Selfcare Recipes

We’ve used our luxurious cosmetic ingredients to create a range of health and well-being recipes. Get creative with essential oils and dried flowers and make your own lotions, soaps, face masks and scrubs or give as a thoughtful gift.

Ensure you wear glasses and gloves throughout the process. Use essential oils with caution, ensuring they are appropriately diluted. Never apply neat essential oils to the skin. We recommend carrying out a patch test 24hrs before using face masks all over.

Organic Cacao Face Mask

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt the coconut oil, cool slightly and mix with the cacao powder, cinnamon and honey. Leave until completely cool before applying to face and neck. Leave for 20 minutes and then wash it off.

Shampoo Bar Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the coconut oil to a slow cooker set to low and wait for it to melt.

  • In a glass bowl, add the water then slowly stir in the lye.

  • Pour the lye mixture into the slow cooker, stir and blend using a hand blender. Cover and cook on low for 45 minutes.

  • Add the essential oil, stir and spoon the mixture into a mold and leave to cool.

Homemade Natural Deodrant

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the shea butter and coconut oil into a jug, melt the ingredients together and stir. Add the arrowroot powder and baking soda and mix to combine.

  • Add the essential oils, mix well, pour into a tin and place in the fridge for an hour.

Orange Peel Facemask

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients together and add small amounts of water until a thick paste forms. Massage on to face and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing off.

DIY Rose Petal Perfume

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place your petals and a sprinkle of rose buds into the bottom of a clean glass mason jar, pour the vodka over the petals, cover and leave for 24 hours.

  • Squish the petals with a wooden spoon, tip in the water, cover and leave for 4 to 7 days in a dark place. Make sure you take it out once a day and mix and pulverise the petals.

  • Strain the mixture into a glass perfume bottle or two, shake before you spray and store in the fridge.

DIY Cucumber Face Mask

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel the cucumber, chop up and blend into a puree. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, coconut oil and aloe vera and coconut sugar. Add the cucumber puree to the milk mixture and mix. Store in the fridge, apply to face once a patch test has been carried out and wash off after 15 minutes.

Beet Bath Bombs

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix the citric acid, baking soda and beetroot powder into a bowl then add the bentonite clay.

  • In a separate bowl, combine the castor oil, olive oil and essential oil of your choice.

  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry while mixing, spray small quantities of the witch hazel to the mixture until crumbly. Make sure you do not spray too much as it will activate the citric acid!

  • Press the mixture into molds, press each side together and leave to set over night then carefully remove.

Rose Face & Body Moisturiser

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the almond oil, coconut oil and shaved beeswax in a heat proof pan, heat slowly until the oil and beeswax has melted.

  • Remove from the heat, leave to cool to room temperature and a salve consistency has formed.

  • Mix in the aloe gel, rosewater and essential oil and whisk until a lotion consistency forms.

Mint & Lime Homemade Soap

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a glass bowl, mix the lye into the water and leave in a safe place, out of reach of children and pets.

  • In a large glass mixing bowl, mix the olive oil and coconut oil together.

  • Pour the lye and water mixture into the oil mixture and gently combine.

  • Place the bowl in the kitchen sink and using a hand blender, blend the mixture together. Be careful that the mixture does not leave the bowl.

  • When the mixture becomes thick, tip in your essential oils, ground lime leaves, peppermint powder and mix.

  • Carefully pour the mixture in to soap molds (you can also use oiled plastic containers).

  • Cover the soap molds and leave for 24 hours.

  • If the soap is not hard enough to remove from the molds, place in a cold place. Make sure you do not leave the soap in a cold area for too long as the soap will become too hard to cut in to shapes.

  • Once the soap is removed from the mold, cut in to bars and leave to set for as long as possible.

Natural Bath Bombs

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix the baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt and cornstarch together in a large bowl.

  • In a separate bowl combine the melted coconut oil, water and the essential oil of your choice.

  • Whisk the dried ingredients while slowly whisking in the liquid mixture until combined. The texture of the mixture should be similar to sand.

  • Tightly pack the mixture into a mold, add a little beetroot powder in the middle and some rose petals. Place a rose bud in the other side of the bath bomb mold and press the two sides together. Leave over night then carefully tap around the mold with a spoon to release the bath bomb.

