I grew up in a home where my mom would slice tomatoes and cucumbers for a salad, but she’d always save a few for us to smear on our faces. Turmeric face packs, rose water toners, sugar scrubs…my mom made them all, right from her kitchen pantry!
No wonder I’m obsessed with all-natural beauty products that leave you feeling pampered and loved, without the stress of weird chemicals blocking your chi. My rule of thumb with ingredients: if you can’t pronounce it, you probably don’t want it. Check out these amazing food-based products any beauty lover would be ecstatic to get this holiday season.
The skin loves some honey, henny! Savannah Bee Company is heavily vested in bee protection and cultivation. Not only do they have an array of amazing craft honey and cheese, but also a natural beauty line. The royal jelly body butter is their best-selling item. But for the holidays, you’ve got to indulge. This “Get Gorgeous Gift Set” is their 3-in-1 “face care system.” It comes with a charcoal and volcanic ash cleanser, honey moisturizer, and a hibiscus and royal jelly sheet mask. Mmmmm…Exfoliate, hydrate and protect your skin, all while knowing you’re saving the bees! The packaging is very cute, too—the set comes in a white organza bag with a drawstring—so no gift wrapping required!See It
I had no idea sake was this good for your skin! Sake, as you know, is a delicious Japanese wine made by fermenting rice. Besides giving you a sweet buzz, the wine has been used in geisha bathing rituals, said to eliminate toxins from the skin and while hydrating it. This bath liquid has a bunch of sake in it, infused with real peaches and pure ginger to help relax tense muscles. Just be careful not to drink it! The bottle looks deceptively just like a regular sake bottle. AKA gorgeous!See It
Coffee can wake you up inside and out. This is the perfect gift for the coffee addict because now they can lather their whole body in it. Ha! This scrub is all natural—it uses organic coffee, shea butter, vitamin E, and other antioxidants, leaving your skin wide-eyed and moisturized. The granulated coffee is a natural exfoliant and even helps fight acne. I say, if you’re up for it, make your own! It’s easy and uses just a few ingredients. And people love handmade gifts!See It
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This is for the mask-a-holic in your life. (*slow hand raise*) Peter Thomas Roth masks are some of my favorites in the world! You don’t have to get a full set (but treat yo’ self!); they come in individual jars too. I’m talking rose stem gel mask, cucumber hydrator, pumpkin enzyme mask, and more! Yes, pumpkin mask. Apparently, it exfoliates and peels for smoother, revitalized skin. I believe it! The cucumber one uses extracts of the veggie, papaya, chamomile, pineapple, orange, and aloe vera. Aren’t you relaxed just reading the ingredients? My personal favorite is the rose stem gel mask. I use it 2-3 times a week, and it leaves my skin feeling velvety smooth.See It
This is the perfect little stocking-stuffer for the makeup lover who needs the power of green tea. Blotting paper is essential for long days on-the-go—it blots up any oil from your face without removing any makeup. The sheets are made of wood pulp, hemp, calcium carbonate (that soaks up oil), and green tea oil, which is great for a mattifying and clearing finish.See It
You can gift someone serenity in a box…especially when you know that all the products are 100 percent vegetarian and cruelty-free! LUSH has been a longtime favorite of mine. This box is packed with soothing soaps, a velvety argan body conditioner, an oat milk shower gel, lavender body lotion, and a silky dusting powder. It’s a great place to start if you’re unfamiliar with the brand. You can also buy individual tubs of handmade face masks that the store clerk tells me are fresh enough to eat! (No, I did not try to eat them…)See It
The list of health benefits from apple cider vinegar just keeps on growing! This hair rinse will leave your hair squeaky clean and conditioned, without stripping any of its natural oils. It’s an alternative to shampoo and conditioner. The vinegar also adds an abundance of shine! It’s infused with argan oil, fire tulip, lavender extract, aloe vera, and more…all amazing natural ingredients for those beautiful locks.See It
Finally, a beauty product you can eat! This is a product that went viral and has amazing ratings on Amazon. They’re packed with all the nutrients your hair needs to be its best self, like biotin, folic acid, and vitamin D. They’re vegetarian and cruelty-free, and flavored with berries! Apparently, you only need 2 gummy bears a day, no matter what kind of hair you have.See It
For more great gift ideas, see our Gourmet Food and Drink Gift Guide, and our Best Kitchen Gadgets, Tools, and Appliances Gift Guide.
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