The holidays have really crept on us this year, does anyone else feel like 2017 has just flown on by? But don’t worry, if you’re behind on your gift preparation this post can help – I’m giving you a few great DIY gift ideas that are simple but would be so lovely to receive. These gifts are also great if you’re on a tight budget as they’re made from relatively low-cost ingredients, and also good if you have a lot of people to prepare for, such as teacher gifts.
Sometimes I feel that we get so distracted making things that smell yummy and are safe and natural for ourselves and our kids, and leave our men right out of the picture! They deserve great stuff too! Today, I’m going to give you some great DIY hair stuff for men, utilizing essential oils and other natural ingredients – beard balm and hair wax.
Hair perfume? That’s a thing? Well, yes it is. In fact, once I started using scented sprays for my hair, I never went back to not using them. I don’t mean commercial hair sprays that have artificial ingredients and chemicals in them, I mean all natural, non-toxic hair spritzes that are just for the pleasure of the scent and the feeling of freshness they bring. This DIY hair perfume has such a lovely fragrance – try it, you’ll see what I mean!
I’m a complete sucker for reed diffusers – to the point where I will bring a particular brand of reed diffuser home in my suitcase when I make trips to Australia, carefully wrapping them up in bubble wrap and praying that they don’t get smooshed in my case! I love they’re just there all the time, I don’t need to put the oil in or plug them in, and they create a beautiful scent that fills the room. However, many reed diffusers (including my favorite Aussie ones) are scented with artificial fragrances, which are going to contain chemicals. There is a healthier option, however – DIY essential oil reed diffusers!
Have you ever wondered what to do with your empty essential oil bottles? Especially when you see a little bit left in the bottom that just won’t drip out? Here is a great solution – beautiful DIY essential oil bath salts – a fantastic way to make the absolute most of your oils: [Read more…]