Monday, December 19, 2011

LuxuryLyst for the Holidays

Who's still looking for last minute gifts? Time is running out for those of us who like to procrastinate!  Here are some ideas I'm bouncing around for stocking stuffers and the like...

Fresh Sugar Fix lip scrub and balm gift set:  I'm thinking this is the perfect gift to take to play "White Elephant Christmas" or "Dirty Santa" - whichever you prefer to call it!

Fragrance roller balls:  These pictured are from Fresh (yes, the Fresh products are my current beauty obsession!)  but now you can get just about any fragrance you'd like in a compact, travel friendly roller ball.  Thank you, TSA...  

 Who doesn't love chocolate?

ChocoVivo  is a chocolate bar in California where the proprietor obtains her pure cacao beans from a 100 year old farm in Mexico where the Mayan people grew cacao trees years ago.

Homemade gifts are always a thoughtful idea if you're crafty.  Below is a super simple recipe for hand sanitizer.  You can make it and find a cute container for storing and gifting!

For whatever amount of sanitizer you're making, use a alcohol to aloe vera gel ratio of 3/2. To it, you can add various essential oils - tea tree for an extra kick of antibacterial protection; lavender or peppermint for stress relief; or lemon just so it smells good.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!