Today we are ending the series with homemade Christmas gifts! And I can’t wait to share with you this great recipe for peppermint foaming hand soap!
But I must admit. I am not crafty. At all. Oh, I have tried. I once thought I would get into scrapbooking. My loving husband enthusiastically helped me out by purchasing scrapbook-making materials for me.
Then it was knitting, then jewelry making, then sewing. Nothing stuck. I’m just not built to be crafty. It’s not how God made me. And I’m OK with that–now.
(Hey–I LOVE blogging! That’s one thing that’s stuck! But, oh, blogging isn’t crafty! Oh, well!)
I digress. You want the recipe for this homemade peppermint foaming hand soap!
My point is: You can be the least crafty person ever and STILL be able to make this soap for your friends, family, neighbors–and hey, you can even keep some for yourself!
And the best part? This soap isn’t antibacterial! (What’s wrong with antibacterial soaps? Well, check out this post.) It’s all natural, and I feel safe using it on myself (and even as a baby wash on my girls!).
Homemade Peppermint Foaming Hand Soap
- 1/4 parts peppermint scented castille soap (or plain)
- 3/4 parts distilled water
- a few (2-3) drops peppermint essential oil (or tea tree for disinfecting)
- a foaming soap dispenser
Mix soap and water. Drop in and mix in oils. Pour into a foaming soap dispenser. That’s IT!
I found this great tutorial for making a cute foaming hand soap dispenser out of a canning jar. With my hubby’s help (I’m not crafty, remember?), we’ve made one for our bathrooms and kitchen, and we will be making several as Christmas gifts.
We simply purchased the canning jars and plastic canning lids at Wal-Mart, and we also purchased some colorful (red or green for Christmas!) smooth stones to go in the bottom of the jars.
We purchased the foaming dispenser tops, here. (But if you’re super frugal and patient like my friend Stacy at Stacy Makes Cents, just ask your friends and family to save their old Bath and Body Works dispensers for you!).
Be sure to check out the other great natural gift-giving ideas in today’s hop!
Real Foods Christmas Gifts @ Creative Christian Mama
Homemade Christmas Gifts @ Modern Alternative Mama
Personalized Gifts-Placemats from Storybook Pages @ Stacy Makes Cents
Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas @ Day2Day Joys
Want some more homemade Christmas gift ideas? Check out MadeOn Hard Lotion’s My Buttered Life Gift-Giving Edition, which gives diy recipes for: chocolate body mousse, flavored lip balms, chocolate peppermint lotion bars, scented & shaped lotion bars, and beeswax candles!
Or, get the book for FREE by purchasing the DIY kit!
Also, check out Kitchen Stewardship’s Smart Sweets book for some yummy holiday treats!
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