healthy homemade holiday gifts

 

You buy holiday gifts to show your love, affection, and appreciation, right?  So why would you buy gifts with disease-causing toxic chemicals?

Making presents is a way better option since you have full control over the ingredients. Here are some different DIY natural health products you can make and give as gifts and truly show your love and appreciation for anyone on your list.  Show how much you love your friends and family with healthy homemade holiday gifts.

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homemade body scrub

Skin Smoothing Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c white (or brown) sugar
  • 1/4 c fractionated coconut oil
  • 4 drops cassia essential oil
  • 4 drops clove essential oil
  • 3 drops ginger essential oil

Directions

  1. Combine sugar and oil in a bowl.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Stir until the mixture is slushy.
  4. Add more sugar or oil as needed for desired consistency.
  5. Store in airtight jars perfect for gifting.

Cassia promotes detoxification, metabolism, blood sugar balance, and libido ☺️

Clove promotes brain health, immunity, circulation, and metabolism.

Ginger promotes digestive health, brain health, blood sugar balance, hormone balance, and immunity.

* Essential oil links are provided for further information and education purposes.  You can purchase directly from the links and pay full retail price.  However, I don’t recommend that.  I can help you get the products for wholesale prices.  Schedule a time to talk about oils and natural solutions to your specific problems.

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seasoned nuts

Seasoned Nuts

 

Give the gift of healthy snacking.  Forget the popcorn tins filled with toxic ingredients that promote diabetes and obesity.  Make a batch of seasoned nuts instead.  Nuts are full of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.  You might be tempted to buy a tin of mixed nuts at the store.  Unfortunately, like most foods produced in a factory, the nuts are highly processed, stripping them of their healthful benefits and unhealthy ingredients are added in to flavor them.  Making your own seasoned nuts is inexpensive, easy, healthy, and more thoughtful.  Try this recipe or change it up however you’d like.  You can add any seasoning you prefer.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine nuts in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Melt butter or coconut oil and mix into nuts.
  4. Add maple syrup or honey and mix.
  5. Add salt, pepper, cinnamon, and coconut sugar.
  6. Combine well.
  7. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray, butter, or coconut oil.
  8. Spread over cookie sheets in even layer.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.  Check, stir and bake for another 5 minutes.
  10. Store in glass jar with interlocking lid perfect for gifting.

 

homemade heating pad

Heating Pad

 

Baby, it’s cold outside!  Who wouldn’t love a heating pad this time of year?  Heat therapy increases oxygen and blood flow which helps spread nutrients and healing throughout your body.  This is actually easier to make than you might think, and it will be cheaper than buying one from the store. For a simple heating pad, you just need cotton fabric, thread, and filling like buckwheat hulls, oatmeal, beans, or barley. You can also add some essential oils, like lemon, peppermint, cinnamon, or lavender. You just need to add the filling inside the cotton material and sew it up. Add the oils inside to the filling. Make sure to use microwave-safe materials because that is how it will be heated up.

If you love this idea but didn’t pass Home Ec, check out this beautiful, cozy heating pad/wrap.

 

whipped body butter

Whipped Coconut Body Butter

 

This is hands down, the easiest gift to make.  All you need is coconut oil, some essential oils, an electric mixer, and a container.

Add the coconut oil to a mixing bowl.

Add the essential oils.

For an energizing, get your day started combination, try peppermint and wild orange.

For a calm down, get ready for bed combination, try lavender and cedarwood.

For a holiday blend, try wild orange, cassia, and clove.  Be sure to use only a small amount of cassia and clove as they are warm oils and can cause sensitivity or burning if too much is used.

Start whipping it with the electric mixer until it is soft and fluffy.

Store in a pretty glass jar.

 

foaming hand wash

Disinfecting Foaming Hand Soap

 

Most antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers have harsh ingredients that are harmful to our bodies.  Since this is the time of year when you reach for anything antibacterial, you will be doing your body a huge favor by using all natural ingredients. You can whip up a hand soap that is disinfecting AND health promoting in no time.  All you need is Castille soap, distilled water. aloe vera gel, essential oils and a foaming hand soap dispenser.

Fill up 1/3 of the container with unscented Castille soap

Add essential oils.  Some great combinations are rosemary and peppermint; lemon, lime and wild orange; peppermint and wild orange; frankincense and wild orange; and lemon, lavender and peppermint. You really can’t mess this up.  Try any combination you like.

Add 1-2 tablespoons aloe vera gel.

Fill the remainder of the container with distilled water, leaving 1 inch at the top for the pump.

Shake to mix.

Add a pretty label.

 

homemade bath salts

Bath Salts

Ok, I lied.  This is actually the EASIEST gift to make.  All you need is Epsom salt, essential oils, and a pretty container.

Add Epsom salt to a glass jar.

Add essential oils.  Some great combinations are eucalyptus and spearmint; lavender and clary sage; ylang-ylang and lavender; geranium and bergamot; peppermint and wild orange; and frankincense and sandalwood.

Shake to combine.

Add a pretty label.

 

vanilla sugar cookies

8-Ingredient Very Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Do you like to give homemade baked goods as gifts?  Mix it up and try some healthy holiday cookies this year.  Click here for the recipe.

Store cookies in a beautiful tin for gifting.

DIY projects are fun to do and always make great gifts for Christmas or other special occasions. They truly show how much you care.  If you can get your kids involved, it is even more fun.

Holiday Survival Guide

If you are considering homemade gifts, you’re already ahead of the curve.  You are clearly looking for ways to create a healthy and more meaningful holiday season.  If you want some additional tips on how to have a happy, healthy holiday season filled with abundant energy and gratitude, download my free Holiday Survival Guide.  

 

Holiday Survival Guide

 

 

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