Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Gift Ornament DIY

Detox Foot Soak Gifts I created using my Essential Oils

So the Holidays are around the corner & its Gift Giving Time!  Teachers, bus drivers, coworkers, you get it......

I was looking for fairly inexpensive festive gifts, quickly & easy.  Home Made is always better than store bought in my book!  You took special time to create something special just for them.

Working with Oils, you learn quick a few standards.  Such as the pores on the bottom of your feet are the largest.  Takes less than 30 seconds for the oils to reach your blood stream.   The more oils you use the better you feel!  The receptors in your nose are the fast transport to your brain.  So just inhalation is very powerful!

I have a small tub, so I do Foot Soaks often.  Nothing beats a soaking tub, but you got to do with what you have!  This being said, I figured just a foot soak maybe easier for other folks to use as well. 

You want relaxing, calming & refreshing in a good foot soak.   


The base of the soak is

Epsom Salt & Baking Soda

Epsom Salt- high in magnesium & sulfates offering great health benefits! 
  • Reduces inflammation
  •  Lifts mood & eases depression
  • Helps muscle aches & pains
  • Draws out toxins from your body

Here is my staple recipe I always use, 2 ingredients!

1 Cup Epsom Salts
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
Now add your favorite Essential Oils.  6 - 10 drops should do it.
For this batch I used
6 Drops Peppermint
3 Drops Pine
3 Drops Rosemary
and I added some organic rosemary spice for texture. 
Smelled woodsy, minty, fresh & amazing!!
Peppermint is amazing!!  Cool, minty smell & has anti-inflammatory properties.
Rosemary aka "dew of the sea" reduces itch & irritation, helps with dry skin.

After mixing it all in a large bowl, I used these clear glass ornaments as the Salt Soak Holder. 
Holding over the bowl to catch what falls was the easiest way I found to fill.   I filled mine half way, so it is roughly 1/4 cup in each, perfect for a Foot Soak. 
 Then decorate & make super cute!!  I used just red & white twine with some jingle bells.  Some pretty ribbon to hang & your all done! 

My co-workers just loved them!!!  Something special made just for them, sharing health with just the right amount of holiday cuteness.
Happy Gift Making my oily friends!

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