As the kitchen fills up with the comforting scents of baked goods and savory roasted root veggies, some equally comforting creations can make for luscious, spa-inspired holiday delights. Using a combination of clean foods and essential oils, these DIY gifts are great as stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. The best part: Every ingredient can be found either right in your pantry or at your natural products store.
Antioxidant-rich cocoa powder marries wonderfully with aromatic coffee (its caffeine is said to soothe skin when applied topically) and cayenne pepper, an on-hand spice that increases blood flow to the skin. (Plus, a scoop of this blend is also delicious in warm milk.)
These adorable natural bath bombs will delight party guests; they smell so scrumptious, you'll have to resist the temptation to taste them!
This blend of relaxing herbs and skin-soothing oats is the perfect antidote to holiday-time stress. Just drop a bag into the tub, and mind and body will steep! Tip: Head to your natural retailer’s bulk department, and have fun mixing and matching dried herbs and teas.
Peppermint stimulates the senses, while Epsom salts rejuvenate the body. Perfect for getting that energy boost before holiday festivities.
Great for freshening up sleepy eyes, this broccoli-based eye treatment combines three grocery staples you may already have at home. The added coffee increases blood circulation, while potatoes provide enzymes to help remove toxins.
A great moisturizer is an absolute must during frigid holiday months. This homemade concoction boasts few ingredients, no dyes, no chemical preservatives and no scents. It’s not greasy, and it can be used as a primer for makeup in the morning or a nightly cream. Put it in a rustic mason jar with natural gift wrapping to make a delightful holiday present.
Mass-produced shower gels come in a variety of price points and with countless chemical ingredients. A DIY body wash is easy on your wallet and your skin. Try this decadent body wash formula for a moisturizing and refreshing treat.
Perfect for at-home pampering or as a gift for a spa-loving friend, this rosemary mint shave cream is sure to leave an invigorating scent in the shower. It also makes a great gift for Dad or a special someone as a razor-burn-free cream for the face.
Foodie beauty: Check out these 8 spa-inspired beauty recipes that make delightful gifts this season! From @deliciousliving #naturalbeauty
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