If your New Year’s resolution combines a renewed focus on beauty and extravagant self-pampering, you’re in for a treat. These fun, DIY skin products are perfect for nourishing your skin and giving you a head-to-toe glow. For ease and convenience, we have included products that you most likely already have in your kitchen. So dig in your pantry and get started on a great way to take care of your biggest organ — your skin.
To make this lipstick, combine and melt the coconut oil, beeswax and candelilla wax in a microwave-safe container. Heat the waxes and oil in 15 second bursts until fully melted. Add the liquid oils and stir to combine.
Next comes the fun part — color! The colorant can be added directly to the hot oils, and how much color to add is a personal choice. Start with a small sprinkle of colorant (1/8 tsp of each colorant) and move up from there until the color is as dark as desired. To check the color of the lipstick, run cold water over a metal spoon, and dry it quickly. Dip the tip of the spoon into the hot balm, and remove it immediately. The cold spoon will harden the wax, and show what the final color of the lipstick will be. Once the desired color is achieved, pour the lipstick into empty lip balm tubes, or small containers and it is ready to use!
Sugar Scrub for Body
This relaxing sugar scrub will exfoliate dry winter skin and leave it smooth and soft. First, melt the coconut oil in a microwave in 20 second bursts until it melts completely. Add the essential oil, olive oil, granulated sugar and stir. As the coconut oil cools, it will begin to harden the scrub. Make sure that the oils and sugar are evenly distributed throughout the scrub. Once the scrub begins to harden, scoop it into your chosen container and it is ready to use or give as a gift!
Sugar Scrub for Lips
•2.5oz Granulated sugar
•1.5oz Olive oil
•1oz Shea butter
•Small tins or empty lip balm tubes
The dry, chilly winter air is your lips’ worst enemy. The sugar in this recipe will gently soften the dry skin, while the combination of shea butter, olive oil and beeswax will nourish and smooth your lips. To make this scrub, combine the olive oil and beeswax in a small container. Microwave in 15 second bursts until the beeswax is melted, stirring between each burst. Be careful not to heat the beeswax and olive oil more than is needed, as if the container becomes too hot it can break in the microwave. Once the beeswax has melted, cut up the shea butter into very small pieces, and add them to the hot wax/oil combination. Stir this until completely melted and then add the granulated sugar to the mixture, and stir until evenly combined. Pour into a small tin or empty lip balm container and it is ready to use!
So whether you plan on making more of your beauty products at home, or you want to feel good with the pride of knowing you did the work all yourself, dig into your pantry and enjoy making your resolution spring into action.