Summer is coming! With that being said, it’s time to begin thinking of how you are going to keep your hair, skin and nails beautiful during the warmer weather. All those trips to the pool, lake or beach can wreak havoc on your skin and hair, not to mention the time in the sun.
You certainly don’t want the sun damaging your skin. In light of most people’s favorite season coming up, we have put together a list of 50 DIY beauty treatments that will keep you looking your best through those hot, damaging warmer months.
We have everything in here from how to get your feet sandal ready to treating sunburn naturally and even warding off insects that can bite and sting. If you are not quite ready for summer, we have the collection that will get you there and keep you beautiful all summer long.
These treatments can all be done at home and most of them use products that you may already have on hand so they are easy to do and really inexpensive compared to over the counter beauty products.
Get ready for summer with our vast collection of DIY beauty treatments. You’ll look and feel great while you are showing off your summer glow.
Edible Mud Mask
This mask is not really made of mud, but it works just like a real mud bath that you’d pay plenty for at the spa. It contains Greek yogurt which will smooth your skin, cocoa which is filled with antioxidants and honey that will work as an anti-aging and moisturizing property. It also has lemon juice for exfoliation, banana and buttermilk to tighten and soften skin. Just mix the ingredients together and apply to your face. Once the mask dries, just rinse it away with clear water and your skin will be softer and more subtle. Plus, you can eat the leftovers if you want.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Essentiallyeclectic
DIY Summer Lip Stain
This DIY summer beauty treatment provides instant results as well as long lasting ones. It uses raspberries, pomegranate seeds, olive oil and blackberries to give you a luscious lip color for summer and one that will work to moisturize and soften your lips as you wear it. You just mix the ingredients together and then store in a small jar or other container. Apply to your lips with your fingers or a Q-Tip. You can keep the lip stain in the fridge for about a week and you can make different colors by using different berries.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thebeautydepartment
DIY Pore Strips
Pore strips are an absolute must for summery beautiful skin. If you tend to have blackheads, these are great for stripping those oils and dirt away and leaving your face looking much more clear and lovely. The best part about these strips? They are made with just 2 ingredients and 2 really cheap ingredients at that. You need a tablespoon of unflavored gelatin and milk. You can use any type of milk that you want, as long as it’s milk. That’s it. You just combine these two ingredients, apply to your face and let dry. Once it’s dry you can peel it off (think glue on your hands when you were younger) and the blackheads and pore cloggers will come with it.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Petitelefant
Homemade Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are great for moisturizing and adding a nice scent to your body. These DIY bath bombs are, well, they’re just the bomb. You just need cornstarch, Epsom salts, baking soda, water, essential oils (whatever scent you want) and citric acid to make them. You can add olive oil if you want and this is great for deep moisturizing and helping you to get that wonderful summer glow. Let these dry overnight and then just plop one into the bathtub whenever you are planning a bath. They’ll leave you wonderfully relaxed, smelling great and make your skin look beautiful.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Petitelefant
Coconut and Vitamin E Moisturizing Lotion
A good moisturizing lotion is essential, particularly during the summer when your skin can easily lose hydration. This one only has two ingredients, can be whipped up in just a couple of minutes and smells heavenly. Note that if you really aren’t a fan of the smell of coconut, you can add essential oils to give it whatever scent you want. You just whip the Vitamin E oil and coconut oils into a lotion and store in a clean, empty lotion bottle. Apply this whenever you get out of the shower and it will keep your skin feeling soft and smelling wonderful all day long.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thegreeningofwestford
Grapefruit Rosemary Foot Scrub
This great scrub will get your feet ready for those sexy sandals in no time and it’s really easy to make. It only takes five minutes to put together and costs very little – nothing if you have the ingredients on hand. The olive oil in the recipe is great for moisture and the citrus oil from the grapefruit has wonderful exfoliating properties. Rosemary oil actually helps you to feel more relaxed and works as an astringent. Combined, these ingredients make up the perfect summer foot scrub to leave your feet soft and beautiful.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Etsy
