diy mini spa kit
i was attempting to post this a week or two ago for mothers day — but time totally got away from me. so while this would make the perfect easy little handmade mother’s day gift, if you don’t have time to make for mom day, you can make it for mom birthday instead.
i’ve been wanting to try to DIY bubble bath for a while — then i researched it for a few days, and found out you kind of can’t diy bubble bath. the chemicals that are in the bubble baths we buy are what makes it super bubbly, so instead i settled on a bath soak that gets a little frothy.
diy gentle bath soak
- 1 CUP LIQUID CASTILLE SOAP
- 2 TB VEGETABLE GLYCERINE
- 4 TSP WHITE SUGAR
- 15 DROPS ESSENTIAL OIL (I USED FRANKINSENCE)
- 8 OUNCE BOTTLE
combine everything in a small bowl and stir well. transfer to your bottle with lid.
let sit for 24 hours before using. pour under running bathwater. it should keep for 2 – 3 months in a dark, cool place.
RECIPE ADAPTED FROM CRUNCHYBETTY.COM
diy sugar scrub
- 1 CUP WHITE SUGAR
- 1 CUP BROWN SUGAR
- 1/2 CUP OIL (COCONUT, OLIVE, ETC.)
- 5 DROPS ESSENTIAL OIL
- 4 OZ GLASS JAR
combine everything in a small bowl and stir well. make adjustments to any ratio depending on your skin, texture or fragrance preferences.
use coarse sugar for tougher skin and granulated sugar for sensitive skin. transfer to your jar.
once you’ve made your bath products, you can use a label maker to label them, or write on a piece of washi tape. then throw them together in a cute little basket (mine is from here) or box along with a loofah, a little spoon for the scrub and a pretty bar of soap. such a profesh homemade present, right?!
so simple and lovely! and I love the idea of getting some black tape for my label maker for DIY things like this…your labels look great! http://6000milestohome.blogspot.com
This is so nice!! I especially love those labels.
LOVE this DIY! I’ve been on the lookout for a great scrub and will definitely give this a try. Also the labels are genius. Great job xo
Defiantly I second this!!!
Great idea! I must try it! 🙂
Kisses from Portugal
this was perhaps the best mom’s day present ever. I took a bath that night and delighted in these fabulous products. thanks Molly for your creative spirit and giving soul.
This looks so wonderful and relaxing! Thanks for including all the recipes for the items. The sugar scrub looks fantastic. x
What a wonderful idea and my family always appreciates homemade, natural spa items. My mother would like to receive this anytime of the year.
Hi Molly, I just found your blog and absolutely love it. I’m curious about the label maker you linked to. Does it have an ampersand character? Thanks!!
Molly. Could you tell me witch label maker you have? Ilove the big letters-type.
Thank you so much.
Molly. Could you tell me witch label maker you have? I love the big letters-type.
Thank you so much. I love your work.
What a perfect gift for any birthday or holiday! I know I would love some bath essentials, especially with these cute labels and scrubs!
Looking forward to making this for my mother ! Could you attach a link to where you bought the containers for both the bath soak and scrub. Thank you!
What essential oils have people tried for the best fragrance? My daughter is pregnant and likes floral scents. She cannot stand cinnamon, spiced, lavender, or the ”linen, ” scents on the market. The other scents give her a headache. I was trying to get back into essential oils to help her with some of her health issues she has been having and I thought she might like this gift but I am having a difficult time picking a scent…sweet orange? Thanks for any help!