With my newfound love of essential oils, I decided to get creative this year. That’s usually a bad idea, since I’m not the creative type. So I have to resort to stealing/modifying someone else’s idea. And this is what I found at http://www.theidearoom.net
If you’d like to start with some basics, first read my post about Bath Salts using your premium starter kit.
Airtight glass containers: I got mine at Hobby Lobby. My containers are small because I was making 10 of these for my family members. But Hobby Lobby, or any crafting store, should have a wide variety of jars.
Gift Boxes: These i picked up at Michael’s and are the perfect size for these little jars
“Hay”: brown crinkle paper, again at Michael’s, acted as my poor man’s hay. Plus, since I was shipping these boxes, the paper worked well as padding.
Chocolate Gold coins: Available most everywhere candy is sold this time of year.
Twine: I used twine to tie the labels onto the packages. To make the labels, I used picmonkey.com which is a free and easy infographic making program.
Myrrh Bath Salts
What you’ll need
Salt: For these bath salts I used a 3 different types of salt. Epsom salt for therapeutic benefit, Kosher salt for texture and then Himalayan Salt for just a pop of color. But any combination of salts will work for this recipe
Olive Oil: Just a hint of Extra Virgin Olive oil or any other carrier oil will help keep this mix from drying out.
Myrrh essential oil: Young Living carries a wide variety of oils. Buy your Myrrh essential oil HERE.
Lavender essential oil (optional): Myrrh, by itself, isn’t very fragrant. I did not add anything to my mix because I wanted to stay true to the religious significance of the oils and the gift, but adding a few drops of lavender will enhance the aroma of this bath salt recipe. I decided instead to just include a sample packet of lavender with instructions to add it for a more fragrant experience.
- 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt
- 1/4 cup of Himalayan salt
- 1/4 cup of Kosher salt
- drizzle of olive oil
- 8-10 drops of Myrrh essential oil
- 5 drops of lavender (optional)
Mix salts and oil together. Add essential oils of choice and blend. Keep in an airtight container. Use 1/2 cup of salts for an average sized bathtub.
Frankincense Sugar Scrub:
What you’ll need:
Raw Sugar: Raw sugar is a minimally processed version of cane sugar. The larger crystals make it desirable for a sugar scrub
White Sugar: The smaller granules of white sugar make a nice contrast against the larger crystals of the raw sugar
Olive Oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or any other carrier oil) helps to keep this recipe from drying out. Also, using a sugar scrub with olive oil leaves your skin feeling silky smooth! The recipe calls for 1/8 of a cup of oil but I found that to be a bit much for my liking – feel free to add more.
Frankincense essential oil: Young Living carries a wide variety of essential oils. Buy your Frankincense essential oil HERE
- 3/4 cup raw sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 Tbsp olive oil (or other carrier oil)
- 8-10 drops of Frankincense essential oil
- 5 drops orange essential oil (optional)
Mix all ingredients and seal in an air tight container. Use as needed to exfoliate and soften skin.
Add the Myrrh Bath Salts, Frankincense Sugar Scrub and gold coin to a box and you’ve got yourself a wonderfully smelling and symbolic gift that embraces the spirituality of Christmas!
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