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Join us for 12 Days of AMAZING Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas + Recipes! These DIY Beauty and Skincare Gift Ideas make the Perfect DIY Christmas Gifts for women and men!  

These DIY Beauty Gift Ideas make the Perfect homemade Christmas Gifts for women and men! Make the DIY Aftershave for Men this Christmas, while checking out the Sugar Scrub Gift Ideas for the women in your life. Everyone will enjoy receive a Lotion Bar Gift or a Salt Scrub with Essential Oils. These 12 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas will make the perfect DIY Christmas Gifts for your family & friends! Download your FREE Copy of: 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas! #giftideas #christmasgifts

It's the most wonderful time of the year… 

Yep, it's that time of year again. Where you're trying to figure out what in the world to get for your Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Neighbor…

The list goes on and on…

I wanted to make your life just a little easier by giving you 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas + Recipes. 

Everyone loves homemade gifts! I promise, your family and friends will love receiving any of these 12 DIY Christmas Gifts from YOU!

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12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

DAY 1:  Luxurious Whipped Body Butter Recipe 

DAY 2: Elegant Homemade Floral Perfume

DAY 3: Pink Himalayan Bath Soak Recipe

DAY 4: DIY Manly Beard Oil Recipe

DAY 5: DIY Men's Cologne Recipe

DAY 6: DIY Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

DAY 7: DIY Moisturizing Lotion Bars Recipe

DAY 8: Homemade Shea Butter Lotion

DAY 9: Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub Recipe

DAY 10: DIY Men's Aftershave Recipe

DAY 11: Whipped Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Recipe

DAY 12: Ultra Moisturizing Bath Melts

 

 

DAY 1: Luxurious Whipped Body Butter Recipe

This holiday season, give the gift of homemade gifts with this simple and luxurious whipped body butter! Created with natural ingredients like coconut oil, essential oils and mango butter, you can rest easy knowing that your DIY Christmas gift ideas are certain to be a hit. Help your family and friend moisturize their skin and maintain their healthy glow all year long with this DIY whipped body butter recipe! Homemade body butter has never been so simple! #DIY #bodybutter #homemade #essentialoils

Luxurious Whipped Body Butter

Yield: 4, 8 oz jars
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Materials

  • 1 cup Mango Butter or any Butter
  • 1 cup Coconut Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil or any Balanced oil
  • 100 drops essential oil / blend (options in Notes section)
  • 1 tbs Passionfruit Seed Oil
  • 20 drops Benzoin Essential Oil

Tools

  • 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup
  • Stand Mixer or Electric Beater
  • Mixing bowl
  • Metal stirring element
  • Saucepan
  • Heat Source
  • Kitchen Scale

Instructions

  1. Measure out your ingredients by weight with a scale
  2. Fill a saucepan ¼ of the way with water and set on the stove to heat
  3. Put Butter and Oil into the Pyrex and place into the pot of water
  4. Allow to heat and stir gently until mostly melted and the butter is super-soft.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and pull out the Pyrex
  6. Pour into the Mixer Bowl and allow to cool for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  7. Use whatever mixer you are going to use and whip for 5 minutes.
  8. Place bowl into the fridge and let it solidify until it is opaque and mostly solid
  9. Add essential oils and whip again for another 1.5 minutes and then pour into containers and cap.

Notes

DRY/SENSITIVE SKIN ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND

  • 50 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 30 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil

WOODLAND ADVENTURE ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND

  • 30 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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DAY 2: Elegant Homemade Floral DIY Perfume Recipe

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift ideas for your family and friends? Look no further than this DIY perfume. This homemade floral perfume will make everyone love their homemade gifts from you! There's no greater gift than an all-natural perfume! #perfume #DIY #homemade #Christmas

Elegant DIY Floral Perfume

Yield: 10 ml or 2 tsp
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • 2 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Neroli Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Patchouli Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Benzoin Essential Oil
  • Sweet Almond or Jojoba Carrier Oil
  • High Proof Vodka for Spray

Instructions

ROLL-ON DIRECTIONS

1. Blend all drops into a 10 ml bottle and fill with jojoba or sweet almond oil for an oil based perfume roll-on.

PERFUME SPRAY DIRECTIONS

1. Blend into a 10 ml sprayer bottle and fill with grape/corn/wheat high proof vodka for an eau de toilette.

2. Shake gently.

Let sit for at least a week to marry the aromas together.

