I think one of the things that makes gift giving the most special is that personalized touch. That gift that really spoke to you about that person or those gifts that are handmade with love and care. Christmas is such a commercialized holiday and can be stressful financially on those trying to find the perfect gift. I’ve come across a way to DIY your own holiday gifts that will truly impress the recipient. You may even find yourself creating your own little side biz for extra income!
I have spoken many times about my love for essential oils and how much I’ve been enjoying the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe box. These essential oils are such great quality and so affordable. I really love how the brand’s Essential Oil Recipe box really promotes getting creative with your essential oil and making your own products with them. Well, you can take that creativity to the next level by adding in the MagicalButter MB2E Machine! You’re probably wondering what the hell a Magical Butter Machine is. I was actually already familiar with them because my friend owns one. The MagicalButter machine is the world’s first countertop botanical extractor. It’s designed for infusing the essence of healthy herbs into butter, oil, alcohol, lotions, and more. I was familiar with it for its popular use in making cannabis-infused products for medicinal purposes. But it can be used for so much more than that. You can create your own kitchen and beauty infusions as well. The machine combines an immersion blender with a programmable thermostat and heating unit to create incredible recipes and botanical infusions with little or no labor. It grinds, heats, stirs, and steeps your herbal extract, all at the correct time intervals and temperature for a perfect infusion every time. As a result, you achieve your desired infusion easily, safely, and consistently. It takes all the guesswork and hassles out of making really impressive and quality infusion products. There are really so many uses for this product!
In terms of holiday gifting I think gifting handmade essential oil infused skincare would be a really impressive and thoughtful gift. More and more people are trying to make the switch to natural skincare products and I think by making a batch of beautifully scented body lotion that you could personalize and package with care would make an incredibly thoughtful gift for so many women on your list. Teachers, friends, coworkers, family, you name it! There are so many different products you could create and there are some really great recipes listed on MagicalButter.comlike this one for Cocoa Butter Lotion:
- 1 cup/240 ml raw unscented cocoa butter
- 1 cup/240 ml coconut oil
- ½ cup/120 ml lotion base or distilled water
- 3 tablespoons/45 ml lecithin
- 3 capsules Vitamin E
- Fragrant essential oil
The combinations of essential oil you can use are endless. I think using the Pain Relief blend included in the November 2018 Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box would make a really soothing lotion. Don’t forget to use code REALIZINGBEAUTYFREE when you order your first Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box to receive your free Bonus Box and $20 gift card!
Would you love to create your own skin, body, and hair care products? Let me know what you’ve tried!