3 DIY Self Care for Face and Body Treatments

If you’re hunkering down at home while shelter-in-place orders go out across the country, you can’t get out to get your hair trimmed, your nails done, and shoot – you just had to cancel that massage appointment you made over two weeks ago… here are 3 DIY self-care for face and body treatments you can do at home.

Coconut Oil + Honey At Home Deep Conditioning Hair MaskĀ 

Nothing is as magical as coconut oil when it comes to DIY beauty treatments at home. Coconut oil has essential fats that may help reduce hair damage and protein loss.

Honey has moisturizing properties. It has plentiful amino acids, vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants and can help add shine and smooth the hair follicles to reduce frizz. We suggest you use raw honey from your local beekeeper, but since this can be a bit costly, processed honey from the grocery store is okay to use topically.

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What you’ll need…

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (preferably organic virgin coconut oil)

  • 1 tablespoon of honey (preferably organic and local)

Pour your ingredients into a mixing bowl and blend them until they are creamy and smooth. Apply this mask to your fresh, clean and damp hair, starting at the ends and working up to just below the roots. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar while you rinse to leave your hair squeaky clean and shiny. Do this 2-3 times per week.

Revitalizing Body Scrub

Removing dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of your skin is important to do regularly. Here’s an easy at-home recipe you can make yourself to do a full-body scrub from the neck down. We recommend you do this 2-4 times a week, depending on your skin type.


What you’ll need…

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1/4 cup of honey

Just like the hair mask, blend the ingredients together. Be sure when you package it together you keep it airtight. The end product will last a long time if you keep it sealed. To use it, take about 2-3 fingertips worth and use gentle circles around your body (from the neck down), concentrating on rough areas such as your elbows, knees, and the backs of your heels. When you’re all smoothed out, rinse thoroughly and apply your fave body lotion after toweling off. This should smell pretty good on its own, but if you want to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, go for it!

Homemade Oatmeal Face Mask

Oatmeal facials are not a new trendy fad, they are a tried and true form of self-care and for good reason. Creating a mask is simple.

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What you’ll need…

1/2 cup warm water

1/3 cup oatmeal

2 tablespoons plain yogurt

2 tablespoons honey (are you noticing how amazing honey is?)

1 small egg white (optional)

Apple Cider Vinegar

Coconut Oil

Combine the warm water and oatmeal and let sit for about 3 minutes. Blend together with yogurt, honey and egg until smooth. Apply a thin layer to your face and neck, and wait for it to dry for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then apply equal parts warm water apple cider vinegar as a natural toner using a clean cloth. Finally, dry your face, and moisturize with one or two fingertips worth of coconut oil.

We hope you are staying well during these trying times. Remember, there are so many ways you can do self-care routines at home to help ease the stress of all the chaos that is out of your control.

Written by: Emily H. Grove