Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Favorite Homemade Christmas Gift - Trish Berg

I love making homemade Christmas gifts. they just seem so personal. And you can always make some extras to keep around the house for those drop in guests who bring you a gift.

These also make great teacher gifts.

And, making homemade gifts can save you a ton of money.

One of my favorite homemade Christmas gifts is BATH SALTS:


1 cup kosher salt
1 cup baking soda
3 drops Pine balsam essential/fragrance oil
2 drops cinnamon essential/fragrance oil
2 drops cassis essential/fragrance oil
2 tablespoons of liquid glycerin (skin moisturizer) (optional)

Mix ingredients together blending well. Break up any clumps.

Note: Liquid glycerin used as a skin moisturizer, is a by-product of soap making. Glycerin can be found at health food stores, some drug stores, or major department stores depending on where you live. Its also readily available on the internet as well.


Dina said...

I used to love making gifts, but I don't do it anymore.

windycindy said...

I used to be a teacher's assistant and I would really enjoyed receiving your Bath Salts. Thanks, Cindi

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I was looking for that kind of recipe, great for Christmas!

Adele said...

Every year I would make a big batch of spice tea and send it to school for teachers, aids and secretaries. The Christmas after my daughter left there, they called to ask if I was sending that wonderful tea again for them. Here is an easy recipe.

1 c. instant tea
1 c. Tang
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves

Mix. Store in airtight container in a dry place. To serve, place 2 heaping teaspoonfuls in a cup. Fill with hot water!