I have always found Christmas and the Holidays to be such a magical time of year. Even though the weather outside can be very frightful, especially here in Idaho, there is a certain warmth in the frosty air. People seem friendlier, colors are brighter, there is music everywhere, and there is a certain sense of togetherness that can only be felt around Christmas.
But what’s the BEST part of the holidays?…
From the time I was a child, I have always loved giving gifts! When I was young, my Grandpa would give me $20 to go Christmas shopping for my family. It always made me feel like I had hit the jackpot and I could spoil my family with their greatest desires — as long as those desires could be found at my local dollar store. The joy of finding that “perfect gift” far surpassed the feeling of opening my own presents on Christmas morning. I will never forget the look on my youngest brother’s face when he opened a toy car in his favorite color or my Mom’s reaction to an “I heart Mom” mug.
As an adult, I still love the joy and excitement of giving gifts to my loved ones. Whenever possible I challenge myself to hand-make presents that come from the heart and that I know each individual will enjoy. While I have always had brothers, thanks to my amazing husband I now have more sisters than I can count on one hand. Gift giving to these lovely ladies is so much fun and has opened up a whole new world of handmade gifts.
This year, we all plan to spend the Holidays together, so I thought it would be fun to create a cute, girly, stocking stuffer for each of them.
~ DIY Lip Gloss ~
What you will need:
- 1 teaspoon Beeswax Pearls
- 3 teaspoon Shea Butter Refined
- 2 teaspoon Solid Coconut Oil
- 5 teaspoon Avocado Carrier Oil
- 6 teaspoon Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil
- 1 teaspoon Mica Powder (optional)
- 10-20 drops Blood Orange Essential Oil
- Transfer Pipettes
- 8-10 Lip Gloss Tubes
What you will do:
- In a double boiler melt down all ingredients with the exception of the mica powder and essential oils.
- Remove from heat and stir in the mica powder. I used a teaspoon of mica but you can use more if you want the color to be more prominent.
- Stir in 10-20 drops of Blood Orange Essential Oil (or the essential oil of your choice).
- Using a transfer pipette, move the mixture to the lip gloss tubes and assemble.
- Once cooled, apply to the lips for a sparkling glossy look.