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101 Homemade Gift Ideas for
Homemade Bath & Body Products as Christmas Gifts
50. Bath Cookies
2 cups finely ground sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons light oil
5-6 drops essential oil of your choice
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the above
ingredients and then take a generous teaspoon of the dough and
form it into a ball. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake the
cookies for about 10 minutes, until they are lightly browned (do
not overbake). Allow the cookies to cool completely. Wrap in
cellophane and give as gifts.
To Use: Drop 1 or 2 cookies into a warm bath, allow to
51. Bath Salts - Combine 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup
citric acid, 1/4 cup cornstarch,
3/4 tsp fragrance oil and 2 to 3 drops food coloring (optional).
Mix well, so that the oil is thoroughly distributed thru the dry
52. Lemon Bath Tea
2 parts lemon balm or lemon verbena
1 part lemongrass
1 part lemon peel
1 part peppermint or rose
1 part green tea
Lemon or peppermint essential oils
Directions to make: Prepare a clean work surface. Pour the loose
herbs into a wide mouth bowl. Combine thoroughly. Then, simply
place the loose herbs inside the bag and seal the opening closed
with a hot iron for about 10 seconds. Each heat seal pouch can
hold about .4 oz. of herbs.
Directions for use: Simply place them in a tub of hot, running
water and fill bath half way, let steep for 10 minutes, fill the
bath with cooler water to the desired temperature and enjoy your
herbal bath! Can be re-used if set out to let dry.
53. Candy Cane Bath Salts
2 cups Epsom salts
1/2 c. sea salt
4-6 drops peppermint oil
2-3 drops red food coloring.
Place one cup of Epsom and 1/4 cup sea salt in a bowl or
resealable plastic bag. Add 2-3 drops peppermint oil. Place the
remaining ingredients in a second bowl. Mix all ingredients well.
Layer the red and white salts in a clear bottle or jar. Tie with a
ribbon and some small candy canes.
54. Cranberry Lip Gloss
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil 10 fresh cranberries 1 teaspoon
honey 1 drop of
vitamin E oil
Mix all the ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave for a couple of minutes or until the mixture just begins
to boil. (Bowl may also be heated in a pan of water on a
stovetop). Stir well and gently crush the berries. Cool mixture
for five minutes and then strain through a fine sieve to remove
all the fruit pieces. Stir again and set aside to cool completely.
When cool, transfer into decorative containers and tie with a
55. Glycerine Soaps
Liquid food coloring
Ice cube trays or soap molds
Cut glycerin into chunks, then place in a microwavable bowl. Melt
the glycerin in the microwave on HIGH, stirring at 15-second
intervals. About halfway through melting, add a drop or two of
food coloring. With a cotton swab, coat the inside of the ice cube
tray with petroleum jelly. Pour melted glycerin into the molds,
filling each section almost to the top. Let cool at room
temperature for about 2 hours. The soaps will come out easily. Tie
them in cellophane or place in a gift box.
56. Lavender Handcream
Lavender Essential Oil, 20 drops Patchouli Essential Oil, 3
drops Jasmine Essential Oil (3% in jojoba oil), 5 drops 100g jar
of unscented Base Cream
2 x 500 iu Vitamin E capsules (de Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate -
1/2 tsp. wheatgerm oil
Lavender Water (optional)
Glass or plastic spoon or spatula Pin
Pierce the Vitamin E capsules with a pin and squeeze the
contents into a jar of base cream. Add the wheatgerm oil followed
by the lavender, patchouli and jasmine oils.
Stir gently, thoroughly, with a spoon or spatula, ensuring that
all of the oils are completely mixed in. Place the lid on the jar
and store in a cool place away from direct sunlight.