Swimming Pool Hair Remedy
There is nothing better than taking a dip in a cool pool on a hot summer day. The chemicals in that pool however, can wreak havoc on your hair. This recipe helps to keep chlorine and other chemicals from causing damage and it will keep blonde hair (treated hair especially) from turning green after that refreshing dip. You need baking soda, lemon juice and a mild shampoo. Baby shampoo is perfect. You just mix the ingredients together and then shampoo as usual. Cover with a plastic shower cap or bag and leave on for at least half an hour. Then just rinse away and shampoo as you normally would.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Totalbeauty
Oatmeal Foot Scrub
Oatmeal is so soothing so adding it to a summer foot scrub just seems right. This scrub also has cornmeal, sea salt and lemon essential oils to make it smell wonderful. You can mix it all together and store in a Ziploc bag. Then, just add about a half a cup to a little water to make a paste and slather it on your feet. Scrub it gently into areas that are rough or dry and then rinse with cool water. Add a moisturizer and you’ll find smoother and softer feet in just a couple of days of use.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Adelightfulhome
Epsom Salt Body Scrub
You can actually create this recipe for your feet or as an overall body scrub and it works wonders on rough, dry skin. It’s got Epsom salts, eucalyptus and sesame oils and coffee which is great for toning your body and helping to remove cellulite. This is a great body scrub to use before self-tanning lotions if you tend to prefer a self-tan. It will remove dead skin so that your tan goes on much more evenly and smooth. Just mix it all together and scrub that dead skin away. Then wash as usual and add your normal moisturizer for glowingly beautiful skin.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Beautylish
Coconut Oil Hair Repair Treatment
Coconut oil not only smells wonderful, it can do wondrous things for your hair. To make this treatment, you need a cup of organic virgin coconut oil which you can pick up from a natural food store. You also need ½ teaspoon of an essential oil and which oil you use depends on what your hair needs. Lavender and chamomile are great for shine and peppermint adds moisture to dry hair. Choose the essential oil that is best for your hair damage and then mix together, apply to your hair and comb through. Add a shower cap or plastic bag and leave on for at least half an hour. Then just rinse and shampoo/condition as normal.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Bonzaiaphrodite
Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub
The combination of lime and coconut really makes you think of summer, doesn’t it? This wonderful scrub uses both of those ingredients plus sugar to give you a wonderful scrub that removes dead skin, leaves you looking great and smelling great, too. You need coconut oil, plain white sugar, shredded coconut and lime essential oils to make it. Just melt the coconut oil in a microwave, add the other ingredients and mix. Each recipe gives you a cup of scrub which is enough for a good body scrub. After use, just rinse and shower as usual.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Theidearoom
Homemade All Natural Lip Balm
Your lips certainly can’t be neglected during summer. Wind, heat and sunlight can all cause your lips to become very dry and cracked, almost like they do during winter. This all natural lip balm will help to keep your lips smooth and soft and it helps to soothe sunburn on your lips as well. You need beeswax, coconut oil, tea tree oil and Vitamin E oil. Just prepare the lip balm and you can store it for months in a small container so it’s easy to take along with you to the pool or beach.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Freepeople
Complexion Clearing Banana Mask
Bananas are filled with vitamins that are great for smoothing wrinkles and evening up your complexion. When you combine that with the properties in honey that will hydrate your skin and help to enhance your summer glow, you get a perfect fact mask that is a must-have for summer. This mask also has lemon juice which is a great exfoliator and helps to reduce the appearance of acne and scars. You just combine the ingredients and apply to your face. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes and then rinse clear with warm water.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Sheknows
Chocolate? In a facial? You may enjoy eating chocolate (don’t we all?) but did you know that it’s actually good for your skin? The cocoa beans used to make chocolate have high levels of polyphenols which contain very high antioxidant properties. The fats in chocolate will help to moisturize your skin and contain anti-inflammatory properties so they can help to alleviate signs of acne and other skin inflammations. You need dark cocoa for this as well as heavy cream, honey and oatmeal. Just mix the ingredients and apply to your face, leaving for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and apply your favorite sunscreen or moisturizer.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Beautifulwithbrains
