Homemade Pamper Products

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Another post that was planned to be posted before Christmas, but of course that didn’t happen. Still, like with the food gifts, I thought them still worth sharing for gifting any time of year or just for making for yourself.

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I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, but I will; making these essential face and bodycare products saves you buckets of pennies and you have the most important bonus of natural, cruelty free, chemical free and luxurious products that you will look forward to using.

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Buying stuff like this, small batch, handmade, vegan and natural can cost a fortune but you really only need a small set of supplies, much you will already have laying around and you’ve got yourself a very special homemade gift or pamper paradise session for yourself.

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Raspberry Face Polish

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This is like washing your face with the most fabulous raspberry jam. You will want to eat it. With gentle exfoliation from ground freeze dried raspberries and bicarbonate of soda and soothing grapeseed oil, your skin will feel clean, refreshed and moisturised. Use equal quantities of each ingredient to make a batch size that you require.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ground freeze dried raspberries
  • 1/2 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil (or olive, almond, coconut)

Method:

Mix the raspberries and bicarbonate of soda until combined then stir in the oil. Store in an airtight tin or jar.

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Oatmeal Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub

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This is gentler than a regular sugar scrub so good for sensitive, young or aging skin that needs a little buffer. I find this one is great for shaving irritation as the oats are soothing and gently cleansing.

Ingredients: Makes 3.5 cups

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup walnut oil (or grapeseed, almond)
  • 1.5 cups oats
  • 1 cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Method:

Mix together in a blender or food processor until grainy but combined. Mix before using as the oats may settle.

Lip Scrub

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You will love putting this on, not just for the replenished lips but so you can lick it off.

Ingredients: Makes 1/2 cup

  • 4 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 2 tbsp walnut, almond or grapeseed oil

Cherry Vanilla

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Ingredients: Makes 1/2 cup

  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp walnut, almond or grapeseed oil
  • 10 drops NuNaturals cherry vanilla stevia drops

Method:

Mix all together until combined, transfer to sealed pots or tubes.

Bath Bombs

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Vanilla

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup bicarbonate of soda 
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 2-3 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • seeds from 1 vanilla pod or 2 tsp vanilla extract

Floral

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 2-3 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp fine dried flowers or sweet floral baking mix
  • 1 tsp purple edible glitter
  • 6 drops of floral essential oil such as lavender
  • 3 drops ylang ylang essential oil

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Method:

  1. Mix the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid well then add the dry add-ins like the vanilla seeds or flowers. Then, add the oil a tablespoon at a time and the vanilla extract or essentia oil and use your hand to mix until it forms a damp crumbly mixture that will just about hold its shape when pressed into a ball.
  2. Fill molds, such as ice cube trays or chocolate molds or use a small scoop to make balls. Leave to dry completely before removing from the molds.

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Pumpkin-seed Oil Whipped Hand and Body Butter

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This isn’t the most appealing coloured cream but you won’t mind once you’ve slathered it on to your skin. The blend of oils ensures fast absorption and leaves you feeling soft and hydrated but not greasy. This is amazing on sunburn, kitchen burns and irritated skin.

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Ingredients: Makes 6-8 cups

  • 2 cups coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seed oil
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 8 tsp tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp edible gold glitter (optional)

Method:

  1. Place the solid, room temperature coconut oil in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip with the balloon whisk attachment for 5 minutes until it starts to become fluffy and increase in volume.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to whip for a further 5-10 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl too ensure even mixing, until very light and fluffy.
  3. Transfer to sealed containers and use sparingly In warmer environments store in the fridge, especially for use on burns.

Lip Balm

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Vanilla

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Ingredients: Makes about 70g

  • 25g soya wax
  • 30g refined coconut oil
  • 30g grapeseed or almond oil
  • 10 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
  • seeds from 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp gold edible glitter

Lemon & Olive Oil

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Ingredients: Makes about 70g

  • 25g soya wax
  • 30g refined coconut oil
  • 30g olive oil
  • 10 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract or 8 drops lemon essential oil

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Raspberry & Almond

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Ingredients: Makes about 70g

  • 25g soya wax
  • 30g refined coconut oil
  • 30g almond oil
  • 10 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp powdered freeze dried raspberries
  • 1/4 tsp gold edible glitter

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Method:

  1. Have your containers ready over a covered surface such as a chopping board.
  2. Melt together the first 4 ingredients over a gentle heat in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and add in the remaining ingredients until well combined.
  3. Quickly but carefully, transfer to a jug and pour into containers. Leave to cool.

