Gifts in a jar are a quick and easy way to show your appreciation, especially when you decorate the jars with images you’ve colored. I love to give gifts in a jar throughout the year. Since part of the charm is pretty presentation, I’ve been decorating my jars with images from Color Your Own Stickers: Inspirations. In the photo above, I used a gift tag sticker on the jar lid and a flower sticker for the front. The black and white patterned strip is washi tape and the jar itself is recycled from my kitchen. However, if you don’t have any color your own sticker books in your collection, you could easily print your favorite online freebies onto sticker paper and make your own stickers for this project.
What’s inside the jar itself? You can put almost anything you want into a jar for creative gift giving, but I’m making an all-natural salve with essential oils. This is such a fun and practical gift, since you can customize the scent to fit the recipient’s own unique preferences. It’s also perfect for helping you combat dry skin when you live in a colder climate. I keep a jar scented with lavender, sweet orange, and ylang ylang essential oils by my bed to apply on my feet and hands each night.
If you want to try this recipe at home, here’s what you need:
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup olive oil
- 4 T. beeswax pastilles
- 1 t. vitamin E oil
- 25 drops of essential oil for fragrance and aromatherapy benefits
- Melt coconut oil, olive oil, and beeswax in a double boiler.
- Stir well, then add vitamin E oil and desired essential oils.
- Carefully pour mixture into jar.