Homemade Fennel Toner for Under Eye Puffiness
Fennel has been used for centuries to cure certain ailments like upset stomach. It also contains properties that are perfect for reducing inflammation and rejuvenating skin. This makes it a perfect ingredient for a toner to help eliminate under eye puffiness. You just need a couple of raw fennel bulbs, lemon juice, fresh thyme and some water. After you’ve made the toner, you can store it in a plastic covered container in the fridge and it keeps for up to 10 days. Keeping it in the fridge also makes it really cool so it’s refreshing and it takes away those puffy eyes.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Henryhappened
Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea
These little herbal bath teas are as adorable as they are filled with wonderful things for your skin. They are designed to help winter skin but since summer brings on dry skin as well, they’re perfect for your summer beauty routine. They contain Epsom salts, dried lavender, lavender essential oil, oatmeal and powdered milk. You literally make tea bags out of them that you will steep in your luxuriously warm bath and then soak away dry and tired skin. They make you feel wonderfully relaxed and refreshed. Incidentally, they’re also perfect for gift-giving so if you have a shower, birthday or any other special occasion coming up, keep this recipe in mind.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Evermine
DIY Dry Shampoo Spray
There may be some times this summer when your hair needs a little refresher but you just don’t have time for a full wash and condition. After swimming especially, your hair may feel a bit funky and if you are away from home, you may not be able to wash it right away. Enter dry shampoo. Dry shampoos are great for removing oil and dirt and leaving your hair looking freshly washed. You can easily make your own with cornstarch, water and rubbing alcohol. Just mix everything together and keep in a spray bottle. Spritz your hair when needed and it will remove grease and dirt. This is great for taking along to the beach or pool with you this summer.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Hookabledesigns
DIY Lip Scrub
Winter causes dry, chapped lips but then again, so does summer. Too much sunlight (or wind burn if you’re riding something in the open air) can really mess up your lips. This is a great lip scrub that will remove dry skin and leave your lips kissably soft. Note that you need to avoid direct sunlight for an hour or so after using or if you are going out, use a lip balm that has sunscreen in it. The scrub contains raw honey, coconut oil, granulated sugar and just a bit of lemon juice. You just mix the ingredients into a paste and then use a toothbrush (with soft bristles) to apply it to your lips. Rinse and then apply lip balm.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Pinkpistachio
DIY Lavender Lotion Bars
Lotion bars are great for helping to heal up dry skin and they can treat common skin conditions such as eczema. These bars have lavender, although you could substitute another essential oil if you wanted and they are really easy to make. There are only three ingredients so they are also really cheap to make. You need beeswax, coconut oil and almond oil. If you want to add an essential oil you can, but the smell of almond and coconut is great for summer. Just mix the ingredients and pour into your favorite mold to make little lotion bars in your favorite shapes.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Essentiallyeclectic
Mint Coconut Body Scrub
Mint and coconut together may bring to mind your favorite summer cocktail and it will give you a wonderfully refreshing scrub. It takes granulated sugar, coconut oil and mint leaves and you can store this amazing scrub in the refrigerator for up to a month or so. Just combine the ingredients and use it in the shower to slough away all those dead skin cells and leave your skin looking and feeling smoother and with a beautiful summer glow. It’s recommended that you don’t use this one on your face since it’s a bit harsh for sensitive areas but it will do wonders for the rest of your body.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Spoonful
Homemade Rose Water
Rosewater is excellent for any skin type, particularly dry or sensitive skin. Roses have an astringent property that is perfect for toners and body splashes and it’s really easy to make your own rose water at home. You will need fresh rose petals, distilled water, cooking utensils and a spray bottle or container to hold it. Make this up and store in the fridge for a really refreshing toner on those hot days. Just use it like you would a normal toner, applying to the face with a cotton ball. Or, you could use it as a whole body splash and smell like roses all day.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Greenearthbazaar
Olive Oil Hair Treatment
