells minty
  • Place in a jar & keep refrigerated
  • Be sure to write the expiration date on a pretty card


  • Mix 4 cups of water with 1/3 cup of castile soap and 1/3 cup of liquid glycerin
  • Add 5 to 10 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • Gently mix with a wire whisk
  • Pour mixture into a container
  • Add one drop of food coloring. Close and turn upside down to mix and dilute the color
  • Tie with a fancy ribbon


  • Take four different bowls and add a scoop of salt to each
  • Add four tablespoons of jojoba oil to three of the bowls
  • Add one tablespoon of coconut oil to the bowl of plain salt, to keep it from changing colors
  • Add different colors of food coloring to the three bowls containing the jojoba oil/salt mix
  • Pour a colored salt in a jar as the first layer. Use a flat container to pack it down.  Then use a layer of jojoba oil to anchor
  • Add the next layer of salt. Pack this layer down the same way making sure to clean off the container between layers so the salt colors don't mix
  • Continue this process using different colors until the jar is full
  • Tie jar with ribbon

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