Here’s a brilliant DIY for those of us with beards - a lovely, lush and moisturizing balm! The balm base has ingredients you should be able to find in your local health food store or online - beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba & sweet almond oil. The scent you add is up to you (or the beardy person you make it for). If you’re looking for a more masculine scent, Bramble Berry has some great ones - just make sure it is safe for the body.
For the men with facial hair! However, I bet this smells sexy rubbed everywhere…um yeah!
DIY Goodbye Stinky Shoes Sachet Tutorial from Small Good Things here. This can be used in drawers, shoes etc… Emi also lists a link to a tutorial she made for a sachet for really stinky shoes that I posted last winter here. One holiday season I gave shoe bags (yes they sound boring but make great practical gifts that can be made with fun fabrics and used for jewelry, etc…) and these would be a good addition.
I hate Summer. Seriously, I know it’s coming and I dreadit. Luckily I work in an air-conditioned office, but unfortunatley being at Reception means that the front doors are always opening/closing and the heat comes in. We have a tiny fan, but… yeah. A cooling, refreshing and skin loving rosewater spray is perfect for when you’re getting a bit hot under the collar, and a perfect gift at Christmas (especially in a tiny little bottle decorated with vintage ribbon!) Make sure you use roses that you know haven’t been treated with pesticides or other chemicals and distilled water so it’s nice and pure for your lovely skin!