Body Care & Homemade Lotion Recipes

homemade bath saltsFresh, homemade lotion recipes, body care and other beauty recipes can be as good as or even better than store bought ones. Usually, store bought products are developed in laboratories, pouring in synthetic materials which could be bad for your skin!

When you make your own lotions you have full control over what goes into your recipe, you can avoid using any ingredients that may not be suitable for your skin. Allergic to an ingredient? Do not worry about it! Just leave it out or find a substitute.

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Easy Homemade Bubble Bath

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The easiest way to create a unique or novel homemade bubble bath/ shower gel would be to use a readymade liquid bath base. A basic bath base is a clear thick liquid that’s been especially prepared for you to add your own colors, scents and skin enhancing ingredients resulting in the perfect bubble bath/shower gel […]

Pretty Little Soap Balls

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Homemade soap balls are adorable, and they look and smell lovely when displayed in a bowl or on a pretty plate in the bath room. These pretty soap balls also make excellent gifts, they are reasonably cheap to create and you can make a few or a whole batch of them in a number of […]

Cleopatra’s Milky Cocoa Butter Bath

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We call this Cleopatra’s Milky Bath of Lovelies and its for those who want to luxuriate for hours in a moisturizing wildly decadent tub of pleasure! This is one of my families all time favorites bath treats so I keep a big glass jar of this in my bathroom at all times. Even the men […]

Two Layered Bath Oil

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by Sam (Durham) Overview You will love the way this bath oil looks in the bathroom. It takes next to no time to make and apart from giving the bathwater a wonderful aroma, your skin will feel soft, smooth and moisturized. Try to match the color with the scent you choose. For example a floral […]

Herbal Bath Tea

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by Brenda Kelford (Smiths Falls Ontario)http://www.facebook.com/themysticmerchant Overview Scentual Bath Crystals. A luxurious blend of sea salt, Epsom salts, and pure essential oil Patchouli, and fragrance oils Sandalwood and Neroli. Just 2 – 3 tablespoons added to your bath makes a totally relaxing, wonderfully scented bathing experience! Method 125 ml Sea Salt 125 ml Epsom salts […]

Whipped Body Butter Recipe

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This is one of my favorite all time natural body butter recipes. One of the best things about it is that you only need two ingredients to make it, oil and butter! Of course you may want to add a fragrance or essential oil to make it smell absolutely gorgeous, but that’s optional. This body […]

Homemade Moisturizer Bars

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These solid homemade moisturizer bars are a great gift idea. They are very easy to make and once you have the basic recipe you can then tweak it till your heart’s content. Apart from the obvious all over lotion bar, you can also create lip balms and muscle rubs with this versatile recipe. There are […]

Homemade Spa Recipes

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Before we show you one of our favourite homemade spa recipes; did you know that you can quickly turn your 5 minute morning showers into therapeutic spa showers just by using the blitz-guss method? So what is the blitz-guss method I hear you ask? Well it’s just a posh name for turning the shower from […]

Homemade Eau de Toilette Spray

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Not only can you indulge yourself with these wonderful smelling homemade Eau De Toilette sprays, they can also make really good room diffusers. Simply place a few reed sticks into a bottle or narrow necked jar along with the toilette water. The reeds will then absorb the water and diffuse the fragrance though out your […]

Natural Homemade Stretch Mark Cream

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Below is a homemade stretch mark cream recipe that really works. I came up with it after having my little one and I must confess that I’ve never stopped using it… not because it didn’t work, it worked wonders… I just loved the smell and the way it moisturized my skin (far better than any […]

More Homemade Spa Treatments

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Here we are concentrating upon some more great homemade spa treatments! You can use singular oil or a mixture of two, three or four oils. When you use essential oils in a massage it combines both the touch and smell senses giving you an instant physical and mental boost. But choosing the right oil for […]

Homemade Solid Perfume

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Homemade solid perfume is very practical to use and it doesn’t contain any alcohol, so if you don’t like the thought of rubbing alcohol into your skin this one’s for you. The Essential oils in this homemade solid perfume recipe can be very therapeutic particularly when rubbed into the pulse areas of the body. Take […]

Skin Moisturizers For Problem Areas

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The natural skin moisturizers below are continued from Homemade Skin Moisturizers. Skip back there if you want to learn more on how to create a recipe. Need something extra for those problem areas? Not a problem, use the oils bellow to target the areas that you feel need it, and remember when making up these […]

Blending and Mixing Essential Oils

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Mixing essential oils for health or aroma can often be more effective than using any single oil alone. And although blending essential oils can complement and enhance each other to create greater results they can also work against each other when badly chosen oils are blended together. But don’t let this put you off having […]

