Do It Yourself

Personal Care Products DIY Recipes

Natural Body Wash

  • 8 oz. stainless steel or glass pump bottle

  • ½ cup unscented Castile soap

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable glycerin

  • 3 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil (can substitute almond, jojoba, or olive oil)

  • 10 drops of your favorite essential oil


Note: You can find vegetable glycerin at most health food stores. Vegetable glycerin will help the body wash be thicker, creamier, and lather better.


Combine ingredients into glass pump bottle.


Add desired essential oil(s).


Shake to combine. You’re done! Make sure to shake before each use, as the ingredients will separate. 


For an uplifting body wash try these essential oils: Citrus Bliss, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Lime, or Eucalyptus. 


For a relaxing body wash try these: Lavender, Serenity, Bergamot, Geranium, or Roman Chamomile.


  • ¼ cup baking soda

  • ¼ cup arrowroot

  • ¼ cup coconut oil (not fractionated)

  • 20 drops essential oil


Simply mix baking soda, arrowroot, and coconut oil to make a thick paste. Put 20 drops of lavender essential oil for a fresh smell. Store in a small glass jar.


Other oil suggestions: 15 drops Cypress + 10 drops Lemon + 5 drops Lavender

Hand Sanitizer

  • 5 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel

  • 4 Tablespoon Water (more or less depending on the consistency you like)

  • ¼ teaspoon Vitamin E oil

  • 8-10 drops Protective Blend

  • Small Squeeze Container


In a bowl combine Aloe Vera Gel and Vitamin E oil. Add 8-10 drops of Protective Blend to the Aloe Vera mixture. Add water and mix well to combine. Add more or less water depending on the consistency you want. Pour into container and you’re done!


  • 10 drops of essential oil(s)

  • 2 cups water (distilled, filtered, or boiled water)

  • Put 10 drops of the essential oil(s) of your choice into the glass bottle.


Pour in 2 cups of distilled, filtered, or boiled water into glass bottle. Note: If you boiled water, make sure you let the water come to room temperature before adding to bottle.

When using, shake first and take a small sip of your homemade mouthwash. Swish around your mouth and gargle for 30 seconds. 


Suggested oils: Lemon, Melaleuca, Protective Blend, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Wild Orange, Cinnamon


Note: Be careful when using Cinnamon essential oil as it can be irritating if too much is used. Start with 1 drop and gradually increase if desired. 


Alternative Uses: Toothbrush cleaner, counter-top cleaner.

DIY Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot or corn starch

  • 5 drops of essential oils

  • An old makeup brush to apply (optional)


Mix the cocoa powder, arrowroot/cornstarch and essential oils (if using). Store in a small jar or old powder container and apply with the make-up brush. Comb through hair and style as usual.


Suggested Oils: Basil, cypress, lemon, rosemary

Body Butter

  • ½ cup Shea butter

  • ½ cup cocoa butter

  • ½ cup coconut oil

  • ½ cup fractionated coconut oil

  • 30 drops essential oil


Melt all solids. Remove from heat and allow to cool 5-10 minutes. Add essential oils, then refrigerate until solid. Once cool, whip the butter with a mixer until fluffy. 


Oil suggestions: 25 drops lavender and 5 drops peppermint


Alternative uses: Diaper Balm (lavender and melaleuca)

Sugar Scrub

  • ⅔ cup sugar

  • ⅓ cup solid coconut oil

  • 2 Tbsp fractionate coconut oil

  • 30 drops essential oil 


Melt coconut oil , stir in sugar, FCO, and essential oils. Mix well. 


Suggestions: Joyful Blend, Women's Blend, Grounding Blend and Calming Blend, Lavender, Eucalyptus


Alternative Uses: Lip scrub, Cuticle Conditioning Scrub

Super Special Skin Spray

  • 2-4 oz 100% aloe vera gel

  • 1 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil

  • 3-4 drops each peppermint and lavender essential oils

  • Top with purified water


Add all ingredient to 8 oz spray bottle and shake to mix. Spray on skin and rub in for a luxurious treat for your skin that is cooling and healing. 


Other oils: Repellant Blend for Insect Repellant

Lotion Bars

  •  ⅔ cup beeswax

  • ½ cup coconut oil

  • ½ cup cocoa butter

  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

  • 15 drops of essential oil


Measure all ingredients, except for essential oils, in a large glass jar.


Place jar in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.


Stir ingredients until combined (around 10-15 minutes).


Once melted, remove from heat. Let rest for 3 minutes. Add essential oils and stir.


Pour mixture into silicone mold.


Let mixture harden for 2-3 hours. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in a container until ready to use.


Just rub lotion bar on skin for extreme moisture.

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