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My goal every year is to make more homemade DIY gifts for the holidays. It never happens. This year I told myself that I have to at least make one thing for one person that is homemade. I know, personally, that I always love these gifts the most. The fact that they are made with thought and love is so much more meaningful to me than anything else. Okay, besides anything from my girl…and diamonds, I’d never turn down diamonds.
I went to the store and got cute little mason jars for the gifts and knew I had everything else at home. I was on a tight deadline because I needed the gifts to be done for a party the next day. I got home and started gathering ingredients to make an awesome sugar scrub I’ve made before and then it hit me…I barely had any coconut oil. I mean seriously, in a “crunchy” household, this is a travesty in and of itself. I had to quickly think of something else because traveling back to the store wasn’t an option. That’s when I thought of bath salts. (don’t think of media news stories right now…not those).
The best part about this gift is that it took me less than 10 minutes to make and get into the containers. Literally, it took me longer to cut and tie the ribbons than it did to make and seal the jars.
3 1/2 cups Epsom Salts
1/2 cup Sea Salt
1/2 cup Baking Soda
Grated rind of two clementines (or one orange)
10 drops of Citrus Bliss essential oil
Desired size Mason Jars (we used these)
In a bowl, add the ingredients in the order above and mix until well combined. Fill each container with desired amount. *The above amount filled four 8oz containers and one pint size jar.
The smell of this is absolutely amazing. Citrus Bliss is one of my favorite essential oils. It’s a combination of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, Clementine, and just a hint of Vanilla. It helps to lift your mood, while reducing stress. It’s the perfect combination after a long day and when a relaxing bath is what’s needed.