Essential oils are made from distilling natural botanicals into potent herbal essences. Essential oils have been used in cosmetics and healing tinctures for thousands of years, and are popular for their luxurious natural scents, as well as their perceived healing powers.

Many essential oils can do wonders by themselves including:

  • Avocado Oil = good for a dry scalp when you apply just a few drops
  • Argan Oil = rub a few drops of argan oil on your nail beds for a moisturizing treat
  • Coconut Oil = add 1 tbsp. to your bath water to help your dry skin
  • Macadamia Oil = helps smooth split ends

However, if you are seeking healthier hair and glowing skin for your wedding, you can make these simple DIY summer beauty recipes at home using nothing but essential oils and a few other natural ingredients found at the Vitamin Shoppe.

Peppermint Foot Scrub

DIY peppermint foot scrub

Directions: Use sugar as the base then add in oils. Mix ingredients together and apply.

Application: Use a loofah for extra exfoliation. Try applying the mixture in the shower to easily wash off the scrub.

Avocado & Argan Oil Hair Mask

DIY avocado & argan oil hair mask

Directions: Mix ingredients together. Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Let mixture cool. Make sure to mash the avocado to a fine texture with a fork before mixing in the oils

Application: Apply to clean, wet hair. Tie hair up and let sit for 30 minutes, then wash out. When applying the mask, begin at the front of the head near the roots, and work your way back through the rest of the hair.

Lavender Body Scrub

DIY lavender body scrub

Directions: Use sugar as the base then add in oils. Mix ingredients together and apply.

Application: Use a loofah for extra exfoliation. Try applying the mixture in the shower to easily wash off the scrub.

These simple recipes can help you look fantastic on your big day and beyond. Mix up an extra batch for your bridesmaids or bottle up your home remedy as a holiday gift for friends. They smell wonderful and make you feel great!

Contributed by Melanie Jacobs. For more all-natural products for DIY beauty remedies visit vitaminshoppe.com.