3 DIY Christmas gifts for the spa lover

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3 DIY Christmas gifts for the spa lover

These easy-to-make scrubs and blends smell scrumptious and are the perfect gift for the holidays. The ingredients are simple everyday baking items found in the cupboard.

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1. Sweet peppermint lip scrub

This peppermint-scented lip scrub will cure dry lips this winter with its basic ingredients like coconut oil and honey. It smells seriously delicious—trust us!


1 1/2 tsps of coconut oil
2 tsps of honey
4 tsps of brown sugar
5 drops of peppermint oil
A tin or jar

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined and then store your holiday gift in a small tin or jar.

Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $16, . Summer Blossom Honey 1kg, $12.50, . Organic Fair-Trade Dark Brown Sugar, $9, . Pure Peppermint Oil 30ml, $10, . Straight Sided Amber Jar with Black Gloss Cap, $0.50, .

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2. Sugar-and-spice body scrub

Coconut oil and cinnamon benefit your skin in more ways than you can count on both hands. With coconut oil's natural nourishment and cinnamon's firming effect, this body scrub will have your skin glowing this season.

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Ingredients: ?

12 drops of orange oil
4 drops of ginger oil
4 drops of cinnamon oil
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1 1/2 cup of brown sugar
A tin or jar

Combine all of your ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then store in a small tin or jar.

Now Essential Oils Orange Oil, $7, . Ginger Root Essential Oil, $11.50, . Now Essential Oils Cinnamon Cassia Oil, $12.50, . Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, $17, . Organic Fair-Trade Dark Brown Sugar, $9, . Deep Seamless Metal Tins, $1, .


3. Holiday home diffuser blend

The scent of cedar and orange will waft through your house with this Christmassy blend. A homemade essential-oil blend is the perfect way to give off a festive aroma.


4 drops of cedarwood oil
6 drops of balsam fir oil
4 drops of orange oil
Aromatherapy diffuser

Add water to your diffuser according to its individual instructions and then add the essential oils to the water.

Cedarwood Oil, $8.50, . Balsam Fir Essential Oil, $11.50, . Now Essential Oils Orange Oil, $7, .

Try one of these diffusers for any essential-oil blend that you've created:

Now Solutions Wooden Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser, $73, . AromaGem in Chrome Ultrasonic Nebulizer, $70, . Illuminaria Reed Diffuser in French Gardenia, $20, .

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3 DIY Christmas gifts for the spa lover