While we love to enjoy the crisp autumn air, nothing feels better than getting cozy inside. You can snuggle up on the couch, bake, watch Netflix, and dig into some DIY! Fall is really the perfect season to stay home, so why not spruce up your self-care routine with a fall inspired pamper sesh?
We’ve collected a few DIY beauty recipes inspired by some of our favorite autumn scents and fall flavors. Whip these up whenever you need to feel pampered, and enjoy the glowing results of these natural beauty treatments.
The warming spices of chai tea provide the perfect fall scent and when mixed with sugar and coconut oil, create a gentle scrub to exfoliate. Whip this up to slough off any dead skin in the bath or shower — hello, soft and supple skin!
contents of 5 chai tea bags
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white granulated sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon
6 tbsp coconut oil, room temperature (or sub with sweet almond oil or alternative carrier oil)
1 tsp honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
Cut open tea bags and empty into a medium sized bowl. Add sugars and cinnamon and mix well. Add vanilla, honey, and coconut oil.
Mash coconut oil in with a fork and stir until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Transfer to jar, seal, and label. Shelf life is about one year.
Apply after cleansing in the shower. Rub sugar scrub gently over entire body in a circular motion to exfoliate skin. Rinse off with warm water, then pat skin dry with a towel.
Apply your favorite moisturizer or body oil to soften skin and help lock in moisture.
Turmeric Face Mask
This mask does it all! Ground oats gently exfoliate while honey moisturizes your skin. Turmeric is a warm yellow spice that’s perfect for fall and has been touted as a natural skin-brightening ingredient.
½ tsp organic turmeric
1 tbsp ground oats
2 tbsp organic plain yogurt*
1 tsp raw honey
Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix into a thick paste.
Using a clean makeup brush or your fingers, apply to your face. The coarse texture of the ground oats will gently exfoliate while the turmeric provides a calming effect on the skin.
*NOTE:Milk or yogurt needs to be added to the mask in order to act as a barrier to the turmeric. Otherwise, the turmeric will temporarily stain your skin!
Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey Hair Mask
Using apple cider vinegar, honey, and olive oil, this mask pulls double duty by cleansing and moisturizing your hair. Honey is a natural humectant that helps to attract moisture, helping to hydrate your locks.
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp olive oil
In a small bowl whisk apple cider vinegar, honey and olive oil until a smooth mask is formed.
Apply the hair mask using your fingers onto your scalp and hair.
Leave the mask in for 10 - 15 mins, rinse off the hair mask with 2 - 3 washes of warm water or shampoo as desired.
For dry, damaged hair, apply mask twice a week. For oily hair types, apply once every other week.
Fall is the perfect time to get (back) into beauty DIYs! Play around with natural and organic beauty ingredients to find recipes that work for you. Whether it’s a simple sugar scrub or a moisturizing mask, have fun with your self-care this autumn.
What’s the ultimate beauty treatment that makes you feel pampered?