Basic Homemade Soap

Ingredients

  • 225g Coconut Oil
  • 425g Olive Oil
  • 310g Palm Oil
  • 135g Lye
  • 320ml Distilled Water

Instructions

  • Add the lye to the water, stir until dissolved and leave to cool. In a separate container, combine the coconut oil, olive oil and palm oil and mix until bubbles reach the surface.

  • Gently pour in the lye water, stir until the mixture comes together and starts to thicken. (You may want to use a hand blender). Pour the mixture into your soap mould, tap the box on the counter and leave to sit for 4 days. Remove from the mould and cut into bars.

  • Get creative with different scents by adding ingredients such as dried flowers and cinnamon!

Organic Blueberry Sugar Scrub

Instructions

  • Using a food processor, pulse the dried blueberries to break them down.

  • Tip the dried blueberries, blueberry powder, coconut sugar and coconut oil in to a bowl and mix until combined. Store in an airtight container.

Parsley Soap

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a container with baking paper, place the parsley in a pan with the water, bring to a simmer and allow to cook for a minute then remove from the heat.

  • Pour the mixture into a blender with the essential oil, pulse until you have a fine texture. Shred the bars of soap with a grater and place in a slow cooker and pour the parsley water over the top. Turn the heat on to high and stir every five minutes.

  • After 45 minutes have passed, remove the mixture from the slow cooker, press it into the prepared container and leave to cool overnight. Thoroughly wash the slow cooker. Once set, cut the soap into bars and enjoy!

DIY Lip Balm

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil together and stir in the essential oil. Pour into pots and leave to cool before using.

Homemade Shampoo Bar

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the shea butter, argan oil, vitamin E oil and soap base to a bowl and mix until combined. Add the dried marigold petals, stir, add the essential oils and stir until combined.

  • Pour into moulds, place in the fridge for 3 hours and carefully remove.

Simple Turmeric Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • A couple drops of Honey

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients together and store in an air tight container.

  • After carrying out a patch test 24hrs before, apply a thin layer to your face and leave for 10 minutes.

  • Rinse off in the shower and don't forget to moisturise after!

Homemade Moisturiser

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place water in a pan over a low - medium heat, place a bowl above the water and add the almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter. Stir until melted.

  • Add drops of your chosen essential oils and vanilla extract then carefully pour into a clean glass jar with a lid. Use as a moisturiser within 6 months.

Pink Himalayan Salt & Rose Petal Body Scrub

Instructions

  • Using a pestle and mortar roughly grind the salt and rose petals.

  • Add the coconut oil, grapefruit juice, essential oils and almond oil to a small glass bowl and combine thoroughly.

  • Tip the roughly ground salt and rose petals to the mixture and stir until combined and add two or three of our pink rose buds.

  • Store in an air tight glass and use to exfoliate skin and then rinse off.

Coffee Body Scrub

Instructions

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and store in mason jars or other air tight containers.

Bentonite Clay Face Mask

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Begin by grinding the oat flakes in a food processor or with a pestle and mortar.

  • Pour the crushed oats and the bentonite clay in to a bowl a long with 1 tablespoon of water and mix to form a paste. Add another tablespoon of water if the consistency is not similar to a paste.

  • Drop in the tea tree oil and mix. Once applied to the face, leave for 10 to 15 minutes then remove with warm water.

Turmeric Soap

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Chop the goat milk melt and pour soap base in to cubes, place in heatproof container and melt in the microwave for 60 second bursts until it melts.

  • Combine the turmeric and isopropyl alcohol in a separate container. Use a glass that is safe for essential-oil use, add the turmeric mixture and essential oils. Mix thoroughly using a spatula.

  • Carefully pour the soap in to soap moulds, leave to cool and harden before removing.

Avocado Face Mask

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place half the avocado into a bowl, mash with a fork until as smooth as possible, place the oats in a food processor and pulse until ground. Mix the oats into the avocado.

  • Add the lemon juice, coconut oil and essential oil and mix until combined.

  • After carrying out a patch test, apply a few tablespoons to your clean face and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Homemade Beard Oil

Instructions

  • Scoop out the coconut oil, add to a pan over a low heat and melt. Carefully add 1 - 2 drops of essential oil and mix. Carefully poor into a clean, airtight container and leave to set.

About the Author

Georgia

As an animal lover and baking enthusiast, Georgia can often be found experimenting with plant-based recipes in her kitchen.

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