Over the last couple of days, I have been making up some simple DIY gifts for Christmas. Each person (four in total) will receive a glass jar of either cookies, bliss balls or mixed nuts. The other items I have already made up to gift is some bath salts, sugar scrub, some left over flower petal bath bombs and some laundry powder.
DIY Bath salts;
- Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate). Please note that Epsom salts are not recommended to be used by children (in case of swallowing), those who have high blood pressure or are pregnant.
- Himalayan pink salt
- Dried flowers of either Rose, Lavender or Calendula. You could use essential oils as well or instead of dried flowers.
Sugar salt scrub (for feet)
- Sugar (I used organic brown sugar 1/2 cup)
- Coconut oil 1/2 cup (you could use olive oil instead)
- Grated lemon zest (lemon from a family members tree)
- Rosemary from our garden. An alternative to lemon and rosemary is left over coffee grinds if you are a coffee drinker.
Laundry powder. I made this up for my husband’s mother to try.
Recipe from Zero Waste Nerd
- 1 cup washing soda (DIY washing soda recipe).
- 1 cup Bicarb soda
- 1 bar of natural soap finely grated.
I managed to minimise my waste by using a large box of Bicarb soda that came in a cardboard box and I made up the washing soda myself using the same box of bicarb and I used an un-packaged bar of soap. An alternative to DIY Laundry powder is gifting a bag of soap nuts. Not everyone likes them, but I love using them.
Just a quick note, that I have edited yesterday’s post to add some images of the Peace Dove Salt dough ornaments that we finished making today.
Edited Dec 22nd 2017