60+ DIY Ideas For Bath, Body, Home

There are only a few days until Christmas, y'all. And I know there are some of you out there who need to bookmark (or Pin!) this post for those last minute/I-totally-forgot-to-get-her-a-gift scenarios.

Over the 6 years I've been blogging at Elle Sees, I've shared with you for FREE around 200 DIY ideas. It's been a fun walk through memory lane--let's not even talk about how awful my pictures used to be!

Many of these recipes have been published in magazines and online, like Buzzfeed and PopSugar. All of them subscribe to my diy philosophy of easy, fast, and inexpensive. Let me know which one of these you'd try:

Sugar Scrubs, Salt Scrubs

Orange Crush Salt Scrub (love this on hands)

Birthday Cake Sugar Scrub

Lemonade Mint Sugar Scrub

Sno-Cones Sugar Scrubs

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Salt Shaving Scrub (use this to exfoliate prior to shaving)

Peppermint Mocha Sugar Scrub (pictured above)

Bath Salts, Solid Perfume, Body Butters

Bath Bombs

Shower Fizzing Bath Bombs (great for when you're sick)

Funfetti Bath Bombs (confetti inside)

Lip Products

DIY Solid Lip Scrub (just like ELF, but you can make this for FREE)

DIY Lip Butters (inspired by Nivea)

DIY Santa's Lip Scrub (just like Lush)

Solid Lotion Bars

These don't get as many views when I post on them, but they're awesome! And I've made marshmallow and chocolate lotion bars on there as well.

Solid Sugar Scrubs

DIY Sprays

DIY Shower Jellies

DIY Candles

DIY Home Crafts

DIY Flannel Coasters

Want more? I have nearly 200 ideas (including face masks, hair treatments, and MORE)--just click the DIY tab at the top of your browser.

And here's a video of everything (plus some bonuses):

Which ones did you like the best?

Extra Elle:
I went to an Ugly Sweater party--I was the only one who wore an ugly sweater. You can only laugh, right? The funnier thing is that this is the second time this has happened!

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  1. You're seriously the queen of DIY - everything!! Your creativity is so inspiring girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. You have the best beauty DIY out there! I need to have a girls day with a few friends and try some out.

  3. You have the most amazing DIY's! You need to start your own bath company. :)


  4. Those Starbucks scrubs have to be my favorite and the solid lotion bars! You seriously have the best DIYs! So funny about the Ugly Christmas Sweater party!

    Doused In Pink

  5. Such a wonderful ideas, I wish to get that kind of gifts :-)

  6. seriously i am continuously in awe of your creativity! i love any of the salt scrubs and lip products. also anything with vanilla or coconut. yum!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  7. So so so many amazing DIY's, my favorite part is the presentation. They almost look to good to use <3
    Green Fashionista

  8. I am one of them who bookmarks your DIYs! LOL! Thank you again for this amazing compilation, Elle! xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  9. I can't believe all of the fun goodness in this post. Great round up of ideas Elle!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  10. Wow, you are so creative, I always love all your DIY's! I cannot beleive it was an ugly sweater party and you were the only one, so weird! Have a great weekend!

  11. I know I always say this but you totally have the best DIYs Elle! I got to make some of those shower jellies :)

  12. So many great ideas!! You're so creative with this stuff!

  13. Great post Elle - so many brilliant creative ideas!

    Emma | www.fluffandfripperies.com

  14. So hard to pick a fave, Elle! Honestly, if I had the time, I would love to do all of them! You're always so generous in sharing all these awesome DIYs:)

  15. An ugly sweater party and no one wore an ugly sweater except you?! That's just bad hosting! ;) Love this round-up! You are definitely so talented and creative, and thank you for sharing this with us. :) I've totally run out of steam for making Christmas gifts this year, but I have lots of friends who have January birthdays, so I'm thinking I need to make the pineapple lotion bars!

  16. I still can't believe that nobody else wore an ugly sweater to that ugly sweater party! We're currently all dressed up in our ugly sweaters for an ugly sweater party at work, and I'm glad that I wasn't the only one that showed up.

  17. I love all your diys! I want all the sugar scrubs and Starbucks ones! I can't believe no one else wore and ugly sweater!

  18. so many amazing diy projects! thanks for sharing.
    I feel very inspired to try at least some of them.


  19. I made one of your Starbucks sugar scrubs a few years ago for myself and two of my friends. My skin always felt amazing after I used it! A few days ago I ordered a few specific ingredients to make my own bath bombs. I can't wait for them to arrive so I can try another of your DIYs. Thanks for putting together such awesome DIYs for your readers!

  20. BAM ... a one stop shop right here!

  21. This is awesome! I might try the birthday cake scrub or the chocolate salts! Thanks for sharing all of these!

  22. You know I loved the lotion bars and the shower jellies :) So many amazing ideas, so cool to give them on Christmas, as presents! Well deserved to be featured in magazines! I had a very chaotic month, so I bought some forms to do some of your DIYS, but I couldn't :(; but these present suggestions can also be done for birthdays - a nice present stays all year round as a great recommendation!

  23. That snowman bath bomb is so cute! What a great idea for kids!

  24. I'm going to try to make my own bath bomb! :)

  25. Wow what a prolific list of DIY scrubs! I bet they all smell awesome!

    xx Yasmin

  26. You have shared so many great DIY ideas! :D I always try to make a little something each Christmas even if it's just cookies, as it's nice to give a gift that shows you spent time putting it together for someone :)

    Hope you are having a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  27. I love DIY-ing bath stuff and omg I will investigate this peppermint mocha scrub because it's my favourite Starbucks drink. That would be such an amazing present for a peppermint mocha fan (which is almost everyone I know!)

    Macarons and Mischief

  28. Wait what? How could you have been the only one?! I thought everyone was supposed to wear them because isn't that the fun part of such a gathering? Finding the most obnoxious and hideously festive sweater and wearing it with pride!


  29. These all look so amazing and professional, just like the things you would find in Lush! I'm sure they won't turn out as well if I give them a try but I'm definitely going to give it a go, starting with those lip scrubs! x

  30. What, you were the only one who had fun with the ugly sweater? That is crazy. I'm not done with my shopping yet so maybe I need to try one of these ideas. I love the DIY candles especially, so fun!

  31. I love your DIYs! I have some great things to try out and they would make great gifts as well!


  32. I've said this before, but you have some great ideas for DIY's!

  33. Such great DIY's! I'll have to try some!

    <3 Shannon

  34. I really want to make my own candles, but I haven't tried yet!

  35. Such a nice DIY ideas. liked it. Thanks for sharing it. surely will try some.

  36. wow these are some really great ideas!

  37. My favorite is the Peppermint Mocha Scrub. Just brilliant!

  38. Ooh I didn't realize you had that many over the years! I'll have to try your handles and hopefully that tray some time!

  39. As soon as I'm living the funemployed life (maybe next year, maybe not - a girl can dream), I'll be coming back to this list!! Amazing creativity, Elle!

  40. They Starbucks and DIY that look like real food/desserts are my favorites.

  41. Would like to have the "press here for champagne" hihi :-D perfect !!! So cool how creative you are !!! :)

  42. So many awesome DIY! Loving those Starbucks ones! And who throws an ugly Christmas sweater party and doesn't wear an ugly Christmas sweater? Hahaha!

  43. Shower bombs with night primrose oil are a contrasting option to air pocket shower and they make a stunning blessing thought for both men and ladies.bulk bath fizzies


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