Friday, May 6, 2011

It's Almost That Time Again....

Summer is coming. Fast. For parents this means the end of school, report cards, and teachers gifts. We would like to suggest a few great gift ideas that are both cost efficient and easy to make so your children can help as well.

Bath salts are always a well-received gift. We recommend mixing one part Epsom salts to one part Sea salt. The Epsom salts penetrate the skin to soothe sore, achy muscles and joints while the Sea salt softens skin for a luxurious bathing experience.

Another simple gift idea is a milk bath. Simply mix together 1 1/2 cups Whole Milk Powder with a cup of Epsom salts and 2 tablespoons of refined Shea Butter. You can add fragrance or essential oils, dried florals, or substitute the Shea Butter for another butter, such as cocoa or mango. Milk baths are designed to moisturize the skin and soothe the soul. We enhanced the skin care benefits of the homemade milk bath by including shea butter as an emollient, and Epsom salts to mimic the therapeutic effects of the renowned European mineral baths and spas.

If your child's teacher isn't keen on bath products, try making them a lotion or cream with our Cream Starter Base. Easily customizable, this base has already been emulsified so it needs no heating. You can add in whatever additives you'd like and all you have to do is stir. For a light Green Tea Face Lotion try the following ingredients:

50 g (¼ cup) Cream Starter Base
50 g (¼ cup) Floral Water
15 g (1 tablespoon) Aloe Vera Extract
3 g (½ teaspoon) Panthenol Vitamin B5
3 g (½ teaspoon) Silk Amino Acids
2 g (½ teaspoon) Preservative of choice
0.5 g (1/8 teaspoon) Green Tea Extract

All you have to do is mix the ingredients together in the cream base. So simple!

Other ideas would be our Sweet Sugar Scrub recipe or our dreamy Mineral Muscle Soak.

Keep in mind that all of these gift ideas would make fantastic last minute Mother's Day presents too!!

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