Thursday, October 13, 2016

Homemade Christmas: Bath Salt Scrubs

Giving homemade bath products is always a welcome gift, especially if yours smells as wonderful as mine!  The recipe is traditional, but the scent combinations aren't.  This is where you are really going to shine!



My recipe is very simple:

1 c Epsom salts (or sea salts, the larger pellet)
1/4 c almond oil
1/4 coconut oil
15 drops of Essential Oils

(jojoba, olive, grapeseed oils all work well, too)

Place in a glass bowl.  Combine together until Essential Oils and mixed through.  This makes 1 gift.

Combinations of oils that will rock your gift:

Relaxing Combinations

lavender (all 15 drops!)
chamomile and lavender (8 and 7, respectfully)

For Energy

Peppermint and Lemon (8, 7)
Rosemary and Wild Orange (8, 7)
Rosemary and Grapefruit (8, 7)

For Cheer

Sage and Orange (7 and 7)

For Clarity

Rosemary, Lemon and Cypress (5 each)

I save pretty clear jars all year around. I love putting the mixture in different jars and tying them up with yarn, ribbon, twine or colored rubber bands.  I also like making tags for these gifts, like the ones here and here.  I did kind of cheat on this jar, as it was a gift of bath salts to me!

This is a perfect gift for grandmothers and aunts, and men who need a little skin softening!

21 comments:

  1. Oh sugar scrubs are my thing!! I'm always making sugar scrubs for friends, family, teachers, and my USPS woman for the holidays. I don't think you can go wrong with them. :)
    XOXO
    www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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  2. I love homemade bath salts! It's so great for your skin, and truly detoxifies. Homemade gifts are great too. All you need is a pretty jar and some ribbon.

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  3. This is the perfect gift! I made this for the women in my life as a gift a few years ago and everyone LOVED it!

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  4. What a perfect idea for Christmas. I'm not sure though, if I can find almond oil here. Is there a substitute for almond oil?

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  5. Oh this sounds lovely! I am going to have to try and make this, I need a little "me" time and I will enjoy this :-)

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  6. Wow, I want to try making this. Sounds lovely, I need a scrub now.

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  7. I am so glad you shared this! This is on my list of things to check out to DIY for family christmas presents!

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  8. I made several flavors of scrubs last year for Christmas and have found several more I want to make. These made great gifts!

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  9. What a wonderful gift! I can think of a lot of friends who would love this! Love all the combinations!

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  10. This will make for great holiday homemade gifting. I love it and I am sure this will really exfoliate someone skin for the winter!

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  11. Homemade bath salts are a great gift idea. I've never really known how to make them though. Thank you!

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  12. This recipe looks awesome! I am a big fan of essential oils! I bet some grapefruit and lemon oil would make your skin really soft!

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  13. I love bath scrubs. and bubble baths...and bath bombs....and bath oils...pretty much every thing that can go into a bath...I am 100% in!

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  14. I love homemade bath scrubs. These are such a great gift for friends!

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  15. What a wonderful gift idea! I love anything homemade that's made with love, and everyone loves soaking in the tub! This is a great DIY Christmas gift idea!

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  16. This is such a fun idea, and it would work well as a holiday gift idea for relatives. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. I have to make this. I know my mom and sister in law would love to receive this as part of their gifts.

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  18. I love homemade gifts. I think they are so wonderful, and most of the time very useful! These look like great salt scrubs.

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  19. I am always into making my own gifts for the holidays. This looks like it would be perfect for my girlfriends.

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  20. Home made scrubs are one of my favorite things to receive and to also give! This one looks amazing.

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