Natural Homemade Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Natural Homemade Gift Ideas for Any Occasion
Are you looking for a great gift idea that will suit any occasion? Instead of buying your next gift, consider making them instead! The nice thing about these gift ideas is that they are all natural. You can control the ingredients in order to insure the you are gifting something that is of the highest qualities. Here's more information:

Flavored Finishing Salts

These are a super simple and super unique idea. You can package these in simple jars, or go the extra mile and decorate the jars, even with something as simple as a bow. These make great housewarming gifts. To make pour kosher or sea salt into a small mason jar. Stir in a small additive ingredient of choice such as fresh rosemary sprigs, fresh lemon, lime, or orange peels, or a clove or two of garlic. For every 1/2 cup of salt, use 1 teaspoon of an additive ingredient. Cover tightly and store in a cool, dry place for a week before gifting.

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla is so practical because it is such a vital part of our kitchens. Homemade vanilla is extra special! Add 6 whole, dried vanilla beans to an 8 ounce mason jar. Pour brandy over the beans and poke the mixture with chopsticks. Cover and store in a cool, dry place. Let it sit for about 4-6 weeks before giving this as a gift so that the flavors can develop.

Play Dough

This is an easy gift that goes over well when looking for gifts for small children. To make, mix 1 cup flour, 6 tablespoons salt, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar, 1 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and 10 drops of natural food coloring together. Package in airtight glass jars.

Body Scrub

Body scrub can be made with simple ingredients in your kitchen! Here's a simple recipe: Mix 1 cup sugar or salt of choice, add 1/3 cup vegetable oil of choice, and finish with ten drops of essential oil of your choice. Stir and pour into a mason jar. Seal the jar well before giving it as a gift.

These natural gift ideas are great for any occasion and are sure to be a hit!




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