In the spirit of Zero Waste Christmas, let’s make some natural gifts for family and friends! Who wouldn’t love to receive a great sugar scrub, lip balm or essential oil blend? Ok, I might be a little biased because I LOVE all-natural gifts. But any hippie, crunchy family member will also love a natural gift for Christmas this year.
Not to mention, making your own gifts cuts down on packaging waste, saves you a trip to the store and gives you some crafty time. And most of these ideas only include ingredients that you probably already have in the house, so it’s a money saver! Making a gift for someone, instead of simply buying them something, takes time and thought. I think it portrays our love for those in our lives more clearly than a purchased gift. So, let’s put some love, time and attention back into Christmas with homemade gifts.
15 DIY Natural Christmas Gifts
1. Detoxifying Rose Bath Salts by Natural From The Ground Up
This recipe is so simple and makes the perfect holiday gift! Simply add 2 cups of epsom salt, 1 cup of sea salt, 3 tablespoons of sweet almond oil (or your favorite carrier oil) and 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil, 10 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil and 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil to a glass or metal bowl and mix thoroughly. Place it all in a classic pint sized mason jar, add a bow and you’ve got a homemade Christmas gift.
These scrubs are so easy to make and are perfect for the holiday season. All you need is sugar, oil and essential oils or spices. And a cute jar to put it in!
This DIY gift is perfect for those winter months and chapped lips. Not to mention, all you need is some sugar, honey, coconut oil and spices. I might just make this one for myself!!
Give the gift of a beautiful smelling house with this non-toxic potpourri. Yes, those candles you’re burning all day long are toxic! This DIY holiday potpourri fills the home with amazing smells without all of those harmful chemicals.
These aromatherapy rice bags are perfect for any aching body part. And the added essential oils help your muscles relax even more. Use festive fabric to make them the perfect gift for the holidays.
7. DIY Lemon Lavender Perfume by Natural From The Ground Up
Another great DIY gift is all-natural perfume. Your loved ones can smell great without all of those harmful chemicals! I created this blend, but you can create any blend of your own, just be sure to dilute it in a carrier oil at 1-2%. I’ve gone with 2% in this recipe. With a 1oz bottle, I added my carrier oil, jojoba oil, with a little room at the top for the essential oils. I then added 4 drops of Lemon essential oil, 10 drops of Lavender essential oil and 4 drops of Frankincense essential oil. Roll the blend in between your hands to mix the oils and you have your own non-toxic perfume!
This healing salve can be used on anything! Bumps, bruises, bites, it’s the perfect natural remedy for the accident prone family.
For a relaxing, deep cleaning facial wash, this cleanser does the trick. Put it in a cute jar and it’s the perfect gift for the beauty nut in the family.
You might take the girl away from the beach, but you can’t take the beach out of the girl. These sea sprays are perfect for the girl that still has a little piece of beach left in her.
This DIY recipe is the perfect way to tame your locks without harmful chemicals. Put this gift into a basket with a boar bristle brush and some henna for all-natural hair dye, and you’ve got one awesome gift!
Create a wellness gift by combining a few natural remedies in one basket. A perfect addition would be this natural sleep salve to promote a good night’s sleep. Simply apply a dime sized amount onto your feet, wrists or chest and fall soundly asleep.
14. Healing Essential Oil Blend by Natural From The Ground Up
This blend is amazing for sanitizing, purifying and boosting immunity. Add 40 drops of Clove Bud essential oil, 35 drops of Lemon essential oil, 20 drops of Cinnamon Bark essential oil, 15 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil and 10 drops of Lavender essential oil into a bottle. When you want to use the blend, add 6-12 drops to a 1oz bottle filled with your favorite carrier oil, I like to use jojoba oil. You can use it as a massage oil or use it during sickness under your nose or on your chest. It’s also a great blend to add to an essential oil diffuser or to use in your cleaning products. It really has so many applications!
For the pregnant woman in your life, give her the gift of beautiful glowing skin with these 3 stretch mark remedies. From body butter, to oil, to lotion bars, one of these recipes is sure to be the perfect fit.
Enjoy the holidays even more by giving some amazing DIY all-natural gifts and promoting health and wellness in your family. Above all, don’t forget to spend time with family and friends. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!
What DIY gifts are you making this year? What recipe are you looking forward to making?
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