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DAY 3: Pink Himalayan Bath Soak Recipe

Pink Himalayan Bath Soak certain to be topping the list for DIY Christmas Gift Ideas this year. Say goodbye to store-bought and welcome in this super simple DIY bath soak that will make the holiday bright. Help moisterize the skin and fight the itchy skin with this easy homemade bath soak recipe! #homemade #DIY #bathsoak #holiday

Pink Himalayan Bath Salt Recipe

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • 1 cup Himalayan Salt
  • 1 cup Dead Sea Salt
  • 1 tbs Baking Soda
  • 20 drops Roman Chamomile EO
  • 10 drops Frankincense EO
  • 20 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 3 tbsp Lavender or Rose Petals
  • ¼ cup Coconut Milk Powder

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together Himalayan Salt and Dead Sea Salt until fully combined.
  2. Add essential oils and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. If adding flower petals or milk powder, do so now and mix thoroughly.
  4. Sprinkle salt with Baking soda and mix in.
  5. Bottle or jar salts. I got the heart shaped jars at Hobby Lobby.

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DAY 4: DIY Manly Beard Oil Recipe

This DIY beard oil recipe is just what your man needs. 100% homemade, and simple as well, this beard oil is certain to make his beard softer and less scratchy! #beardoil #giftsforhim #DIY #oils

DIY Beard Oil Recipe

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • BASE INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tsp Sweet Almond Oil
  • 2 tsp Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp Hemp Seed Oil
  • Choose one of the following essential oil blends:
  • URBAN NIGHTS RANCH BLEND
  • 2 drops Lime Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • RAMBLIN RANCH BLEND
  • 3 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Instructions

  1. Blend the carrier oils together into a 1 oz bottle.
  2. Add your choice of essential oil blends: Urban Nights or Ramblin Ranch blend.
  3. Shake gently.
  4. Let sit overnight before use. 

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DAY 5: DIY Men's Cologne Recipe

Homemade cologne is an amazing DIY Christmas gift idea that is perfect for the man in your life. Not only does it smell great, but it's made with natural ingredients as well! No chemicals mean less chance of skin irritation or breakouts, and more chance of a happier clean-shaven man. This holiday season, create this cologne recipe with ease and make gift giving a breeze! #homemade #DIY #cologne #natural

DIY Men's Cologne Recipe

Yield: 10 ml
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • 3 drops Benzoin Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Lime Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • Sweet Almond or Jojoba Carrier Oil
  • High Proof Vodka for Spray

Instructions

ROLL-ON DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend all drops into a 10 ml bottle and fill with jojoba or sweet almond oil for an oil based perfume roll-on.

COLOGNE SPRAY DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend into a 10 ml sprayer bottle and fill with grape/corn/wheat high proof vodka for an eau de toilette.
  2. Shake gently.

Let sit for at least a week to marry the aromas together.

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DAY 6: DIY Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

DIY Sugar scrub needs to top the list of great Christmas gift ideas for all your family and friends! Not only does it smell amazing, it scrubs and helps to moisterize your skin as well. Say goodbye to dry skin and welcome this homemade brown sugar scrub into your weekly beauty routine. You'll never want to use anything besides this homemade sugar scrub recipe again! #homemade #sugarscrub #DIY #beauty

Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

Instructions

  1. Blend together all carrier oils with essential oil blend.
  2. Slowly stir oil into sugar until incorporated well.
  3. Optionally, mix in food processor for a finer texture.

Notes

Keeps for 3 months. Keep jar clean and do not get the sugar wet with water to avoid microbial growth.

*note - if using the processor for food prep too, then turn mixture out into a glass bowl and add essential oils and stir by hand.

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Day 7: DIY Moisturizing Lotion Bar Recipe

Searching for the best lotion with all-natural ingredients? You'll fall in love with this easy homemade lotion! This DIY lotion is perfect for dry skin, and also makes an amazing homemade gift for Christmas! Perfect for hands or body, this simple lotion recipe will be one of the best Christmas gift ideas of the year! #DIY #homemade #lotion #natural

Moisturizing Lotion Bar Recipe

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Materials

  • ⅓ cup Cocoa Butter
  • ¼ cup Jojoba Oil
  • ¼ cup Coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup Beeswax
  • 1 tsp Red Raspberry Seed Oil
  • Silicone baking/candy mold
  • 80 drops essential oil / blend (see 2 choices below)
  • DRY/SENSITIVE SKIN BLEND
  • 50 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 30 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil
  • WOODLAND ADVENTURE BLEND
  • 30 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Instructions

