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Friday, December 12, 2014

Last Minute DIY Beauty Care Gifts by Nutiva

   DIY beauty

Christmas is less than 2 weeks away, how crazy is that? Time has seriously flown this year. Do you still have presents that you need to get? What about just getting some beautifully designed jars and making it? DIY is the best way to give AND get during the Holidays. It’s more personal and let’s them know that you actually spent time making what you’re giving! Win-Win.

                     • Organic Virgin Coconut Oil• Organic Coconut Sugar

Nutiva has some amazing products such as virgin coconut oil & coconut sugar that make amazing DIY beauty projects. Check them out- they also sell other Superfoods!


  Vanilla Cinnamon Latte Body Scrub


Nutiva's Vanilla Cinnamon Latte Body Scrub is the present that will bring
new life to winter's dehydrated skin. It smells divine and will help increase circulation too!

1/4 c Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
1/2 c Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar
1/2 c Coffee, ground
1 tsp Vanilla Extract or 20 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
4 drops Cinnamon Essential Oil

1. In a double boiler over low heat, gently warm the coconut oil. Be careful
not to melt the oil - heat just enough to blend easily with the sugar and
coffee grounds. Once warm, remove from heat and transfer the oil to a bowl.



CocoPeppermint Foot Butter


Gift Nutiva's CocoPeppermint Foot Butter, which will revitalize tired feet
after a day spent trudging through the snow.

2 Tbsp Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
5 Tbsp Shea Butter
40 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

1. In a double boiler over low heat, gently warm the coconut oil and shea
butter. Be careful not to melt the oil and butter - heat just enough to
blend easily. Once incorporated, transfer the oil and butter mixture to a

2. Using an electric mixer, blend the coconut oil and butter on low to
medium speed until well incorporated, 1-2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape
down the sides of the bowl and avoid having any clumps in the final product.

3. Increase the speed to medium for several minutes until the mixture is
thick and buttery. Continue to incorporate the ingredients by scraping the
sides of the bowl with a spatula.

4. Add the essential oil and blend to incorporate. The whole mixing process
should take 5 to 6 minutes.

Yields 4oz.

Transfer to a container like a wide-mouth canning jar for easy
scooping. The peppermint oil gives a wonderful, tingling sensation for tired
feet. You can also substitute lavender essential oil for a calming effect.




This post was written by:

Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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