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Topic: DIY face serum for Xmas gifts (with tutorial)  (Read 1915 times)
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« on: December 13, 2011 02:57:07 PM »

So for Christmas this year I decided to make something I had been wanting for myself as gifts for several female family members and friends - a super-luxurious face serum! I ordered the ingredients from Majestic Mountain Sage (http://www.thesage.com) and the containers I was lucky enough to find at a local Chicago place I ABSOLUTELY LOVE... American Science and Surplus (http://www.sciplus.com/) when they had their ginormous once-a-year warehouse sale. Score!!!

What I used:
16 oz Rose Hip Seed oil
16 oz Sweet Almond oil
16 oz Jojoba oil
24 drops Rosemary essential oil

Here are some pictures of the process!

I combined all the oils except the Rosemary EO and whisked it gently as I added each one to make sure it was (hopefully) well mixed.

In the background of the dropper bottles you can see my hang tags drying. I printed up some labels that I created in word, then used modpodge to adhere them to both sides of some Christmas greeting cards from last year. Once that was dry I added another coat to seal it.

After letting the oils sit for a few minutes while I worked on the tags, I added in the Rosemary EO and whisked gently again. I then used a turkey baster to fill the 2 oz bottles with the oil mixture. I had thought I bought 4oz bottles, so I ended up with quite a bit more left than I anticipated!

Once the tags were completely dry I hole punched them, cut them into rectangles with beveled edges, and attached them to the bottles with ribbon. Here's a close up of the front of the tags :-) The back has recommended usage.

And for the exterior packaging, I printed up a birch bark template from Martha Stewart. (http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/yule-log-favor-boxes#slide_2) Then on the back I printed some additional information about each ingredient. I wrapped it around each bottle and taped it at the edge, then tied some ribbon. Simple but cute!

In the first picture you can kind of see that the words show through in the light, but not so much at other angles.

All in all I'm very pleased with this and I hope that the recipients like them :-)


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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011 06:34:52 PM »

Lovely presentation and what an awesome gift!
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011 11:28:55 AM »

the fact that you get to go IN PERSON to american sci and sur makes me so jealous!  love that catalog.  Smiley
great presentation on your gift!

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011 12:09:43 PM »

Oh gosh I know I LOOOOOOOVE that place :-)

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