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DIY Gifts for Mom

Peppermint Lip Scrub

All Natural Lip Balm

Aloe Vera Facial Mask

Gentle + Calming Facial Toner

Floral Bath Salts + Pedi Salts

Room Spray

Make gifts for mom at home that she will actually enjoy + use. The recipes used in this blog are all items that any mom can use to "treat themselves".


The benefits to making gifts at home are

  1. Cost Efficient

  2. Learn how to make products at home

  3. You know no toxic ingredients are used.

  4. Customizable to preferences

















Peppermint Lip Scrub


Ingredients:

  • 2tsp Jojoba Oil

  • 2tsp Coconut Oil

  • 4tsp of Fine Sugar

  • 10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil


  1. Combine Jojoba oil, Coconut oil and peppermint essential oil.

  2. Add 4tsp sugar.

  3. Mix until well combined

  4. Scoop into containers.

  5. Apply on lips and gently massage in circles to exfoliate.

  6. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.


Spice it up: Add mica powder for a shimmery look










All Natural Lip Balm


Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil

  • 2 tsp Cocoa Butter

  • 2 tsp Beeswax Pellets

  • 2 tsp Jojoba Oil

  • 10 Drops of a essential or blend of essential oils


  1. Place the coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax pellets and jojoba oil into a double boiler over medium heat.

  2. Stir frequently until melted well and then remove from heat.

  3. Add 10 drops of a essential oil (for example; Lavender or Lime)

  4. Stir to combine.

  5. Pour into jars or tins and let cool.

  6. Wait a minimum of an hour prior to placing the lid on the jar.

  7. Use within 3 months.


Spice it up: Try adding one of the following for a natural color

  • Beet Powder

  • Butterfly Pea Powder

  • Turmeric

  • Coffee

  • Hibiscus



Aloe Vera Facial Mask


Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp Aloe Vera Gel

  • 2 tsp Clay (kaolin, bentonite, french clay or rhassoul are examples)


  1. Mix Aloe Vera Gel and selected clay.

  2. Apply to face and allow to dry.

  3. Once dried, wash off with warm water and pat dry.



Gentle + Calming Facial Toner


Ingredients:

  • 1c Cooled Brewed Chamomile Tea

  • 1/2c Aloe Vera Gel

  • 8 Drops Sage Essential Oil


  1. Pour tea, aloe vera and essential oil into bottle. Shake until well combined

  2. If your bottle has a sprayer, close your eyes and spray on face.

  3. If you bottle doesn't have a spray place cotton round on top and wipe cotton round on face.

  4. Store remaining toner in fridge to keep fresh longer.


















Floral Bath Salts + Pedi Salts


Ingredients:

  • 1c Himalayan Salt

  • 1c Epsom Salt

  • 2c Dead Sea Salt

  • 1/4c Citric Acid

  • 2 tbsp. Carrier Oil of choice

  • 25 Drops Essential Oils of choice

  • 1/2c Dried Flowers of choice


  1. Mix the Salts together until well incorporated.

  2. In a separate small bowl mix the carrier oil with 25 drops of selected essential oil.

  3. Pour oil blend into the salts.

  4. Add dried flowers and mix until well combined.


Essential Oil Blend ideas:

Relax: 12 drops eucalyptus + 12 drops lavender

Soothe: 8 drops eucalyptus + 8 drops lemongrass + 8 drops cypress

Skin Health: 12 drops geranium + 12 drops frankincense

Sleep: 12 drops lavender + 6 drops geranium + 6 drops chamomile


Dried Flower ideas:

  • Jasmine

  • Cornflower

  • Lavender

  • Chamomile

  • Calendula

  • Rose

  • Butterfly Pea


Room + Linen Spray


  • 1/2c Water

  • 1/4c Alcohol/Vodka

  • 20 - 25 Drops of Essential Oils


  1. Mix water, alcohol and selected essential oils into a spray bottle.

  2. Note: Let the mixture sit for a week for the alcohol smell to lighten and allow the essential oils to smell stronger.






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