Beauty DIY Holiday

5 Natural DIY Beauty Christmas Gifts

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Hello Beauties, Merry Christmas Eve!

If the holidays snuck up on you and you need some last minute gift ideas, this blog post is for you! Knowing it can get tricky to shop for all your family, friends and loved ones at an expense, I turned to cute and thoughtful natural DIY beauty gifts you could easily create on your own! Whether you were super busy, on a tight budget, or simply a klutz when it comes to DIY beauty gifts, these are all super quick and easy gift ideas that are extremely thoughtful. Even if it doesn’t turn out quite like the photos it’s the thought that counts, right?

diy-bath-bomb-DIY-beautyimage / recipe from inspiredbycharm.com (source)

Relaxing Bath Bombs

Something that is fun and easy to create for last minute gifts are bath bombs! Christmas is the perfect time of year to create your very own bath bombs to give to someone who really deserves a relaxing bath this winter. Not only are they fun to drop into the bath, they are beneficial for your skin. The best part about this gift is that you can customize it to your liking! So you could add in some lavender essential oils to give off a soothing and calming effect or maybe some dried up rose petals along with some rose essential oils to help ease irritated skin caused by the cold weather.

Here is what you’ll need: (Makes about 4)

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • optional: natural food coloring 
  • 2 ½ tbsp. almond oil (or coconut oil)
  • 3/4 tbsp. water
  • 12 drops of your essential oils
  • bath bomb molds
  • optional: dried lavender leaves, dried rose petals, dried seaweed, etc.

Here is what to do:

  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl first (you can add in as much food coloring as you want to reach the color tone you want)
  • In a separate bowl mix together all wet ingredients
  • Very slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and mix together
  • Mix SLOWLY until all ingredients are well mixed together and has the consistency of wet sand
  • Fill both bath bomb molds entirely; really pack them tight with the mixture
  • Press the two bath bomb molds together firmly until you feel they are attached and let it sit for a minute or so before slowly taking the bath bomb molds off of the bath bomb
  • Let your newly made bath bombs sit for at least 24 hours before use
  • Enjoy or gift a fun, relaxing bath!

peppermint-sugar-scrub-cover-DIY-beautyimage / recipe from theidearoom.net (source)

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Next up is a yummy smelling peppermint sugar scrub! Again, this is super easy to make with only three ingredients and it smells good enough to eat. This scrub exfoliates your skin and the peppermint essential oil gives off a cooling sensation and can even help ease sore or stiff muscles. It’s not too harsh on the skin and leaves it feeling fresh and soft. Wrap these up with cute little bows and give them to someone who loves scrubs or use them as a stocking stuffer!

Here is what you’ll need: (Lasts for about a month)

  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup pink sugar (This is just a regular ¼ cup of sugar mixed with 1 drop of natural red food coloring)
  • About 6-8 drops of peppermint essential oil

Here is what to do:

  • First, make the ¼ cup of pink sugar by adding 1 drop of natural red food coloring to regular sugar then set it aside
  • Mix the regular sugar with the coconut oil until it reaches a smooth consistency
  • Fold in the pink sugar into the paste
  • Put the mixture into a cute little jar and you have a cute little peppermint sugar scrub!

diy-lip-balm-DIY-beautyimage / recipe from theseasonedmom.com (source)

Candycane Lip Balm

Winter is known to be an enemy of your lips; drying them out and causing them to crack. No one wants chapped and painful lips this Christmas making this an amazing DIY beauty gift to give out to help save someone’s lips this winter! There are only three ingredients in this natural DIY beauty product as well. The beeswax will condition the lips, which will soothe and calm any irritation. The coconut oil will seep into the skin to help hydrate and bring them back to life. Lastly, the peppermint essential oil will not only have an amazing Christmassy smell, but it will give off a tingly sensation and will help ease painful lips.

Here is what you’ll need: (Makes around 15 to 20 lip balms)

  • 5 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. beeswax
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Little containers to set the lip balm in

Here is what to do:

  • Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together in the microwave or in a double boiler and mix every 30 seconds until reaches a smooth consistency
  • Add the essential oil into the smooth mixture and pour into lip balm containers before it cools down
  • Let sit until mixture hardens in containers and DONE! It’s that quick and easy.

peppermint-foot-soak-DIY-beauty-giftimage / recipe www.suburbansimplicity.com (source)

Peppermint Foot Soak

After running around getting everything ready for the upcoming holidays your feet can get sore and tired. Everyone deserves a nice, relaxing foot soak so why not give a natural DIY foot soak as a gift to someone who is beyond stressed from running around getting their last minute shopping done. This DIY beauty recipe is super easy to make and it involves the same ingredients as the previous recipes above so you can make several DIY beauty gifts using the same ingredients!

Here is what you’ll need: (Makes about ½ a pint)

  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • about 8 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • a cute jar to place the finished product in

Here is what to do:

  • Stir all ingredients together in a bowl
  • Place in a cute jar
  • When it comes time to use it all you have to do is put ½ cup of this peppermint foot soak into enough hot water to cover your feet and let them soak for about 20 minutes. This will leave your feet feeling soft and rejuvenated!

body-butter-DIY-beauty-giftimage / recipe from theprairiehomestead.com (source)

Whipped Body Butter

The last DIY beauty Christmas gift is something that smells and looks good enough to eat, but I advise you not to of course. What’s better to give away as a beautiful homemade gift than a whipped body butter that smells like chocolate? If you aren’t a huge fan of delicious chocolatey smells, no worries, just take out the cocoa butter in the recipe. This fun and yummy smelling body butter will leave your skin feeling super soft and loved, helping heal any dry skin that may occur from the harsh winter weather.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup Shea butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter (if you don’t like the smell of chocolate, then do not add this ingredient)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 8 drops of essential oil of your choice

Here is what to do:

-First set the essential oils aside, then mix all other ingredients together in a bowl that you can heat on the stove

  • Gently mix the ingredients until they melt over medium to low heat on the stove
  • Remove from stove after the mixture is liquefied and put in the fridge to set for 1 hour
  • Once the mixture has cooled and set, add in your essential oil and mix with a hand mixer
  • Whip the mixture in a mixing bowl until it reaches a fluffy consistency
  • Spoon the whipped body butter into cute jars and feel free to decorate them for a cute DIY gift! Enjoy!

Now that you have some fun and easy DIY beauty Christmas gift ideas, go make some of your own and feel free to customize them as you please! The beauty in all these recipes is that they all share common ingredients so this allows you to make all of them if you wish. Family, friends and loved ones would love to receive such beautiful handmade gifts that smell amazing! Enjoy and have a happy holiday, beauties!

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Written by: Megan Cerami / Stephanie Peterson

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