The chaos that is holiday life has begun for a lot of people. Family get-togethers, end-of year projects, traveling, shopping, and more seem to pile up and eat away at your being, often times resulting in high stress levels, unhealthy eating habits, and even sickness. The fear of not completing holiday shopping can push you to your limits, and we definitely don’t want that.
How about we take a little time away from crowded malls this year and make homemade beauty products that serve as the perfect gifts? Not only are DIY beauty products cost effective and easy to make, but they are also comprised of natural ingredients that offer unique health benefits. There’s no need to empty your bank account by purchasing luxury hair care products and fancy lotions when you can whip up your own health and beauty products. Besides the fact that the recipes in this article contain natural ingredients, they are going to be made by you, and making gifts from scratch is a lost art in this day and age. The extra love that goes into homemade gifts can put an even bigger smile on the faces of your loved ones. If you make any of the following recipes, take a picture and tag us on social media: @dherbs for Twitter and Instagram, and @dherbsfamily for Facebook.
DIY Lavender Body Butter
Don’t let the dry winter months dictate the health or appearance of your skin. Keep your skin hydrated by using this lavender body butter. Containing neem oil, which has been referred to as “the village pharmacy,” this body butter helps to reduce redness, swelling, and contributes to overall smoother skin.
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DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub
Working to exfoliate the skin and replenish drier areas with nourishing essential oils, this lemon sugar scrub is the perfect gift for winter. The lemon juice and essential oils kill harmful bacteria and encourage healthy skin cell production.
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DIY Beard Oil
There are myriad beard care products on the market, but many of them are filled with unnecessary chemicals that are not conducive to beard health. If you have some bearded friends or family, this beard oil is great for moisturizing the skin, strengthening the beard (sounds fake but this is real), and maintaining shine.
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DIY Body Wash
Address the needs of the skin by washing it with a simple body wash that works to moisturize, cleanse, and nourish. This recipe contains raw honey, which contains antimicrobial properties that penetrate the pores to keep them clean.
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DIY Soothing Skin Salve
People with dry, chapped, cracked, or sensitive skin are going to love this soothing skin salve. Containing antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, this salve works to moisturize damaged skin, soothe redness, and protect healthy skin cells.
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DIY Peppermint Shower Bombs
Shower bombs produce pungent aromas, turning ordinary showers into luxury, aromatic steam rooms. These shower bombs contain peppermint essential oil, which works to improve circulation, unclog sinuses, and relax sore muscles.
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DIY Turmeric Face Mask
While turmeric is beneficial for cognitive function and reducing inflammation in the body, it can also cleanse the skin and help to reduce acne. Refresh the skin, clear up blemishes, and fight bacteria by using this face mask.
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