Wednesday, May 21, 2014

bird.i.y: rosemary and lavender salt scrub


It's nearing the end of Mimi's school year and I wanted to make a small thank you gift for both of her teachers. I decided on a simple salt scrub with rosemary and lavender, which is a great gift for a busy teacher who wants to unwind after a long day!

Ingredients:
2 cups Epsom salts
1 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
30 drops of lavender essential oil
1 1/2 teaspoons rosemary, chopped

Lavender is one of my favorite scents and it has such a calming, balancing effect. It's also known as an excellent remedy for muscle and joint paint and headaches. Rosemary can help elevate your mood, is believed to have memory-enhancing properties, and can also help boost the immune system. Epsom salts also relieve stress, relax the body, ease muscle pain, and can eliminate toxins from the body. And coconut oil...well coconut oil is just good for, like, everything. (Seriously! Everything!) All great things for a teacher, or any busy adult, am I right?

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and...that's it! Easy as pie! (Or...easy as salt scrub???)


 When everything is mixed, transfer the scrub into a container of your choosing. This recipe makes about 16 ounces of salt scrub. I gave each of Mimi's teachers a four ounce jar and also made one for both my shower and Jim's shower! Bonus! I attached labels and an ingredients card to the teachers' containers, but that is obviously optional!



I hope Mimi's teachers enjoy their gift! 

xoxo, nora bird

21 comments:

  1. Oh this looks lovely, AND a tutorial! Thanks so much! Methinks I'll be making up several of these...not to mention using it myself.

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  2. What a great teacher gift idea! I am always stumped on what to get the teachers so I usually get them a gift card. I am seriously going to make this. Thanks!

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  3. how great! it's a lovely idea for teacher gifts!

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  4. Such a great gift idea. Homemade gift are the best. I'm sure her teachers will love it.

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  5. I'm sure they will enjoy. It's handmade with such a attention to details and lots of love. Wonderful gifts!

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  6. This is such a great gift for a teacher! I'm sure they will love it!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. What a great idea! I love using all natural beauty products. I might just have to whip up a batch for the teachers AND myself. :)

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  8. I will be needing this for the summer! Can't wait to try it out.

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com

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  9. I love homemade gifts... they are the best! Great idea, I bet it smells amazing!

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  10. This is so great! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    xx
    Ellie
    City Brewed

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  11. That is a very sweet gift for her teachers! I'm sure they'll love having something to use to relax!!

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  12. What a great idea for a gift. Love this DIY!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. love making my own scrub, but i've only ever done brown sugar/honey/coconut oil -- might be time to change things up a bit :)

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  14. This sounds lovely! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  15. A nice idea! My mum made me a salt scrub for Christmas and I never seem to get around to havibg a bath to use it! Must do! X

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  16. Mmmm, I love this idea. I wish I could smell it through the computer!! I love lavender, I may need to make myself some of this!

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  17. This is a lovely gift idea and I'm sure they will enjoy it. I would have been thrilled with such a gift when I was teaching. Homemade ones are lovey!

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  18. what a thoughtful gift, i'm sure it'll be used right away to kick off the summer break ;)

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  19. Great teacher gift! I love rosemary and lavender, so I know this would be right up my alley

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