Of course you should buy coconut oil for cooking and baking and enjoying straight out of the jar, but if you want to save money, flex your crafting muscles and give Christmas gifts with a personal touch this year, look no further than a jar of pure Coco Treasure Organic Coconut Oil. There’s practically no end to the list of gift-worthy items you can put together with just a few ingredients and a few minutes.
Whether you need a gift for a man or a woman, a dear friend or that coworker you barely know whose name you got in the secret Santa swap, coconut oil’s got you covered. Literally! The only rule for these homemade creations is to buy coconut oil that’s organic and unrefined. If it’s not good enough to eat, it’s not good enough for gift-making either.
Buy Coconut Oil: Make Christmas Special
Homemade Coconut Oil Shaving Cream
Some men can be so difficult to find gifts for, but almost all of them need shaving supplies. A batch of homemade shaving cream is hip and upscale at the same time. You can personalize this gift by selecting his favorite shampoo and skin moisturizer to make sure it smells just the way he likes. He’ll love it! But this idea isn’t limited to men, women need shaving lotion too! No matter who you’re making it for, select high-quality supplies made with natural ingredients.
You Will Need:
- ½ cup shampoo
- ½ cup hair conditioner
- ¼ cup body lotion
- 3 tablespoon coconut oil, melted (never melt coconut oil in the microwave)
- 1 pump dispenser or make your own from a canning jar
- ¼ cup lotion
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until the mixture is well blended. That’s it! Pour the shaving cream into the pump dispenser and put a bow on it. One gift down!
Spice Scented Wax Melts
If someone on your gift list loves scented candles, diffusers and other yummy things that make a home smell good, make a batch of scented wax melts to use in a candle-heated diffuser. Our recipe uses all natural ingredients so friends with allergies or scent sensitivities can use them without worry.
You Will Need:
- 8 tablespoons natural beeswax pellets (available at Amazon and many natural food stores)
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon organic olive oil
- 10 drops cinnamon oil
- 10 drops clove oil
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon for color
- A mold to pour the wax melts into (a silicon ice-cube mold or candy mold from the craft store will work well)
Place the beeswax, coconut oil and olive oil in a saucepan on low. Heat until the wax and coconut oil are thoroughly melted. Remember, never melt coconut oil in the microwave. Remove from heat and add the remaining ingredients. Use a whisk to distribute the ground cinnamon evenly. Pour the mixture into the mold and let it cool for approximately 24 hours before removing.
Coconut Oil Face Wipes
Is there a fashionista on your list who loves to experiment with make-up trends but hates washing her face at the end of the day? Or maybe you know a teen who would love some totally grown-up additions to her self-care kit. Our face wipes are gentle enough for sensitive skin yet strong enough to remove all types of stubborn makeup.
You Will Need:
- 2 teaspoons pure liquid soap such as Castille
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 ½ cups boiled water, still very hot
- 10-15 high-quality thick paper towels
- 3 capsules vitamin E oil
- A plastic container such a plastic food storage container
While the water comes to a boil, cut paper towels into fourths and stack them in the plastic container. Pour hot water, coconut oil and liquid soap into a bowl, stir gently until the coconut oil is melted. Puncture the vitamin E capsules and squeeze the contents into the mixture, stir to blend. Slowly pour the mixture over the paper towels. Viola! Healthy, useful and oh-so-thoughtful.