Christmas Ideas from the Green Abode

Melanie Carr

Christmas is a busy time of year so I am here to provide you with some great gift ideas for the naturally minded person using products from the Green Abode….

Christmas themed Epsom salts – using the food grade Epsom salts, mixed with a little red colouring and some essentials oils. Peppermint or clove is great for that Christmas smell

Stainless steel cups – a practical gift which will last for years! Got kids? These cups will not smash when knocked over

Stainless steel straws – a quirky gift which most people will love! No plastics, BPA and these will last forever!

Vanilla infused vodka – vodka with organic vanilla beans, soaked for long enough to take on the vanilla twist

Dr Bronner or Weleda soaps – these are beautiful soaps and they smell amazing. Both have been made ethically and the methods they use have taken the environment into consideration. These would be a wonderful stocking filler

Dried fruit – grab some delicious dried mango, pineapple, apple, banana, etc and make up a little jar of sulphur free organic dried fruits. If you haven’t tried these, they are delicious! Another option would be a jar of organic nuts or mix it up and use both!

Vogel sprouting jar – make your own sprouts instead of buying them from the store and only using ¼ of the punnet! Sprouts are super easy to grow and very quick. They are a wonderful source of nutrition too

Homemade chocolates – grab some organic cacao butter and whip up some organic chocolates

Biscuit mix in a jar – get a recipe and layer the dry ingredients in a jar for a colourful present. Great for day care teachers, friends and family members

Essential oil diffuser – these are great. They are a safer option than a candle and create a therapeutic aroma throughout the house. Add oils such as On guard when the is illness in the house, Serenity to create a calming vibe or a citrus smell for an uplifting mood

Teas – who doesn’t love a nice tea? There is a range of organic therapeutic teas available on the website – perfect for day care teachers, friends or as a stocking filler

For the health conscious friend – Wot Not sunscreen, bamboo toothbrushes or rescue remedy. Who doesn’t need a bit of Rescue Remedy at Christmas time?

For a new mum – the Cheeky Wipes range is an awesome environmentally friendly, cost effective product which lasts for years. Other options – Wot Not baby sunscreen, Wot Not disposable wipes or Calendula soap

A “summer” themed present – sunscreen, insect repellent and stainless steel straws!

Christmas cakes – I can get organic mixed dry fruit if anyone is making Christmas cake or pudding this year. Just let me know and I’ll grab the prices for you

Essential oils – there are so many uses for these in everyday life. The intro pack (lavender, peppermint and lemon 5ml oils) on the website is a great little starter pack to get people into oils

I hope this has helped and given you a few ideas to get you going! See below for pictures