DIY Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts

9 DIY Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts


‘Tis the season for sharing and giving! When you choose a handmade gift, so often you end up creating a wonderful experience for everyone involved: you, your recipient, and the environment. Obviously, here at Clear + Well, we love the idea of giving gifts that support wellness, along with a “healthy” dose of happiness. 

Here’s the roundup of our favorite DIY gifts that you can make at home this weekend.

1. DIY Eucalyptus Oatmeal Soak

We love the idea of creating an all-natural luxury spa experience at home by pairing these DIY gifts with a reusable basket, an organic cotton face towel, and loofah! Get our recipe for handmade Eucalyptus and Oatmeal Bath Salts to soothe sore muscles and irritated skin.


2. Rejuvenating Body Butter

How about a super moisturizing body butter that's also effective, all natural and affordable? Yes please! Get our nontoxic Body Butter recipe right here

DIY Body Butter

3. Brown Sugar Body Scrub

It smells heavenly. It's nontoxic. It's amazingly simple. With only 3 ingredients, our brown sugar body scrub is made with items we all have at home that gently treats and prevents skin problems. Here's our favorite Brown Sugar Body Scrub (perfect for dry winter skin).

DIY Brown Sugar Scrub for Dry Winter Skin

4. Detoxifying Body Scrub

Mix and match your essential oils to make this scrumptiously nontoxic body scrub! Grab our simple recipe for DIY Detoxifying Body Scrub right here.

5. Detoxifying Activated Charcoal Bars

We love this gift paired with an organic washcloth and nontoxic nail polish. We highly recommend spending a Saturday making a bit batch of Detoxifying Activated Charcoal Bars

Activated Charcoal Soap Bars - Activated charcoal soap also reduces pore size and unclogs skin thereby minimizing the development of breakouts and infection of broken skin, helps heal pimples and rashes, and calms inflammation. #activatedcharcoal #naturalskincare #homemadesoap

6. Natural Beard Oil

For that bearded friend in your life, why not gift a personalized beard oil blend? Get our recipe for Natural Beard Oil.


7. Safe Holiday Scents

It's no secret how much we love essential oils. Did you know you can make a variety of holidays scents using your favorite oils? Package these up in small glass bottles for the perfect stocking stuffer.


DIY Safe Home Fragrances Made With Essential Oils #safehomefragrance #nontoxic #essentialoil #aromatherapy

8. DIY “Upcycled” Succulent Planter

Make a DIY Succulent Planter to cheer up their office during those bleak winter months!

How to make a cute succulent planter

9. Elderberry Syrup

Paired with a basket packed with healthy treats and herbal teas, homemade elderberry syrup for when your loved ones are down with the flu makes a great gift. 

We've been building our arsenal of natural remedies to combat the flu as it continues run to rampant and homemade elderberry syrup tops the list! #elderberrysyrup #naturalremedies #colds #flu


As for a few gift wrapping ideas? Our favorites include:

  • Last year's wrapping paper
  • Using fabric with the Japanese method of Furoshiki
  • Gift bags (and reusing them until they fall apart!)
  • Glass jars 

What about you? Do you have a few tried and true handmade gifts that you give year after year? We'd love to hear about your favorites ways to give.

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