11 December 2013

Handmade Bath and Beauty Gifts I Wish to Give

This Christmas, more than ever I wish to not succumb to the holiday buying fever and come up with original handmade gifts for my family. To be honest, I've managed perfectly fine so far.

And because I am getting overly-excited about making my own bath and beauty products, here is my ultimate list of handmade goodies I wish to be able to complete before Christmas and gift to my family.

Rosemary Shampoo Bar

Because I love no-pooing and I have turned my family into no-pooers as well. This rosemary shampoo bar will be a treat!

Marshmallow Root Herbal Shampoo

The Marshmallow root shampoo is perfect for rehydrating hair that gets dry easily in winter.

Birch And Lavender Nourishing Hair Lotion

Because birch strengthens and nourishes your hair and lavender  has anti-fungal properties. The birch and lavender nourishing hair lotion will also fight dandruff.

Photo: Elizabeth Weller

Handmade Probiotic Deodorant

I wouldn't gift a regular deodorant for the world now that I know how toxic they are. What better way to get my loved ones on the healthy underarm path than by making a probiotic deodorant for them!

Coco-Mint Lip Balm

Knowing how hard it is to find a really healthy lip balm I prefer making my own. Here's to my first try! I hope this recipe for coco-mint lip balm will work.

Aches and Pains Balm

The aches and pains balm will be the most sought-after gift for members of my family aged 60+. Can't wait to see the effects.


Sugar Face Scrub

I still haven't met a person who doesn't like the sugar face scrub. So, I am definitely making it.

Sugar crystals by Dan Tentler

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I was terrified when I learned how much we polute the world oceans with the laundry detergents we use. So, why not educate my family and show them that the homemade laundry detergent does the job even better than the commercially produced one.

Homemade Toothpaste

This is a recipe for handmade toothpaste I have been promoting anywhere I can because I love how simple and yet effective it is.

Madagascar Black Pepper Soap for Men

Here is a treat for the male part of the family -- Madagascar Black Pepper Soap.

Beeswax Candles

And in the end, let's make a beeswax candle or two to ensure that the holiday spirit will linger.

What handmade gifts are your working on this holiday season?

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