The most beautiful gifts are those that we make ourselves from the heart. Cruelty-free cosmetics which is handmade is a special gift and will bring a smile to everyone's face and warmth in the heart. These are 5 ideas that you can make as a gift this Christmas for your friends, mom, grandma, godmother, yourself or any person who will be happy with these crafts with the Christmas spirit.
These natural cosmetics will make your skin soft, smooth, fragrant and nourished.
1. Creamy lip balm from beetroot powder
This color balm makes lips hydrated, nourished and smooth. You only need 3 ingredients for this recipe.
Castor oil - makes your lips hydrated and its fatty acids nourish, and gives the balm a smooth texture (you can use any oil, eg coconut)
Shea butter - is an emollient, which means that it has the ability to form a barrier on the lips and helps retain moisture in the skin, leaving the lips supple and smooth.
Beetroot powder - in addition to giving a wonderful color to the lips, beetroot powder has natural properties that brighten dark lips and make them naturally red
- 1/2 teaspoon castor oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Shea butter
- 1/2 teaspoon beetroot powder (add powder for stronger color)
- Put oil and shea butter in a small glass jar or measuring cup. Heat about 2.5 cm of water on the stove over low heat, then place a glass measuring cup on top, creating a “steaming” effect until the oil and shea butter have melted. You can heat in the microwave at short intervals of 15 seconds until the oil and butter have melted.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the beetroot powder. You can add turmeric or cocoa powder for color, as desired. Place the mixture in a small jar and allow to cool.
2. Cinnamon body scrub
A real winter atmosphere on the skin! This exfoliation makes your skin soft and smooth by removing dead skin cells, leaving your skin with the real smell of winter cookies.
The scrub contains vitamins, proteins, antioxidants and healthy fats that will help dry, scaly skin become soft and smooth. While sugar removes dead skin cells and leaves it smooth, oils make it soft and hydrated.
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 3/4 cup organic brown sugar
- 3/4 cup organic white sugar
- 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
- 1/4 cup organic olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- In a blender, grind the oatmeal to a coarse texture like sugar.
- Melt the coconut oil in a pan or microwave.
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Arrange the portions in individual jars.
- Store in a cool place for up to three months.
3. Creamy orange body butter
Season the skin with rich body butter. This creamy body butter nourishes and nourishes your skin during the winter.
Shea butter - hydrates dry skin during the winter and restores the barrier between your skin and the external environment, reduces skin redness, contains vitamins E and A which stimulates antioxidant activity, promotes collagen and prevents skin aging, has antibacterial action
Coconut oil - provides a protective barrier to the skin, helping to protect the skin from environmental toxins, smoothes the skin by improving its texture, reduces redness of the skin and provides it with antioxidants, soothes irritated skin, hydrates the skin
Almond oil – soothes dry skin, can improve complexion and skin tone, helps balance moisture absorption and water loss, is antibacterial and high in vitamin A, its concentration of vitamin E can also help reduce the signs of aging and fading scars, hydrates and has antifungal properties
- ½ cups of shea butter
- ¼ cups of coconut oil
- ¼ cups of almond oil
For a spicy scent, use:
- 20 drops of orange essential oil
- 5 essential oils of cinnamon drops
- 5 essential oil drops of cloves
For a sweet scent use:
- 15 drops of orange essential oil
- 5 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
- 10 drops of vanilla essential oil
- Put all the ingredients in a pot and melt over low heat.
- Then add about 30 drops of essential oil (or more if you want a stronger scent).
- Mix everything together well.
- Once you have added the essential oils and mixed all the ingredients well, transfer them to a mixing bowl and leave in the fridge overnight. If you don’t have time to leave it in the fridge overnight, you can put it in the freezer for an hour or two (maximum).
- Once your body butter has cooled and hardened, mix it with a blender into the silky butter.
4. Zero waste deodorant from cloves and oranges
If you are in favor of a winter version of deodorant, this is the recipe for you! Deodorant that will not damage your skin in any way, but will still provide the best care.
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons shea butter
- 2 tablespoons Aru powder
- 5 drops of orange essential oil
- 5 drops of clove essential oil
Aru prah – in deodorant, it serves as a thickener and absorbs all moisture, which helps fight bacteria and reduces unpleasant odors.
- Place a small glass jar in the middle of a small bowl of water on the stove.
- Boil water over low heat.
- Then add coconut oil and shea butter to the jar and let it melt.
- Turn off the heat, add the ara powder and stir until you get a smooth texture.
- Add essential oils and stir. Pour the mixture into a 120 mL jar. Allow the deodorant to cool.
5. Cinnamon and cocoa bath bomb
Baths are especially relaxing for the mind and body. A time for you that can turn into a real Christmas idyll. In addition to spark plugs and pleasantly warm water, a bath bomb can also improve the bath. A bath bomb may contain ingredients that further relax and detoxify the skin. This bath bomb contains cinnamon and cocoa that will turn your bath into a real Christmas atmosphere!
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- 1/3 cup citric acid
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
- ¼ spoons of cocoa
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- Approximately 1 tablespoon of water
- If you want to decorate, use a few cloves and dark chocolate
- In a glass bowl, mix the baking soda and citric acid.
- Then add cinnamon powder and cocoa and mix everything well, then add the melted coconut oil. Melt the coconut oil on a steamer or in the microwave at a medium temperature at 1 minute intervals.
- To form a better mixture, add a little water.
- Bath bombs should be dried for six hours, after which they must be left to dry completely for a week.