"The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change."
―E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
Let's start out quick and easy! Need a 2 minute TWO dollar gift idea?
Then break out the bath salts and recycled glass jars or canning jars.
Grapefruit Bath Salts:
Friends, this is SO easy! All you need is food coloring, essential oils and Epsom salts. Find the salts at any big store (I get the Target brand) and load up on essential oils online (I buy THIS KIT). Load up a jar ALMOST to the top with salts, add in 3-4 drops of food coloring for a light hue like the lavender below and 8-10 drops of essential oil. Shake shake shake and DONE.
***A couple notes on the oils: I buy the kits with several different oils in them. You can buy a smaller kit, or individual oils, but I get the big one because it includes grapefruit and rosemary -- two of my favorites. You could also buy the grapefruit by itself HERE (runs about $3). In any case, I use the grapefruit essential oil in the salts shown here as well as the sugar scrub shared later in the post. It is my favorite scent for a "fruity smell" during the winter. Just perfect!
Give gifts naturally grown and crafted from your backyard garden.
Each chapter focuses on a plant or groups of plants and how to grow them in your home garden. Then, gather up those natural ingredients and get crafting! From lavender wreaths and hypertufa planters to lambsear angels and pickled tomatoes, there are projects for beginners on up!