Gift Ideas For Selfcare Lovers

Let’s put a hamper together and give the gift of selfcare! 🛀 🎁

First you’ll need a container, preferably a container that can be reused. Now it’s time to fill it to the brim with natural selfcare products…


Homemade Bath Bombs

Ingredients

Bath Bomb

Essential Oils

Whole Spices

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, mix the bicarbonate of soda, citric acid, cornflour and Epsom salt until combined.

  • In a separate bowl combine the coconut oil and your chosen essential oil. Either 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon essential oil OR 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg essential oil.

  • Slowly add the oil mixture into the dry ingredients, thoroughly mixing before adding more. Once combined, add a couple drops of water and mix quickly.

  • When the mixture can be clumped together get your moulds ready by placing the star anise and cinnamon stick pieces into the bottom of each mould. Pack the moulds tightly with the mixture and smooth the top with a spoon.

  • Leave the bath bombs to dry over night, carefully remove once dry and give as a gift or drop into the bath.


Christmas Soaps

Ingredients

  • 225g Coconut Oil
  • 425g Olive Oil
  • 310g Sustainable Palm Oil
  • 135g Lye
  • 320ml Distilled Water
  • Cinnamon Essential Oil for scent

Instructions

  • Add the lye to the water, stir until dissolved and leave to cool. In a separate container, combine the coconut oil, olive oil and palm oil and mix until bubbles reach the surface.

  • Gently pour in the lye water, stir until the mixture comes together and starts to thicken. (You may want to use a hand blender). Pour the mixture into your soap mould, tap the box on the counter and leave to sit for 4 days. Remove from the mould and cut into bars.

  • Get creative with different scents and colours by adding ingredients such as dried flowers and essential oils!


Mince Pie Facemask

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt the coconut oil, add the orange peel powder, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground star anise and coconut sugar and mix.

  • Pour into an airtight container and leave to set slightly. Apply to face, leave for 10 minutes then rinse.


Pumpkin Hair Mask

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix the pumpkin puree, coconut oil and cinnamon together. Add the capsule and crush with a fork, slowly heat to melt down. Leave to cool while stirring occasionally.

  • Spread the mixture on to your scalp all the way to the end of your hair and brush through. Leave on your hair until ready to wash off.


Shampoo Bar Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the coconut oil to a slow cooker set to low and wait for it to melt.

  • In a glass bowl, add the water then slowly stir in the lye.

  • Pour the lye mixture into the slow cooker, stir and blend using a hand blender. Cover and cook on low for 45 minutes.

  • Add the essential oil, stir and spoon the mixture into a mold and leave to cool.


Homemade Natural Deodorant

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the shea butter and coconut oil into a jug, melt the ingredients together and stir. Add the arrowroot powder and baking soda and mix to combine.

  • Add the essential oils, mix well, pour into a tin and place in the fridge for an hour.


Turmeric Teeth Whitening Paste

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix the turmeric and melted coconut oil together (add the baking powder if using). Massage into teeth and gums, leave for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse!


DIY Rose Petal Perfume

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place your petals and a sprinkle of rose buds into the bottom of a clean glass mason jar, pour the vodka over the petals, cover and leave for 24 hours.

  • Squish the petals with a wooden spoon, tip in the water, cover and leave for 4 to 7 days in a dark place. Make sure you take it out once a day and mix and pulverise the petals.

  • Strain the mixture into a glass perfume bottle or two, shake before you spray and store in the fridge.


Get Glowing Sugar Scrub

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the sugar and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil at a time until the consistency is sandy. Mix in the vanilla extract and store in a clean, airtight container topped with lavender flowers.

  • Use after a shower or bath then rinse well to leave skin soft.


DIY Lip Balm

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil together and stir in the essential oil. Pour into pots and leave to cool before using.


Cucumber Under Eye Cream

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash, peel and chop the cucumber into cubes. Pop the cucumber in a blender and blend until liquid then strain the liquid with a sieve.

  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut oil and aloe vera gel followed by the cucumber liquid. Pour into a small, airtight container and place in the fridge for an hour. Apply under eyes before bed.


Homemade Beard Oil

Instructions

  • Scoop out the coconut oil, add to a pan over a low heat and melt. Carefully add 1 - 2 drops of essential oil and mix. Carefully poor into a clean, airtight container and leave to set.


Decorate with dried orange slices, star anise and cinnamon sticks.

Other items include a bath body brush, towels, wash cloths, a foot scrubbing brush etc.

About the Author

Georgia

As an animal lover and baking enthusiast, Georgia can often be found experimenting with plant-based recipes in her kitchen.

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