Everyone deserves a little rest and relaxation in their lives — in fact, when it comes to choosing vacation destinations, 63% of Canadians choose to make their choice based on the ability to rest and relax. So if you or someone you know could use a little RandR, it’s important to take that much-needed time to regroup. And to help you and those around you relax, here are a few DIY projects that can help worry and stress just melt away.
Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet
Essential oils are becoming extremely popular in today’s society, and all for the right reasons. These oils promote health and wellness in so many ways and can be easily integrated into everyday life. And one of the easiest ways to ensure that those favorite scents are always with you is by having diffuser jewelry that you can simply wear wherever you go. While alloys of silver and gold are generally the two precious metals most often used in making jewelry, these bracelets use porous beads instead. So all you’re going to need to make these bracelets is:
- Porous beads
- Stretchy elastic cord
- Other beads for decoration
- Essential oil of choice
These bracelets are super easy to make — simply cut the elastic cord to the right size, slide on the beads, and tie it off. And whenever needed, add a few drops of essential oil to the beads and you’ll feel instantly calm and collected.
Salt scrub is a wonderful addition to any bath or shower routine. By taking a small amount and rubbing the product on your body, you’ll have instantly smooth and exfoliated skin. One of the best things about this salt scrub is that it’s so easy to make, especially in batches. Because of this, salt scrubs make the perfect gift. And with a 2015 UGiftIdeas survey finding that 58.79% of respondents say gift-giving makes relationships more meaningful, you should make a big batch of this scrub and give it to those friends or family members in your life who could use a little pampering. The only ingredients needed to make this scrub are:
- Plastic container of choice
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 15-20 drops essential oils
Once you have all of the ingredients, simply mix the coconut oil (you may need to soften it a bit) and the salts and then add in the essential oils. Pour the scrub into the container, add a cute label or note, and you have the perfect give. And don’t forget to keep some for yourself!
When someone is stressed or tired out, their body starts to show it. Chapped and dry lips are a key sign of dehydration and stress — so it’s important to treat your lips to a nice exfoliating scrub every once in a while. Fortunately, this brown sugar lip scrub is super easy to make. To make this product, you’re going to need:
- One part brown sugar
- One part coconut oil
- One part honey
Simply mix all of the ingredients together and you can put it in one big jar or several little jars to give away as gifts. And to use the product, put a good amount on your lips, scrubbing in little circles, and rinse off. Your lips will look and feel amazing!
Hopefully, this article gave you a few ideas of products you can make to help bring a little RandR into your life — and don’t forget to share your favorite DIY projects with your friends and family to give them some help de-stressing as well!