5 All-Natural DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

December 7, 2015

The holidays can be a stressful time for all. Money is tight, time is limited, and searching for the perfect gift for loved ones can send even the most Zen person into a panic.  Take a deep breath, we got you covered.

To express your love, try these affordable yet personalized gifts all made in the comfort of your own home. Using all-natural ingredients, these do-it-yourself holiday gift ideas are simple to create. These gifts will surely impress and touch the hearts of your family and social circle alike.

For the Spa Lover

5 All-Natural DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
This sugar scrub is sweet treat for the spa lover in your life. This candy cane scented scrub will stimulate the senses while exfoliating the body, leaving behind soft supple skin. The combination of peppermint and coconut oil also makes for one beneficial skin treatment. Peppermint oil nourishes dull skin and increases circulation where coconut oil hydrates.

What You’ll Need
-1/2 organic granulated sugar
-1/2 cup organic brown sugar
-2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil, melted and cooled
-15 drops of peppermint essential oil
-A jar
The Fun Part
Combine all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Transfer everything over to the jar. Store in a cool, dry place.

 To Use

Apply to wet skin in the shower and rub in a circular motion. Rinse away and dry skin with a towel.

5 All-Natural DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Cinnamon Coffee Scrub

This aromatic and energizing scrub will surely awaken the skin and the body. This invigorating blend is packed full of antioxidants and is detoxifying, restoring damaged skin and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Everyone will have brighter skin and holiday with this caffeine infused scrub.

What You’ll Need

-1 cup coffee grounds (used is cool too)

-1 tablespoon cinnamon or cinnamon essential oil

-1 cup organic sugar

-2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted and cooled) or olive oil

 The Fun Part

To start, combine the sugar, coffee grounds, and cinnamon. Next, slowly add the coconut oil. The consistency should be pasty, therefore, you might have to add more coconut oil if necessary. Once the scrub is mixed to your liking, add to a jar.

To Use

Apply to wet skin in the shower and rub in a circular motion. Rinse away and dry skin with a towel.

For the Free Spirit

Energy Boosting Spray

This aromatherapy mist will help bring positive vibes, balancing out and opening the chakras. With a combination of lemon, lavender, and fir balsam, this spray will help motivate and energize. Your free spirit will feel uplifted and well balanced.

What You’ll Need

-Lemon oil

-Lavender oil

-Fir balsam oil

-Filtered water

-1 ounce glass spray bottle (dark in color)

The Fun Part

Fill the glass bottle mostly will water. Add 3 drops of each oil to the water. Seal the bottle. Roll the bottle back and forth to distribute the oils.

 To Use

Spray in the room or on the body to help regain balance and energy.

For the Man in Your Life

5 All-Natural DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Beard Oil

This oil is perfect way to tame and moisturize even the grizzliest of beards. The vitamin E will help nourish the skin and promote hair growth. Depending on the man in your life, you can choose whatever oil suits him best. Sandalwood is great for boosting memory and concentration, where lavender is used to calm and relax. Your bearded fella will surely dig this thoughtful gift.

What You’ll Need

-Almond oil

-Vitamin E oil

-Sandalwood or lavender oil (your preference, really)

-Amber dropper bottle

The Fun Part

Fill the dropper bottle about ¾ with the almond oil. Add about 5-10 drops of essential oil. Fill the rest of the bottle with the vitamin E oil.

To Use

Add a few drops in your hands and rub generously onto the beard.

For the Social Friend

5 All-Natural DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Infused Organic Vodka

This deliciously infused gift will be sure to make anyone’s spirit bright. This gift is simple to make and can be tailored to your loved one’s taste. This is a cleaner and more natural drink option for the vodka enthusiast. Your friend will be highly impressed by your mixology skills.

What You’ll Need

-Organic vodka

-Any organic fruit or vegetable of you’re liking

-1 large glass mason jar

The Fun Part

Combine 2 cups of vodka and a handful of whatever ingredients you choose in the glass jar. Store the jar in a cool and dark place for about a week, shaking occasionally. Strain out the remaining ingredients.

*Some delicious infusion ideas

1. Cranberry and orange

2. Jalapeno

3. Ginger and lime

To Use

Drink on the rocks or with soda water. Cheers!


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Photo: Jess Davis; wakingbird via Tumblr; dianajohnson via Pinterest

Jess is a traveling teacher and wellness coach with a wanderlust soul. She has a passion for uplifting others and helping others realize their full potential. Jess enjoys going to different parts of the world to learn about wellness and discovering new ways to connect the mind, body, and spirit. Follow Jess on Instagram @thewellnesswanderess.


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