Dry skin, frizzy hair, chapped lips…..be prepared for beauty “emergencies” no matter where you are with these DIY beauty products that I don’t leave home without!
These 10 beauty essentials are all-natural, work wonderfully, and you can put them in tiny containers for the perfect travel-size kit. Ideal for when you’re on-the-go!
I’m starting the list with a bit of argan oil. You can use it as a quick anti-frizz serum, as a moisturizer, for lips and lots more – read about all 15 uses for argan oil here! I keep it in this 1 dram blue glass bottle because it keeps the oil away from light, and it’s super tiny!
You always need a bit of chapstick on hand, and this recipe is my very favorite! It’s easy to make, customizable and you can fill any container. I like using this small white jar or one of these chapstick tubes.
Next on this list is this beautiful-smelling solid perfume. It’s all natural, and it even moisturizes your skin as you apply it. One of these chapstick tubes would be the perfect container for your beauty first aid kit! Just make sure to label it so you don’t get it confused with your chapstick!
This simple dry shampoo will make dirty hair look cleaner, less greasy and will make your hair smell great! It may not be necessary for your day-to-day beauty first aid kit, but I take it with me every time I travel!
During these dry winter months, I use a lot of lotion! I have loved these mini lavender lotion bars because they are just so convenient to use and carry around.
This peppermint lip scrub has only four ingredients, and you just have to mix them together! It doesn’t get any easier than that! Plus, this lip scrub tastes great, leaves you with fresh breath and the softest lips. :-)
It’s always good to have some deodorant around! These recipes for a spray-on or roll-on deodorant will give you some peace-of-mind about smelling nice throughout a long day.
This “No. 2 Spray” is for spritzing before you use the restroom to prevent any stinky smells! Half the recipe for a smaller container, and leave behind a beautiful scent every time you use a public bathroom. :-)
Keep your hands clean and avoid illness by using this homemade hand sanitizer. It won’t dry out your hands, but it is antibacterial – the best of both worlds!
You may be surprised to find only one salve on this list (I love them so much!), but if you’re only going to carry one salve, this is the one you want. It’s an all-purpose healing salve that can be used for bug bites, diaper rash, eczema and lots more! Below, I’ve adjusted the recipe so that you can make just enough for a 2 ounce glass jar that’s easy to pack up.
- 1/8 cup organic cold pressed coconut oil
- 1/8 cup quality organic olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon organic beeswax pastilles
- 12 drops vitamin e oil (optional)
- 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 drop Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 drop Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 1 drop vitamin e oil
- Follow the directions here
I spend so much time on the road and on the go…having these things in my beauty “first aid kit” has been a lifesaver!
What’s in your “Beauty First Aid Kit?”