Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mineral Baths for You & Your Flowers

Next up on my Scrooge Budget Strategy for Christmas gifts: Homemade Mineral Baths.

This one is so easy it's almost a little embarrassing.

Friends will call after they've soaked in the tub gushing with gratitude. Kindly accept those compliments and tell no one this recipe takes 3 minutes and costs about a nickel. Okay, maybe 50 cents.

Homemade Mineral Bath Recipe
  • 1 cup Epsom Salts*
  • 4 - 6 drops of your favorite essential oil
Yup. It's just that easy.

Not familiar with Epsom Salts? It's basically magnesium, which softens the skin, soothes sore muscles, and brings a tired soul back to life. 64 oz of Epsom Salts should set you back about $5 dollars.

Magnesium is equally loved by your blooming buddies. Sprinkle some in the garden and see, first hand, where the term Flower Power originated.

Essential oils are liquids extracted from plants. Highly concentrated and very aromatic ~ so watch out ~ a little goes a long way.

Every gal deserves a beautiful essential oil bottle. If for no other reason than to look at it and smile.

This green one is mine so don't get any big ideas. :) I bought it from a glass blower eons ago.

Men and women (especially athletes) love this bath soak, though I doubt the guys would be too crazy with lavender. Visit a bath/craft supply store to find just the right fragrances for people on your list.

Oh! And, while you're at it? Add a blown-glass perfume bottle to your own gotta have it list. Then you can be just like me. Isn't that a scary thought?

1 comment:

Wunx~ said...

"EEEK!" Such a scary thought that wunx~ runs screaming from the blogosphere!

(not really)