The beginning of November is globally considered as the official start of the Holiday season (I on the the other hand have been excited about the Holidays since August 😁 ) And if you ask me no Holiday is complete without gifts!
That doesn’t mean I want you to spend big. Your gift doesn’t have to come with a huge price tag.
Sure a flat screen tv, brand new smartphone or camera are always welcome underneath my Christmas tree. But secretly we’re all a sucker for a thoughtful handmade gift.
DIY Gift ideas for Vegans
There’s a good chance you have at least one friend that stuck to their last year’s resolution of going vegan in 2018.
When you think vegan your mind probably instantly thinks of food. But it’s not just your Christmas menu that needs to be veganized.
When you choose to live a vegan lifestyle, there’s a good chance you want to go beyond not eating animal products.
It’s not always easy to find good quality bath and body products that are made without animal products, like beeswax or honey.
So show your vegan friends your support with these natural animal product free homemade gift ideas!
Lotion or Massage bars
Most lotion bar recipes out there are made with beeswax, but you can just as easily make a lushious massage bar using only plant based materials!
These vanilla latte massage bars smell heavily. The coffee beans that float on top give you an extra deep massage.
These individual sized lotion bars are so easy anyone can make them! You only need one ingredient.
These bars are best stored in the fridge. If coconut oil is liquid or soft at room temperature where you live, use half cocoa butter and half coconut oil.
Balms & Body Scrubs
Citric acid is an obvious choice when you want to make your own bath bombs, and it’s naturally free from animal products. But there’s another kitchen ingredient that gives you a good amount of fizz: cream of tartar.
Tips to make a successful vegan gift:
Check your ingredients:
A lot of ingredients that aren’t specifically labeled as vegan can already be free from animal products, like Shea butter or coconut oil. But it’s always a good idea to check the packaging first to see if there are no hidden added ingredients snuck in there.
Go cruelty free:
Score extra points and look out for the cruelty free label. Check if the products or ingredients that you buy are not tested on animals.
Be creative with eco-friendly packaging:
Plastic waste and other garbage are also damaging for animal life and the environment. Fabric gift wrap for example is a great way to go that extra mile.
Will you be Making your own Gifts this Holiday season?