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The Ultimate DIY Gift Guide for Wellness and Self-Care Lovers

The Ultimate DIY Gift Guide for Wellness and Self-Care Lovers

The gift-giving season has arrived. As we all know, it doesn't matter if you've known this person for one month or eight years — buying gifts that don't end up being re-gifted is an art form. Luckily we know trade secrets. The trick to becoming that person who gives memorable gifts is a little bit of thinking. Seriously. Quickly think about the person you're shopping for. 

The gift-giving season has arrived. As we all know, it doesn't matter if you've known this person for one month or eight years — buying gifts that don't end up being re-gifted is an art form. Luckily we know trade secrets. The trick to becoming that person who gives memorable gifts is a little bit of thinking. Seriously. Quickly think about the person you're shopping for. 

  • What is your gift recipient always talking about?
  • Do they frequently tell you they're not sleeping well? 
  • Are they in the market for a better skincare routine?
  • Do they have dry or sensitive skin? 
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    If they've said anything like that recently, you're in the right place. This is your ultimate DIY holiday guide. Because the most thoughtful gift is one they can interact with: something that brings a hectic day to a halt. 

    ProTip: Have you got 5 close friends to buy gifts for this year? Invest in bulk ingredients! Divide the ingredients among your friends' gift baskets after you pick up some cute leak-proof glassware at your local hobby or craft store. It's easy and economical to make DIY gifts and they are very personalized, which is what we love about them. 

    Throughout this DIY gift guide, you’ll be using infused oils to enhance your natural skin care products. Every infusion offers a chance to enhance the lotions, salves, or other skin care with further nourishing ingredients. Learn how to create your infusions by reading this article: Here's How to Infuse Oil for Homemade Skin Care.

     

    The Perfect DIY Gifts for Holistic Skincare Lovers

    If they devour wellness content and have bedtime rituals then a DIY make-your-own body cream kit would be fantastic. They'd be able to not only perfect the lotion formula so it suits their skin, but also have the experience of creating it. Giving handcrafted clean products is far more thoughtful than big box brands that have confusing product labels and contain ingredients that really should be nowhere near your skin. Plus going the DIY route results in a feel-good gift. 

    The process of making lotion isn't all that hard. The most challenging part would be getting your hands on quality ingredients. Luckily we solved that last one for you. Your wellness connoisseur will relish our premium plant butter and oils.

     

    DIY Moisturizing, Skin Food Body Butter Jars

    How to make body butter

    Body Butter is thicker than lotion, so it is more effective for those with dry skin or sensitivity to cold weather. You can use any of our plant butter for the base. But to keep the moisturizer from melting when at room temperature, you’ll need to increase the number of hard oils like cocoa butter or beeswax. 

     

    Herb & Botanical Infused Lotion-Making “DIY Kit”

    DIY Lotion Making Kit for Gift

    Lotion can be as simple or luxurious as you want. If you're putting together a "make your lotion kit," you need the basics and a few fun ingredients. Since this is a gift feel free to get premium plant butter or oils, imported plant butter or oils locally made plant butter or oils, or fair-trade plant butter or oil. 

     

    Pretty & Nourishing Flower Lotion Bars

    how to make lotion bars with herbs and botanicals

    Wanna give them something already made in their lotion-making kit? This luxurious lotion bar is infused with flowers and herbs and it’s super pretty. Lotion bars are also ideal for eliminating packaging waste in the beauty industry. It's an easy way to experience sustainable beauty.


    The “How To Self-Care” DIY Gift Basket

    By now we know self-care involves more than just retail therapy. It's about prioritizing boundaries and mental health, but certain products enrich the moments we have alone. When folks are depressed or uninspired, when they've lived a little too much in their heads, reconnecting with the body and personal care routines helps them.

    Reconnect mind and body. Our "how-to self-care" basket is all about oils for solo play or with your partner as well as a guide to making destressing fragrance balm."

     

    DIY Intimate Oil

    How to Make Your Own Intimate Oil

    When it comes to buying intimate oil for for you or someone close to you, be wary. Lady bits and men bits are extremely sensitive, for women, this is extremely important. There are endless products on the market from personal lubricants to feminine washes. Not all of them are safe. That’s why we suggest making your own and we’re going to give you the information you need to make it safely. 


    Handcrafted Massage Oil

    How to make massage oil

    The benefits of massage oil extend beyond mere smooth glides. With the right infusions, it can be used to treat tired muscles as well. And if the scent is right, it creates an astonishingly relaxing atmosphere. Using ingredients like Kombo Butter that contain Myristoleic acid, which is anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antifungal, antiseptic, and antioxidant and is used in the treatment of arthritis and gout.

     

    Pretty DIY De-Stress Oil Fragrance Balm

    Research shows that scent triggers the release of hormones. In response to soothing scents, the brain releases chemicals that reduce stress levels. Inhaling essential oils can improve hormonal balance, cognitive function, and stress levels. A wax or oil that bonds to your skin will keep a calming scent around you for longer. We think a “do-it-yourself de-stress flower fragrance balm,” is a highly customizable and simple gift idea. 

    Fragrance Wax Balm, Perfume Wax, Aromatherapy Balm

     

    However, it’s important to note every scent provokes a different response. To illustrate, smelling bergamot, lavender, or lemon stimulates serotonin and dopamine production in your brain. (Serotonin and dopamine contribute to how happy and capable you feel.) Lavender, however, has been clinically shown to increase alpha wave activity, which leads to a sense of relaxation. Which is why it’s in everything sleep related. In addition to being a powerful scenting plant, you can use culinary-grade lavender in calming evening elixir shots.


    Gift Bottled Relaxation with Calming, Lavender Elixir Shot

    Did you know not all lavender is the same? Well, there’s one type that we recommend for use in food and beverages. The other type is the kind that’s used in cosmetics, cleaning, and fragrance. There’s a lot of buzz around the generic term “lavender” and unless you don’t make lavender oat milk lattes you may have never found out there are two different sorts. 

     

    how to make a Culinary-grade lavender health shot

     

    Our Canadian-grown culinary lavender is perfect for this recipe. The flavor profile is sweet and has a lovely mellowed-out floral flavor. But to complete the evening elixirs relaxing effects, you'll want to add a handful of more sleepytime herbs and botanicals.