December is here, and the 3rd is Make A Gift Day! Crafting has “tangible health benefits” and can be very therapeutic during a bustling holiday season. Try channeling your holiday stress into creativity! Loved ones always enjoy presents filled with (your) presence. So, here are some dental-inspired DIYs for every person on your list.
The Foodie: If you have a friend who loves to gobble the gourmet, whip up a batch of cinnamon sugar almonds. They’re loaded with tooth-healthy protein, vitamin E, and fiber. Use mini cellophane bags and ribbon for extra holiday cheer.
The Environmentalist: Concoct a minty peppermint mouthwash, made using 100% natural ingredients. Store the refreshing rinse in a reusable glass container, and voilá, your gift is ready to be received.
The Makeup Maven: Make a mega moisturizing lip balm for your makeup-minded pal. This recipe contains only a few ingredients, so it’s simple to customize the flavor and scent. After all, soft lips are the perfect complement to any healthy smile. Selfies guaranteed.
The Workaholic: Too many hours at the office often means shorter snooze times. A good night’s sleep is critical to your oral and overall health. Help your hardworking friend rest easier with a relaxing eye pillow.
The Super Parent: If you’re feeling Picasso-esque, try your brush at a kid-themed bathroom sign. Parents likely get tired of repeating themselves with the following instructions, “Wash your hands! Brush your teeth!” Hopefully, an encouraging bathroom sign will help to give your favorite parent’s mouth a break.
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*Updated December 2021