Homemade Skin Moisturizers & Oils

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If the thought of making homemade skin moisturizers sounds like a lot of hard work for a poor quality product you couldn’t be more wrong. In fact it’s extremely quick and easy to mix up a simple, therapeutic, totally pure, additive free, non irritant homemade moisturizer with maximum benefits that’s been tailored to your very […]

Homemade Perfume & Aftershave

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It’s quite easy to make your own homemade perfume! Using good quality base oil and a selection of essential oils, you can create some a wonderful perfume that will suit your personality. The effectiveness of plant oils (essential oils) has been found to be antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral. Their uses will stimulate the body’s […]

Homemade Pedicures and Foot Care

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One of the easiest parts of the body to forget about is your feet, so lets take a look at homemade pedicures… Your feet are apart of your body, just like your fingers. And so your little piggies and feet need just as much tender love and care as other parts of your body, if […]

Homemade Foot Cream

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This homemade foot cream helps to condition the feet. It will help to treat common foot problems (verrucas, tender feet, brittle nails, and chilblains). This cream will also disinfect your feet and leave them feeling and smelling fresh. It helps to stimulate circulation and reduce aches and pains. Ingredients 1/2 oz (15g) Beeswax 1/2 oz […]

Homemade Body Scrub

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There are so many benefits to be found when you make your own homemade body scrub. They are excellent for exfoliating old skin cells, which leaves your skin feeling refreshed and silky smooth. Body Scrubs are excellent for all skin types and can leave your skin with a soft glow when you’re done. Along with […]

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

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Looking for homemade body lotion recipes? How much money have you spent buying lotions for your hands, feet and the rest of your body only to find that they’re sticky or they don’t absorb properly?   When you read the list of ingredients on the label, most store-bought body lotions read like more like a […]

Homemade Bath Oil Recipes

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Homemade bath oil recipes are not just a simple and easy way to add a touch of luxury to your bath; they will moisten and nourish your skin, along with treating the every day aliments that you may be suffering with. People have been bathing in various things for years; Cleopatra bathed in asses’ milk […]

Homemade Bath Salt Recipes

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Homemade bath salt recipes can transfer your basic bath into a wonderful therapeutic treat. When essential oils are released into a bath of warm water along with salts, the oils release even more molecules than if you were to have a massage. Sea salt and Epsom salts are both cleansing and detoxifying and by simply […]

Luxury Homemade Bath Blend

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Each of the homemade bath blend recipes bellow will fill between 8 to 10 bags, and although these homemade bath products can only be used once, they will last for about 4 months so it just makes sense to make up several at a time. To make an herbal or flower bath bag, cut out […]

Homemade Bath Fizzies

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These little blocks of beautifully scented fun will make a wonderful unique and inexpensive gift for anyone. Watch your homemade bath fizzies buzz away whilst a therapeutic aroma fills the air. Feel the warmth of the cocoa butter (which is often described as the ultimate moisturizer) flowing though the water and on to your skin. […]

Homemade Aftershave

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There are so many brands of aftershave on the market today it’s hard to decide which one to choose, especially when you have sensitive skin and don’t know exactly what they contain. So why not have a go at making your own! The essential oils in these homemade aftershave recipes have not only been chosen […]

Homemade Body Wrap (Part 2)

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This homemade body wrap section is continued from Make Your Own Body Wrap Ginger and Strawberry – Body Cellulite Wrap Cellulite is actually pockets of fat stored under the skin and is unfortunately the vain of just about every woman over the age of 25. Cellulite is mainly caused by having poor circulation that can […]

Make Your Own Body Wrap

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Make Your Own Body Wrap! It can be a wonderful way to treat yourself as well as having plenty of other health and beauty benefits. For centuries homemade body wraps like the recipes below have been used as a way to relax and detoxify the body while you tone and tighten the skin. Overview/Use Herbal […]

Tea Tree Foot Spray

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by Anne (Herts) Homemade foot spray This is a cooling and deodorizing homemade foot spray that can also be used on other parts of the body for a quick freshen up. The tea tree oil is a natural antifungal which can help treat and prevent athlete’s foot, verrucas, warts and many other skin infections. The […]

Homemade Wax?

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by Angela (Hampshire) I remember someone once told me that they made their own hair removal wax…. A sugar based wax of some sort. I remember something about browning sugar and then adding lemon juice, but that is all I remember. What I realy need to understand is how much and how long it needs […]

Homemade Foot Massager

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by Angela (Hampshire) I made up this homemade foot massager after spending a night on the town in shoes that hopefully looked better than they felt. It only took about five minutes to make, and I have to say it worked a treat. What you will need One old sock A few marbles, or golf […]




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