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Sugar Scrub

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Green Tea & Orange

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Ingredients: Makes about 1 cup

  • 200g/1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tea bags of green tea
  • 60ml/1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 8 drops of orange pure essential oil

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Method:

  1. Empty the tea bags into the sugar and mix with the oil until fully incorporated.
  2. Stir in the essential oil.
  3. Transfer to an airtight jar, seal and label.

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Peppermint

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Ingredients: Makes about 1 cup

  • 200g/1 cup granulated sugar
  • 60ml/1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract or 8 drops essential oil
  • 2 drops of natural, vegan green food colouring

Method:

  1. Mix together the sugar and oil until fully incorporated.
  2. Stir in the extract or essential oil and colouring until fully combined.
  3. Transfer to an airtight jar, seal and label.

Almond

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Ingredients: Makes about 1 cup

  • 200g/1 cup granulated sugar
  • 60ml/1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
  • 2 drops of natural, vegan ivory food colouring (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp gold edible glitter (optional)

Method:

  1. Mix together the sugar and oil until fully incorporated.
  2. Stir in the extract, colouring and glitter (if using) until fully combined.
  3. Transfer to an airtight jar, seal and label.

Lavender Ylang Ylang Bath Salts

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Ingredients: makes 2 1/2 cups

  • 2 cups (500ml) sea salt (or rock or table salt)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) bicarbonate of soda
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops ylang yang essential oil
  • Dried lavender flowers and edible glitter (optional)

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Method:

Mix together the salts and bicarbonate of soda then blend in the essential oils followed by the optional add ins. Divide between jars and label.

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Green Tea and Orange Face Cream

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Ingredients: Makes about 1.5 cups

  • 4 tbsp grapeseed or almond oil
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 10 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1 tsp pure witch hazel
  • 5 drops orange essential oil

Method:

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  1. Place the grapeseed or almond oil in a small pan and empty in the tea bags. Heat slowly to loosen the oil then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for as long as possible, such as overnight.
  2. Place the ingredients, including the strained green tea infused oil in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip with the balloon whisk attachment for about 10 minutes, until light and fluffy, scraping the sides to ensure an even distribution.
  3. Divide between sealed containers.

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14 Responses to Homemade Pamper Products

  1. Agent Minty says:

    Wow! These look great! How long did it take to make all of these?

  2. thesnowwoman says:

    These look and sound wonderful! Especially the lip scrubs, cold Canadian winters are really hard on lips. I may have to give these a try. Your containers and labels are really nice too.

  3. I am truly in awe of you, Poppy!!

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  5. Wow!!!! These look amazing! !!! Well done Poppy…. :* ❤

  6. Share Joys! Project says:

    Oh my goodness! This is exciting and your post went right to my Bookmarks for later reference! I love making gifts from the heart and I made homemade soap this year for some co-workers, while teaching youth how to make it last year too, among other earth-friendly practical items that also feel good! I plan to post my wholesome skin heath recipe and photos for a Quick and Easy Homemade Soap Recipe soon…Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    • Poppy says:

      Thank you for your lovely comment! It’s so great to hear you made soap as gifts and taught youth how to make it – how wonderful! Homemade gifts are truly special and love filled and its great to connect with someone who agrees!

      Happy New Year to you,

      Poppy 🙂

  7. Hi Poppy, thank you so much for sharing!! I’m thinking of making these up as gift packs so I have them on hand for upcoming b’days and stuff. How long roughly would they last before going off though?

    • Poppy says:

      They all vary and are best made fresh. The scrubs are the best to make ahead, cover the top with a tiny film of oil to stop drying out. The lip balms and creams also will last a while if kept in the fridge.

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  9. peppermintgirrl says:

    Oooo! They look great!

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