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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Mother's Day is coming up soon! Do you know what your getting your mom? Never fear! I have put together a list of cheap, and easy things to make for your mom. Read on! (Note: I did get these from other blogs. I will link the blogs I took the idea from. Thank you)

Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub:
16 oz Epsom Salt (no fragrance)
 3/4 cup carrier oil (safflower oil/kitchen oil works well and is inexpensive)
3 t. vanilla extract

Can be found here

Salt and Honey Scrub with Grapefruit and Rosemary

2 cups olive oil
2/3 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon grapefruit essential oil
1/4 teaspoon rosemary essential oil
3 cups salt
sugar (optional)
red food coloring (2 drops)

Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl. Gradually mix in the salt 1/2 cup at a time. It's easiest to mix with your hands. Wear gloves if you have sensitive skin.

Continue to mix until the oil is mostly absorbed into the grains. It will be very thick and mass together with a bit of oil seeping out. If it's not coming together after several minutes, add salt or sugar in half cup increments until it's a gritty oily paste (you will need more salt/sugar if using kosher salt and less if using a finer grain salt).

Add 2 drops red food coloring and mix well. Add additional essential oil at a rate of 1/4 teaspoon at a time for a stronger fragrance.

Scoop the scrub into little jars with holes large enough to dig the product out by hand. Wipe off the top of the jar before lidding as the salt can rust the metal lid.

To use, scoop a tablespoon of the scrub into damp hands and massage between your hands until you feel a gritty paste. Scrub your face and body in a circular motion until most of the salt crystals dissolve, then rinse.

Can be found here

Kool-Aid Lip Balm

4 Tbs Coconut Oil
3 Tbs Petroleum Jelly (update: we’ve had people recommend shea butter as an alternative!)
1 Tbs Beeswax, shaved
A Squirt of kool-aid (we used the liquid variety but the powder works perfectly as well!)
A Small container (we re-purposed some empty Burt’s Bees containers)

1. Mix first three ingredients in a microwave save bowl.
2. After blended, heat for 1 minute. If you’re doing different colors, separate your mixture into different bowls.
3. Mix in the kool-aid until desired colour is reached.
4. Pour mixture into your containers and pop it into the fridge for an hour or two.
5. Paint the lid of each container to match the colour found within it.
6. Voila! Homemade Lip Balm.

Can be found here

This printable is very cute. You can stick in an EOS lip balm in this paper and give it to your mom. Printable found here

To purchase little containers to hold the lip gloss and scrubs, this is a cute website.

I hope you enjoy working on these projects. Wishing you a happy Mother's Day :)

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