When it comes to making homemade gifts in my house, the simpler they are the better. Putting together multi-step, detailed crafts has never been my forte, but I do enjoy putting a personal touch to my gift giving each year. That’s why I enjoy making simple gifts like this Lush Latte Massage Bar.
Thanks to my December Barlean’s Blog Ambassador Challenge, I got an extra push into creating a DIY gift that I could give out this year. Using their organic coconut oil and a few other essential ingredients, these fun, lush massage bars came together perfectly.
If I Can Make Them, So Can You
As I stated at the beginning, making homemade gifts is often not something I am good at. But once I realized how easy these were going to be to make, I went in with full confidence they were going to be awesome.
And Awesome they are!
Homemade Lush Latte Massage Bar
Using Barlean’s coconut oil and a few other essential ingredients, you can create these fun and enjoyable Lush Latte Massage Bar for any coffee lover on your gift list.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- 1/2 cup Barlean’s Organic Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Butter
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
- 1 teaspoon Almond Oil
- 1 teaspoon essential oil of your choice (vanilla or cinnamon)
- 1/4 cup coffee beans
- Using a double boiler over low heat, melt coconut oil and cocoa butter together/
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for just a minute or two
- Stir in Vitamin E oil, Almond oil, and essential oil.
- Pour oil mixture into soap molds or Styrofoam cups (fill to about 1/2 inch)
- Slowly add in coffee beans into each mold until desired look
- Place molds into freezer into they turn into a solid
- Remove molds and store in cool, dry place until use
Who These Would Be Great For
I have the sweetest mail lady. She’s spoils me by making sure she actually hands me packages when she delivers them and is always asking me how the family is doing.
We were talking the other day and she mentioned how her hands get so rough and dry handling all the packages. She’s also a marathon runner, so I’m thought she would love a massage bar like this for Christmas. A perfect way to soothe her dry hands, but also a great way to get an all over body massage at the same time.
I’m sure you can think of quite a few people that would love a massage bar. Whether it’s an in-law that may be hard to buy for or co-worker that could use some Christmas cheer, these would make a great gift for them.
Why I Love Working With Barlean’s
Even though this post is sponsored as part by Barlean’s, I want you to know that I truly do love using their products. I have been a fan of their oils and Omega swirls for quite a few years now, so working them is an added bonus for me.
Not only do they have healthy products that I enjoy incorporating into my diet each day, but they also have a beautiful mission statement for their business.
Pathway To A Better Life (from their website)
THE REASON WE GET UP IN THE MORNING
In 2013, Barlean’s set out on an epic journey that completely changed our company purpose. We call it paving a “Pathway to a Better Life” – the focus of which revolves around creating prosperity for people in a variety of meaningful ways. Thus, a significant amount of our corporate profits are now donated to help those less fortunate. As a result, we have come to view our products in a new light. They have become more than nutritional supplements; they are now our primary vehicle for realizing our purpose of paving a Pathway to a Better Life for those most in need throughout the world.
How About You?
Do you enjoy making homemade gifts? Leave me a comment and let me know what you enjoy making for those you love.
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