Every year I do my best to pick personal gifts out for my friends and family. I have always believed that a gift should make a person feel known and loved, because that to me is the best kind of gift. Handmade gifts can be just that, a personal gift that conveys the love through the time & energy to create it.
However, lets have an honest moment, I have 4 kids and I don't have endless hours to sit and craft to my hearts delight. I have an hour (MAYBE) or but most of the time only 5-10 minutes here and there. Last year, I discovered how easy it was to make awesome cute gifts using my oils and some pretty labels, tags, and ribbon. It was super easy and awesome and so I'm taking it a step further this year and hosting fun events for my friends. Crafting is more fun with friends! Plus I can eat, drink, and get all my gifts done in one night.
Since not all of you can fit in my cozy little cottage, I'm going to share all my tips, tricks, recipes, and ideas. Enjoy and be inspired to create some Handmade Holiday cheer!
Diffuser Ornaments or Garland
I love using handmade ornaments on my tree and adding oils that make my house smell amazing. We are a fake tree family, so I add that Evergreen smell to it with wooden ornaments, salt doughs ornaments or these terra cotta ones.
Take it a step further and create some holiday garland with those wooden or clay ornaments and some greenery.
Anyway you do it, wrap them up and gift them with a bottle of your favorite oil and it's a season long gift.
Holiday Room Sprays
Speaking of making my house smell like the season, these room sprays are a favorite in my house. I mix and match different oily mixes and put them in every room.
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Add a ribbon and gift these bottle of amazing Holiday Spirit!
Bath Salts & Bath Soaks
Self care is something that my group of friends needs to be reminded of constantly. We all run and go and give of our time, energy, and emotions consistently. So a little something to relax, support our emotions and unwind from the stress is NECESSARY! This easy Bath Soak is AMAZING! Make it even easier by ditching the oats and just going with the Epsom Salt and Baking Soda. The ingredients in this are awesome for detoxing the body and the possibilities for oils to use are endless.
Try: StressAway for extra tense people, Panaway and Peppermint for active bodies, Eucalyptus for those sniffly days, or just Lavender.
Any way you make it, put it in a pretty jar, add a label or tag, some ribbon or twine, and your good to go.
Bath Bombs & Fizzies
While we are talking about self care and Bath/Spa recipes. I need to share this recipe for bath bombs. They take a little while to dry and set, but they are super easy to make and even nicer to enjoy!
Try: Try Eucalyptus & Raven, or just Lavender for these too.
I like to put these in a pretty canister, add a label or tag, some ribbon or twine, a sprig of floral or evergreen and these look as good as they fell to use.
Bubble Bath & Shower Gel
One more self care and Bath/Spa recipe. I make my own bubble bath and shower gel! If you read the ingredients in most of the store bought stuff you'd find the word FRAGRANCE but that word is a dirty toxic word in our house. Why? Because most of the time it's a word that represents hundred of chemical and synthetic compounds that have no regulations. Yup, they don't have to disclose, and even if they did the FDA isn't really checking into those chemicals and their longterm effects. I'm not a guinea pig and I don't want anyone else to be either so I make my stuff with 100% pure therapeutic grade Young Living oils with the Seed to Seal quality guarantee.
Anyways, bath gels are super easy. Just castile soap, vegetable glycerin, and oils. For extra bubbles add a tsp of baking soda. Put it in a pretty bottle with a tag and ribbon and you've got a gift that is ready to give.
My favorites other than joy are Eucalyptus & Peppermint, Grapefruit, StressAway, or Lavender.
Make-up Removing Pads
These are an everyday staple in my home. I use them for nightly cleansing, my girls use them as well (start them early), my husband uses them after a long day of tradesman work too.
So grab a jar and make these awesome little cleansing pads. I add Melrose for problem skin, Frankincense for aging skin, a little grapeseed or rosehip oil for dry skin. For oily skin I hold the coconut oil all together.
They are easy and quick to make and are a great gift with a Savvy Minerals Lipgloss, Lip Scrub, or moisturizer (I use Goats Milk from Goatslotion.com & Oils for that and its AMAZING!!!)
Cute soaps that smell INCREDIBLE are a great gift. Plus with remade soap base in a variety of options (I like organic goats milk, coconut milk and glycerin bases), they are so easy to make.
Just melt, pour into molds, and add oils and any other add ins to the mix. Coffee beans go great with Cedarwood, dried Lavender, Himalayan sea salt, sprigs of dried herbs, etc... Or just make them plain for a easy gift option.
Wrap them in bags with a tags and twine and they are a pretty gift with purpose.
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