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10 DIY Gift Ideas

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Instead of ordering everything online this holiday season, why not try making your own gifts? Here are 10 ideas from Experience Life to try.

REED DIFFUSER

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Swap store-bought air fresheners — which usually contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals — for all-natural scents using this simple technique.

 

HOLIDAY SPICED-NUT MIX

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Made with coconut oil, chia seeds, cinnamon, and a touch of maple syrup, this is an easy, healthy, and delicious mix to make for family and friends.

 

LUMINARIA

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Customize the design of these simple paper lanterns by using creative stamps, hole punches, or other design elements.

 

BEE BATH

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A shallow dish and some rocks are all you need to make this lovely watering hole for bees.

 

DIY BEAUTY

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If your kitchen is already stocked with organic oils, herbs, and other healthy ingredients, you probably have everything you need to give these eight DIY skincare recipes — including beet-red lip gloss and vanilla-macadamia oil body scrub — a try.

 

DEODORANT

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This DIY deodorant alternative is affordable and a cinch to whip up. And it allows for healthy perspiration while stopping stink in its tracks.

 

SLOSH PIPE

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For the fitness lover in your life, try making a slosh pipe. It’s a PVC pipe partially filled with water that creates a simple-yet-dynamic workout tool. It costs about $30 for materials and takes less than 20 minutes to make!

 

LAVENDER OIL NAIL BALM

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Mix 12 drops lavender with ½ tsp. vitamin E oil, and you have a nifty nail strengthener. Lavender oil is an effective treatment for many minor ailments, including razor burn, bug bites, and cuts and scrapes.

 

DIY CLEANERS

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Make safe — and cheap — basics like laundry soap, sink cleanser, and bathroom mildew remover using all-natural ingredients such as essential oils, vinegar, and baking soda.

 

GLUTEN-FREE SOURDOUGH STARTER

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If you have a loved one who is gluten-free — or just likes to bake — try whipping up a sourdough starter. With a few basic ingredients — and a little patience — you can craft tasty and easily digestible baked goods.


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