DIY Christmas presents (bath bombs, bath salts, sugar scrub and laundry powder)

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

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.

DIY sugar salt scrub with lemon zest and rosemary

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.

DIY Zero Waste Laundry powder

Laundry powder. I made this up for my husband’s mother to try.

Recipe from Zero Waste Nerd

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

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To add to the DIY Christmas present making, I also made up a hot chocolate mix! Next onto making up some date based bliss balls.

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