Ready to make the best homemade lip scrub that will leave your lips silky smooth? Our easy DIY lip sugar scrub recipe works great and tastes amazing too! Lip scrubs have become a more trendy beauty product the past few years and for good reason. Using a homemade lip scrub works really well to help […]
DIY Beauty Products & Recipes
The Beauty category is full of DIY beauty products and beauty recipes with step-by-step instructions that teach you how to make amazing DIY beauty recipes at home. And you’ll also find some great beauty tips that are designed to help make your life a little easier.
The categories in the Beauty section you’ll enjoy:
- Bath – This area has DIY beauty recipes for you to make bath bombs, bath salts, bath soaks, bath fizzies, bath melts and more.
- Beauty Hacks – Every beauty tip I’ve learned over the years all in one place.
- Body Butter – This is where you’ll find lotions, creams and all sorts of DIY beauty products you can make to keep your body smooth and silky.
- Body Scrubs – Here’s where you’ll find easy to make DIY recipes for wonderful smelling… very effective salt scrubs and sugar scrubs.
- Body Soap – My favorite DIY soaps… from soap bars, to loofah soaps, to jellies, melt & pour and body wash. This is your “how to make soap” area.
- Face – From makeup and cosmetics, to face wash, to face toners, to face creams and face mask. Every DIY beauty product here is designed to help keep your face clean, toned and youthful.
- Hands, Feet & Hair – Hand soaps, foot soaks, detanglers, shampoo and an array of DIY recipes designed to help keep your hands, feet and hair looking their best.
The majority of the beauty product recipes on Happy Mothering are easy to make and have simple ingredients.
The 5 most popular DIY beauty product recipes on Happy Mothering are:
- How to Make Pop Rocks Fizzing Bath Salts
- DIY Lavender Sugar Scrub Cubes
- DIY Frankincense Whipped Face Cream
- DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars
- DIY Homemade Liquid Hand Soap with Essential Oils
Are you looking for a simple way to exfoliate and nourish your skin at the same time? This Exfoliating Brown Sugar & Honey Facial Mask is exactly what you need! Now that my kids are a bit older, I get to steal moments for myself here and there. One thing I love to do in […]
Learn how to make bath bombs to wash away head tension in this easy step by step DIY beauty tutorial. Headaches can come out of nowhere and put you down for the count. Did you know that one in six people suffers from headaches regularly? If you’re one of those people, you aren’t alone. I […]
Are you tired of paying for overpriced natural makeup? You’ll love this easy tutorial for making DIY mica tinted chapstick. It’s natural and works great! I have always been a huge chapstick fan, even when I was really into wearing makeup (I rarely wear makeup anymore). When I stopped wearing makeup quite so frequently, I […]
Are your kids Despicable Me and Minions fans? They are going to absolutely love this adorable DIY Minions Soap. They are easy to make and fun for the kids! Who is excited for the release of Despicable Me 3 later this month? I know we sure are! My daughters were the two top cookie sellers […]
Are you searching for a new moisturizing homemade beauty product to pamper your skin as part of your self care routine? Learn how to make this easy DIY Mojito Coconut Oil Bath Melts recipe. I love making DIY beauty goodies to use in my baths like bath bombs, detox soaks, bath sachets and coconut oil […]
Learn how to make bath bombs for kids with a toy surprise in this easy DIY beauty recipe. DIY beauty products aren’t just for moms – they’re for kids too. One of my kids’ favorite types of bath bombs have a toy surprise in them. Instead of buying bath bombs for kids, we decided to […]
Do you suffer from dry, itchy skin or eczema?If you do, give my recipe for Shea Butter Soap with soothing, healing essential oils a try. You’ll love it! Do you deal with dry patches of skin or itchiness related to the weather, eczema or other factors? I know I do! If you’re in the same boat, then you […]
Is your hair in need of a little extra TLC? Then check out our recommendations on choosing the best essential oil blends for gorgeous hair. Is it just me or have you noticed the cost of professional shampoo’s getting ridiculously expensive? Having gorgeous hair doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Just like essential oils enhance […]
Do you need essential oil recipes to help you get through summer and spring? Check out our top 10 essential oil health & beauty recipes for spring & summer. There are many health and beauty recipes out there that use essential oils, and it is always fun to try new ones. This list of essential […]
Are you searching for the best kids Easter Basket ideas? These adorable DIY Peeps Bath Bombs are a fun candy free option! I can’t believe Easter is just around the corner and I’m just now preparing! It seems like every year, I wait until the very last minute to gather everything I need for the […]
Want to make your own soap, but afraid it’ll be too challenging? Our Calming Lavender & Chamomile Goat Milk Soap recipe is the perfect intro to soap making. Making your own soap may sound like a slightly daunting task. At least that’s what I thought before trying it. I love to try DIY recipes, especially […]
While women are posting all over social media about essential oils, there are plenty of ways for men to use them too. Learn how to make the 10 best essential oil recipes for men in one place! These days, it has become easy to find just about any kind of women’s health or beauty […]
I created this easy natural roll-on lip gloss with yummy customizable flavor options for my daughters. I hope you’ll this recipe as much as we have. Do you remember those roll-on lip gloss bottles from when we are kids? I have fond memories of applying all of the different fun flavors. Of course I knew […]
