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Pamper Yourself: 10 Luxurious Self-Care DIYs Using Things You Already Own

updated Dec 30, 2019
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Frazzled. Harried. Hurried. Stressed. Flustered. Vexed. Wind-whipped. Beat. If any of these adjectives apply to you, it’s probably time to take a few moments for some self-care. Here are ten recipes that will help you recharge and unwind, most of which can be created without the hassle of an extra trip to the store.

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1. Sugar Lip Scrubs from Brit + Co: Using a base of coconut oil and cane sugar, you can make a wide variety of scrubs to keep your lips smooth in even the driest winter weather. Find 6 suggested recipes here.
2. DIY Foot Scrub (Brown Sugar + Baking Soda + Olive Oil) from A+B: A simple exfoliating foot soak to smooth out rough spots.
3. Honey & Lemon Foot Bath from Babble: Apple cider vinegar is known to be muscle relaxant, and honey is a moisture-retaining humectant.
4. How to Make Your Own DIY Foot Spa from Budget Fashionista: There are lots of clever tips here, but I like the idea of using a clean kitty litter box as a foot spa, since it’s larger than many bowls, which can cramp the feet.
5. Three-ingredient Peach Facial from How Does She?: A peach, an egg, and some honey are all you need for this tightening and softening facial.

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6. Lavender Bedtime Bath Truffles from Spa Week: Plop these easy-to-make balls into a warm bath for a relaxing, calming soak.
7. DIY Rose Body Scrub from Lark & Linen: An all-natural, floral-scented scrub made with a base of sea salt and coconut oil.
8. Shampoo Your Hair with Beer for a Silky, Soft Shine from Lifehacker: The title says it all, but follow the link for more on the “why” and “how.”
9. Detox, Soften, and Soak Scrub from Camp Wander: With only two ingredients, you’ll be softened and soothed in no time!
10. Oatmeal Soak from Feathers and Freckles: In the words of Megan, the blogger behind Feathers and Freckles, “This soak takes less than 5 minutes to make, costs less than $1, and leaves you smelling like a Cinnabon.”