9 DIY Beauty Projects to Get Your Summer Started

I remember being young and excited for the last day of school so I could spend my days at the pool and wandering around at night on the search for fireflies. Now things have changed and I spend most of my days in an air conditioned office, so I need to do a little more work to get those summer vibes.

That’s why we have pulled together 9 summer-inspired DIY beauty ideas from some great sites that will keep you looking and feeling that summertime feeling all season long. Some of the beauty recipes make excellent gifts that you can craft to surprise your friends with a thoughtful, seasonal homemade gift. Included are easy melt-and-pour soap recipes, mermaid bath salts, a solid perfume recipe, a coffee body scrub and an aloe vera face mask, as well as a sunscreen lip balm and strawberry lip scrub.

Our 9 DIY Beauty Projects to Get Your Summer Started:

DIY Aloe Vera Face Mask Recipe / A Life Adjacent

This easy DIY aloe vera face mask recipe with MSM is a wonderful addition to your summer beauty routine. It’s not only moisturizing — it can also soothe sunburn, irritation, and redness, as well as aid in calming the inflammation caused by acne breakouts.

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Beach Body Coffee Scrub / Botaneri

This easy DIY aloe vera face mask recipe with MSM is a wonderful addition to your summer beauty routine. It’s not only moisturizing — it can also soothe sunburn, irritation, and redness, as well as aid in calming the inflammation caused by acne breakouts.

DIY Strawberry Lip Scrub / Country Hill Cottage

This strawberry DIY lip scrub with coconut oil is perfect for exfoliating, making dry, chapped lips feel and look smooth, soft, and supple. The scrub removes dead skin and moisturizes your lips at the same time.

 

DIY Solid Perfume / Life-n-Reflection

Make this solid perfume recipe – a luxurious multi-layered scent of the heady, rich florals jasmine and geranium with a top note of sweet, citrusy grapefruit. Blended with natural beeswax and oil and poured over delicate dried jasmine flowers into zero waste tins.

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DIY Melt-and-Pour Cactus Soap / Lydi Out Loud

Make these adorable shea butter melt and pour cactus soaps in just minutes. With a refreshing natural lime scent, they make for the perfect invigorating summer shower or a wonderful gift idea!

 

All-Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm Recipe / Garden Therapy

Protect your lips with a homemade sunscreen lip balm. It will keep your lips save from sunburn, make them kissably soft, and it’s made of all-natural ingredients.

Mermaid Fizzing Bath Salts / Creative Green Living

These fizzing mermaid-inspired bath salts are easier to make than a bath bomb but just as fun to use! Your kids will love using this fun bath fizz as they splash and play in the tub.

 

Mermaid Whipped Soap / Everything Pretty

This mermaid whipped soap is light and fluffy.  Learn how to use melt and pour soap to make a creamy whipped soap that’s perfect for the shower or as a shaving soap before you head to the beach.

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Beach Soap / Soap Deli News

Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach. This beach themed seashell soap tutorial from Soap Deli News is an easy way for even beginner soapmakers to create artistic handcrafted soaps.

 

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About the author

I’m Drew, creator of Botaneri and an artisanal skincare formulator and certified aromatherapist who is here to help take the mystery out of DIY natural beauty. I started creating my own plant-based skin and body care products at home to deal with my own skin issues.

What I love most is helping people create luxurious and effective self-care products right in their own kitchens. It’s a lot easier than you think. Trust me, if I can do it, so can you.