Handmade Bath and Beauty Gift Ideas

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Looking for gift ideas for someone who likes to be pampered? Bath and body gifts are perfect for the right person and if you DIY them, you save money and the environment. Here are some handmade bath and beauty gift ideas to get you inspired.

Handmade Bath and Body Gift Ideas
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A handcrafted gift is truly special.

Rather than just buying whatever at the last minute that is mass-produced and anonymous, you’ve spent time and effort in making a thoughtful and personal gift, especially for the recipient.

This article is a roundup of bath and beauty products that are easy to make. The key making a great gift is the packaging and presentation. Nice jars, either recycled (coffee jars work well) or cheap glass jars the $2 shop and ribbons (recycle these too!) and fancy labels will make attractive, professional looking gifts for less.

Why not make several of the recipes in co-ordinating flavours for a DIY beauty hamper!

Bath Products are great to make up as a hamper with a face washer (maybe hand-embroidered) or loafer or towel on a soap dish or plate. Most of the ingredients can be bought at the chemist or health food shop, or online soap suppliers like Green Living Australia.

Handmade Bath and Beauty Gift Ideas

There are many bath and beauty products that you can DIY. After all, the first moisturiser was made in Ancient Greece, and the method hasn’t changed that much in thousands of year! Here are some ideas to get you inspired.

Homemade Bath Salts

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Orange Blossom and Vanilla Bean Mil Baths @  Mary Makes Good

Floral Bath Salts @ Married to the Earth

Oatmeal Milk Bath @ The Ideas Room

Stress Relief Bath Salts @ Everything Pretty

Eucalyptus Foot Soak @ A Cultivated Nest

Lavender Bath Salts @ Lemons, Lavender and Laundry

Homemade Bath Bombs

handmade bath bombs
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Geode Inspired Bath Salt Melts @ The Makeup Dummy

Another Tut with recipes @ Teach Soap

Lemon and Lime Bath Bombs @ A Pumpkin and a Princess

10-Minute Bath Bombs @ Pennies to Pearls

Coffee and Cream Bath Bombs @ Beauty Crafter

Moisturizing Bath Bombs @ Instructables

Melt and Pour Soap

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Grass Soap @ Martha Stewart

Herbal Tea Soap @ Cathie Filian

Orange Creamsicle Soap @ Simply Stacie

Loofah Soap @ A Pumpkin and a Princess

Gemstone Soaps @ Happiness is Homemade

DIY Shaving Soap @ The Things We’ll Make

Handmade Body Butter

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Body Butter recipe @ Frugal and Thriving

Magnesium Body Butter @ One Essential Community

Hibiscus Rose Whipped Body Butter @ Life Infused

Vanilla Almond Body Butter @ Sunkissed Kate

Vanilla Spice Body Butter Bar @ HumbleBee and Me

Handmade Lip Balm

Handmade lip balm
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Healing Lip Balm @ Everyday Roots

Honey Lip Balm @ Frugal Family Home

Strawberry Lip Balm @ Bren Did

DIY Lip Balm @ Martha Stewart

Making Lip Balm @ Not Martha

Healing Cold Sore Lip Balm (Lemon Balm) @ The Nerdy Farm Wife

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm @ Jenni Raincloud

Homemade Shower Gel / Body Wash

Handmade body wash
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Homemade Shower Gel @ Our Everyday Life

Homemade Shower Jellies @ My Frugal Adventures

Lemon and Lavender Body Wash @ A Day in Motherhood

Lavender Body Wash @ Rambling Stump

Easy Homemade Shower Gel @ Homemade Mommy

Aloe Shower Gel @ Life Sanity

Handmade Moisturising Lotions

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Aromatic Bath Oil @ Better Homes and Gardens

Easy Moisturiser @ Care2

Garden Lotion Bar @ Cathie Filian

Dry Skin Face Cream @ Jenni Raincloud

Face Serum @ Simply Quinoa

Aloe Face Moisturiser @ Little DIY

Handmade Scrubs

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Green Tea Sugar Scrub @ Savvy Naturalista

Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub @ Savvy Naturalista

Peppermint Foot Scrub @ Tuts Plus

Coconut Lime and Mint Scrub @ Setting for Four

Rose Scrub @ Homan and Home

Chocolate Sugar Scrub @ Simply Stacie

Handemade Face Masks

handmade face masks
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DIY Purifying Green Tea Mask @ The Mama Dramalogues

Clay Masks Three Ways @ Natural Beauty Workshop

Rose Clay Face Mask @ Soap Queen

Lavender, Lemon, Oatmeal Mud Mask @ Mommy Makes Joy

Lavender Clay Face Mask @ Soap Queen

Ginger Snap Face Mask @ Growing Up Herbal

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  1. Another handmade gift idea which I make every year are fruit cakes and gingerbread.
    I make cupcake sized fruit cakes and Christmas tree shaped gingerbread, I decorate them and wrap them in cellophane to give as gifts.
    Everyone really enjoys them and it has become a bit of a christmas tradition.
    Another great thing is they last for weeks after. We are often eating them well into the new year!

    1. I love the idea of cupcake sized fruit cakes.

  2. Great collection of ideas! We like to do homemade every Christmas to keep the spirit of the season from being ruined by all the commercialism. I’ll be back to see the other lists you compile.

    I clicked on the link that showed up after your comment on Simple Mom’s post about natural deodorant.

    1. Glad to hear from you. I know what you mean by the commercialism. Working in a department store (the Christmas shop and toys no less) for six years really put me off Xmas. This is the first year I’ve really wanted to celebrate it properly again.

  3. These homemade bath and beauty products can be best gifts as they are natural and cheap as well. I like this article so much. Thanks and keep sharing.