  1. Measure out your ingredients and let come to room temperature.
  2. Cut butter up into dime sized pieces, if butter is discs, cut in half.
  3. Fill a saucepan ¼ of the way with water and set on the stove to heat
  4. Put wax into Pyrex and place into the pot of water to melt completely.
  5. Add in liquid oils and stir until just melted again. Add the butter and stir until just melted again. Remove the pan from the heat and pull out the Pyrex
  6. Allow to start to cool, stirring intermittently until mixture just begins to look opaque.
  7. Mix in essential oil and pour into mold.
  8. Allow to sit in mold overnight before removing.  

Notes

Let lotion bar to sit for a week before use.

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Day 8: Homemade Shea Butter Lotion

You won't find a homemade gift smoother than this Shea Butter lotion. Whipped shea butter last a long time and is a great moisturizer for hands, feet and face. Homemade Shea Butter is one DIY Christmas Gifts for Family that everyone is certain to love! #homemade #lotion #sheabutter #DIY #Christmas

Creamy Moisturizing Lotion Recipe

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Materials

  • 1 cup Shea Butter
  • 1 ½ tbs Grapeseed Oil
  • 15-20 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Instructions

  1. Fill a small pot ¼ the way with water. Bring it to a boil and put a small glass bowl in the pot to act as a double boiler.
  2. Lower the temperature of the burner. Add your shea butter and grapeseed oil.
  3. Once you melt the shea butter, let the mixture cool. It may take a few hours at room temperature.
  4. Once the mixture is opaque and the consistency of thin pudding it's time to whip.
  5. Add your essential oils.
  6. The lotion should take less than 5 minutes to whip up. If you feel like you're getting nowhere, let it cool a little longer.

Notes

You can use a hand mixer or stand mixer for a more hands-off approach. Like magic, the texture of the lotion will change. The lotion will change from a mushy mess to the consistency of whipped buttercream. The longer it cools the harder it will get. If you're going to pipe it, do it immediately. Now transfer it to your container and you’re done!

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Day 9: Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub Recipe

When it comes to perfect Christmas gift ideas, this DIY aftershave recipe for men is seriously so simple! Stop buying the aftershave at the store, and give this homemade aftershave recipe a try instead. It's simple, natural and will leave your man's face smelling amazing and not dried out! Don't forget the man in your life with this simple aftershave recipe! #DIY #homemade #aftershave #men

Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub Recipe

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • 2 cups Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Blender/food processor (optional)
  • ½ cup Sweet Almond Oil
  • ½ cup Coconut Oil
  • 100 drops Essential Oil Blend (Choose from the 2 options below)
  • INVIGORATING OIL BLEND
  • 30 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 50 drops Lime Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Geranium Essential Oil
  • SWEET DREAMS OIL BLEND
  • 50 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 30 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Benzoin Essential Oil

Instructions

  1. Mix essential oils together with the carrier oils.
  2. Mix the salt with the oil mixture.
  3. Optionally combine all into a food processor and pulse until combined smooth for a more gentle-on-skin scrub.

Notes

If using the processor for food prep too, then turn mixture out into a glass bowl and add essential oils and stir by hand.  

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Day 10: DIY Men's Aftershave Recipe

When it comes to perfect Christmas gift ideas, this DIY aftershave recipe for men is seriously so simple! Stop buying the aftershave at the store, and give this homemade aftershave recipe a try instead. It's simple, natural and will leave your man's face smelling amazing and not dried out! Don't forget the man in your life with this simple aftershave recipe! #DIY #homemade #aftershave #men

DIY Men's Aftershave Recipe

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • 4 tbsp Witch Hazel
  • 3 tbsp Aloe Leaf liquid/juice/gel
  • 1 tbsp Glycerin - draws in moisture
  • Essential oil / blend (Choose one below)
  • ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS
  • 12 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Benzoin Essential Oil
  • or
  • 2 drops Lime Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil

Instructions

  1. Mix witch hazel and aloe leaf and glycerin into a 2 oz bottle.
  2. Shake well for several minutes.
  3. Add essential oil blend and gently shake bottle.
  4. Let sit overnight before use. 

