Natural Christmas Gifts – Made From the Heart <3

IMG_6392[1]With Christmas just around the corner, 4 weeks to be exact, its a great time to start thinking (and stressing) about what to give your loved ones. It is super easy to make your own presents using natural ingredients and here is how:

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Relaxing Rose Bath Salts
Nothing beats a warm bath after a hectic day, give your loved ones the feeling of relaxation with this easy bath salt recipe.

You will need:
1 glass jar with lid
Course sea salt
himalayan salt
Epsom Salts
Baking Soda
Dried Rose Petals
Essential oil

Steps;
Depending on the size of your jar, mix 3 parts of the three different salts in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 part baking soda to add softness to the water and alleviate skin irritation.
Add two drops of your chosen essential oil and dried rose petals.
Mix well and scoop into your jar. Decorate with your favourite Christmas ribbon.

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Natural Bath Fizzies

Love bath bombs? Then how about making your own, they are so simple and leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised.

What you will need:

Baking Soda
Citric Acid
Essential oil
Baking moulds
Almond or Macadamia Oil
Rubber Gloves

Add 2 cups of baking soda with 1 cup of citric acid into a large mixing bowl. Slowly add a couple of drops of the oil to the mix, stirring after each drop until the mixture resembles sand. Add 2 drops of essential oil and stir until combined.
If you are feeling really adventurous try experimenting with different dyes found from your local craft store.
Firmly pack mixture into desired moulds. I always find adding a drop of oil to the mould helps with removal of the bath bomb. Add rose petals or lavender to the tops of your bombs for decoration.
Allow mixture to set for 4 hours, remove from moulds and place on a drying rack overnight.

 

You can also check out my blog post on how to make your own body butter, a summer favourite of mine šŸ™‚

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