Homemade herbal gifts are a delightful way to share our love for everything herbal. Instead of joining the holiday shopping rush, we can take the time to slow down and enjoy the creative process of making simple gifts for those we love. Homemade herbal gifts for friends and family is a great way to spread love and good health. Enjoy this list of 20 inspiring ideas for the holidays.
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Doesn’t it seem like the holidays have gotten completely out of control? I don’t even have a television, and I feel the hectic, desperate push of the holiday shopping season. Years ago, I decided to quit buying gifts. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy gifting. Those closest to me receive small homemade gifts. In the spirit of giving, and for the love of herbal medicine, I put together this list of 20 inspiring ideas for simple homemade herbal gifts.
20 Homemade Herbal Gift Ideas
Herbal Honeys are a lovely and delicious way to enjoy herbs. Honeys can be infused using culinary and medicinal herbs, and make easy and delicious gifts!
Herbal Vinegars are a great way to add flavor and medicinal benefits to our daily diets. Herbal vinegars are super-easy to make and fun to give.
Homemade Honey Wine is so easy to make and only requires water, honey,and wild yeasts. Get as creative as you want using herbs and seasonal flavors.
Homemade Air Fresheners are simple to make and only require water, alcohol, and essential oils. A cute label added to a simple spray bottle make these a great addition to your gift basket.
Herbal Bath Teas for those who need a little relaxation. Scratch Mommy has suggestions for creating relaxing bath tea blends, rejuvenating blends, and directions for using them. Make extra for yourself!
Homemade Bath Salts are another idea for encouraging a little down-time for your family and friends.
Homemade Herbal Lotions are actually quite easy to make. This recipe makes a soothing lotion with chamomile and lavender.
Herbal Sugar Scrubs are a nice treat and good for our skin.
Homemade Herbal Lip Balm – using an herbal-infused oil, making homemade lip balm is easier than you think. I made enough herbal lip balm last year for all my friends and family and I’m still using up the leftover tubes.
Herbal Chocolates? Oh yes please! Check out these amazing Decadent Herbal Chocolate Recipes at the Herbal Academy Blog.
Chocolate Herbal Truffles. Great tasting and good for you – give the gift of love.
Herbalist Rosalee offers another easy herbal chocolate recipe
Homemade Candles are a delightful way to dress up your gift basket. Merissa at Little House Living has instructions for Fall Spice Candles.
DIY Herbal Bentonite Clay Face Mask with lavender and calendula.
Delicious herbal tea blends with warming and nourishing herbs to keep your loved ones healthy and happy. Include a label with ingredients and brewing instructions.
Share an Herbal Hot Chocolate Mix – using natural sweeteners and the benefits of herbs.
Herbal Infused Cordials combine healing herbs with fruit and alcohol for a delightful beverage that offers both taste and medicine. Use warming herbs and seasonal flavors to create beautiful holiday beverages.
Kathie at Homespun Seasonal Living has instructions and ideas for Making Herbal Dream Pillows.
Ginger Snap Face Mask – Rose, calendula, ginger, cinnamon, bentonite clay.
Monica at the Yummy Life Blog has instructions for making absolutely gorgeous, totally easy, Natural Room Scent Jars and they make beautiful center pieces.
Giving homemade herbal gifts is a great way to share the beauty of herbal medicine and to enjoy the creative process of working hands-on with the herbs. Using natural and non-toxic ingredients and sharing our passion for homemade gifts shows we care for the health of those we love.
Do you enjoy giving and receiving hand-made gifts?
What’s the best homemade gift you have ever given or received?
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