Thursday, May 2, 2013

diy spa kit

today's topic for the blog every day in may challenge is to educate you on something i am good at or know a lot about. this is a little difficult because the things i am good at or know a lot about are not very easy posts to explain. but one of my biggest hobbies and something i am very passionate about, which makes me very good at, is diy. so i thought i would share a diy with all of you! it's one of my more popular diy posts and is one of my faves; diy spa kit that is on my blog chevron stitches.

This kit includes:

Facial Scrub, body scrub, bath salts, and lip balm. You will need for each a mason jar and/or container, pretty label, bakers twine, and a small wooden scoop/spoon. For the entire kit you will need a basket and some moss.


Face Scrub:
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. coconut oil
Mix together and place in jar/container. I got this inspiration from my friend Heidi over at Antlers & Roses.

Body Scrub:

3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. olive oil
several drops essential oils
Mix sugar and olive oil together then add desired amount of essential oils. Place in jar/container.

Bath Salts:
1 c. coarse sea salt 
1/2 c. epsom salt
1 tsp. baking soda
few drops of essential oils
food coloring {optional}

Mix salts and baking soda together then add desired amount of essential oils. If you'd like to make the bath salts a pretty color, add desired amount of food coloring and mix together. Place in jar/container.

Lip Balm: 

1/4 c. shaved beeswax
3/4 tbsp. coconut oil
1/4 tsp. vitamin e oil
1 drop essential oil {optional}

Melt shaved beeswax in a double boiler. If you don't own one of those fancy kitchen gadgets you can boil a pot of water then place a pot in the boiling water with beeswax to melt. Once melted, add to coconut oil. Add vitamin e and mix well. Add one drop of essential oils if desired. Pour into container.

Once all of your product is in their jars/containers, tie bakers twine around the jar, knotting the wooden scoop/spoon to hold it in place. You can add a pretty label to it and even add directions with the face and body scrubs if you'd like! Cover bottom of basket with a thin layer of moss, arrange jars on top of moss in basket then fill in desired amount of moss around jars. And you have a gorgeous spa kit for someone special!

These are a great gift for someone, but great for you as well. I actually use each one of these products! It's rare that I take a bath because it's a tiny tub {I remember when we were little and the bathtub was like an ocean to us! Why can't it stay that way!?}, but when I do get in the tub I definitely use these salts. They melt the stress away mentally and physically. Plus, with the essential oils, it gives you that spa feeling - even if your knees are in your face while soaking in the bath! 


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  1. Beautiful!!! I love the spoons and the packaging and think these would be perfect little gifts. And all natural and homemade?! Sold. I just recently got hooked on coconut oil as a moisturizer so this is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing and look forward to following along this month. :)

  2. Ooh, I will have to try these. What great ideas!

  3. found your blog through the #blogeverydayinmay link up :)
    love your diy spa kit- such a cute idea for the guest bath or hostess gift!!!
    xo - the lane

  4. I think I'd really like to try some of that lip balm! I'm a huge fan of coconut oil/sugar scrub already.

    one sweet tuesday.

  5. Hello! Stopping on over from B.You! I'm always looking for DIY inspiration and these scrubs and balms sound yummy! You had me at coconut oil...

    Maria xx