Today I’m excited to share three natural shower products that you can make at home! We are teaming up with SheaMoisture, and their new Beauty Hack line that’s available at Ulta to make these three simple recipes. We’re going to learn to make a sugar scrub, a body wash and a body oil—all from awesome, natural ingredients!
I have a huge stash of various oils and ingredients in my office that I use for DIYs, but it took a LOT of time, research and a decent amount of money to collect all these supplies. When I heard about the Beauty Hack line, I loved it instantly because it takes a lot of the guesswork out of creating your own natural beauty products. There are recipes available on their site, and SheaMoisture uses certified organic and fair trade ingredients. You can use this collection, along with ingredients from your kitchen to create your own DIY natural skincare and hair care products!
Mix the ingredients in a bowl until it’s super green, like this!
To use, scrub this all over your body in the shower. The sugar does the work of exfoliating your skin and the oil leaves lasting moisture and softness, even after it is rinsed off. Oh—and you can totally smell the matcha… I love it!
Lemongrass Body Oil
This smells incredible! I love to use body oil right after I shower as my body moisturizer.
This recipe will have some natural separation, so you just need to shake it before use. This is very common with natural beauty products, or really anything made with oil.
A quick note about storage—A common question I always get on these types of recipes is “how long will it last.” These products are intended to be mixed up for each use. However, I will share some simple, common sense guidelines with you that I have learned. If you ever use a fresh ingredient from your kitchen in your recipe (something like the matcha I used here, coconut water, fresh citrus floral water, etc…), these types of things will cause your recipes to not last as long. So if you use something like that, I would refrigerate your recipe between uses and try to use it within a few days or at least the week. However, if it’s as simple as mixing oils with essential oils, like the body oil I made here, it will last longer. I still like to make fairly small batches and use them up before making more. The bottom line is that natural beauty DIYs don’t have preservatives and ingredients that make something shelf stable, but that can be a good thing! Just don’t try to make a year’s supply of matcha sugar scrub in one day.
Sigh… now it’s time for a hot bath, a glass of rosé, and you can take your new natural products for a spin!
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.