Homemade makeup is so much more affordable than store bought natural makeup! Learn how to make an easy DIY Natural Bronzer with two simple pantry ingredients. We’ve all been trapped indoor over the winter. I know that I’m dealing with a bit of cabin fever and missing the Spring and Summer sunshine. I’ve been needing […]
Do you want to learn how to make homemade lipgloss? This easy DIY Honey Cinnamon Lip Gloss uses only a few simple ingredients for a tasty natural shine! Over the last few years, I have truly come to love homemade beauty products. I have only recently delved into makeup and cosmetics, and I’ve found it’s […]
Are you tired of overpaying for natural makeup and cosmetics? Learn how to make this easy DIY blush powder recipe with only two simple ingredients. I don’t wear makeup often, but when I do I like to have great natural makeup on hand. The trouble is it tends to expire before I can use it […]
Do you love chocolate? Then you’ll love this delicious, all natural homemade Chocolate Lip Balm tutorial. It’s super easy to make and doubles as a great DIY gift idea! Do you love DIY beauty and makeup products as much as I do? How about chocolate? It seems they both can be pretty addictive! That’s why […]
Do you avoid chemicals, but want to avoid paying for expensive natural cosmetics? Check out this list of kitchen pantry items you can use as non-toxic makeup. One thing that most women use every day that is loaded with toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, sulfates, parabens, petroleum and more is makeup. Often I go barefaced, but […]
Have you wondered why citric acid is included in many DIY beauty recipes? Learn the benefits of citric acid in homemade beauty products, some of its uses and where to buy it. If you have looked up homemade recipes for bath bombs or bath soaks lately, you may have seen that quite a few of […]
Have you made lotion bars yet? It’s so fun and great for soothing dry, winter skin. And these Grapefruit & Lime Lotion Bars are super refreshing too! Making lotion bars is not only easier than you may think, and a lot of fun to make, but they are really handy to have on hand. Keep […]
Learn how to make this homemade anti-aging basil face cream. It’s an easy DIY that’s full of some of the best moisturizing ingredients for dry skin! Basil has been used for millennia in skin care products. It’s no wonder since it’s full of wonderful antioxidants, making it great for anti-aging. Use basil-infused skincare products to […]
Are you looking for a unique homemade beauty product gift idea? Go beyond sugar scrubs and bath salts and learn how to make bath sachets with essential oils. One of life’s sweet and simple pleasures is a hot bath, and essential oils make it even better. I created these little sachets to pop in the […]
Learn how to make DIY Peppermint Lip Balm tins that make easy homemade gifts. Includes two cute printable label choices. This time of year, we all suffer from dry skin and chapped lips. So people love getting these beautiful tins of peppermint lip balm. They’re easy to toss in a purse or keep handy. And […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine . All opinions are 100% mine. Now that my daughter is getting older, we’ve had to start considering things we weren’t quite ready for, like is she ready to wear a natural deodorant for kids? They grow so quickly! Thanks to […]
This post was developed in partnership with Tom’s of Maine. All opinions are my own. Have you developed a sensitivity to baking soda in deodorant? After a year, I finally found a natural baking soda free deodorant that works. I have been making one natural swap after another since 2008. One of my last holdouts […]
If you’re new to essential oils, you may wonder what “carrier oil” means. We’ll talk about what carrier oils are, how to use them and the best ones. If you’ve been using essential oils for a while, then you have heard the term carrier oils mentioned before. However, if you’re new to essential oils, you […]
Ready to learn how to get rid of dead skin and cracked heels? Our easy DIY Heel Balm is a natural remedy that moisturizes and helps to soothe dry, cracked feet. Are you dealing with dry cracked heels? It’s super common for people to get dry cracked heels this time of year, and getting them […]
Is this winter weather killing anyone else’s lips or just my family? I swear every single one of us has had a split lip at least once from the dry air. We have been going through so much natural lip balm, it’s crazy! That’s why I wanted to start making my own all natural DIY […]
Are your feet in serious need of a DIY pedicure? Learn how to make the best Honey Lemon Homemade Foot Scrub recipe with essential oils to exfoliate feet. This time of year, my feet are always screaming for some serious love. The dry weather always does a number on my skin. While I love pre-made […]
Are you tired of buying beauty products full of ingredients that you can’t even pronounce? Or, perhaps you are on a budget and just can’t afford to buy the latest and greatest natural beauty products out there. Whatever the case may be, making your own natural beauty products may be a solution for you. Not […]
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have great looking skin and you don’t have to use chemical-filled concoctions from the store. You can create your own great DIY face masks, many with items you already have around your home. It doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated, and making your own DIY […]
After I started using essential oils a few years ago, I really got into making my own homemade beauty and personal care products. Once you get a collection of necessities like quality essential oils, coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, almond oil and castile soap, you can make virtually anything you need, including these […]
Give your bathroom a luxury feel with DIY beauty products. Learn how to make this easy homemade liquid hand soap with natural ingredients like castile soap and essential oils. You’re here looking to make liquid hand soap, right? That’s so great! I can’t wait to share with you how to make liquid hand soap. I […]
