Brown Sugar Scrub & Make Dozens of Homemade Gifts in an Hour

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Brown sugar scrub is one of the simplest body scrubs to make. It can easily be customized to suit your preferences by adding a few drops of essential oil. To Make a Simple Brown Sugar Scrub Ingredients: 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 to 3/4 cup oil (I use grapeseed, sunflower, sweet almond, or light olive oil) 1 teaspoon […]

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Rose and Chamomile Bath Bags

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Rose and chamomile are great for the skin and the senses. Adding these herbs to the bath takes bathing to a new level. The herbs infuse the water, nourishing the skin. The scent of the herbs fills the air as the steam escapes from the water, making this an aromatic experience as well. For a […]

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11 Homemade Bookmark Tutorials

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Bookmarks are a simple gift most people can use. I don’t know about you, but most of my books are stuffed with old receipts and ripped up magazines. A pretty bookmark would be a welcome treat. Especially a homemade one. I have made bookmarks out of photographs and created a few from old jeans (with […]

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Floral Facial Steam (with Rose, Lavender, and Chamomile)

DIY Floral Facial Steam

 Why use a floral facial steam? Facial steams are a great way to prepare the skin for further skin treatments. A facial steam is the perfect precursor to a scrub or masks since it opens up the pores allowing the masks or nourishing oils in the scrub to penetrate more deeply. The herbs used in […]

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Clay and Lavender Face Mask (Plus: How to Gift a Face Mask)

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Face masks are generally difficult to give as gifts because they don’t keep for long once prepared. However, there is a way around this: Two-Part Face Masks! To gift a face mask, we need to separate it into two parts: 1. Dry ingredients 2. Wet ingredients By separating the ingredients, we are keeping them fresh. […]

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DIY Hair Treatment Gift Basket

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Hair treatments are quite easy to make and can be put together to create a simple and unique gift basket. The following four homemade hair treatment products would work nicely as a gift basket and could be made in less than 30 minutes. Prepare each item below and DIY Dry Shampoo Image courtesy Red and […]

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Simple Lavender Salve

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This lavender salve is one of my all-time favorite things to make. It smells divine, but is not over powering. Perfect for dry hands, it also relieves rough patches on elbows and knees. The best part: it is EASY to make. This recipe only contains 4 ingredients and a few simple steps. If you have been intimidated […]

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Vanilla-Almond Granola Recipe

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A few days ago I posted an orange-cranberry granola recipe. I love that recipe and find it’s a wonderful gift because the flavors are somewhat unexpected. However, not everyone is adventurous when it comes to eating, so I thought a recipe that is a little more mainstream was in order. Enter: Vanilla Almond Granola My […]

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Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe

DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub

Foot scrubs are a real treat for tired feet. When made with salt, they are extremely effective at exfoliating the dry skin around the heels and balls of the foot. This helps remove dead skin cells and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. Besides softening and smoothing skin, a foot scrub also invigorates. The scrubbing […]

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How to Make Lotion Bars (A Simple Lotion Bar Recipe)

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I’ve given lotion bars as gifts for a few years now. They are usually a big hit! One reason I love to give lotion bars is because they are unique. Most people have not used a lotion bar before. It’s a treat to introduce them to something I enjoy using so much. Lotion bars are […]

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