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DIY beauty gifts for the holidays

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Looking for gifts under $25 for friends? These crafty DIYs are great for the holiday season! 

Custom Lip Balm

  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of petroleum jelly
  • Small slice of preferred lipstick

Combine beeswax, coconut oil and jelly into microwave safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds (or until melted). While the mixture is still warm, mix in your slice of lipstick. Pour into desired container and let set in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

Gorgeous Floral Bath Bombs

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons epsom salt
  • 1 tablespoon each of dried lavender, rose… choose preferred floral scents
  • Few drops of preferred essential oil. Christina suggests citrus, lavender, peppermint, rose 
  • coconut oil 
  • Water spray bottle

Combine dry ingredients first and separate into four bowls (each should contain about 3/4 cup of the mixture), Add preferred oil and dried flowers/herbs to each of the 4 bowls (completely customizable) along with 2 teaspoons of melted coconut oil. Begin to mold each bath cube, spraying a bit of water to mixture if it's too dry. Pack each mix into silicone ice cube tray and allow mixture to dry (about 24 hours). 

Gingerbread Scrub

  • 1/4 cup Almond Oil
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil soap base
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Melt olive oil base over double boiler. Add almond oil and stir until completely combined/melted. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Combine both mixtures together and stir well - working quickly, as mixture will begin to harden. Place mixture into select molds and let harden overnight. 

Christina Marale has worked in the beauty industry for over 11 years as a certified makeup artist, skin therapist, beauty editor Her blog, Beauty Queen was created as a guide to help steer readers through the confusing world of cosmetics.
 

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