Here are the best-of-the-best homemade gift ideas for Christmas!
Using these easy to follow ideas and recipes, you can give everyone you know a gift handcrafted with love this holiday season.
1. Naturally Tinted Lip Balm
My search for a natural, plant-based, herbal solution for tinted lip balm lead me to Alkanet Root. Alkanet root has many beneficial properties yet it is primarily used as a very effective dying agent, wonderful for use in lip balms.
Used in my recipe, it gave the oils a beautiful deep burgundy tint and on my lips it was the perfect bit of color I had been looking for!
2. Herbal Foot Butter
A hydrating treatment for the toughest feet. After making my own foot butter…I will never buy it again.
It’s easy, cheap, 100% natural and an excellent treat for your feet!
3. Warm Vanilla Lip Balm
This balm is seriously amazing. Think of applying the perfect mix of vanilla and honey to your lips! Not to mention, the deep penetrating moisture of this balm stays on your lips for hours and provides a ton of healing properties and protection from the sun and winds.
4. All-Natural Deodorant Stick
There are many reasons why we should be concerned about using antiperspirants and commercially prepared deodorants! Mainly, the hidden dangers in the active ingredients of conventional deodorant (i.e. Aluminum, Parabens, Propylene glycol, Phthalates, and Triclosan). Current research shows a strong link between antiperspirants containing aluminum and breast cancer, birth defects, allergies, and hormonal imbalances. These potentially hazardous chemicals have no place in our homes and certainly no place under our arms.
Click the following links to recipes and introduce your family and/or friends to the amazing power of handcrafted, all-natural deodorant!
5. Deodorant Cream
If you’d like to make something other than the traditional deodorant stick variety…try this Deodorant Cream.
6. Handcrafted Pumice Stone Soap
This soap is a delightful cleaning exfoliant! Perfect for use:
- after gardening
- on the feet
- to soften tough skin without drying
- when removing calloused skin
- to remove grit and grime from the hands
- to smooth the appearance of cellulite
7. Herbal Shampoo Bars
If there’s someone on your gift-giving list that really doesn’t want to be dependent on store-bought shampoo…show them your skills by making any one of these super awesome herbal shampoo bars:
- Rosemary Mint Herbal Shampoo Bar
- Marshmallow Root Herbal Shampoo & Body Bar Soap
- California Sunshine Herbal Shampoo & Body Bar Soap
8. Solid Perfume
Contrary to popular belief…going natural doesn’t mean giving up on smelling good!
I love good smelling lotion, body spray, and perfume just as much as anyone…I just don’t love the ingredients found in many of the major brands.
Click the link above and learn how to make your own! These make PERFECT gifts for any age!
9. Body & Face Lotion
Customize your lotion to needs of the one you are gifting it to! Experiment with a variety of herbs and essential oils and WOW your family and friends!
Give the gift of nourishment and healing!
This lotion will soothe, restore, and rejuvenate your skin from head-to-toe.
Are you planning a handmade Christmas?
Wonderful! Great ideas.
Do you have a source for containers for powder?
Jamie Larrison says
I buy my containers from wholesalesuppliesplus.com. They have great prices and free shipping over $30. You can get cosmetic sifter jars for makeup, mascara tubes etc. at makingcosmetics.com. I make my own products and sell them in these containers.
Karen @ Abundance on a Dime says
Thanks for all the great ideas! I am giving a bunch of homemade personal care products for Christmas this year, including this awesome Chocolate Orange Body Butter:
I also made my first-ever batch of cold process soap this fall, so I’ll be gifting a bunch of that for sure as well as some lip balms and bath bombs.
Just an idea, but it might be a good idea to put together some “Gift Packages” for your Etsy shop including fun assortments of your different products.
I love all of these ideas, but they use beeswax exclusively! Any tips for a vegan? Thanks!