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5 Quick Organic Homemade Holiday Gifts

The holidays can be financially straining for some of us, however, there are some really awesome ways to give gifts without breaking the bank! I know homemade gifts sound cheesy, but take heart! There are some amazing options out there for anyone seeking to save some money this year. It’s simple because most of these items you’ll already have right in your pantry or bathroom.

Organic Homemade Gift Ideas

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Mason jars (Target has them for extremely cheap or the Dollar Store is another great place)
  2. 4-ounce spray bottles (again Target or Dollar Store)
  3. Epsom Salt
  4. Organic Sugar (the same price as regular sugar look for USDA Organic seal)
  5. Baking soda
  6. Silicon muffin holder or some type of mold
  7. Coconut oil
  8. Corn Starch
  9. Witch Hazel
  10. Your favorite essential oils

Here is what you’ll get:

Shower Scrub

  • ½ Cup Sugar {white or brown sugar}
  • ½ Cup of Coconut Oil
  • 10 drops of Essential Oil (Lavender or Roman Chamomile).

Use 2 tablespoons while taking a bath or shower. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight jar. This will last for 2 months at room temperature.

Memory Gift Idea

My friend posted this cute DIY memory box for a fun gift idea. This idea is simple and helps store your cherished memories. It can be a great idea for holiday gifting.

Homemade Bath Bomb for Mama & Baby

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup Epsom salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon of essential oil (I do lavender or rose for relaxation)
  • Optional: food coloring {use until you get desired color}

First, combine all the dry ingredients and mix very well! Next, slowly combine the dry and wet ingredients mixing very rapidly while you combine them. Mixing the dry and wet ingredients quickly helps prevent the baking soda and citric acid from reacting with the water. The mixture should feel like wet sand when mixing is done. Place into the mold and make sure it’s extremely compact. Allow molds to sit overnight. I used silicone cupcake molds but others like to use old plastic ornaments to make the bath bomb in the shape of a perfect circle. You can buy bath bombs at a variety of stores but they cost on average $4/bath bomb! All of the ingredients to make this cost about $11 and make endless amounts of bath bombs! Store at room temperature.

Homemade Linen Spray/Room Spray

In a 4oz spray bottle combine the following:

  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 10 drops of essential oil
  • Fill with Witch Hazel
  • Shake and done

For this linen spray, I love to use Peppermint and Orange essential oil because it really gives a great energizing smell to the room. However, if I’m making a linen spray to use at bedtime or in the kid’s beds I use lavender and roman chamomile for a restful nights sleep. Store at room temperature.

Homemade Lotion

  • ½ cup of Shea Butter
  • ¼ cup of Almond Oil
  • ¼ cup of Coconut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Vitamin E
  • ¼ cup of Beeswax
  • 12 drops of your favorite essential oil {we used orange, ylang-ylang, and peppermint}

Combine all the ingredients in a glass bowl and melt over boiling water. Allow this mixture to cool thoroughly and then add your favorite essential oils. Finally, blend together until the cream is fluffy. Typically, this cream will not be fluffy unless it has been thoroughly cooled so allow 10-20 minutes for it to cool off. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Relaxing Bath Salts

  • 1 cup of Epsom Salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 10 Drops of relaxing essential oils

We like to use lavender, vanilla, roman chamomile and a blend called Gentle Baby. For a child’s bath (1-5 years old) place 2 tablespoons of bath salt in a warm bath before bedtime for a calming and soothing effect. Use 1/4 cup {or as much as you like} for your grown-up bath. I typically add as much as I please until I get the desired relaxing effect.

You might also want to try these Lime Essential Oil Shower Melts and try How to Host a Gift Exchange with Friends!

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