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Bath Gift Set

by MonSta (follow)
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There's nothing sweeter than receiving a hand made present from a special child. Here is a way for kids to make a matching set of body scrub and bath salts for someone special.



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Time: 30 minutes
Age:Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Recycled Jars with lids
Raw Sugar
Epsom Salt
Oil - Sweet almond is lovely, but olive oil will work fine
Food Colouring
Essential Oils - see notes at bottom for ideas.



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Method
Body Scrub: Put 1 cup of sugar into a bowl.



sugar, measure, body scrub


Add 3/8 of a cup of oil.



almond oil, sugar, body scrub, pour


Add around 15 drops of essential oil.



essential oil, sugar, body scrub


Mix!



mix, sugar, oil, body scrub


Spoon the body scrub into some clean jars and seal.



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Bath Salts: Put 1 cup of epsom salts into a container.



pour, epsom salts, bath salts


Add around 15 drops of essential oil.



essential oil, epsom salt, bath salts


Mix!


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Divide the mixture in half.



essential oil, epsom salt, bath salts


Add a few drops of food colouring to one half and mix until the colour is even.



food colouring, epsom salts, bath salts



mix, food colour, epsom salts, bath salts


Fill the jars, taking one layer from one bowl and one layer from the other bowl. Seal the jars.



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jar, bath salts


You can make pretty tops with a fabric circle and piece of string.

Cut some fabric about 2cm larger than the jar.



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I had some lovely blue gingham, but Michelle said no!


Add sticky labels, or tie a tag onto the string.



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gift set, label, bath salts, body scrub


Notes
Safety: This activity should be done under supervision - the sugar and oil are safe to eat, but it's not advisable for kids to eat the essential oils (some are safe, some are not). Epsom salts are safe to eat in small amounts, but have a laxative effect. Keep fingers away from mouths and wash them afterwards.

Essential oils: For a bath gift, I like either calming or invigorating oils.

Calming oils include lavender, rose, chamomile and mandarin.
Invigorating oils include any of the citrus oils (lemon, grapefruit, sweet orange) and peppermint.

Bergamot can do both!

Have a look here for lots of scent ideas.

Categories
#Gift
#Christmas
#Mothers Day
#Easy
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
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