DIY beauty gifts for mom or teacher

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Natural body polish

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup olive oil

Mix the ingredients together well and place in small glass jars – the multiple yield makes this a perfect stocking filler.

Recipe found on www.indianbeautyspot.com

DIY shaving cream

  • 2/3 cup shea butter or a creamy body lotion
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup baby oil

Mix the ingredients together with an electric beater for about a minute.

Recipe found and adapted from www.smartschoolhouse.com

Pink bath salts

  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup Himalayan salt
  • ½ cup bicarbonate of soda
  • 20 drops lavender oil
  • 20 drops rose oil (try your own combination of essential oils for a scent you love)

Mix the salts and bircabonate of soda together. Add the essential oils and mix well before decanting into a jar.

Natural lip scrub

  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Mix all the ingredients together. This recipe makes one portion but can be multiplied in order to fill your containers.

Recipe adapted from www.thewonderforest.com

Manicure in a jar

Nail scissors, nail clippers, pretty nail files, nail brush, nail polish and polish remover wipes – all available at retail pharmacies. Fill a jar with nail product treats to make an easy-to-transport beauty kit. You can be creative and make something other than a mani jar – pedicures and facial jars are also great ideas, especially if you know what products the gift recipient likes to use.

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