All Natural and Organic Holiday Beauty Recipes

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When looking for homemade gift ideas with a broad appeal, think about preparing all natural and organic holiday beauty recipes for the lucky people on your list.

Making Natural Beauty Products for Gift Giving

Preparing all natural and organic holiday beauty recipes is a terrific way to bring smiles to the faces of your friends, family members, and co-workers this holiday season. Creating handmade items is an excellent way to add a special, personal touch to holiday gifts. Many people give homemade food during the holiday season. You can distinguish yourself by giving a different kind of consumable holiday treat when you try your hand at beauty recipes for gift giving.

Get Started With Kits and Recipes

You can make your own holiday skin care goodies from recipes or with kits designed especially for crafting natural soaps and other organic beauty aids. Cranberry Lane is a popular online resource for complete soap making kits and the individual supplies needed to craft skin care products from scratch.

Community and Online Classes

If you would rather take a class instead of trying your luck with a recipe or kit, there are certainly opportunities to do so. Many colleges and universities offer non-credit continuing education courses on these types of subjects. It is also possible that a hobby or natural products store in your area might offer soap and beauty product making classes. Other possible local training resources include public libraries, community centers, art studios, and art supply retailers.

Even if you can't find a live class in your community, you can take an online class. You may want to enroll in Making Designer Soaps & Candles For Business or Pleasure.

Resources for Recipes

Anne-Marie Faiola shares a number of terrific organic and all natural and organic holiday beauty recipes on TeachSoap.com and the Soap Queen blog.

The simple beauty product recipes for beginners on Faiola's instructional beauty product website include:

  • Bath Jelly
  • Brown Sugar and Lemon Scrub
  • Chocolate Lip Gloss
  • Clay Mask
  • Floating Bath Soak
  • Ginger and Cinnamon Salt Body Scrub
  • Grape Seed Scrub
  • Honey Bee Soap
  • Lip Balm with Lanolin
  • Lotion Bars
  • Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Scrub (also known as Breakfast for Your Skin)
  • Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
  • Secret Garden Bath Tea
  • Shaving Soap
  • Shea Butter Soap
  • Sheer Lipstick
  • Sugar, Salt, and Nut Scrub

You can also find an extensive selection of recipes in the recipe section of Cranberry Lane's website. Selections include:

  • Aloe Vera Body Lotion
  • Basic and advanced soap making techniques
  • Body Wash
  • Facial cleansers, creams, lotions, moisturizers, and toners
  • Lip Balm
  • Liquid Soap
  • Mouthwash
  • Natural Foundation
  • Natural Lip Color
  • Sea Mud Body Mask
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Tub Tea

Other resources for natural and organic skin care product recipes include:

Ingredients for Natural and Organic Holiday Beauty Recipes

Crafting your own all natural beauty products is easier than you think, even if you have no experience at all. With a few simple ingredients, a good recipe, and a little bit of effort, you can easily make your own body scrubs, lotions, soaps, lip balms, and more.There are many different ways to create your own organic skin care products. You can find the materials needed for making natural beauty aids at supermarkets, health food stores, craft stores, or from online specialty retailers. Depending on what type of items you plan to create, some of the ingredients, equipment, and supplies you need might include:

Ingredients

Anne Marie Faiola of Organic Fusion making beauty products
  • Botanicals (dried flowers)
  • Clay
  • Glycerin
  • Herbs
  • Minerals (various)
  • Natural colorant
  • Oils
  • Spices
  • Waxes

Equipment/Supplies

  • Containers (bottles, bags, spray pumps, etc.)
  • Molds
  • Scale
  • Thermometer

Where to Find Supplies and Equipment

Books About Making Natural and Organic Beauty Products

The following books are rich sources of additional information about making your own skin care products:

The Perfect Gift

The hand crafted natural beauty product gifts you give this year are sure to be a hit with everyone who is fortunate enough to receive them. They'll be impressed by your ingenuity and thrilled to receive such a practical, health-conscious, and environmentally responsible holiday present.

All Natural and Organic Holiday Beauty Recipes