The joy of the holidays is here! Cold weather, blustery winds, dry indoor heat, and late nights on the holiday party circuit can wreak major havoc on your skin. Finding and giving the right gift is hard enough, and when the weather outside is frightful, your healthy skin may become rough, dry, and as tired as the rest of you.
One of the most thoughtful gift ideas for this season is the gift of natural skin care products. It is both healthy and feels good. Even more fun then you expected, you can personalize these gifts by mixing and developing your own lotions, scented with wonderful aromatherapy oils, and packaging them as your gift to friends and family, while and helping them maintain their healthy skin. It is a gift that everyone wins from.
Shea and cocoa butter are natural barriers against the harsh winter temperatures. They are natural emollients that keep the much-needed moisture in your skin. You can melt these oils at a very low temperature, mixing in natural aloe and lavender oil makes a wonderful lotion to give to your loved ones. You can also melt Shea butter with beeswax and honey to create your own personal blended lip balm to keep those lips kissable when underneath the mistletoe. It is easier to make than you ever thought but the person receiving your gift will know you went way out of your way for them this holiday season. Packaged in beautiful tubes from Mary Tylor Naturals or jars and bottles from your local craft store, DIY gifts can make special, personal, handmade gifts, which are so much more meaningful for the holiday season.
Everyone has a little “Martha Stewart” in them. This may be your way. So from one do it yourself lover to another, happy holidays and may the new year bring you healthy skin and lots of cold weather projects with do it yourself crafting.