If you've been stumped while looking for a unique or special gift for Dad this weekend, we have a few fun and personal ideas to help you out!
1) Make a botanical gift card from scratch. This great idea from Mother Earth living really lets you personalize this memento and best of all it's bio-degradable!
2) Make him a personalized scent with essential oils. Here is the base recipe for an oil and a spritz with just one example of a recipe to try (You can find tons out there on the 'net or ask us here at Moonrise!)
Fresh Spice Blend
3 drops invigorating Black Spruce
6 drops uplifting Bergamot
3 drops calming/centering Basil
1-2 drops spicy Black Pepper
OIL BLEND INGREDIENTS
- 2 Tbsp. your favorite carrier oil like sweet almond or jojoba
- essential oil blend (see below)
- 20 drops Vitamin E oil
- 1 oz. glass dropper bottle
- Add essential oils to the glass bottle, follow with a carrier oil to fill. Replace cap and gently shake to combine.
- To use: dab a couple drops of "cologne" blend anywhere you desire!
SPRITZ BASE INGREDIENTS
- 1 Tbsp. witch hazel
- 1/4 tsp. vegetable glycerin (optional)
- 1 tsp. aloe vera gel (optional
- essential oil blend x2 (see below)
- 2 oz. glass spray bottle
- filtered water to fill bottle
- Combine ingredients in a 2 oz. spray bottle and add water to fill.
- Shake before use!
3) Herbal Sachets can be blended to suit many needs! Make a sachet from our Dream blend for a relaxing, dream enhancing little keepsake for under dad's pillow. Here are a couple of recipes that could be added to freshen up drawer spaces, car interiors, closets and whatever else you can think of!
Summer Fresh blend
1/4 cup dried lavender
1/4 cup dried rosemary
1/4 tbsp whole cloves
1/2 cup cedar tips or shavings
1 Tbsp baking soda
7 drops of cedar, black spruce, eucalyptus, bergamot, sweet orange or any other essential oil of your choice
Citrus Mint Moth-Away: uplifting and enlivening when used as a smelling sachet, this blend is effective in keep all manner of small pests out of spaces as well.
4) You can pick up a selection of 6-9 teas and make your pops his own special gift set of teas! You can also custom blend various herbs to make a unique tea blend....the possibilities are endless!
We also have many other special and unique gifts to offer if none of these ideas work, so feel free to come down, drop by our online store or give us a call at 707-822-5296.
Take care out there friends!