Being a Mother now myself, I do know that Mom really did mean it when she said the only thing she wanted was for me to be good and be the best person I could be! But if you want something you can wrap..... stick around! ;)
How about we start with recipe. I make this recipe as soon as I run out of the last batch!
I adapted the recipe from the book, Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health.....which would make a nice gift itself by the way! You can put them in any little jar make it cute. And don't worry the recipe will make enough for you to keep some for yourself too!
Nature's Perfect Skin Cream
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
Essential oils of choice
3/4 cup sweet almond oil
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 ounce beeswax (about 4 Tablespoons of the pastilles)
Combine the water, aloe and essential oils in a glass measuring cup, let sit until room temperature. In a double boiler over low heat melt the beeswax, coconut and almond oil together, mix well. Pour oils into blender jar, let sit until about room temperature. When oils are about room temperature, turn on blender and slowly start to pour in the water mixture. Speed up blender and be sure it mixes well. You may have to stop the blender and stir with a spoon and then pulse the blender a few times. It should blend and incorporate well. Water and oil can sometimes be tricky to mix but if you follow these instructions and have a fairly high speed blender it should work really good! Mine whipped up perfect the first try! There are a few pictures below to help you out too!
The cream would be a wonderful gift by itself or you could add some of these other things a make a very fun gift basket or box!
Fizzy Bath Bombs
Herbal Infused Oil and/or Lip Balm
Hard Lotion Bars
Labels? You betcha!