2020 was a rough year for the majority of us, myself included. But more then ever, we must find the things that gives us a boost! If you’re like me, creating something gives me a jolt of energy and keeps me from vibrating too low. Despite all the uncertainty and changes of the year, I did manage to post quite a few DIY skin care recipes and am pretty surprised at the one’s that were the most popular! I thought I’d share the top 5 most shared posts today as well as highlight a few others that are definitely worth a mention! Maybe DIY skin care is a hobby that would lift your spirits?
Top 5 Most Shared DIYs of 2020
1. Hair Growth Spritzer
This DIY is my number one post of 2020. I formulated it for those of us that are on the oiler side when it comes to hair and can’t use THIS recipe without becoming greasy looking. This spray smells great and helps encourage hair growth on the scalp with just a few sprays a day!
2. Chamomile Infused Hydrating Oil
This was a simple post about how to infuse an organic oil with the healing and calming herb, chamomile.
3. DIY or BUY Smith’s Rosebud Salve
I kept hearing about the “cult classic” lip balm, Smith’s Rosebud Salve but I found that the original was petroleum based. I decided it would be fun to try to duplicate it and it turned out (after a lot of experimenting) really great!
4. Winter Recovery Facial Oil
This facial oil got me through the winter. I loved it possibly due to adding helichrysum essential oil which is a fantastic oil to add to any skin care product!
5. 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer
I probably don’t need to say much about this one-it’s not a natural hand sanitizer because it literally contains 70% alcohol but in these times, it’s nice to have a DIY to keep on hand.
2020’s Honorable Mentions!
Makeup Setting Spray for Dewy Skin-I loved this versatile DIY and even used it as a toner while on vacation!
DIY Pit Wipes-These turned out to be very handy during the hot summer months to quickly freshen up sweaty underarms!
DIY Warming Muscle Rub-We all loved this balm for aches and pains. It smells so good and has a warming effect as well!
DIY Dry Skin Mask-Usually in DIY skin care, we’re not able to do masks that don’t require the liquid part but this one was easy to make, comes in a jar and all you have to do is apply it! It defintely got me through the dry winter months. I’m shocked this one wasn’t shared more.
Pink Rose Cleansing Balm-I made this cleansing balm twice I liked it so much! It’s a gentle detoxing cleansing balm that melts makeup away instantly!
Vegan Vaseline-This vaseline was made with a vegan wax (instead of beeswax) and I used chamomile infused oil for added healing strength!
3 in 1 Beauty Balm-This beauty balm is incredibly versatile. You can use it as a cleanser, moisturizer and mask! You could even use it to replenish heels, hands and anywhere else that needs moisture!
Matcha Vanilla Lip Balm-This was a fun lip balm that ended up being a lovely green color but does not tint the lips green! I added vanilla for a matcha latte spin!
DIY or BUY Bubblegum Lip Potion-This was fun to recreate the nostalgic lip potion from the 80’s! It turned out to be a dead ringer for the original and is a hit with my girls thanks to the bubblegum flavoring!
Vitamin C Boosting Sea Buckthorn Balm-Sea Buckthorn is a powerful oil that delivers a ton of vitamin C, which helps encourage collagen, fade age/sun spots and smooth the skin.
Coffee Bean Eye Roll On-I had the idea to drop a coffee bean in a roll on bottle, add some anti aging oils that help with aging skin and see if it would work as a caffeinated product that could de-puff under the eyes! Several readers have let me know it’s worked like a charm and is so much easier then infusing the oil first!
Hopefully you’ll see a couple DIYs you may have missed but are interested in making! 2020 was a blur but I’m sure many of us can find good things to remember about it. I thought my year with blogging was a complete wash until I went back and checked out the posts I had done. I think it’s important we focus on the good or the hard times of 2020 will stand out in our memory and I don’t know about you but I don’t want to think of a year as 100% bad!