10 super easy DIY skincare recipes for beginners

Ready to get started with DIY skincare but feeling discouraged by complex instructions and endless lists of ingredients? We feel you, we’ve been there! Trust us, making your own natural skincare products is not as difficult as it seems. Here are 10 super easy recipes that even newbie DIYers with zero experience can master.

Each recipe has no more than four ingredients and requires very little effort to follow. So go ahead and get started. You’ll be luxuriating in the amazing benefits of a pure and potent skincare product (that you’ve made all by yourself!) in no time. We promise.

  1. Anti-ageing Facial Oil

Deeply replenishing, this rich and woody facial oil blend absorbs fast and reloads dry skin with much-needed moisture. Then it gets to work improving texture, healing inflammation, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Leaves behind a smooth finish. Perfect for dry, mature or sun-damaged skin. 
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    How to make:

    Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl, then use a dropper or funnel  to transfer the blend into a glass bottle. Tip: Use a 1 ml measuring spoon to measure the Vitamin E.

      How to use:

      Apply a few drops to a clean face and neck. Massage gently. This facial oil can be used both morning and night.

      1. Anti-acne Oil Serum

      This lightweight, herby-fresh serum restores balance in acne-prone skin and wards off future outbreaks. Antiseptic tea tree oil fights blemishes. Vitamin E calms. Grapeseed oil, with its rich supply of Linoleic acid, fortifies, tones and triggers self-exfoliation in skin cells. Smooth and grease-free finish.  
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        How to make:

        Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl, then use a dropper or funnel  to transfer  the blend into a glass bottle. Tip: use a 1 ml measuring spoon to measure the Vitamin E.

          How to use:

          Apply serum to clean skin in the evening before going to bed and let it work while you sleep. Wash off in the morning.

          1. Skin-refill Body Oil

          This sweet and herbal body oil quenches thirsty skin with a restorative cocktail of vitamins, antioxidants, phytosterols and essential fatty acids. Suitable for all skin types, it helps restore a healthy moisture balance, calm inflammation, repair the protective barrier and soften any cellulite. Leaves skin feeling silky, smooth and nourished. 
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            How to make: Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl, then use a funnel to pour the blend into a bottle with a pump. Tip: use a 1 ml measuring spoon to measure the Vitamin E. 
            1. Reconstructive Body Balm

            Extra rich and intensive, this body balm is packed with skin-identical fatty acid building blocks which make skin hydrated, glowy, elastic and healthy. Absorbs easily to boost moisture and deliver restorative, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing nutrients. Perfect for rough knees or elbows, or any skin that needs extra care. Uplifting floral scent.
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              How to make:
              • Add all ingredients, except the essential oil, into a double boiler (heat resistant bowl/saucepan placed into a larger saucepan with boiling water). Heat ingredients until they are all melted. Stir the mixture every now and then with a metal spoon. Tip: use 1 ml measuring spoon to measure the Vitamin E.
              • As soon as all the ingredients have melted, remove mixture from heat and stir as it cools down.
              • When the mixture starts to solidify, add the Geranium essential oil and blend well.
              • Pour the final mixture into a jar and let it cool down to room temperature before putting  on the lid. Once it’s cool, the balm is ready for use.
              1. Emollience & Elasticity Body Scrub

              This invigorating, citrusy-floral scrub clears away dead skin, then works beneath the surface to stimulate circulation, replenish moisture and improve texture and elasticity. Himalayan salt detoxes and smooths. While Hazelnut oil softens and regenerates using its natural stores of vitamin E and omega fatty acids. A perfect remedy for dry and tired skin.
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                How to make:

                Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl, then transfer the mixture to a jar with a lid.

                  How to use:

                  Apply a small amount to skin before or during shower, then massage in using circular movements. Add more as needed. Rinse-off when finished.

                  1. Detox Himalayan Bath Salt

                  A multitasking salt blend that lets you emerge from the bath revitalised and rehydrated. Himalayan and Epsom salts synergise with woody-herbal cypress oil to soothe sore muscles and activate circulation and detoxification benefits. Avocado oil nourishes and rehydrates. An ideal treatment for tired muscles or any time a fresh start is needed. 
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                    How to make:

                    In a small bowl, add the essential oil to the vegetable oil and blend well. Add the salts and mix all of the ingredients together. Transfer to a jar with a lid.

                      How to use:

                      Pour the salt into a bathtub filled with water just before entering the bath. 

                      1. Relaxing Dead Sea Bath Salt

                      Deeply relaxing, this lavender enhanced blend brings the healing properties of the Dead Sea to your own private tub. Mineral-rich Dead Sea salt calms nerves and relieves sore joints and muscles, while drawing out toxins and stimulating healthy circulation. Apricot kernel oil soothes and moisturises. Excellent for weary muscles and dry or inflamed skin. 
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                        How to make:

                        Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer to a jar with a lid.

                          How to use:

                          Pour the salt into a bathtub filled with water just before entering the bath.

                          1. Natural Cedarwood Deodorant

                          Yes, making your own deodorant is easy! This recipe combines the naturally antifungal and antiseptic properties of cedarwood oil with nourishing coconut oil. Sodium bicarbonate inhibits odor-causing bacteria while super-absorbent corn starch keeps perspiration in check and lends a silky texture.  The result is an effective, aluminium-free deodorant with a mild woody scent.
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                            How to make:

                            Add all ingredients to a small bowl and blend well. Transfer mixture to a jar with a lid.

                              How to use:

                              Apply to clean underarms, just as you would with  a normal deodorant.  

                              1. Healthy Hair & Scalp Oil

                              This almost-miracle oil blend energises the scalp and promotes healthy hair growth.  Naturally antiseptic castor oil cleanses hair follicles and encourages growth. Jojoba oil nourishes and unclogs pores. Rosemary oil stimulates both the scalp and mind, while alleviating any dandruff or itchiness. Excellent for healthy hair goals or maintenance. 
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                                How to make:

                                Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, then use a dropper or funnel to transfer  the blend into a glass bottle with pipette or lotion pump. Tip: use 1 ml measuring spoon to measure the Vitamin E.

                                  How to use:

                                  Divide hair into 2-3 cm sections and apply 3-4 drops per session. Massage in oil using your fingertips and leave it to work for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then wash hair as usual.

                                  1. Velvet-touch Oil Gel

                                  A luxurious treat inside and out. This gel-to-oil blend melts at contact and leaves skin feeling moisturised and velvety-soft long after application. Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, Argan oil nourishes and rebuilds then works with sweet orange oil to reduce the visibility of stretch marks, scars and wrinkles. Great for all skin types.
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                                    How to make:
                                    • Add all ingredients, except the essential oil, to a double boiler (heat resistant bowl/saucepan placed into a larger saucepan with boiling water). Tip: use 1ml measuring spoon to measure the Vitamin E.
                                    • Heat the ingredients in the double boiler until Skincare Crafters VELVET is fully melted. You can stir the ingredients every now and then with a metal spoon.
                                    • Remove the ingredients from the heat and start to cool down while stirring with a spatula. You will notice that the oil will start to solidify and become cloudy. This is normal. Continue stirring.
                                    • Add 20 drops of each essential oil and blend it well.
                                    • Pour the gel into a jar and leave it to cool down completely.
                                    • When the gel has reached room temperature, close the jar with a lid and the gel is ready for use!

                                      How to use:

                                      Apply to clean skin and massage in, exactly as you would with a moisturising cream or lotion! Can even be used for massage.