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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 Bath Salts

Combine Epsom Salt with a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a relaxing soak. You can also add some dried lavender, lilacs or mini-roses for color.

Pour into little canvas bags and tie a raffia bow or Christmas ribbon around the top. Consider handwriting directions on a small piece of pretty stationary:

Step : Add to hot bath.

Step : Lock door. 

Step : Light a candle. 

Step : Pour a glass of wine or lemon water. 

Step : Take 15 minutes for yourself. 

Next: Tinted Lip Balm

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