Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gifts for Mom

I have seen these sugar scrub and bath salt recipes all over Pinterest and I decided it would be a great thing to try for a Mother's Day gift.  Pictured here is a bath salt I made myself. 

It is really easy to make this and here is what you need.  Recipe source.
Bath Salts:
3 parts Epsom Salt
6 parts coarse sea salt
1 part baking soda
few drops of essential oils
food color
* Note I measured the parts by a medicine cup and it worked out perfect.
    It yields 2 cups of bath salts.
First, mix all the dry.  I put the essential oil and 1 drop of red and 1 drop of yellow food color in a medicine cup to mix and then added it into the salts.  Mix until you get a pretty color.

The scents I used were coconut, vanilla, and orange.  The orange was an essential oil and the other two were from a craft store for making soap or bath products.

I also made a sugar scrub.  It is really nice and it moisturizes.  The color comes from the olive oil.  It would be nice to use lime essential oil with coconut and vanilla for a great tropical smell.
Sugar scrub:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil  (*note:  I would use a little less and add more if you need it, mine was a little soupy and then I drained some of the olive oil back off of the top to get the desired consistency.)
essential oil of choice

This was the easiest recipe I found for a scrub.  There are a lot of recipes out there. 

I will link this to: 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday   at Ivy and Elephants


Nanna said...

they both sound like they smell so good, I've made a brown sugar scrub off pinterest but haven't tried bath salts

Betty said...

Sounds wonderful. I love making things. Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

My Mother would love this! She has enough shoes...maybe this would be good to make for her along with a massage gift. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Brenda Pruitt said...

I can almost smell the coconut...

Anonymous said...

I love making things like this and I can't wait to try it.


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh that salt scrub looks like fun to make and use! I'm pinning this for sure -- MY mom wouldn't use it(she might try to cook with it!) but it would make a great hostess gift and I like to have things like this on hand to give.

Nann said...

That salt scrub really is rather appealing and would be a delight to have. I want to try it and I bet my daughters would too. Thanks for sharing such a great idea for Mothers Day.

Little Miss Maggie said...

I can't wait to try your scrubs. I am overdue for some serious pampering.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

They are both great gifts. Love your photos too! Thanks for stopping by with your wonderful comment.


Pura Vida said...

Love this neat idea