I have some very creative girlfriends, and every year, I force them to invite me over to Lisa’s house to make Holiday gifts. They usually oblige. Last year, we made homemade vanilla, and this year, we decided on homemade bath salts. Yummy.
The whole process was super simple…way simpler than the vanilla actually. (And we thought the vanilla was easy!)
First, we all got together and ate lunch. Easy. Then we pulled out the supplies and started talking.
Or hey, use ours! Then, stick the labels on the containers.
This was actually the hardest part, I think.
That’s why I am taking photos. I was banned from the production.
But Katherine Center, whose hands are shown above, did a fab job.
(This is because I did not do them.)
In the kitchen…
Lisa and I were her helpers. We added essential oils to sea salt and stirred it all up in giant mixing bowls. Easy. We used Laundry Tree oils (because they’re awesome), but I’m sure any ol’ essential oils will do. We went with Up (to pick you up), Down (to chill you out), Turn Around (to get you healthy) themes of scents.
Here are the recipes Lisa created:
(I love these and want to order 50 of them for my house.)
The whole project took about two hours, and we were definitely taking our time (and eating and drinking and laughing away).
(Added from Lisa)
The recipes can be successfully modified to work well for a last-minute gift.
Just use epsom salt (available in any pharmacy) and essential oils (available in the “natural” aisles of any good grocery store). The amount of salt you’ll need depends on the size of the container you choose. For guestimation purposes, ours were about 2″ round and 4″ ta
ll and held about 6 oz (2/3 cup) of salts.
If you’d like to use the labels that Adrienne designed, you can download then here:
Merry Christmas, everyone!