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Homemade Gifts

After having just received the best gift set EVER (eat that Laura Mercier) containing lip balm, bath salts and body scrub all homemade by one of my best friends, I am totally inspired by these DIY beauty products:

bathsalt

Homemade Bath Salts

– 1/2 cup epsom salt

– 1/4 cup sea salt

– 1 tablespoon organic olive oil

– 5-10 drops essential oil of your choice

– Some dried lavender leaves, rose petals or herbs

If you would like your salt to have a colour, just add a few drops of food colouring

Just mix it all together and voila!

Lipbalm

All natural Lip Balm

– 2 tablespoons beeswax
– 3 tablespoons coconut oil
– 2 tablespoon of almond oil
– 5-10 drops essential oil of your choice
12 small lip balm containers

Melt the wax and oils together in an old tin ‘au bain-marie’ style (let the tin float around in a saucepan full of hot water). Add the essential oil drops at the end. Then poor the balm into the containers and you’ll have some great lip balm within 10 minutes.

SugarScrub

– 1/2 cup coconut oil
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 1/3 cup fine sea salt
– 2 tablespoons almond oil
– 5-10 drops essential oil of your choice

Melt the coconut oil in an old tin ‘au bain-marie’ style (let the tin float around in a saucepan full of hot water).
Mix the sugar and salt together.
Add the coconut oil, almond oil and essential oil.

That’s it! The presentation will need a bit of creativity but with only a few ingredients you can create the most amazing (AND cheap) gifts.

Merry Xmas!

Jo x

 


Homemade Gifts