Great Grapefruit Gifts for the Holidays
If you're looking to save money on holiday gifts this year without sacrificing on the quality of the gift you can make your own grapefruit holiday gifts. Using all natural ingredients, like grapefruit, to make your own lip balm, facial toner and other bath and body products is an inexpensive way to create beautiful customized gifts your friends and family will love. Making your own gifts is easier than you might think, and you can use ingredients that are close at hand and not hard to find. Many fruits, like grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, and bananas are great for the skin and are often used in bath and body products. Using fresh sweet orange juice or grapefruit juice in your products will give them a wonderful natural scent that you don't have to worry about anyone being allergic to. You can print custom labels off your home computer or have some printed that have festive designs on them. Simple plastic bottles and nice envelopes are fine for most products and are very inexpensive. Here are just a few ideas to inspire your own grapefruit bath and body gifts:
Grapefruit facial toner- Fresh grapefruit juice is full of antioxidants that can make skin look younger and healthier. A simple facial toner can easily be made by combining witch hazel, fresh grapefruit juice, and a drop of Tea Tree oil. Your friends and family will love this simple but effective gift.
Grapefruit shampoo – Did you know that fresh grapefruit juice can be used to remove styling buildup from hair and leave it healthy and shiny? Grapefruit juice shampoo can be your signature gift to friends and family this year. Just boil four ounces of castile soap, chopped up, in about half a quart of hot water. Add about a half quart of fresh grapefruit juice to the mixture and a little Sweet Almond Oil and you have homemade shampoo.
Sugared Grapefruit body scrub – This body scrub is super easy to make and your family and friends will love it. Pour a few cups of white granulated sugar into a bowl and mix in some fresh Ruby Red grapefruit juice. Pour in a couple of teaspoons of Sweet Almond Oil, just enough to coat the sugar and make it moist. The oil will act as a preservative. If you want to add an exotic touch mix in some orange juice too. Package in a small plastic tub.