|Brown Sugar Chocolate Sugar Scrub, Green Tea Cucumber Lotion Bars, and some homemade facial scrub|
2 oz beeswax pellets
2 oz coconut oil
2 oz avacado oil
1 oz shea butter
a few drops of essential oil
In a double boiler, melt the beeswax pellets, then add the coconut oil and shea butter and let it melt, stirring together. Once that is all melted, add the avacado oil and stir. Take it off the heat, then add a few drops of essential oil. Then poor about 1/2-3/4 inch deep in a muffin tin. I found this really cute Wilton Christmas cookie tray that made the fun litte shapes. Let it cool, then turn it over and pop them out. I packaged mine in little plastic bags with a tag stapled on top.
*I made several batches with different combos of oils, essential oils, etc. and they all turned out fine. The more beeswax, the harder it will be, the less beeswax, it would be more of a massage oil bar.
1 part Epsom salts
3 parts sugar ( I mixed in some brown sugar on one if the batches)
a touch of castor oil
Olive oil, Avacado oil, sunflower oil, or any other carrier oil
soap coloring (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients together, add a touch of castor oil, then add whatever combo of other oils you want to make it "stick" together. This works great on hands, feet, elbows, etc. I made some pretty many smelling with pepermint and chocolate. The hubs tried it and gave it a thumbs up.
1 part epsom salt
1 part Course Sea Salt
soap coloring (optional)
Just mix it all together and put it in a pretty bottle. I made a nice batch with eucalyptus essential oil and called it my "cold remedy bath soak".
OCM Starter Kits
I also made some Oil Cleansing Method Starter kits for a couple of friends who want to try it. I got some travel bottles with squirt tops and mixed my favorite blend
40% Olive Oil
40% Avacado Oil
20% Castor Oil
I also added a container of the all natural facial scrub I use once a week:
1 part raw almonds
1 part oatmeal
Grind both in the blender, food processor, or magic bullet. Then, mix together. To use, put a teaspoonful in your palm and add a couple of drops of OCM mix. Mix together into a grainy paste and scrub away.
Here's what I want to try next year:
Homemade Hot Drink Mixes and for sure this Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Mix.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Card Kit
Spice Rubs for Grilling - awesome for the dudes... the rest of these things are pretty girly!
If I get some spare time (and that's a big if!) I know my work peeps would love to get a homemade ornament from me. Here's a really neet one, Snowflake Ornament!
For my daughter's 4th birthday coming up I'm going to make some Homemade Soap Crayons for the goody bags. And maybe some pretty Melted Crayons.
So, my plan is to hit the after Christmas sales and see if I can get deals on:
- plastic bags for the drink mixes
- pretty Christmas papers or large labels to label the homemade goodies
- small tins for the spice rubs
- trays or tins for cookies
- a Silicone candy tray for the soap and regular crayons