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Last Minute Handmade Gift Ideas

It is down to just the last few days before Christmas. Hopefully you are enjoying the season and have all your shopping done so you can relax little bit. But just in case you still need a few last minute gifts here are a few ideas that you can make quickly and easily. Most of the ingredients are things you probably have on hand. They look cute packaged in little mason jars or other small containers.

Bath Salts

Candy Cane Bath Salts

A pretty and simple combination of soothing salts for a leisurely foot soak or bath.

8 Tbsp Epsom Salts

6 Tbsp Pink Himalayan Salt {or sea salts} the pink salt makes it look really pretty and festive.

4 Tbsp Baking Soda

30 drops peppermint essential oil

15 drops vanilla oil or vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients well in a bowl. 1 recipe will fill an 8 oz. jar

You can substitute any essential oils you like for different scents.

Sugar scrub

Citrus Sugar Scrub

Super easy to make and fun to give! This is a simplified version of the sugar scrubs we make and sell.

3/4 cup organic cane sugar

1/4 cup coarse turbinado sugar

1/3 cup sweet almond oil or olive oil

10 drops lemon essential oil

10 drops sweet orange essential oil

10 drops lime essential oil

10 drops grapefruit essential oil

Mix all ingredients well in a bowl. I recipe will fill an 8 oz. jar

You can substitute any essential oils you like for different scents.

Lotion Bar

Chocolate Mint Lotion Bars

These are slightly more complicated and call for more specialty ingredients. But if you have the ingredients on hand they make lovely gifts and are wonderful for your skin! 2.5 oz coconut oil

2.5 oz unrefined cocoa butter{it should smell like chocolate!}

2.5 oz beeswax

30 drops peppermint essential oil

Melt first 3 ingredients in a double boiler on the stove{I use a glass pyrex measuring cup in  pot of water} Remove from heat and stir in essential oil. pour into cute molds or a pan and cut it into bars later. Allow to cool completely before removing from molds. Makes 5 -1.5 oz bars.

 

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