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Saturday, December 31, 2011

made you a gift...

this year, for christmas, i decided to make a few special people in my life a homemade gift. it's just more personal when it is something that your own hands have made. i found some recipes for a bath soak, body scrub, and facial mask and thought these would be great for mamas and grandmas, and my hard-working sister. turns out they loved them, and even though christmas is over i thought i would share in case you need a gift idea for another special occasion for someone you know that needs to relax (or maybe for yourself!). these are great because it doesn't matter what time of year it is!

what i made:

lavender bath soak
3 C epsom salt
2 tbsp dried lavender flowers (i used the lavender from my garden and let it dry for a few days which you could do or i am sure you can buy some already dry)
20-30 drops vanilla essential oil (i bought mine from sprouts)
5-10 drops lavender essential oil

mix everything and shake shake shake

add a few spoonfuls to your bath and RELAX!

warm vanilla, brown sugar, and coconut oil body scrub
1 1/4 C organic brown sugar
6-8 tbsp organic unrefined coconut oil
15-20 drops vanilla essential oil

if coconut oil is solid warm just enough to melt. combine oil and sugar, eliminating any lumps. add vanilla drop by drop blending after each.

apply to pre-moistened skin, massaging in circular motions

miracle mask
2tbsp raw organic honey
2tsp cinnamon
2tsp nutmeg

mix to a thick paste

apply to face and let sit for 30 minutes. wash off with warm water, scrubbing softly using a circular motion for exfoliation.

i bought some mason jars and baskets from michaels and found some free printable labels here to write what each one was. i then tied some wool yarn around them with a tag in the back that had instructions on how to use them.

i also found some adorable free printable 'handmade' gift tags which you can get here! now i just need to make these babies for myself!

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