I love DIY gifts, but I find that those who appreciate crafted presents are those who craft themselves. The following homemade gifts, however, can please even the pickiest of folks. After all, everyone loves to be pampered!
1. Heating/Cooling Pads
In my search for eliminating toxins and chemicals out of our food, home, and bath products I found something that works better than any store-bought moisturizer I have ever tried. I was hesitant to try at first; I was leery of the texture it would leave on my skin and afraid it would make my skin breakout. The verdict? I will never go back to the moisturizers I tried before! What do I use now?
I use organic extra virgin coconut oil. I use it on my face and body – and while I cook. You can even add it to your shampoo or use it as a hair mask. It goes on like oil but it doesn’t leave an oily or greasy feeling on your skin (unlike some lotions and facial moisturizers). The coconut oil pictured above – Aunt Patty’s, also has a very light coconut scent which I find quite pleasant. My skin has lovely glow, I don’t breakout, and I no longer have some dry spots.
This is my favorite moisturizer. Better yet, it doesn’t have any harmful chemicals!
A jar costs about $8-12 – very comparable to any moisturizer you will find in the stores.