The past two years I have offered a DIY project to make for Mother’s Day to pamper the lovely ladies in your life. The first one, a Citrus Herb + Sea Salt (with gift tag template) to use for cooking and the second, an Essential Oil Scent (with gift tag template) for uplifting the mood and aromatherapy. This year I have combined sea salt with essential oils, adding in nourishing coconut oil, to create a soothing hand scrub. I decided to use small jars typically used for gourmet honeys and top them with items that I have collected, including vintage rice paper napkins that my mother-in-law bought for me when we were antique shopping. I have been waiting for a chance to use them and I’m sure you will see them in a future project. They are very delicate, but so beautiful. Perfect for adding a decorative touch to a gift. For another, I used more of my stash of vintage lace that came from my mother. One goal for the year has been to weave in some of the great materials I have collected to create projects that are more meaningful.
Aromatic Sea Salt Coconut Oil Hand Scrub
Real Sea Salt – 1/2 c. – This is the sea salt that I use for cooking and love that it is packed with healthy trace minerals that are stripped from typical table salt.
Coconut oil – 1/4 c. warmed to liquid state
Essential oil combination 1 | jasmine – 2-3 drops, sweet orange – 4-5 drops
Essential oil combination 2 | grapefruit – 4 drops, lavender – 4 drops
Small glass jars – this size works great, but any variety will work.
Mix the sea salt with the warmed coconut oil, add in the essential oils and stir. Fill decorative jars with the hand scrub and use tissue or thin paper, fabric, or burlap to wrap the top, secure with twine or ribbon and slip in the notes. (download the notes below and print). I have added a note for a friend too for a gift any time of the year. Printing quality for notes is best if the pdf. file is saved to the desktop before printing.
Note: essential oils (The oils I use are from Aura Cacia) – I used combinations of jasmine + sweet orange and lavender + grapefruit for my scrubs but you can look at this post for more essential oil combinations.
Note : the amounts I list are enough to fill 3 jars of the size I have listed above. Experiment with making small batches and find the essential oil combinations you prefer. I chose to make two for mothers and one for a friend. Be sure to make some for yourself too : )