So every Wednesday this month I am featuring a beautiful handmade gift idea.
This week I want to show you all a beautiful, easy and inexpensive gift- Lavender Bath Salts and Lavender Salt Scrub. The bath salts are great for a warm winter bath, epsom salt has soothing/healing properties for tired/achy muscles. The salt scrub can be used all over, or I like to use it as a foot scrub- the salt scrubs away dead skin and the oil moisturizes.
This gift is a wonderful alternative to sweets or baked goods (which we all have too much of over the holidays!!) The gift set is so nice, you will have to make one for yourself too- bonus- lavender is a great stress reliever- perfect for this stressful time of year. Here's what you do:
All you need to get started are: mason jars and lids, epsom salt, oil (vegetable or canola are fine) and some decorative papers and ribbons. All supplies pictured here were purchased at our local Walmart Supercenter.
I purchased this large bag of lavender scented epsom salt at Walmart for $ !! If you can only find the unscented epsom salt, then you will need to add essential oils to the salts to make them scented- (note: I used lavender, but any scented essential oil will work)!
For the bath salts jar, simply fill the entire jar with the scented epsom salt- that's it!!
For the salt scrub, fill the jar 2/3 full of scented epsom salt.
Then pour the oil on top and stir, making sure the oil is incorporated with all the salt- sometimes I add more salt to get a thicker, "grainier" scrub, just mix it to your desired consistency.
The scrub is on the left and the bath salts on the right, now just seal them up with their lids, that's it!
Now, I like to make them look pretty by adding a ribbon and label and patterned paper to cover the lid, I also make matching cards and bag tags for an extra special touch.
I hope you give these a try for someone on your list…maybe even treat yourself to a relaxing foot scrub as well!