Looking for the best holiday themed DIY sugar scrub for handmade gifts? This homemade gingerbread sugar scrub recipe is perfect for pampering yourself or loved ones this Christmas! It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about what homemade gifts you’ll give this year. I find that sugar scrubs are always a big […]
Now that summer is over and fall is here, my skin is already feeling the drying effects of the dipping humidity levels. When winter arrives, it will get even drier. Having a good whipped body butter handy is key to keeping my skin happy. One of my favorite winter scents is peppermint. I love using […]
Do respiratory challenges have you looking for congestion home remedies? Learn how to make the best natural sinus relief shower steamers with essential oils. Respiratory challenges are typically abound in fall and winter around these parts, so I’m preparing to protect against the seasonal threats naturally. One of the ways we’ll be doing that is […]
Learn how to make the best exfoliating Salt Scrub with the benefits of lemon essential oil in this easy Minions themed DIY beauty recipe. I love coming up with fun movie themed ideas like this Minions Salt Scrub with lemon essential oil. It’s a fun way for moms to celebrate the launch of new movies […]
Thank you to NOW for sponsoring these tips for healthy hair. All opinions are my own. I am fortunate that I have always had very healthy hair. I have never colored my hair and even when I only get it cut once a year, it’s still very healthy. I try to care for my hair […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you’re here, you’re probably thinking about making the transition to a natural deodorant. You may have switched out all of your other personal care products, but have been intimated to switch to a […]
Do you have dry skin? Make this DIY zesty body butter with citrus essential oils. It’s nourishing and uplifting. Pamper yourself with this body butter today! I don’t know about you, but I get dry skin – I find that body butter really helps to sooth my skin. Coconut oil has a ton of excellent […]
Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and this Lemon Salt Scrub would make an excellent last minute gift for the special woman in your life! All you need is a few simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen or bathroom cabinet! Best of all, you can literally whip this […]
Need a way to wake up with a smile in the morning? Learn how to make DIY shower melts with grapefruit essential oil to energize your senses. I know you’re here to learn how to make my uplifting grapefruit essential oil shower melts, right? I’m really excited to show you how to make them so […]
There’s need to spend money at Lush when you want to enjoy a relaxing bath. Learn how to make the best DIY lavender bath bombs with natural ingredients like essential oils in this easy tutorial. Every once in a while, we all deserve to treat ourselves a little bit. Taking a nice, long bath is […]
I’ll admit it. I don’t wear makeup as often as I used to. When I was younger, I wore makeup every single day. I didn’t even like leaving the house without my makeup on! I know that was a habit I picked up from my mom. Since becoming a mom myself, time has become very […]
Did you know that there are many beauty products that can also be consumed? You can find a variety of things in your kitchen and at the grocery store that are great beauty products! All of the items listed below can be found either in your kitchen, or at the grocery store, and all of […]
Do you have dry skin? I have dry skin. During the winter, I am constantly applying moisturizers to my skin. I go through so much, so fast! I am very particular about the ingredients that can be found in my skincare products, so the lotions and body butters I like to use can get kind […]
Have you wondered why shea butter is used in so many natural beauty products? Learn 18 uses for shea butter that your skin will love! As I have learned more about natural living and delved into making more of my own personal care products, I am learning more about the different ingredients that go into […]
Taking a detox bath is one of my favorite ways to enjoyably detoxify my body. All you need are a few natural ingredients to create this detoxification bath salts mixture. We have done so many different detoxes and cleanses – everything from colon cleanses, to juice cleanses to internal cleanses to full body cleanses. While […]
Is your hair in need of a wash, but you’re short on time? This DIY Dry Shampoo recipe is a quick remedy. It will have your hair looking fresh in no time! Unfortunately, our hair tends to build up oils. This makes our hair look greasy and just plain unattractive! No one wants oily hair, […]
Do you love homemade beauty products that are are nourishing and exfoliating? Our DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars recipe will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. You’ve come to learn how to make those beautiful peppermint sugar scrub bars, right? Then you’re in the right place! I’ll show you how to make them in just […]
Looking to pamper yourself with a new homemade beauty project? Learn how to make this DIY Exfoliating Oatmeal Soap Bars recipe with a few simple ingredients for a great handmade gift. These DIY Oatmeal Exfoliating Bars are a great intro into basic soap making – without the need to mess with lye. I have been […]
Do you know you can save money by making your own foaming hand soap? It’s very easy and you can customize it your favorite using essential oils. Foaming hand soap is my favorite. I feel like it lasts longer and it’s easier to control coming out of the pump compared to a liquid hand soap, […]
People have to experience something firsthand to fully understand it. The Garlic Experiment shows you how quickly skincare products enter your bloodstream. I have known for a long time that what you put on your skin can affect your health in many ways. In fact, I’ve read that approximately 60% of topical skincare products are […]