A handmade personalized gift is the perfect way to show your appreciation to the person it is created for. Handmade gifts may be seen as cheap or last-minute alternatives for people who have forgotten their gifts. However, this is not true. It’s all about personalization. Gifts should reflect your appreciation and love for the receiver. You can put together this DIY gift basket for bath lovers by stopping at the grocery store to pick up the necessary items. You can combine Epsom salts and sea salts with essential oils and healing herbs for their soothing effects. Or you can add beneficial flower petals to create a beautiful handmade sachet. Or, blend heady scents to make a skin-softening oil.
These simple yet luxurious recipes can be combined with a fluffy towel, wine, and an aroma candle to create a personalized spa package for your loved one. You can also include a book or audiobook to make it a more substantial gift. You can remind people who spend holidays on their feet to take a break and relax by arranging everything in a beautiful bath basket.
Scented Bath Sachets To Place In Your DIY Gift Basket
It’s because of the romantic, luxurious effect that it creates. For serious bathers who want to reap the therapeutic benefits of it, I recommend making bath sachets. These are rather easy to make and can be reused until the scent is gone.
For sachets, I prefer to use natural muslin, but you can use any scraps of cotton fabric. You can make a lavish gift for someone special by filling a large container with many of these sachets.
- Three tablespoons of oat flour
- 1/2 cup fresh herb leaves or flower petals
- Each piece of natural material measures 6 inches square.
- Three lengths of cotton string every 12 inches in length
- Mix together the oat flour, flower petals, or herbs in a bowl.
- Place one-third of the dry mixture on a piece of material. Tie the ends together with the string. Place the sachets into an airtight container.
To Use: Place one of your sachets into the tub as you fill it with water, squeezing it every so often.
It can also be used to scrub your skin while you bathe.
DIY Gift Basket – Bath Salts
A crucial part of the bath baskets, these bath salts are one of the most simple recipes you can make and also some of my favorite. You can alter the scents and colors to suit each recipient.
These salts can soften skin and soothe tired muscles. These salts are ideal as bath additives because they help to keep your tub clean. They dissolve rather easily in water, so they don’t leave behind any residues. Manufacturers of jetted tubs often recommend bath salts. They are also said to soften hard water and help keep the bathwater warm for longer.
Here are some ways to make bath salts. You will need a basic salt mixture of 1 cup Epsom salts and 1 cup rock salt. (You can use sea salt, kosher salt, or any other natural salt as an alternative). Natural salts can be easily found at your local grocery store.
Colored Salts: Natural vegetable dyes such as beet juice can be used to color salts. You can place your salts into a large glass bowl or in a resealable bag. Mix in a few drops of color. You can also massage the bag to mix the color. If you desire a darker shade, add more color. You can add more salt if your color is too dark. Make sure to be careful when using very dark salts. They can stain towels and clothing if they aren’t diluted in the bathwater. They won’t stain your tub or skin once they are added to the bath. You “rainbow salts” by layering different colors in glass jars. These salts make great gifts and are easy to use.
Scented salts You have the option to add scent to natural salts. It’s the same process as adding color. You can simply add scented oils to your salt mixture by stirring or massaging them in. You can make a scented oil simply by adding a few drops to 1 teaspoon of carrier oil such as olive oil or sunflower. It takes very little to scent several salts. You can also mix essential oils to make your own blends. You can create a relaxing bath with a combination of sweet orange and vanilla.
Bath salts can foam by adding mild liquid soap. Mix your color or scent into the liquid soap and stir it into the salt mixture. For every 2 cups of salt, I use 1/4 cup of liquid soap. The soap should be mixed with salt. Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet and let it air dry completely. You can speed up the process by placing your salts in a food dehydrator or oven at low temperatures. Once your salts have dried completely, place them in an airtight container.
Add dried flowers and herbs to your bath salts for a completely new look. You will also reap the many benefits of adding herbs to your bath. To every 2 cups of basic salt, I add 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried herbs (or a combination of herbs). When making salts, it is important to use dried ingredients instead of fresh ones. Salt can cause fresh leaves and flowers to wilt, which can result in unwanted moisture being released into the salt mixture.
Use any of the bath salts listed above: Add approximately 1/2 cup to your bath under running water. Keep them in airtight, dry containers.
The Hindu symbol for love is the jasmine flower. Their fragrance is a stimulant for the mind that increases beta wave activity in the brain, which signals excitement and well-being. This oil is perfect for romantic evening massages or after-bath moisturizers because of its warm, spicy, and slightly heady aroma. Jasmine tea made with dried flowers is an alternative if you don’t grow jasmine in your garden.
- Two teaspoons of dried jasmine flowers.
- 1/2 vanilla bean, split
- Three whole clove buds
- 1-inch cinnamon stick
- 1 cup light sesame seed oil
- In a clean glass jar or bottle, place the cinnamon stick, jasmine, vanilla, and cloves. Seal the lid by adding the sesame oil to the mixture.
- Allow the mixture to sit for at least one to two weeks. You can either leave the spices and dried flowers in the bottle so that the oil smells great or strain it out before you use it.
There are many gift basket ideas you can use, but in the end, do not forget that you have to personalize the gift for each person. That way, you will show attention to detail and care.