Your hair is bound to get a bit dried out during summer. Between the sand, surf and sun, hair can get really brittle and frizzy. This olive oil hair treatment will give your hair back the moisture it needs to leave it soft and shiny again. You have to massage a couple of tablespoons of olive oil into your hair, making sure to go all the way to the scalp. Leave this in for about half an hour to 45 minutes by wrapping your hair up in a towel. Rinse the olive oil out and then shampoo. Note that you may need to shampoo a couple of times to get all of the oil out.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Collegefashion
Avocado Orange Exfoliating Mask
This wonderfully effective (and great smelling) mask uses oranges and avocados to slough away dead skin cells, remove deep down dirt and leave your face looking younger, healthier and cleaner. You’ll definitely have a beautiful summer glow when you use this one. To make it, you need an avocado, honey, orange juice and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Just mix everything together, apply to your face and leave in place for about half an hour. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. The avocado is really good for your skin orange juice helps to alleviate acne and other skin ailments.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Sheknows
Summer Eye Soothers
Too much fun in the sun or at the pool or beach can really show in your eyes. If your eyes look tired or they’re a bit puffy from all that summer fun, you can instantly refresh them with tea bags. Chamomile tea is a natural anti-inflammatory so it will reduce puffiness and redness around your eyes. Green teas and black teas have tannins and caffeine which will also reduce puffiness and the tannins will provide an astringent effect that will reduce swelling. Just steep a couple of tea bags for about three minutes and put them in the fridge to cool. Lay a bag over each eye and leave in place for 15 minutes.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Wholeliving
Moisturizing Orange Face Mask
This face mask has oatmeal and dried orange peel to help your face retain moisture so it won’t dry out during those days in the sun. It also calls for plain yogurt (Greek yogurt is a great choice), honey and fresh orange juice. Mix the ingredients together until you get a mask-like consistency and apply to your face. Let it dry for about half an hour and then just rinse away with warm water. The citric acid is great for helping to cure acne and other skin conditions and oatmeal provides a great soothing effect on the skin.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Foodpluswords
Vitamin Enriched Mask
Vitamins are essential in keeping you healthy from the inside out. This great mask has many different ingredients, all of which offer their own great vitamins and minerals. It uses avocado, honey, egg whites, carrots and milk. You just combine all of the ingredients to form a rather thick paste and apply it to your face. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes or so and then just rinse clear with warm water. You can follow up with your favorite toner or moisturizer. The carrots are wonderful for helping you to get that beautiful summer glow and egg whites can help to clear up a lot of skin imperfections.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Glossymusings
Rice Vinegar Cracked Heel Treatment
You just can’t go out in summer flip-flops and sandals with dry, cracked heels. Luckily for you, this recipe is great for turning cracked feet into beautifully, soft and sandal ready feet. You can use rice vinegar in different ways, all of which will help to soften feet. Rice vinegar contains antibacterial properties which make it perfect for a pedicure soak. Just add equal parts of rice vinegar and water to a large container and then soak your feet for about half an hour. Not only will it soften those cracked heels, it will help you to prevent toenail fungus that is often rampant at public pools during summer.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Vivawoman
Stimulating Hair and Scalp Rinse
Stimulate your hair and your scalp with this refreshing summer recipe. You will need fresh or dried mint, warm water and carrot juice. You shampoo as usual and then apply the rinse to your hair. Note that the recipe needs to steep for about half an hour so it’s best to prepare this a while before you plan to shampoo your hair. After you have rinsed the shampoo away, just pour the rinse on your hair. The carrot helps to speed up hair growth and will make your hair stronger while the mint is refreshing and will help to soothe your scalp. This is great if you have a bit of sunburn on your head.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Bathbodydiy
Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask
Damaged hair happens to nearly every woman in the world at some point and during summer, it is really hard to avoid hair damage. This coconut oil and honey hair mask will help to reverse that damage and leave your hair soft, shiny and manageable. To make it, you will need coconut oil and raw honey. You can apply this mask to wet or dry hair so it’s really convenient, although it is a bit easier to apply when your hair is damp. Apply it generously all over, focusing on anywhere that damage has occurred. Leave it on (wrap your hair in a bun or towel) for about half an hour to 45 minutes and then wash it out using your regular shampoo.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Theeverygirl
