No matter where we are in life, and no matter our age, self-care is vital to one’s well-being. Take some time for yourself – we’ve got plenty of time for that right now! Try your hand at a few of these five self-care products to make at home to keep you sane while you’re stranded at home. Go for a perfect self-indulgence day just for YOU.
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This whole quarantine thing has got my mind wondering. Wondering, what am I going to do all day, every day. Well, I decided to start making more homemade bath and body products (again). I got away from doing this, but now is a great time to start up again. Not on this list this time, but be looking for my next post on making homemade soaps, deodorant, and lip balm.
5 Self-Care Products to Make at Home
Take some time to gather your supplies to make these products at home. Essential oils are a significant part of my homemade products, and I suggest you invest in some 100% pure essential oils so you’ll have them at your fingertips when you want to make a product at home. I mainly use doTerra essential oils.
Self-care is not selfish. It’s a necessity.
All-Natural Scalp Scrub to make at home
Do you have an itchy scalp? At my last hair appointment, I was informed by my hairdresser that my scalp seemed dry. I told her my scalp itches a lot. When I returned home, I decided to make something that would help. Maybe it will help you, too, if you have a dry, itchy scalp.
You will need:
- 2 tbs. of sugar
- 1 tbs. of coconut oil
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- a small dish & a fork
- 1 tsp. honey
- and 3 drops of rosemary essential oil
Combine sugar, coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar in a small dish. Mash with a fork until a scrub-like consistency form. Add the honey and rosemary essential oil and mix well your fork.
Apply a generous amount of scrub to wet hair. With your fingertips, gently massage the scrub into your scalp. Allow the scrub to sit for several minutes. Rinse and wash as usual.
Honey Oats Pink Salt Soak
Out of all the homemade products for self-care I’ve made for myself, this one is my favorite. It’s so soothing for your skin, and you’ll feel like you’re soaking in a milk bath, but with no milk!
- 1-1/2 cups Pink Himalayan Salt
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil
- Large glass container with a secure, tight lid
- 2 cups pure oats
- 1/2 cup honey
- Glass bowl: Large (big enough to get your hands in it)
- Blender is optional
- Wooden spoon
- Small sachet bags
- Pour Himalayan salt into a large container. Add the frankincense essential oil one drop at a time, and mix up well.
- In a large bowl, mix the oats and honey. For a finer mixture, use a blender to puree. I did this, but not sure it’s necessary.
- Combine salt with the oats and honey and start out mixing with a wooden spoon, then if you think it’s needed, mix with your hands to get it all combined. I recommend doing this.
- Then pour the salt soak in the large container and close lid tightly.
For single-use, fill a large sachet bag with the honey oats soak and add to your warm bath. Squeeze the bag into the tub, and If you don’t mind getting a small bit in your bathtub, go ahead and dump the rest out in the tub. Your bath water will become cloudy, and that’s okay. Enjoy! Store away from sunlight.
Lavender Sugar Scrub to Make at Home
Which do you prefer? A salt scrub or sugar scrub? I like to use a sugar scrub when my skin is at its driest. These days that seems to be all the time.
- 1/2 cup turbinado sugar or raw cane sugar. I used turbinado sugar.
- 4 oz glass jar with lid
- 4 tbs coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbs water
- 12 drops lavender essential oil
- lavender buds (optional)
- Pour sugar in your glass jar
- After melting the coconut oil, pour it over the sugar and stir
- Add the lavender essential oil one drop at a time
- Sprinkle in lavender buds if using.
- Enjoy using this recipe all over your body for a nice soft, smooth, healing self-care feeling.
How to Make Hand Sanitizer with Essential Oils
If you want to make an all-natural hand sanitizer that doesn’t include toxic chemicals, this remedy is for you. However, please don’t make it thinking it will help with viruses such as (COVID19). If that’s your concern, please refer to a more potent type hand sanitizer.
You will need:
- a small glass bottle (2oz) with spray cap
- witch hazel
- 12 drops each of lemon, lavender, and melaleuca (tea tree oil)
- Fill the bottle with witch hazel
- Drop essential oils in the bottle
- Shake to mix
Rosemary Bath Salts
Self-care means taking care of yourself when needed, and not to put it on the back burner. This homemade bath salt recipe not only will open you up but will lift your mood and may even relieve headaches and body aches. If you’re one who likes taking baths in hotels while traveling, then stuff this in your bag.
You will need:
- 1 cup coarse Epsom salt
- 1 cup fresh rosemary needles, finely chopped and meshed
- 30 drops rosemary essential oil
- Glass jar with an airtight lid
- Cloth bag or coffee filter
- Mortar, optional
- Pour Epsom salt in a glass container.
- Chop and mesh rosemary needles in a mortar – you want the full aroma to come out.
- Then mix needles in salt.
- Drop Rosemary essential oil over the top of salt and needles. Thirty drops will give you a great aroma and an excellent bath experience (use less (15 drops) if not wanting so much aroma).
Using a cloth bag or coffee filter tied with a string, pour in at least a 1/2 cup of rosemary bath salt and place bag in a warm bath under running water.
Make cuticles feel better at home
There’s nothing better for your cuticles than using a soothing oil such as Vitamin E, Argan Oil, Almond Oil, or the like. You don’t need to buy this product at the store when you probably have an oil right n your cabinets that will work. You can also try using coconut oil.
Apply at night right before you fall asleep. Do this every night for at least four nights in a row, and see if you can tell the difference.
I hope you enjoy this bonus product you can make at home.
Homemade Products for Your Home
If you are interested in making handmade products for your home, check out Willow and Sage Magazine special edition that offers a refreshing take on all-natural remedies for the home. I love this magazine and use it myself.
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