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Homemade beauty gifts for Christmas

Tiernan McKay is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Alive!, Occupational Health and Safety, Restaurants and Institutions, Tampa Bay and Arizona Woman. Right now, she is either ridi...

Whip up some holiday cheer

This year, as the Christmas invitations roll in, prepare your hostess gifts early to avoid a last-minute run to the store. Whip up some of these easy and inexpensive homemade products, add some festive Christmas packaging and enjoy the party! Your hostess will adore you.

Homemade Herbal Toner

Give the gift of radiant skin. Witch hazel is really inexpensive at the drug store and is a fabulous toner. Pour a bottle over your favorite herbs or fresh cucumbers, seal and allow the mixture to soak for a few days in the fridge.

Develop your own concoction using lavender, rosemary, cloves, basil or mint. You can also add a drop or two of essential oil for added fragrance. Strain and pour into plastic or glass bottles with your "custom" label and add a bow and some sparkle for Christmas flare. Be sure to focus on quality rather than quantity because the toner will spoil if not used relatively quickly.

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Watch this tutorial on how to make facial toner with natural ingredients. 

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