Still looking for the perfect present?
This holiday create your own homemade gifts for your family and friends!
Handmade products carry your individual signature and will be unique and special. In addition you can make sure that only the best, organic, vegan, and fresh ingredients find their way into your products.
Go ahead and buy some nice jars, ribbons, and labels to make your gifts look amazing!
Healing Lip Balm
As the temperatures drop, and our skin begins to get dry, we all need a healing lip balm.
This recipes makes about twelve to fourteen 1/4-ounce containers.
So go ahead and pamper yourself and your loved ones!
Give the gift of soft and moist lips, especially to those whose lips you enjoy kissing. 🙂
- 4 tablespoons almond, jojoba, coconut, or castor* oil (castor oil is more shiny if you want the shininess of a lip gloss)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 20 drops essential oils (I recommend: Lavender, Carrot Seed Oil, Peppermint or Spearmint)
Melt oil and cocoa butter, honey and beeswax. Remove from heat, add essential oils and pour into glass containers.
Energizing Body Scrub
The perfect gift for your sister, mom, or best friend. This scrub awakens the senses while polishing and nourishing the skin. Best applied in the shower on pre-moistened skin.
- 2 cups coarse sea salt
- 3/4 cups coconut oil
- about 50 drops essential oils (I recommend: Peppermint, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Lime)
Melt the coconut oil and combine with sea salt. Add the essential oils and stir well to blend. Scoop into a pretty glass container with a tight fitting lid.
Vanilla Coconut Butter
Are you invited to a holiday party and are looking for an exquisite gift for the hostess? Wipe up this easy and luscious body butter.
- 2 cups coconut oil
- 2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional, used as a natural preservative)
- about 50 drops of essential oils (I recommend Vanilla)
Put coconut oil (unmelted) and vitamin E into a high speed blender and whisk on high for about 5 minutes. The consistency should be light, and fluffy.
Add essential oils and blend well.
Spoon your coconut butter into a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and store at room temperature, or if oil melts, in the refrigerator.
To pamper your hubby, boyfriend, dad, or brother, create this soothing, healing, and masculine shave cream.
This recipe makes about 8 ounces.
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
- 7 drops Sandalwood essential oil
- 5 drops Vetiver essential oil
- 3 drops Juniper essential oil
Melt the coconut oil and shea butter over medium heat. Remove from heat, add the sweet almond oil as well as essential oils and stir well.
Pour blend into a glass bowl and refrigerate until it turns solid. Use your high speed blender or hand beater to whisk on high for about 5 minutes until fluffy and light.
Place blend into a pretty glass jar with a tight fitting lid and store in a cool place.
Enjoy making and giving these fragrant gifts!
Have a wonderful holiday season!
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Tanja Alexandra Kern