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DIY: Alternative Gifts



Do you want to give a special gift to someone that is more valuable and useful at a low cost. Here is an alternative way to DIY body care products, and a way to decorate their pack to make it look luxury and beautiful. 

First the making of the prodocts: 

1- Homemade Body Wash

(Ingredients)

- 12 cups water

(Directions)


  1. Bring the water to a soft simmer, add the soap and stir until completely melted.
  2. Turn off heat and add glycerin.
  3. Cover and allow to set for 24 hours.
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2- Citrus Salt Body Scrub


(Ingredients)

1. 1/2 cup sea salt 
2. 1/2 cup sweet almond oil 
3. (can substitute light olive oil or vegetable oil)
4. 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
5. 1/2 teaspoon orange zest

(Directions)

In a medium dry bowl, combine all ingredients making sure to not let any water touch them as it will dissolve the salt. Pour mixture into an airtight container and store in a cool dry place.
To use: Just before showering, swirl ingredients together with your fingertips to mix. Clean body completely and just before exiting shower, apply Citrus Salt Body Scrub to body in a firm circular scrubbing motion with hands or a soft washcloth. Rinse off the mixture and pat body dry with a clean towel.
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3- Homemade Lotion 

(Ingredients) 

1. 3/4 cup oil (olive, avocado or coconut are great choices*)
2. 3 tablespoons beeswax
3. 3/4 cup water, rose water, or herbal tea – room temp or slightly warmer
4. essential oil for fragrance (optional)
* If you use coconut keep it at room temp because it will become solid in the fridge.

(Directions) 



Second thing how to decorate it: 

You need
Your choice of glass jar or bottle ( glass bottles from Ikea. $16.95 AUD for pack of 3 ) that matches the quantity of the product. It would be preferable if the glass has no drawings or brand lables on it. 
DOWNLOAD FREE LABEL TEMPLATE 
Instructions: 
 Print out onto glossy white stock and cut around the edge of the labels. To stick them onto the bottles or jars, you can also use double-sided tape.







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7 comments

  1. I shared this link on Facebook Hind...my sister has always loved making lotions and soaps...she will love it...and this is a great idea for a gift to someone that is handmade and special. :D

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  2. This look really good, thanks for sharing !
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