DIY Beauty & Skincare for the Holidays!

foot cream

Gift Nutiva's CocoPeppermint Foot Butter, which will revitalize tired feet
after a day spent trudging through the snow. Simply combine Nutiva Organic
Virgin Coconut Oil with Shea Butter and Peppermint Essential Oil for a
soothing, yet invigorating treat or subsatitute Lavender Essential Oil for a
calming effect.

CocoPeppermint Foot Butter:
An amazing blend of coconut oil, shea butter and peppermint essential oil to revitalize tired feet. Shea Butter is available at most natural foods stores. We like Everyday Shea by Alaffia

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.


vanilla body scrub diy

Nutiva's Vanilla Cinnamon Latte Body Scrub is the present that will bring
new life to winter's dehydrated skin. This scrub is easily made with Nutiva
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar, coffee grounds and
vanilla extract. It smells divine and will help increase circulation too!

Vanilla Cinnamon Latte Body Scrub:

A sublime body scrub to increase circulation and bring new life to dehydrated skin.

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.

Your friends will love these skin care gifts but make sure to make extra so you can pamper yourself too! Happy DIY-ing & Happy Holidays!