Homemade Whipped Body Butter
Body butters are wonderful. Not only do they feel luxurious, they leave your skin looking much healthier. This homemade whipped body butter uses only a couple of ingredients and some of those are even optional. The main ingredient and the one that really makes it luxurious is the coconut oil. You can add Vitamin E oil to help heal damaged skin and even a few drops of essential oils if you want. Something that goes well with coconut oil for fragrance would be wonderful. Just mix and use as much as you want. You can store this for a couple of months and the entire container only takes a couple of dollars to make.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Livingthenourishedlife
Even if you don’t really like the taste of champagne, you will want to celebrate its effects on your skin when you use it as a toner. While this may not be the cheapest summer beauty DIY (depending on your champagne tastes) it is certainly one of the most effective ones. The best part is there is very little preparation involved. You literally just have to pour a bit of champagne into a small container and then dab with a cotton ball and apply it to your face. Why would you waste good champagne on your face you ask? Because it contains a number of detoxifying properties and antioxidants. The tartaric acid will help to even out skin tone and texture as well.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Michellephan
You have surely heard about how great beer is for your hair. This is an old hair remedy that will leave your hair super soft and manageable and give it a beautiful summer shine. The treatment is so simple, too. You simply need a can of beer and any beer is fine, even the light beers will do. Just pour the beer over your hair and leave for about 5 minutes or so. Then rinse away with warm water. A note to keep you comfortable. Allow the beer to stand at room temperature so that you don’t literally freeze your scalp when pouring it on.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Mybeautywonderland
DIY Shaving Gel
Treat your legs to some summer luxury with this homemade shaving gel. You can also make it into a shaving cream if that’s your preference. To make shaving gel, you’ll need liquid castile soap, aloe vera gel, warm water, vegetable glycerine, salt, olive oil and essential oils. Tea tree oil is a must and then you can just choose another essential oil that gives you the scent that you want. The oils and aloe vera are great for your skin and the gel will help you to avoid unsightly razor burn and leave your legs soft and glowing for summer fun.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Onegoodthingbyjillee
DIY Nail Stain Treatment
Even if you use a top coat when painting your fingernails or toenails, darker colored polish will often leave a stain. You can remove that stain with this great DIY recipe. You just need baking soda, olive oil and lemon juice (things you probably already have in the kitchen). Combine the ingredients and then rub into your hands and nails – you can also use this on your toenails. Leave it on for about five minutes and then rinse clear with warm water. Not only will this remove stains, the olive oil will help to moisturize cuticles which will make your nails healthier and stronger.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Birchbox
Homemade Insect Repellent
You can avoid a lot of summer beauty faux pas if you prevent mosquitos and other insects from biting and stinging. This homemade insect repellent is great for keeping those nasty bugs at bay. This recipe calls for essential oils and it’s important to note that different oils will repel different bugs so use a combination of oils to keep away as many insects as possible. You need witch hazel and/or vodka, grapeseed, almond, olive, neem, and/or jojoba oil and your chosen essential oils. Just mix them all together and keep in a small spray bottle to spritz on anytime you are outdoors.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Diynatural
Homemade Swimmer’s Ear Drops
Swimming is really great in summer but not so much if you tend to get swimmer’s ear afterwards. You can solve this problem without spending a small fortune on prescription or over the counter drops. Mix together a combination of alcohol and vinegar, using equal amounts. If you have a small dropper bottle, that’s perfect for keeping the drops in. just, add about four drops to your ears after swimming and it will remove excess water and other things in there that could cause an infection. Note that if you tend to get swimmer’s ear a lot, it may be best to use earplugs when swimming and then use the drops afterwards.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Instructables
Homemade Sunburn Treatment
