Beard balm – DIY recipes

Beard balm with vanilla and cinnamon leaf oil

Beard balm with vanilla and cinnamon leaf oil

While out shopping with a friend, he started checking out some beard balm and beard oil. He didn’t pick any up, but when his birthday rolled around, I bought him something, and wanted to make him some beard balm to gift him as well.

I started out with three recipes, each with different ratios – I figured I’d try a few different things and see what he liked in terms of scent and texture/moisture/etc.

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Beard oil – DIY recipes

Three oil blend beard oil

Three oil blend beard oil

While out shopping with a friend, he started checking out some beard balm and beard oil. He didn’t pick any up, but when his birthday rolled around, I bought him something, and wanted to make him some beard oil to gift him as well.

Looking up recipes online had a LOT of suggestions. Some suggested single carrier oils mixed with single essential oils, some had single carrier oils with a blend of essential oils, and others had blended carrier oils with single or blended essential oils.

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2014 Xmas crafting

iPhone photo of our notebooks

iPhone photo of our notebooks

Each year (almost) I invite a bunch of friends over for an afternoon of crafting (usually followed by delicious sushi for dinner). Along with a few of the other craft things I made for gift-giving this year, this year our group made decorated coil notebooks (and one person made bookmarks too). We all brought different things, like decorative scissors, paper, glue, glitter, ribbons, stickers, and I brought the notebooks. Both of my notebooks went to my mum (who mentioned she’d like one of them before I covered them) and everyone else took theirs home for gift-giving too.

I thought I’d share the photo, and see if my readers have any ideas for next year!

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Pottery gifts

Beautiful purple and blue bowl

Beautiful purple and blue bowl

I mentioned back in November about a pottery show I attended, where I picked up a few of my holiday gifts – WAY in advance. Now that the holidays have passed, and I’ve given away most of the gifts (… and for those I missed catching up with before the holidays.. just pretend to be surprised!)

For gifts I bought:

  • A gorgeous purple and blue bowl
  • A fantastic blue/green teapot
  • A lovely blue/brown mug
  • …. and then, just for me – I bought a blue, black, and red bowl.

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