30 DIY Beauty Gifts That'll Turn Your Home Into Santa's Workshop
'Tis the season to give the most thoughtful, creative, and curated gifts of the year, but it doesn't have to break the budget. In fact, if you have a beauty aficionado on your list of people to get presents for this year, now is the ideal time to whip up a specially made DIY beauty gift — sometimes using things you already have in your kitchen cabinet.
Treat your friends and family members to homemade bath bombs, face masks, scrubs, and more when you make these luxe gifts in the comfort of your own home. Everyone will love the thoughtfulness behind the gesture just as much as they'll love trying out their new must-have products. If you're feeling inspired to make these easy and affordable beauty concoctions, just whip them up, add a tag, and pop them into your friends' stockings.
Check out a few of our ideas ahead.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
DIY Bath Bomb
Help your friends decompress when you make them this dreamy DIY Lush Bath Bomb. It'll fizz in the tub and instantly melt away stress — and just look how pretty they are.
Grapefruit Lemonade Lip Scrub
Dry, cracked lips will be a thing of the past after this zesty grapefruit lip scrub. With all-natural ingredients, it's refreshing, sweet, and perfect for winter. Just add a bow on top of each jar, and your gift is complete.
Winter Skin Homemade Body Oil
Winter can be harsh on skin, so why not gift a handmade body oil to help? With shea butter, argan oil, and jojoba oil, just one dollop of this will make skin feel like new again. A little bit of this goes a long way.
Homemade Facial Toner
This natural, three-ingredient face toner works to soothe, clean, and refresh skin. Give it to the person who wants to step up their skin-care routine or to the one who doesn't have enough time to even have a routine — it works wonders.
Rose Water Face Mist
A hydrating face mist is essential for anyone with dry skin, and this blend made with rose water and aloe vera will feel like an instantly refresh. Toss this in a bag with live or dried rose petals to make it that much more special.
Nontoxic Dry Shampoo
For the people who really appreciate a good hair day, this dry shampoo will be the most thoughtful present they have ever received. To make it, you'll just need to grab organic arrowroot powder, bentonite clay, organic cocoa powder, and lavender, peppermint, and rosemary essential oil.
Rosemary Mint Bath Salt
Everyone has at least one friend who religiously takes baths, and this too-good-to-be-true minty bath salt soak is just what they need. Simply make the bath salts, put them in a cute jar, and tie a festive bow around it. Done!
Turmeric and Honey Face Mask
For the person who can't get enough beauty products, add this turmeric and honey mask to their collection. Just mix it all together, put it in a cute jar, and give it to the face mask aficionado you know.
Cinnamon Spice Sugar Scrub
This cinnamon-scented sugar scrub smells good enough to eat. With a hint of clove and brown sugar, this scrub will exfoliate and restore skin in no time at all.
Pink Salt Hairspray
If you need last-minute gift for the hair-care expert on your holiday shopping list, we suggest making them this pink salt hairspray. It smells good, keeps hair hydrated, and brings out the best beachy waves.
Solid Cleanser For Makeup Brushes
If you know someone with sponges and brushes galore, this solid cleanser is just what they need to keep their beauty products clean. Soap and essential oils work together to make this product in no time. Since it's so easy to make, we suggest making a few batches of cleanser, so they can really keep their products clean.
Whipped Rose Geranium Shaving Cream
Treat their next shower to the shaving cream of their dreams when you whip up this rose geranium concoction. The best part: this recipe only requires five ingredients, so you can make it in no time.
Lavender Vanilla Body Butter
With notes of vibrant lavender and bright vanilla, this rich body butter will make anyone swoon. It's made with nourishing coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and essential oils, meaning it smells just as good as it sounds. Dry skin has nothin' on this.
Vanilla Honey Lip Scrub
Complete with a mouthwatering combination of honey, white chocolate, vanilla, and tangerine essential oil, this lip scrub is as good as it gets. Your friends will thank you for their smooth, kissable lips all winter long.
Three-Ingredient All-Natural Moisturizer
As easy as one, two, three, this all-natural moisturizer can be used on both their face and body. With a mix of rose hip seed oil and ylang-ylang, this cream is moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and helps to reduce oil on skin.
Give your friends and family members the gift of good skin when you make this homemade face scrub. With just six ingredients, it's affordable and effective for those looking to switch up their skin-care routine.
Citrus Mint Sea Salt Foot Scrub
Treat them to a spa day in the comfort of their own home when you make a batch of this citrusy sea salt foot scrub. Put a cute label on the jar, add a bow, and place it under the tree.
If your friends are into skin care, they'll be all about this dreamy homemade face oil. Made with rose geranium, frankincense, and lavender, this oil can help to unclog pores, brighten and tighten skin, and minimize discoloration.
Activated Charcoal and Clay Face Mask
Ideal for acne and blackheads, this face mask purifies skin in no time. Put it in a jar, write a card, and plan a spa night to make this present complete.
Making homemade soap is surprisingly easy, and this DIY guide lets you adjust the recipe, so you can add everything from exfoliants to essential oils into the mix. Once you've made a batch, just tie bows around each bar of soap, and your work here is done.
Hydrating Facial Mask
Give your friends the one-and-done fix for dry, winter skin. This matcha, rose water, and coconut oil mask will soften in just 20 minutes. Pack up the ingredients separately (this will maintain the integrity of the ingredients), and include the recipe in a gift bag. Just be sure to add a tag that reads: "mix in case of dryness."
Gorgeous Geode Soaps
We dare you to find a friend that wouldn't adore these geode soaps. They look amazing on display and are even better for skin thanks to the superhydrating ingredients. And the best part? Since you slice them, no two soaps will ever be the same — just like your friends.
Pampered Feet Trio
This DIY Pampered Feet Trio is perfect for your pedicure-loving friend. Now they can soak, scrub, and moisturize right at home thanks to this creative present.
Scented Body Butter
If you have a friend that craves everything pumpkin spice, then this body butter is calling their name. One swipe and they'll be begging you to mix up a few more batches.
Moisturizing Body Scrub
Make this festive and cute DIY Christmas tree scrub, and pass it out to all your beauty-loving friends. The rich scent of the season will fill their bathrooms and linger on their skin, leaving them feeling both fresh and festive. Not to mention, the globes make great centerpieces, too!
Smoothing Hand Scrub
Whether your friends have a green thumb or not, this citrus scrub will not disappoint. All they have to do is lather on this homemade lemon zest gardeners hand scrub to keep their hands soft and supple all season long.
Exfoliating Face Mask
Brighten up their holiday season and their skin with a homemade exfoliating mask. The hero ingredient is corn, which is packed with vitamin C and beta-carotene that work to brighten and hydrate.
Restorative Hair Mask
Give the gift of great hair when you whip together this creamy mask. Why make your loved ones pay salon prices for a deep-conditioning treatment when this green tea and fennel hair mask can transform strands for half the price? We suggest making extra for yourself because it's just that good.
Sweet Lip Scrub
Goodbye, dry flaky lips — this good-enough-to-eat caramel lip scrub is sweet, moisturizing, and oh-so dreamy. It'll help keep lips smooth and primed for lipstick and gloss all winter long.
Your workout-loving friend will appreciate this natural deodorant that really works. Blend together a deodorant spray that they can stash in their gym bags, and they'll think of you every time they knock out a workout.