Saturday, April 4, 2009

Green Hostess Gift

By "Green" Hostess Gift, I didn't mean the color of the contents, although these bath salts were tinted green! What I meant was that it's green as in "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle". I reused or recycled the frappuccino bottle by making a hostess gift out of it. This one is filled with homemade bath salts. Here's the recipe:

In a large glass or metal bowl, stir together:

2 cups Epsom Salts OR Sea Salt (You can also use one cup of each) Do NOT use table salt as it will dry the skin!

1 – 2 teaspoons of baking soda (optional, but it makes the skin soft)

10 – 12 drops of essential oil (You can use Eucalyptus, Vanilla, Lavender, etc. and they’re available at craft stores)

Add a few drops of water based food coloring, a drop or two at a time while stirring

The more you stir, the more the scent of the essential oils comes through. This one is Eucalyptus. Stir at least 2 minutes. These bath salts were tinted green, as I said before. Instead of painting the lid, which I normally do, I added Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, a Scallop Circle Punched circle, layered flowers, and a Rhinestone Brad. I also made the tag with a Sizzix die, and I stamped it and sponged it. Finally, I used Rub-ons from a retired Level 3 Hostess Bundle to add, "Enjoy" to the bottle.

Right when I started adding my "Green" Hostess Gift to this post, I decided to use some Easter colored M&M's and decorate another bottle for my Secret Sister for Easter. This one is basically the same as the other one except for the colors, and, instead of Rub-ons, I used a sticker that I stamped with the "Happy Easter" sentiment. Both tags have sentiments on them from the "Yummy" 2009 Sale-A-Bration set. That promotion is over, so the set is no longer available. Thanks for visiting my blog today!!!


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh these are great gift ideas. Thanks for the bath salts recipe too, might have to keep this written down!

christine m. said...

Great Gift, CA, and thanks for the recipe! I've enjoyed browsing your blog today!