Gift them in thrifted vintage containers with a cute scarf and headband to compliment the beauty theme or anything you think would fit the recipient. Then package in a recycled box that you could wrap with newspaper or decorate with colored sharpie markers.
5 Homemade Spa Gift Ideas
- Scented or Unscented Deodorant
- Super Moisturizing Body Butter
- Chocolate Citrus Dry Shampoo for Brunettes
- Warm Vanilla Sugar Scrub
- Green Tea Salt Bath
Scented or Unscented Deodorant
I’ve gotten rave reviews over this deodorant and it THRILLS me 🙂 It is the only deodorant I use now and I’m nearing the end of my first container (lavender). This homemade deodorant contains only a few ingredients, they are natural and you probably have them handy in your cabinets. It can be scented with any essential oil of your choosing or leave out the essential oils for an unscented version.
Super Moisturizing Body Butter
I made this body butter from Healthy Living How To last week after one of my favorite lotions ran out and it’s proving to be an excellent after shower winter skin refresher. It soaks right into the skin; warmed and softened by the heat of your body and will leave you super moisturized. I used the bulk of the shea butter from my October Vegan Cuts Beauty Box to make this and I’m super impressed with the recipe and the shea butter! If you don’t appreciate the smell of unrefined shea butter try adding extra essential oils to balance out the scent.
Chocolate Citrus Dry Shampoo for Brunettes
I’ve been using this recipe for almost 2 months so I feel it’s well tested and ready for the web. If you’ve followed my attempts at going no ‘poo, I can tell you that I still haven’t gone back to the baking soda/acv method. I’ve been using a natural shampoo/conditioner and have been very successful at only washing my hair once or twice a week at most. I seek out my dry shampoo on the 4th and 5th days usually and it has worked out great.
There are a couple of ways you can apply this depending on preference. It might be helpful to include with your gift’s tag.
- Apply to roots (in your favorite greasy spots) with a kabuki or makeup brush and rub or brush through
- Sprinkle on roots in the greasy spots and rub/brush through with your fingers
Chocolate Citrus Dry Shampoo for Brunettes
- 4 tablespoons organic corn or tapioca starch
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao or cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
- 8-10 drops of grapefruit or orange essential oil
- Grind rolled oats into a powder using a small food processor or small personal blender cup and the grinding blade. Add in remaining ingredients and blend/grind until a fine powder.
- Funnel into a spice container with 'sprinkle' lid.
The next two ideas are from the Youtube channel, xoLoveLeti, I recently found. She is a cruelty-free beauty guru (does other stuff too!) that shares an excellent variety of videos from that realm.
Warm Vanilla Sugar Scrub
I’ve been thinking about doing a body sugar scrub for some time so I was really excited when Leticia recently posted this how to (video link). It looks sumptuous for the body and easy to mix together. I might use a different oil, because I feel like coconut oil coats our pipes too much with its solidifying powers, creating drain clogging build-ups.
Green Tea Salt Bath
A good soak or a luxurious bath can erase a terrible day or trying week, but what about a green tea salt bath?
“Green tea baths even help cleanse, tone, and fight the signs of aging and fatigue on your body. Adding epsom salt, which is high in magnesium and sulfate, is one of the easiest ways to get an extra boost. Our magnesium levels have dropped by half in the last century due to changes in agriculture and diet.” – xoLoveLeti
So, pretty much a perfect gift for a loved one!
Add personal artistic touches by decorating the jars with stickers, magazine decoupage, ribbons, holiday colors, etc. I used magazine decoupage for a few of the containers. Using the lid to trace the circle and modge podge/acrylic gel medium to adhere it to the lid.
I hope you enjoy these easy but luxuriant spa gift ideas! I personally love that all of these ideas can be packaged in mason jars of various sizes and the jars reused once the spa treatment is gone. Your lucky recipient will surely love their future pampering. Pampering that’s good for your skin and the environment.