Dr Oz: Best DIY Homemade Gifts
With Christmas just one week away, Dr Oz wanted to share his tips for keeping you calm and collected, beginning with great homemade health gifts you can give even the hardest to shop for people. Dr Oz welcomed Genevieve Gorder, the host of White House Special to help her share DIY gifts you can make to actually help you relax.
Dr Oz: Homemade Flavored Salt Gift Set
So what do you give the person who has everything? If they cook, you can spend just $1 to get a clear ornament and fill them with all kinds of salts, like margarita salt, sriracha salt, or the like! Just buy 7 clear fillable ornaments, and choose seven different kinds of salt that you like. One at a time, use a funnel to pour salt into the ornaments. Close the ornament and then top it with a ribbon!
Dr Oz: Detox Bath In A Jar
If you have someone you want to give a gift to, but you have no idea what to give them, you can can make a detox bath in a jar. Add one cup of epsom salt to a jar, then add one cup of plain oats to the jar, close the lid, and shake it up. Customize the hand tag with instructions telling them to fill the bath tub with hot water, dump the contenst in, and soak for 20-30 minutes.
You can make a bunch of them and have them ready in case you need a quick gift for someone you forgot or want to give something to at the last minute.
Dr Oz: Give The Gift Of Tea!
Another great homemade gift idea is tea. Repurpose an old jewelry box and buy a ton of loose teas, tea bag, and twine. You can add a little label to show what tea is in each bag and then store the tea variety inside the box as a beautiful, sweet homemade gift.
Dr Oz also revealed a tea wreath, which you can make by cutting a piece of cardboard into a circle and then covering the circle with patterned paper. Then, start hot gluing clothespons to your wreath, and continue until the whole wreath is covered in evenly spaced clothespins. Make sure the mouth of the clothespin faces the outside of the wreath. Then clip a teabag onto each clothespin.
Dr Oz: Dark Chocolate Dipping Spoons
Dr Oz was then joined by Chocolate-Covered Katie Higgins who had some great hostess gifts you can make. First were her dark-chocolate dipping spoons, which she likes because they’re faster to make than they are to eat. All you need is some melted dark chocolate and some spoons. Just dip the spoon in the chocolate and then sprinkle whatever topping you would like whether it’s fruit or nuts, and then keep in the fridge until the chocolate hardens, wrap with plastic, and decorate with a ribbon! One spoon is 100 calories.
Dr Oz: Edible DIY Gift Ideas
Next, you can use a cookie cutter for protein bars. Make peanut butter protein bars using protein powder, sucanat (unrefined cane sugar), baking soda, brown sugar, banana, and peanut butter. Put the ingredients in a bag and then roll it out just like cookies. Use whatever cookie cutters you want to cut them out before either freezing or baking them.
Finally, you can use a slow cooker to make gifts in bulk. Katie likes to make cinnamon pecans in the slow cooker by combining pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and pure vanilla extract. Just put them in a jar and decoare with a ribbon, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful and tasty gift idea!