Christmas gifts in the making

I know! I know… Christmas is still three months away.

I’m trying to get organized.

I’ve been looking at my aromatherapy notes and have created recipes with a theme of peace on earth, and joy to the world

Bare with.

Peace on earth: this will be bath salts with a de-stress essential oil blend and earthy accessories like a disposable wooden spoon and twine around paper baggie packaging (using my giftbag punch board and my cuttlebug to die cut a view window in it)

Recipe: (not yet tested, I will test this and tweak if necessary)

12 drops clary sage essential oil, 4 drops lemon essential oil, 4 drops lavender essential oil

3 cups of a mixture of pretty pink himylayan and regular epsom salts

1 tablespoon of carrier oil

Use: 1/2 – 1 cup per bath or a hand ful in a foot spa/bucket

note: these need to be 100% pure essential oils, not cosmetic or fragrance oils… as we do want the therapeuticbenefits with the bath.

Joy to the world: this will be a massage oil for when they step out of the bath, they’ve de-stressed with the aromatherapy and de-toxed with the salts, so lets throw some joy to the world at them with happy aromas and skin loving sweet almond oil.

Recipe: (again not yet tested and I will tweak if necessary)

8 drops bergamot essential oil, 8 drops pink grapefruit essential oil, 4 drops rosewood essential oil

112 ml of sweet almond oil

I’m searching for clear bottles with suitable lids, either flip top or screw top and will look at designing labels for them with festive ribbon.

Will post photos once I’ve completed these gifts.

I found these super cute bottles that would be perfect for the bath salts online but they’re still a bit pricey for how many people I’m making these for so I’ll stick with my plan to make pretty little baggies with earthy accessories :

http://www.dhgate.com/product/square-100g-bath-salt-bottle-mask-powder/185969161.html#s1-16-1|675379417

If you too are in NZ I buy all of my essential oils and raw materials from

http://www.massagewarehouse.co.nz/

Wish me luck!!

Project: Recycle Pillows

Every 6-12 months I throw our pillows out to the clothing bins.

I’ve been sleeping uncomfortable for the last week and it’s time to replace our pillows!

Thanks Karen for sharing this on your facebook – I’m going to save the project in here until I have time to find fabric (old or on sale cute duvet cover) and upcycle our old pillows.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sew-old-pillowcases-together-t-151312

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