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Great Home Made Holiday Body Care Gifts

Every year I like to tap into that creative vibe that many of us experience this time of the year. Get your imagination and crafting skills in high gear and make a few or all of the following home made holiday gifting ideas. It is always fun and surprising to the recipient to receive a uniquely crafted gift. Let's face it. Those presents we buy in the retail stores aren't as personal when there are probably many others receiving that very same gift. This holiday season use one or all of the beauty and body care recipe's here to create a special home made holiday gifts for everyone on your gift giving list. Most of the home made gift ideas included here are inexpensive and easy to make at home.

The ingredients are available at local health food stores or crafting shops. Purchase the decorative containers and baskets at local dollar stores to save even more money. The theme here is Cherry essential oils. Feel free to add your favorite essential oils. A few favorites that smell great mixed into these recipes are Rose, Lavender, Geranium, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang.

Cherry Scented Bubble Bath


� cup shampoo
3/4 cup water
� tsp. salt
15 drops cherry essential oil
Mixing spoon
Decorative glass or plastic container

Mix ingredients together in large bowl. Pour into the decorative container.

Cherry Bath Crystals


Sea salt
Cherry essential oil
Decorative container with lid

Grab a bowl and add 4 to 5 teaspoons of the cherry essential oil to the sea salt. Mix together completely. Now take the ingredients and pour into your decorative plastic or glass container and cap. Add a pretty red bow for a festive touch.

Scentsational Bath Salts


3 tablespoons of sea salt
3 tablespoons baking soda
6 drops of essential oil (Cherry, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose, Ylang Ylang,
Decorative glass containers

Add sea salt, baking soda and the oils to decorative jar. Take the decorative container in both hands and shake the mixture until thoroughly mixed.

Relaxing Cherry Epsom Salt Bath


2 tablespoons Epsom salt
1 tablespoon sea salt
3 tablespoons baking soda
8 drops Cherry essential oils
Decorative glass jar

Take the essential oil and add it to sea salt, baking soda, Epsom salt in the jar. Shake the jar gently to mix. Use the salts by adding to running water in the bath tub.

Fizzy Bath Salts

3 tablespoons sea salt
3 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoon citric acid
8 drops essential oils
Decorative jar

Add sea salt, baking soda, citric acid and oils to jar. Gently shake the mixture.

Place the finished home made gift goodies into cute decorative jars. Arrange in a basket and tie with festive ribbons. Add a nice soft hand towel with a natural scrub brush. Don't forget to include a personalized gift card and present home made gifts to the recipient.

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