Are you looking for gift ideas that will delight your friends and family? There’s still time to whip up some festive and nourishing herbal gifts! All five of these creations has the seasonal scent of evergreen trees. You could even make several of them for an evergreen-themed gift set or basket.
You can safely use most evergreen needles in these recipes, including pine (Pinus spp.), spruce (Picea spp.), fir (Abies spp.), and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). However, avoid needles from the yew tree (Taxus spp.). Be certain you know the identity of the tree you are harvesting from. If you would like to use your Christmas tree or holiday wreath, make sure it hasn’t been sprayed with harmful chemicals or colorants.
1. Evergreen Body Butter
This decadent winter body butter recipe will leave your skin feeling soft and silky. Homemade body butter is also a 100% natural way to support skin health with natural fats and antioxidants.
2. Evergreen Lip Balm
Nourish your lips with this festive holiday homemade lip balm. It will protect your lips from the harsh elements of winter while smelling like the rich and resinous boughs of an evergreen tree.
3. Evergreen Salt Scrub
With this recipe you can bring a bit of the forest inside. This simple salt scrub will leave your skin super soft and deeply moisturized. This is a wonderful way to protect your skin from that dry and harsh winter weather.
4. Evergreen Bath Bombs
These winter months offer the chance to slow down and sink into self-care and introspection. This recipe invites you to relax into a hot bath scented with the resinous aromas of evergreens.
5. Forest Tea Blend
This tea blend uses Mountain Rose Herbs’ Ancient Forest Tea along with resinous western redcedar leaves and aromatic hawthorn leaves and flowers, making this a delicious forest blend.