DIYs can be a great little hobby to have, but did you know you can sell them. And make a profit. I’ve put together a list of popular health & beauty DIYs that sell.
The best part of these beauty DIYs, is that most of these can contain the same ingredients. This allows you to really buy in buy can be able to create an entire line of products
Any time that you sell anything – don’t forget to pay yourself for your time and expenses. Looking at just the costs might seem like you are coming out on top but once you factor your time and expenses you could actually be losing money!
Where to Sell
You can make as many of these DIYs as you want but without anywhere to sell it – all you’re doing is wasting time & money. Check out this list we’ve made of the best places to sell online and all the local places that you could be selling your products.
Beauty DIYs to Make & Sell
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Handmade soaps are amazing. I always find they smell better and feel better than regular soap. And there’s so many possibilities for the types and styles of soaps you can make. Soap can be made with as little as 3 ingredients.
02. Sugar Scrub
A basic sugar scrub is usually sugar, oil and fragrance (or essential oils.) They are also super easy to make – you are literally just mixing everything together.
03. Sugar Scrub Bars
Sugar scrub bars are usually a combination of a sugar scrub and a soap. Add a soap base to your sugar scrub and you’ve got yourself a sugar scrub bar.
04. Lip Balm
Lip balms are usually made out of a combination of beeswax, oils, butters, fragrance, and sometimes coloring or tints. Like the rest of these the recipe is really up to you. The package is your choice as well – you can store them in tubes, jars, tins or whatever else you can find.
05. Lip Scrubs
Lip scrubs are very similar to body scrubs. The difference – it needs to be safe to eat. It’s not like people are going to be intentionally eat it, but it gets in your mouth pretty easily.
Lotions can be as basic as 4 ingredients to as extravagant as you want. Usually, they tend to be a thinner consistency (more watery) than a cream or a butter.
07. Lotion Bars
Lotion bars are exactly what they sound like, moisturizing bars. Basically, you’re adding beeswax to a thick lotion (I’m sure it’s a lot more technical.) The great part is you are cutting down on waste, and you as a maker can cut down on packaging.
08. Body Butter & Creams
Unlike lotions, creams have more oil which makes it a thicker consistency. Butters go a step further and usually don’t contain water.
09. Bath Bombs
Bath bombs usually have baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch, oil and water (all recipes are different – but a good majority contain these ingredients.) Some people add cute little trinkets and jewelry into their bath bombs, others add dried flowers – however you choose to spice up your bath bomb is your choice.
10. Bath Soak
The interest is loaded with different bath soak recipes. Some are made with oatmeal, others with Epson salt, and some even with powdered coconut milk. Add fragrances, dried flowers, essential oils and/or what ever else your heart desires. Keep in mind certain scents and oil can help with different things. Citrus tends to be energizing while lavender and chamomile tend to be calming. Depending on your recipe, they can be just thrown in the bath or put in a tea bag like this guy.
11. Shower Bombs
Usually smaller than a bath bomb, shower bombs (steamers, fizzies, melts, etc) sit on the shower floor. As the water hits it the smells fill up the shower. These are great for colds.
12. Shampoo & Conditioner Bars
Shampoo and conditioner bars are great for the environment – they reduce the amount a plastic used in packaging. And that’s a bonus for you too, these bars require less packing than liquid shampoo and conditioner. Less packaging means less expenses.
Homemade deodorant are usually better for you as most don’t contain aluminum. Add a recyclable tube and you have a product that is better for your customer and the environment.
14. Beard Balm
Beard balms are leave-in conditioner for your beard. Usually they contain butters & oils (like shea butter not butter butter) and some have beeswax. Some claim to boost growth, others claim to cut down on frizz.
15. Shaving Cream
Shaving cream is a product that you can make for both men and women. And you can make a cream mixture or a shaving soap that’s usually used with one of these guys.
Which DIY do you want to start selling?
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