15 DIY Self-Care Ideas Using Essential Oils

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These easy DIY self-care ideas using essential oils will help you look and feel your best. Here’s 15 of the best homemade beauty, skincare, and personal care recipes infused with essential oils to give your self-care routine a boost, naturally!

Looking for more DIY ideas using essential oils? Check out how to make powerful yet toxin-free cleaning wipes as well as our favorite essential oil accessories for making your own products.

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I’ve been using essential oils for over 5 years to make my own natural beauty and cleaning products, and use many of these recipes daily to limit the use of chemical-filled store-bought versions. It’s been a long process of baby-steps to ‘ditch and switch’ to natural products but I’m so thankful I started when I did! It’s insane just how many toxins go on our skin, in our air, and into our homes every day. I’m talking thousands of them invading our lives DAILY and we don’t even realize it.

By making my own beauty products and using them for self-care, I can limit exposure and take my health and wellness into my own hands. Plus, they smell amazing, so there’s that too.

I’ve realized that self-care is not selfish. In fact, it’s essential to finding peace in this busy world of ours, and a necessary part of being able to support others by being strong and healthy ourselves.

Making my own products gives me time to reflect on the importance for caring for myself, and the chance to customize the scent and essential oils to my needs. When I need a mood-boost, Valor and citrus scents do the trick! Feeling a little more ‘mature’ today? Then adding an extra drop of Frankincense into my face serum helps glow-up my aging skin.

Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite recipes for self-care using pure essential oils. Enjoy the recipes, friends!

15 DIY Products for Self-Care Using Essential Oils

Mood Boosting Lemonade Bath Bombs 

These refreshing + mood-boosting lemonade bath bombs are a hit in our home, and are especially lovely for adding sunshine to our lives even in the middle of winter.

Lemon Bath Bombs in Bowl

Soothing Shower Steamers

Need some respiratory support? These soothing shower steamers gently release eucalyptus essential oil and mix with steam to help give relief when feeling stuffy. Smells like a spa!

eucalyptus oil with shower steamers

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

Use whichever essential oils you love most to scent this lovely foaming hand soap. Let the kids choose and they’ll actually start to love washing their hands.

foaming hand soap with plant

Soothing Winter Hand Scrub

Keep this by the sink to exfoliate and hydrate hands with this oil infused hand scrub that will keep your hands soft and lovely, even in winter.

winter hand scrub in mason jar

Essential Oil Lotion Bars by DIY Showoff

These adorable lotion bars not only keep skin glowing but make adorable gifts as well.

lotion bars in cupcake holders

DIY Leather Diffuser Earrings

Make your own leather diffuser earrings and add a few drops of your favorite oils to the back for a personal ‘diffuser’ that goes with you everywhere.

leather teardrop diffuser earrings

DIY Makeup Remover Pads

I’ve been told that sleeping with makeup on your face adds years of ‘wear and tear’ to your skin. Keep skin clean and breathable with these DIY makeup remover pads infused with beauty-boosting (and fine-line reducing) essential oils.

jar with homemade makeup remover pads

Rosemary Citrus Body Polish

I first discovered this amazing combo of scents at a spa and have been obsessed ever since. It’s an uplifting duo of oils that will smooth and refresh your skin. This Rosemary Citrus Body Polish is perfect for mid-winter exfoliating and sloughing off summer kissed skin.

mason jar with sugar scrub

Homemade Natural + Non-Abrasive Jewelry Cleaner

Sometimes all it takes is a little sparkle to make your day. This non-abrasive bling wash helps your jewelry shine, naturally.

jar with jewelry cleaner and rings

Homemade Essential Oil Infused Bath Salts

Customize your bath salts with essential oils (includes printable gift tags to make your own DIY gifts.)

jar with bath salts

Essential Oil Infused Honey (add to warm water or tea!)

Infuse your honey with Young Living Vitality Oils and add to warm water or tea for a healthy and hydrating pick-me-up.

essential oil infused honey with cup

DIY Peppermint Bath Bombs

This bath bomb recipe is a big favorite in our home, and can be customized with any essential oil you choose. We like peppermint for wintertime but change the oils depending on our mood and season.

heart shaped bath bombs with red and white ribbon

Natural Hair Detangling Spray (+ Hair Critter Repeller)

While Hair Detangling Spray is a must-have for preschool and elementary aged kiddos, adults will love it too. Especially if you have curly hair or swim regularly, it helps keep tangles at bay. Spray on hair in the AM for quick detangling and for school-aged kids, ahem, critter repelling. 😉

blue spray bottle

Aromatherapy Soothing Rice Bags (Natural Heating Pads)

Whip up a few of these rice bags (you can even use knee socks if you prefer not to sew) and use as natural aromatherapy heating pads… no plugs required.

aromatherapy rice bags in basket

DIY Focus Rollers for Supporting Concentration

We love making our own rollers. This Focus Roller recipe is for help with concentration, but you can customize it with other essential oil combos for supporting other moods and emotions.

focus essential oil roller bottle

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Did you see a self-care idea you loved? How do you use essential oils for self-care?



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