Mother's Day is on May 12 and it is time to think about getting a gift for moms. Give the gift of an unforgettable flower scent like lavender. Lavender is a soothing scent that encourages relaxation and healing. Check out the special body care gifts to create.
Lavender Fizz Bath Salts
3 Tablespoons Sea Salt
3 Tablespoons Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Citric Acid
7 or 8 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Pour into cellophane bags, wrap with a colorful ribbon, add a gift tag. Place the cellophane bag with the bath salts into a heart shaped tin box. All the bath salts featured here make excellent last moment Home Made Mother's Day Gifts. To use the home made bath salts simply add to tub of running water and ENJOY! You might want to add a personal note with this message tucked under the bath salts or write on the name card with a decorative felt pen.
Scented Bath Oil
Pure Essential/Lavender Oil
Take the funnel and place over the container. Pour the sunflower oil through the funnel until the container is almost full to the top. Leave about a 1 inch clearance. Add a few drops of the essential oils. Place the lid on the container and shake the bottle. Place the bottle containing the mixture aside in a safe place. Let the mixture set for about 2 or 3 days. After 3 days add fancy crystals, beads, dried flowers, potpourri to the oil. This is purely for decoration and to give it a unique look.
Scented Body Powder
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
Several Drops Lavender Oil
Take the ingredients and combine them in a bowl. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Let the mixture stand for a few days to dry out. After a few days and when the mixture is completely dried sift them through a flour sifter. Pour into a powder shaker or container and enjoy.
Lavender Bubble Bath
Several Drops Lavender Oil
1 Qt. Water
1 Bar Grated Soap
1 1/2 Ounces Glycerin
Mix all the ingredients together. Store the ingredients in a decorative container. Pour under running water just before taking a bath.
Note: You may also substitute your favorite essential oil scent instead of using the one included in these home made body care product recipe's. For example, jasmine, vanilla, or rose are good substitute oils. And gather together the various home made items and place in an attractive wicker basket. Decorate the basket with ribbons. Add a few hand towels and face towels to complete the gift basket.
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