Ah the joys of summer. It’s all fun and games until someone gets a sunburn. Now you can cure that sunburn and take the sting out with a homemade treatment that is easy and really inexpensive to make. You just need to add two cups of raw, uncooked oatmeal to a tepid bath. Oatmeal has moisturizing and exfoliating properties. Add whole milk (about a cup) which contains loads of vitamins and soothing properties. Top it off with a tablespoon of honey which has vitamins and serves as a natural antiseptic to remove the sting of sunburn. Soak in the tub for about ten minutes and then pat to dry.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Bellasugar
Homemade Herbal Hair Detangler
If you have thin, fine hair then you may dread pulling a comb through it after swimming. Thin hair can become so tangled that it can be downright painful to straighten it out. This herbal hair detangler recipe is perfect for getting tangles out of your fine hair and it’s great for little ones, too. You need distilled water, dried marshmallow root, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar. Just mix everything together in a spray bottle and use this whenever you find your hair really tangled. It works just as good as detanglers that you buy in stores but it’s healthier, more natural and a lot cheaper.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Earthmamasworld
Sunscreen is an essential part of any summer beauty routine. Even if you like getting a little tan, it’s important that you know how much is too much and take every precaution to protect your skin from future damage. This homemade sunscreen is natural and has an SPF of 20 so it’s really good for your skin. You need almond or olive oil, coconut oil, zinc oxide, beeswax and you can add Vitamin E oil and shea butter if you want. Just mix all of the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. This is best if used within six months and you can store it in the bathroom cabinet.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Wellnessmama
Homemade Natural Bronzer/Contour Powder
This is actually two recipes to give you a beautiful summer glow even if you don’t like to tan. You need cinnamon powder, cocoa powder, nutmeg powder, cornstarch and your favorite essential oil. You can mix up the ingredients and store in an empty (and thoroughly cleaned) compact. If you just want a bronzer to highlight your face, you just mix cornstarch with cinnamon powder, making sure that you test the darkness to ensure that you aren’t getting it too light or too dark. Just apply as you would a normal contour or bronzing powder.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Crunchybetty
DIY Summer Lip Gloss
You simply have to have a favorite gloss for summer. If you don’t this recipe could quickly become your go-to lip gloss for the season. It’s a simple and all natural gloss that is easy to make and very inexpensive. You need fresh aloe vera gel and you can get this from slicing open an aloe vera leaf. You will also need coconut oil, vitamin E oil to keep your lips healthy and moisturized and an essential oil if you want a scent or flavor. Just mix the ingredients together and store in a clean jar or other container.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Beautylish
Homemade Herbal Shampoo
This DIY herbal shampoo is cheap and easy to make and it is completely customizable to your preferences. You will need unscented pure castile soap, water infused with herbs, carrier oil and your favorite essential oils. You can choose these oils based on what your hair needs or just go with your favorite scent. You will have to make your herbal infused water and this is a really easy step. Then just mix everything together and store in an empty, clean shampoo bottle. The shampoo lasts for several weeks on a shelf and even longer in the fridge and you just have to give it a gentle shake before you use it.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Thenerdyfarmwife
Refreshing Homemade Watermelon Toner
This watermelon toner is really easy to create and it will keep in the fridge for up to five days. The best part, aside from the yummy summer smell, is that it will instantly cool your skin and leave you feeling refreshed. You will need the juice from a fresh watermelon, witch hazel and water. Store in a plastic or glass container in the fridge and when you are ready to use, just apply to a cotton ball and sweep it over any oily or problem areas on your face. It’s refreshingly cool and will help to keep oily shine down, leaving you with just a natural summer glow.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Facesbyfarah
Get Sexy Summer Legs with This DIY Skin Smoother
This DIY project is for skin smoother that will make those legs super sexy. It uses sugar, lemon juice and oil. Mind you this does not mean motor oil but you can use coconut, baby oil or just about any oil you want. You just have to mix the ingredients together and smooth it on your legs to take away dryness and have super soft skin. If you are tanning, this is a great after tan moisturizer to make your legs feel great. The tip comes from Jillee at One Good Thing and is a must for summer legs.
Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo
This shampoo recipe calls for baby shampoo which is not really homemade but it does leave your hair silky and soft. You just add coconut milk, Vitamin E or olive oil (you could also use almond oil if that’s what you have on hand) and essential oils to your favorite baby shampoo. Choose essential oils based on the scent that you want. If you prefer the coconut smell, you can leave out the essential oils. Just mix together and use as you would any other shampoo. The oil and Vitamin E are great for your hair and let’s face it, baby shampoo really is, too. After all, all babies are beautiful and have such great hair.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Onegoodthingbyjillee
Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream
Rosemary and mint combined with shea butter gives you a wonderful shaving cream that will not only help you to avoid ugly razor burn, it will soften your legs as you shave. This recipe also calls for virgin coconut oil, almond or jojoba oil and peppermint oil. You just assemble the ingredients and mix. Place the mixture in the fridge to allow it to cool (you have to heat some of the ingredients) and then just whip it into shaving cream consistency with a blender. You can store this in a tightly lidded jar in a cool place and use it all summer long.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Foodformyfamily
Coconut Citrus Soap Bars
If you prefer bar soap to shower gels, this is a great summer beauty recipe. This citrusy soap bar contains coconut which gives it a great summer smell and the coconut is really good for your skin. You need a block of shea butter soap base which you can pick up from most craft supply stores. You also need a tablespoon of citrus zest and you can use whatever citrus fruit you prefer – orange, grapefruit, etc. Add some orange essential oils and a couple of tablespoons of shredded coconut and you have a wonderful bath soap that smells just like summer and will keep your skin glowing and super soft during those heated drying summer days.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Petitelefant
Peppermint Foot Cream
Keeping your feet summer beautiful can often be a challenge but this peppermint foot cream will make it a bit easier. The peppermint offers a great cooling property and other ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter and tea tree oil help to keep your feet soft and summer ready. You just prepare the ingredients and then store the cream in an airtight container somewhere out of the sunlight. It stores best in the fridge which will also give it a great cooling feeling when you apply it to your feet. Just use it as you would any regular foot cream.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Blahblahmagazine
Homemade Cucumber Aloe Body Mist
When the summer days get really hot and you want something healthy for your skin that will instantly cool you down, this cucumber aloe body mist is perfect. The ingredients include cucumber, lemon juice, rosewater, which you can easily make yourself, and aloe vera gel. You just mix this up and then put it in a small spray bottle for spritzing. You can store it in the refrigerator to make it last longer and to make it really cooling when you spray it on. You can also stick a smaller bottle in your purse and take it along with you when you venture out on a hot day.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Blog.freepeople
Cinnamon Coffee Body Scrub
The health effects of coffee on the skin are phenomenal. This body scrub uses both coffee and cinnamon to help you to fight off dry, dead skin cells and coffee is great for exfoliating and reducing the appearance of cellulite. You need cinnamon cloves, aloe vera gel, olive oil, coffee, brown and white sugar and your favorite essential oils. You just combine the ingredients and then use this when you shower to remove dead skin cells and make cellulite much less noticeable. It’s also great for before you tan, either in a bed, outside or using a lotion, because it will remove dirt and dead skin and help to make your tan much smoother.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Stylecraze
DIY Slimming Body Wrap
You’ve certainly heard your friends talk about their body wraps and how slim they made them look afterwards. Body wraps are great but they can be expensive. A better solution is this DIY slimming body wrap that you can make and use at home. You’ll need a good Ace bandage as well as tea bags, sea salt, water and coconut oil. You just soak the Ace bandage in the liquid and then wrap yourself up. Leave this on for a few hours (you can do it at night while you sleep) and see amazing results when you unwrap yourself.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Fitmommymay
DIY for Beautiful Skin – Homemade Rose Water Toner
Making your own skincare products is great. Not only do you get to save money but you get to control what goes on your skin. This homemade rose water toner comes from Delighted Momma and is a must-have for your beauty routine. Rose water is great for rejuvenating the skin and if you spritz it on after applying makeup, it will keep your makeup from fading. It’s also great for sunburn and all other sorts of things that can damage your skin. The toner is really easy to make and you can store it in a spray bottle in the refrigerator if you like your toner to be a little cool.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – delightedmomma
DIY Scrub – Slough Away That Dry Skin This Summer
This great DIY scrub recipe comes from Deliciously Organized. It contains natural ingredients that are not only good for your skin, they will help you to feel more energized and get rid of that dry, flaky skin. Scrubs are great, especially during the summer when you really need to keep your skin healthy and glowing. This homemade scrub contains orange that is a great pick-me-up first thing in the morning. It has coconut oil for a wonderful scent and sea salt that is perfect for getting all that dry skin off. You can buy the same thing at those high priced salons but really, why would you want to when you can just make it yourself?
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – deliciouslyorganized
DIY Hair Treatment – Thicker, Softer Hair with Rosemary, Lavender & Apple Cider Vinegar
Hair rinses are great for giving your hair a nice, soft scent and helping to restore some of the moisture that you may lose when shampooing, coloring and styling. This rosemary, lavender and apple cider vinegar hair rinse comes from Camp Wander and leaves your hair soft and thick. The rosemary strengthens hair and helps it to grow while the lavender works to regenerate healthy hair follicles. The vinegar strips your hair of chemicals that are used when styling and treating and together, they create a wonderful hair rinse that will give you beautiful locks and leave your hair smelling as luscious as it looks.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – campwander