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Day 11: Whipped Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Recipe

Homemade sugar scrub is a perfect homemade gift for Christmas. Giving the gift of better skin health is always a great idea, and this DIY sugar scrub recipe is crazy simple to make! Add the scent of hibiscus, and you've successfully created a simple sugar scrup that looks like it took tons of time! #DIY #sugarscrub #homemade #natural

Whipped Hibiscus Sugar Scrub Recipe

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Materials

  • 2 cups light brown sugar/organic white sugar
  • ½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup Shea Butter
  • ½ cup Hemp Seed Oil
  • 1 tbs Rosehip seed oil
  • 1 tbs + 1 tsp raw honey
  • 20 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 40 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 30 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 2 tsp Hibiscus Powder for color (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix together all the liquid ingredients except essential oils and set aside.
  2. Cut shea butter up into dime-sized chunks.
  3. Add sugar to food processor.
  4. Drop in the bits of butter all over the top of the sugar.
  5. Add on the top and pulse until butter is mostly combined.
  6. Pour in ⅓ the oil mix.
  7. Pulse together.
  8. Finally add in the rest of the oil and turn processor on high for 3 minutes (product will get warm and extra oily and that’s okay!
  9. Pour into a glass bowl and let sit 5 minutes.
  10. Add in the essential oils and mix well by hand. Scoop into containers. 

Notes

Keeps unopened for 6 months, 3 months after opening. Keep jar clean and water out of product to avoid microbial growth.

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Day 12: Ultra Moisturizing Bath Melt Recipe

DIY bath melts are one of the best Christmas gift ideas, ever! Not only are they natural and homemade, but these bath melts are also scented with lavender essential oil as well! If you've always wondered how to make bath melts, this simple bath melts recipe is for you! #bathmelts #DIY #homemade

Ultra Moisturizing Bath Melt Recipe

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • ¾ cup Cocoa Butter or any butter
  • ¼ cup Shea Butter or any butter
  • 50 drops Essential Oil Blend (choose one from below)
  • Silicone baking/candy mold
  • 1 tsp Hemp Seed Oil - make it pop
  • 4 tbs mixed dried herbs (rose petals, lavender, calendula, orange peel)
  • SWEETEST SOAK BLEND
  • 20 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Benzoin Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
  • FORGET SORE BLEND
  • 10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Instructions

  1. Measure out your ingredients and let come to room temperature.
  2. Cut butter up into dime sized pieces, if butter is discs, cut in half.
  3. Fill a saucepan ¼ of the way with water and set on the stove to heat
  4. Put butter into Pyrex and place into the pot of water.
  5. Stir butter as it melts until JUST melted.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and pull out the Pyrex
  7. Allow to start to cool, stirring intermittently until mixture just begins to look opaque. If adding wow-factor herbs, add now.
  8. Mix in essential oil and pour into mold.
  9. For an extra pretty option, press extra of the herbs lightly into the top of the melts once they have a pudding-like consistency.  

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Well, you made it to the end! I can’t wait to hear about your
experience & how much your family & friends love their
Homemade Christmas Gifts!

If you post your creations on Instagram, use the hashtag
#simplepurebeauty so I can see what you made!

Thank you so much for letting me be a small part of your life
and natural living journey. It is truly a blessing!

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

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kate

Friday 7th of December 2018

Why let it sit for a week?

Mindy Benkert

Monday 10th of December 2018

Hi Kate! It's not absolutely required to let the perfume and cologne sit for a week. It just helps the scents to combine! But they will still smell good right away. :)

Brenda

Friday 7th of December 2018

How many lotion bars does this make?

Mindy Benkert

Monday 10th of December 2018

This recipe makes 6-8 lotion bars like the ones in the picture.

Carole

Thursday 6th of December 2018

Why is the shelf life only 3 months as there is no water in the product?

Mindy Benkert

Monday 10th of December 2018

The shelf life for the sugar scrub is 3 months because it contains sugar which is a food and doesn't keep for that long. Also you have to be very careful not to get water in the scrub if you're using it by the sink or in the shower. I like to use my sugar scrubs in the shower and it's very hard to keep water out. Hope that helps!

Marianne

Thursday 6th of December 2018

THANK YOU โค๏ธ for charing all these beautiful ideas . I appreciate it a lot.

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„ Marianne

Mindy Benkert

Thursday 6th of December 2018

You're very welcome Marianne!!

Rhonda Worrell

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

What brand of Benzoin Essential Oil do you buy? Thank you.

Mindy Benkert

Wednesday 5th of December 2018

I ordered it from Mountain Rose Herbs.

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