3 Super Easy DIY Self-care Products

by Gulsen
11 Materials
5 Minutes

Recently, I’ve been fed up with cosmetic companies advertising products full of chemicals, so I decided to make a change to benefit my personal health.

Did you know that you can DIY your own self-care products at home with natural components?

Gather the above ingredients and follow along to make honey and coffee body scrubs as well as a DIY natural deodorant.

Tools and materials:

2 glass containers for storage

1 spoon

Honey body scrub:

1/4 cup olive oil 

1 cup cane sugar 

2 tablespoons organic honey 

Essential oil 

Coffee body scrub:

2 tablespoons ground coffee 

2 tablespoons coconut oil 

Natural deodorant:

12 grams coconut oil (2.63 teaspoons)

8 grams shea butter (1.79 teaspoons)

10 grams bicarbonate (2.09 teaspoons)

10 grams cornflour (2.69 teaspoons)

Adding sugar to jar

Honey body scrub

1. Add sugar

Sugar is a natural way to penetrate the skin and generate a fresh glowing look. Pour about 1 cup of cane sugar into your glass container.

2. Add honey

Add about 2 tablespoons of organic honey on top of the sugar.

Adding honey

3. Add oils 

I’m adding a few drops of orange essential oil because I like the pairing with the honey aroma.

This is an optional step, and you can choose whichever kind you prefer.

Adding oils

Then, add in ¼ cup olive oil, which has anti-aging benefits, plus it’s an excellent remedy for stretch marks.

Adding olive oil

Mix well. You may add more sugar if you find that the texture isn’t grainy enough.

Stirring DIY honey body scrub

Now your natural body scrub is ready to use!

Applying a sugar scrub helps to hydrate the skin and keeps moisture locked in.

Coffee body scrub

This scrub helps to reduce the look of cellulite using a very simple recipe.

1. Measure coffee grounds

Scoop two spoons of ground coffee into your container. Here I’m using Turkish coffee, but you can use any type of ground coffee.

Pouring coffee into container

2. Add coconut oil

Add in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. This ingredient provides vitamin E as well as antioxidants which helps to protect your skin.

It cleans and tones the skin, moisturizes and helps with stretch marks.

Adding coconut oil

Mix well and your DIY coffee body scrub is ready to use.

DIY natural deodorant 

1. Start with your dry ingredients

Measure about 10 grams of bicarbonate (baking soda) into a medium sized bowl. Then add 10 grams of cornflour.

Adding dry ingredients to bowl

2. Add coconut oil

Now add 12 grams of coconut oil to the same bowl. 

Adding coconut oil

3. Add shea butter and essential oil

Add 8 grams of shea butter to the mixture as well as a few drops of essential oil in whatever scent you prefer.

Adding essential oils

Mix until combined.


Pour into a glass container to store.

Pouring mixture into a glass container

Completed DIY self-care products

DIY self-care products

Now you have 3 excellent DIY self-care products that you can make in 5 minutes or less.

Treat yourself or make some for your friends and family for the holidays!

Suggested materials:
  • 2 glass containers for storage
  • 1 spoon
  • Olive oil
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3 of 5 comments
  • Jayne Jayne on Nov 27, 2022

    I’d be worried about coffee grounds going down the drain while showering the coffee scrub.

    • Jeanie Merz Jeanie Merz on Nov 27, 2022

      My Grandma & my Mama used to pour coffee grounds down the drains with HOT water to keep them from clogging with anything... Just saying... 👍️☺️👍️

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Dec 01, 2022

    Fractionated coconut is so good for my skin! It drinks it up; not greasy at all!