Wednesday, December 26, 2012

DIY Spa Kit

 Every year for Christmas I gift handmade items to friends/family. This year, for the special ladies in my life, I made a spa kit. Since I already make just about all of my beauty products, I had almost everything I needed to put them together. All I had to do was go out and buy the baskets to put them in. So I would like to share with you my recipes {plus one from a good bloggie friend} and a short how-to in putting them together. 

This kit includes:

Facial Scrub, body scrub, bath salts, and lip balm. You will need for each a mason jar and/or container, pretty label, bakers twine, and a small wooden scoop/spoon. For the entire kit you will need a basket and some moss.


Face Scrub:
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. coconut oil
Mix together and place in jar/container. I got this inspiration from my friend Heidi over at Antlers & Roses.

Body Scrub:

3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. olive oil
several drops essential oils
Mix sugar and olive oil together then add desired amount of essential oils. Place in jar/container.

Bath Salts:
1 c. coarse sea salt 
1/2 c. epsom salt
1 tsp. baking soda
few drops of essential oils
food coloring {optional}

Mix salts and baking soda together then add desired amount of essential oils. If you'd like to make the bath salts a pretty color, add desired amount of food coloring and mix together. Place in jar/container.

Lip Balm: 

1/4 c. shaved beeswax
3/4 tbsp. coconut oil
1/4 tsp. vitamin e oil
1 drop essential oil {optional}

Melt shaved beeswax in a double boiler. If you don't own one of those fancy kitchen gadgets you can boil a pot of water then place a pot in the boiling water with beeswax to melt. Once melted, add to coconut oil. Add vitamin e and mix well. Add one drop of essential oils if desired. Pour into container.

Once all of your product is in their jars/containers, tie bakers twine around the jar, knotting the wooden scoop/spoon to hold it in place. You can add a pretty label to it and even add directions with the face and body scrubs if you'd like! Cover bottom of basket with a thin layer of moss, arrange jars on top of moss in basket then fill in desired amount of moss around jars. And you have a gorgeous spa kit for someone special!

These are a great gift for someone, but great for you as well. I actually use each one of these products! It's rare that I take a bath because it's a tiny tub {I remember when we were little and the bathtub was like an ocean to us! Why can't it stay that way!?}, but when I do get in the tub I definitely use these salts. They melt the stress away mentally and physically. Plus, with the essential oils, it gives you that spa feeling - even if your knees are in your face while soaking in the bath! 

What handmade gifts did you give this year? Did you receive any amazing handmade? Share with me below!


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  1. Very Cute idea! Will have to do this. Thank you for posting!


    1. Thanks Shannon! What I love about these items is that you probably have most, if not all, in your home. If you're having trouble finding beeswax, your local hardware store might have it or find a local person. XO

  2. drooling over these recipes! i make my hair own hair stuff but i never knew bath salts and scrubs were this easy :O)

  3. This is such a cute present idea! I must admit that I have never made any scrubs or anything - maybe next year I will start! New Follower :)


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