January 27, 2014

XOXO To My Special Friends

It's almost Valentines Day and I have been prepping some little gifts for special friends of mine. I have always wanted to make my own bath salts and this is the perfect little something to treat my girlies with. I purchased these heart shaped glass containers for $1.99 at local hobby store. IOn one of the jars I glued  tulle, ribbons & lace. The other jar I copied a cute idea I saw at Michaels. It was simply made by cutting pieces of fabric in strips and tying them on a cord. I had a ton of Christmas red ribbons and felt so this worked perfect for the other jar. I personalized each jar with wooden letters that I painted white then embellished with little gems.
Then the fun part... I never new this was soooooo easy. (Thank you Martha Stewart) The recipe is as follows:
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Epson Salts
  • Baking Soda
  • Essential Oils
  • Food Coloring
       1.In a large bowl, mix to combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts epsom salts, to soothe tired  
          muscles and reduce inflammation; and 1 part baking soda, to soften waters and alleviate skin
      2. Add a few drops of essential oils, and combine.
      3. Add a few drops of food coloring, until you achieve the desired shade. If you intend to  
          present the bath salts as gifts be sure to store them in a stoppered container. 
I made a batch of lavender and a batch of vanilla jasmine. I can't wait to give them to the girls so they can treat themselves to a nice soothing bath. Happy Sweetheart Day everyone... xoxo Toni

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