Top 10 Homemade Skincare Recipes for Gift Giving

Homemade Skincare Gift Guide

Here are the top 10 homemade skincare recipes for gift giving. These recipes are easy to make, you may already have all the ingredients in your pantry, and they are affordable!

In addition, these recipes are popular gifts to make for coworkers, teachers, girlfriends, and neighbors.

DIY Body Scrubs for Gifts

Christmas DIY Skincare Gift Ideas

No holiday is complete without the wonderful scents of the holiday season. So treat your skin to some well-needed attention and love. Our Holiday Collection of Vanilla Peppermint, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Cinnamon Apple Pie Scents help keep your skin glowing during winter.

They are made from organic brown sugar and other natural ingredients.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Body Scrub Recipe

  • 1 1/2 Cup Organic Coarse White Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 teaspoons coffee grounds
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
  • 2-4 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil

Directions: In a glass vessel, add all ingredients. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Scoop into jars or airtight containers.

Hot Apple Pie Scented Scrub

We recommend using fragrance oil for this scrub's baked apple pie scent. You can find natural, toxin-free fragrance oils that are phthalate-free.

  • 2 Cup Organic Coarse White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Organic Coconut Oil
  • 10-15 drops Apple Pie Fragrance Oil

Directions: Blend all ingredients until mixed thoroughly and spoon into jars.

Vanilla Peppermint Sugar Scrub

  • 2 Cup Organic White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 10-15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Directions: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Spoon into a wide-mouth jar.

Mint Chocolate Chip Lip Balm

Easy lip balm with natural and organic ingredients for smooth lips.


  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp shea butter or cocoa butter for double chocolate mint
  • 1 tsp yellow beeswax
  • 1-2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3-4 semisweet chocolate chips
  • Containers: Lip balm tubes, tins, or pots


  1. In a microwave-safe glass pyrex bowl with a spout, microwave all oils (except the peppermint oil) for 30 seconds or until completely melted.
  2. Add chocolate chips, and stir until well melted.
  3. Add the essential oils and mix.
  4. Pour into lip balm tubes, tins, or pots.

Melt-and-Pour Lip Gloss

Want a super-easy lip gloss you can make in 10 minutes? This simple lip gloss recipe with lip-loving ingredients makes great stocking stuffers.

  1. Olive oil– 2 tablespoons.
  2. Avocado Oil - 2 tablespoons
  3. Coconut Oil (unrefined) – 2 tablespoons.
  4. Organic Shea Butter– 2 tablespoons.
  5. Beeswax (cosmetic grade, yellow) – 1 tablespoon (Beeswax Organic Pastilles)

Variations: if you want a color gloss, add 1/8 teaspoon of Mica Powder. If you would like a scented lip gloss, add an Essential Oil or combination of 9 drops

Eyelash and eyebrow Enhancing Serum Recipe

.25 Fluid Ounce Vial with Wand for Eyelash Formulas

Tea for Healthy Skin

Bring your skin back to balance by drinking herbal tea. Tea is known for its health benefits. It is full of antioxidants, bioflavonoids, tannins, age-defying herbs, and phytonutrients. It can also help improve your complexion.

Drinking herbal teas adds hydration and give you a break from drinking plain water. They beautify your skin from the inside out.

Below are a few of our favorite recipes for youthful-looking skin.

How to Make Tea for Ageless Skin

Simply add equal parts of the below ingredients to cheesecloth, wrap tightly, and steep for 5 minutes, Add honey or Stevia to sweeten. Pour into a teacup and enjoy.

When giving as a gift, mix equal parts of all ingredients in a glass bowl. Pour into a mason jar. Create a homemade handwritten tag with directions.

Age-Defying Detox for Mature Complexions

  • White Tea
  • Rooibos Tea
  • Jasmine Tea
  • Chamomile
  • Blackberry
  • Red Clover Blossom
  • Madagascar Vanilla

Balancing Tea for Oily Complexions

  • Green Tea
  • Burdock Root
  • Dandelion Root
  • Hibiscus Flower

Tea for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

  • Green Tea
  • White Tea
  • Chamomile
  • Blackberry Leaves

Glowing Skin

  • Rooibos Tea
  • Chamomile Tea
  • Hibiscus Flower
  • Pineapple Peel

Skin Detox Tea

  • Rooibos Tea
  • Hibiscus Flower
  • Red Clover Blossom
  • Oregon grape root
  • Orange Peel
  • Burdock Root
  • Dandelion Root

Pumpkin Mask Recipe

Halloween Pumpkin Spice Latte Mask Recipe

If you can't get enough pumpkins this fall, consider making a firming facial mask.

  • 1/4 Cup Libby Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Allspice
  • 90 Drops of Pepha Tight
  • 36 Drops of the Firming Serum Booster with Progeline

Lush Inspired bath bomb

Lush fresh skincare is known for there amazing bath bombs. One of their best-selling bath bombs is called Twilight. It has a very calming aroma with Lavender and Ylang Ylang.



  • 2 ounces Baking Soda
  • 1 ounce Citric Acid
  • 1 ounce Cream of Tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vanilla Essential Oil
  • 1/4 ounce Cocoa Butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon blue food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon cosmetic grade glitter (optional)

Add the baking soda and Cream of Tartar to a glass bowl and mix. Next, heat the cocoa butter in the microwave at 15-30 second intervals until melted. Add to the mixture and stir. Finally, add the Citric Acid (add at the end to ensure fizzing doesn't occur in your bowl).

Split the mixture into three bowls. Add the red food coloring to one bowl and stir. Add drops one by one until your mix is pink.

For the second bowl, add the blue essential oil as above.

For the third bowl, add the glitter.

Make the bath bomb mixture following the basic instructions above. Next, take your pink blend and separate 1/3 into an additional bowl. In this bowl, with the 1/3 mixture, add the glittery stars and mix.

Take your stainless steel mold and make a pinch pot with the pink mixture on each side. Next, fill the inside of the shell with purple glitter mix. The purple glitter mix can be made by adding a small amount of the blue, pink, and glitter combination and blending. The purple mixture doesn't need to be a perfect purple. Have fun with swirls and other textures you can create without thoroughly mixing them. Use water to spray each side of the mold. Then, place the two sides of the mold together and let dry for 48-72 hours.

Have fun with these recipes to make homemade gifts. They are easy to make and don't take long. Chances are, you may have all the ingredients needed right in your pantry. So reduce your holiday stress and give a memorable homemade skincare gift.