The holidays are a fun time, especially when you get to spend it with family. I love coming up with gift ideas to give to relatives and friends and this year, I wanted to plan ahead and find some fun gift ideas that I thought were not only unique but helpful to those receiving the gifts.
With Bing’s Smart Search by my side, I grabbed my computer and went to work on some do-it-yourself ideas. But before I even began, I had to update to the latest Windows 8.1.
While my computer was updating, I decided to brainstorm on what exactly I’d like to create this year. I wanted to give gifts that would promote relaxation and comfort. I decided to go for a body scrub.
I was ready to begin my search for the perfect recipe.
That led me to the perfect recipe. A nice, relaxing Lavender & Coconut Body Scrub!
Lavender & Coconut Body Scrub
You will need:
– 1/2 cup coconut oil
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 3/4 cup cane (or granulated) sugar
– 1/4 cup sea salt
– 1/4 cup crushed lavender
– lavender essential oil
1. Heat coconut oil over low heat for 5-10 mins, remove from heat & strain.
2. While the oil is still warm, mix together olive oil & let sit until room temperature.
3. Once room temperature, stir in sugar and salt.
4. Add in 4-6 drops of lavender essential oil, stir then pour into a beautiful jar like a mason jar.
5. Wrap, add a cute ribbon & enjoy!
To come up with inspirational Christmas gift ideas, I decided to try out Bing’s new Smart Search. It was pretty awesome and definitely made my search easier.
Anyone with a PC or tablet with Windows 8.1 can use Bing’s Smart search. Bing’s Smart Search in the new Windows is a faster way to find what you’re looking for and get things done on your touch device. One search brings you information from across your device, the cloud, apps, and the web. Visual results designed specifically for touch make it easy to find what you need. There’s no need to open a browser—simply swipe and tap to start searching.
How does it work? It’s only a gesture away. Need to search? No need to launch a browser or switch apps. From any location, just swipe and tap search. Take action before you even finish typing. Looking to play your favorite song? Start typing in the search box, see results instantly as you type, then tap to play.
Web previews help you see at-a-glance what the web page looks like behind each search result. That means fewer clicks to find the right link.
“Smart” summary of results. For a variety of popular searches, you’ll see a rich, visual summary of the most relevant information from across the web and apps. Check it out here!
This article is sponsored by Bing.