Bath and Spa Gifts
Make dozens of effervescent treats in a variety of shapes and colors that will scent and soften bath water as they bubble.
Fill heat-sealable tea bags with calming scents, including lavender buds, peppermint leaves, and chamomile buds.
Homemade Grass Soap
Add nature's essence to a homemade soap gift.
You need only four ingredients to make these moisturizing exfoliants. The base can be made from either Epsom salts or sugar, depending on whether you want a large or fine grain.
Coaxed from leaves, roots, tree bark, fruit peels, or flower petals, essential oils make lovely homemade gifts that carry a plant's very life force.
These fragrant spheres for the bath are made by packing Epsom salts into a plastic mold; they can be tinted any color. You'll need 3 to 4 days to make the bath balls because of the drying time between steps. Makes 2 large or 4 small balls.
Homemade Lip Balm
A homemade batch of balm makes for a sweet stocking stuffer.
Ice-cube trays serve as molds, giving the fizzies their shape. Using a flexible silicone model lets you slide the cubes out smoothly without breaking them.