Hello DIYers! It is awesome to both make and receive personalized gifts, and organic, homemade skin care is the trend these days, so we thought to put together a list of top 10 DIY skin care gifts that your friends and family will love! They are all holidays-themed, with sparkles, glitter and gold, and with holiday scents: from candy cane to cinnamon to vanilla.
Aaand, if you love them and want to get busy, you can scroll down to the end of this article and download our Top 10 DIY Skin Care Gifts ebook, compliments of the Better Shea Butter team. You are super welcome!
Let’s get started.
1. Milk + Vanilla Bath Salts
When you’ve come back from a holiday shopping marathon, give those aching legs a break with this soothing bath time treat. Your skin will love the way sea salt moisturizes, while the Epsom salt will help unhappy muscles relax. Add in a little milk powder and vanilla oil to soften your skin and indulge your senses.
A cute little jar filled with this salt and garnished with a vanilla bean makes a great gift.
2. Sweet Orange Bath Bombs
Ok, really, who doesn’t love bath bombs? This one is of course super fizzy and sweet smelling, and it’s guaranteed to lift your spirits after even the most stressful day. Start with baking soda and Epsom salt for detoxification, then add in essential oils of Orange and a grated orange rind to infuse the water with natural fragrance.
Use a cool shape mold instead of the usual ball shape bath bombs – we love stars! – wrap it up pretty, and you’ll have a lovely gift.
3. Sparkling Lip Balm
Give your favorite people the gift of soft, supple lips this holiday season. Add a little – or a lot – of glitter and you’ll have a beautiful sparkling smile. This is a soft, creamy lip balm that is best packaged in small tins or containers.
4. Mint + Orange Soap
Soap making doesn’t have to be intimidating: with a shea butter or goat milk melt & pour soap base, our Mint + Orange soap is easy to pull together. Break out colorings, scents and fun molds to make your DIY soap a real crown pleaser.
5. Candy Cane Body Butter
Ever wandered what a candy cane would be like in lotion form? Now you’ll know. This luxurious body butter smells just like the holidays, plus its soft, creamy consistency and nutrient-rich ingredients make it a joy to use.
6. Rosemary Sage Beard Balm
Give your favorite fella a special cold-weather treat. This homemade beard balm conditions facial hair with jojoba and castor oils and relieves itchiness using shea butter and beeswax. Play around with essential oils to create a masculine, warm scent. Rosemary, sage, pine, eucalyptus and cedarwood are some of men’s fave scents.
7. Holiday Room Mist
Instead of lighting up a synthetically scented candle, how about spritzing a homemade, personalized Room Mist around the house? Add water, a little glycerin, and whatever essential oils you fancy, put a bow on your bottle and voila’, holiday is in the air!
8. Lavender Body Mousse
Give something a little indulgent this season: a luxuriously whipped body butter – so fluffy that it’s like a mousse. Crafted with unrefined, pure and cold pressed butters and oils, and made to sparkle with some pink edible glitter, here is a classic Better Shea Butter recipe.
9. Lip Scrub (LUSH hack)
Did you know that lipstick lasts up to ten times longer on top of clean, well-scrubbed lips? Whether you use a bright lipstick or a nude lip gloss, your canvas (aka lips) needs to be clean and smooth to absorb the color properly. Here’s a simple lip scrub recipe, inspired by Lush’s Santa Baby’s lip scrub.
10. Glittery Lotion Bars
Lotion bars are the new trend for minimalistic body moisturizers. They are packaging-free, which helps the environment, and are easier to use than lotions: just glide the bar on your clean skin and voila’, you are moisturized. These bars have food-grade glitter added in for extra sparkles and glow, perfect for a night out.