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Take The Stess Out of Gift Giving With These DIYs

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No stress Christmas gifts that make gift giving a breeze.

The holidays are a stressful time. There is so much to do, and so many people to see, it feels like there aren’t enough hours to get it all done, especially when your health is at the top of your list.. Add shopping for Christmas presents to that and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, exhausted and miserable. All of us with chronic issues need to put self-care up at the top of our lists. And, yes, we can do that and still be gift giving pros.

Here are three ridiculously easy DIY recipes that work perfectly as Christmas presents, so you’ll be able to check that off your list without thinking about it too much! Even better – you’ll be able to know that you are giving your friends and family all natural, non-toxic gifts.

 Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub –

Sugar scrubs are so popular. Making them at home is not only cost effective but it’s so easy you’ll wonder why you ever bought one from the store in the first place. And with the calming properties of lavender essential oil, this is a gift that everyone will love.

What you’ll need: 

2 Cups Epsom Salt

1 Cup organic cane sugar or sugar of your choice

2 TBSP Vanilla Extract 

½ cup coconut oil

8-15 drops doTERRA Lavender Oil (or any of your favorite oil)

Mix it all together and store in an airtight container for a gift that keeps giving.

 Soothing Peppermint Foot Soak –

Nothing feels better than a foot soak at the end of a long, hard day. Adding peppermint essential oil to your soak gives a refreshing and soothing feeling would be good for any of your friends and family. It also has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it cleanses while you relax.

What you’ll need:

¾ Cup Epsom Salt

¼ Cup Baking Soda

2 Cut Open Bags of Peppermint Tea

6-8 Drops doTERRA Peppermint Oil.

Combine all ingredients well and store in an airtight container or jar.

 Bath Salts –

This is probably as easy as it comes. If you can mix two ingredients, you can make this DIY. Plus many bath salts can run you upwards of $10, which is crazy when you can make yours at home for pennies! You can also easily make large batches to cross of multiple people on your list.

What you’ll need:

2 Cups Epsom Salt

8-10 Drops of your favorite doTERRA Essential Oil

(Lavender, Peppermint, or Lemon would be great ones to start with! Check out this perfect starter set)

Combine the ingredients and put them in airtight containers, and you’re good to go!

And there you have it, three easy DIY’s that all of your friends and family will love, and you’ll love having time, energy and money left at the end 😉

If you’d like enough oils to make more gifts with more variety, take a look at the Healthy Start Set – 10 oils plus a rad diffuser plus a 25% discount on all purchases for an entire year, welcome gifts, one on one support and education and a whole lot more. 


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