Earlier this month, two little parties were thrown in honor of the son I had a week ago (he’s finally here and he’s too lovely for words!). My friends Laura and Michele hosted a “stock the freezer” shower and asked our friends to bring frozen dinners so I don’t have to worry about putting together dinner these next couple weeks. What a relief!! And my sisters and mom organized a knitting shower for the women of my family to gather and create a special blanket for the newest member of our family. To show my appreciation for the special attention, I put together boxes of homemade beauty products for the fabulous hostesses.
A few of these recipes call for naturally scented essential oils. I always stay away from artificial fragrances – scented household products literally make my family and me nauseous! But, all-natural products do not offend my senses. If you don’t like any scent, then feel free to leave these ingredients out of the recipe.
Combine all three ingredients in a desired container. I like amber glass bottles with an eye dropper because they are functional and attractive. Here is the link with instructions on how to use this very special product!
Olive Oil & Honey Lip Balm
3 parts petroleum jelly
1 part olive oil
1 part honey
Melt petroleum jelly in the microwave until it is easy to stir. Add in olive oil and honey and stir very well. Pour into desired container and allow to cool completely before putting the top on.
Lavender Bath Soak
1 part epsom salt
1 part baking soda
lavender essential oil
Combine salt and soda. Add in a few drops of lavender oil – be careful not to overdo it! Sprinkle into a tub of warm water and relax!
Nail & Cuticle Oil
Combine all three ingredients in a desired container. I like amber glass bottles with an eye dropper because they are functional and attractive. To use, just drop a teeny-tiny drop onto the base of each nail and massage gently. I like using this right before bed.
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