Making A Homemade Spa Kit

March 6th, 2012

For me, the month of March is often the most expensive month of the year! Five of my seven closest girlfriends were all born in March, and as the years go on, it’s getting harder and harder to find original ideas to surprise them with. All in all, there is nothing more special than receiving a gift from the heart. A gift that you’ve dedicated some serious time and thought to and something that your dear friend is really going to appreciate.

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we’re super passionate about using all natural beauty products. We’re all about heading to the refrigerator for a beauty treatment rather than spending your precious money at the beauty shop. Without question, what woman doesn’t love going to the spa? When I’m vacation, at the end of a fun-filled day of sightseeing, wining and dining, I love to unwind under the hands a very capable massage therapist. So let’s combine our love of the spa, with some fabulous natural beauty recipes, to put together a fabulous homemade spa kit either for yourself, or a good friend.

Homemade Bath Salts 

1 Cup of fine grain Sea Salt
1 Cup of Epsom Salt
4 Tablespoons of Dendritic Salt (Adding this to your bath actually elongates the aroma of your bath!)
1 Teaspoon of lemon essential oil
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract (I’ve actually use pure Mexican Vanilla because the smell is intoxicating!)
5-6 Drops of Food Colouring

As for packaging, I like to use organza drawstring bags. They’re adorable and reusable.

Classic Honey & Oat Facial Mask

1/2 Cup of Regular or Instant Oats
1/4 Cup of Organic Honey
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Teabag (I like to use Earl Grey, but Orange Pekoe works great too!)

There are obviously elements that you don’t need to package up (the water), and the rest can be neatly presented in a lovely handmade basket.

Lovely Lip Balm

1/2 Ounce of Beeswax Beads or Pellets
4 Ounces of Almond Oil
1 Teaspoon of coloured Jojoba Beads
2 Teaspoons of Your Favourite Essential Oils

Mix the first 3 ingredients into a bowl and melt it in the microwave. Stir with spoon (I used a chopstick to make sure most of the mix was left in the bowl). Let the mixture cool for a few minutes, then add the essential oil. Stir and pour the mix into lip balm jars.

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