Saturday, December 11, 2010

Making some homemade gifts....

What? Three posts in a row? I am on a roll!

Anyway, after the kiddos went to bed, I decided to start (or finish up) making my homemade gifts. I like to have something on hand for anyone I might see during the Holidays.....

I started canning some things a few weeks ago. Apple pie filling and some WONDERFUL (way better than store bought.. my Dad already ran through 2 jars w/i a week) Apple butter!

Then tonight I made some yummy, no bake cookies. Actually it turned out more like "spoon candy" but it still tasted great (we'll see after it has time to set up).

Last, but not least, I made some BATH SALTS. It is so easy to make, it is pretty, cheap, and it relaxes you when you take a bath! I hope my peeps will love it.

And so these jars look more enticing. I am going to attach a ribbon and a tag to each one with the following info:

Candy Cane~peppermint oil~The fresh scent of peppermint oil can energize a person instantly. It provides oxygen to the blood, enhances mental clarity, dispels tiredness, improves circulation, concentration, focus, and mental sharpness. Also has been proven to relieve congestion AND migraine headaches!

Winter Blues~almond oil~emollient properties of almond oil are ideal because they can help the skin regain a balance of moisture, even in the driest of times.

Orangesicle~orange oil~is used in aromatherapy to create the feeling of happiness and warmth, while calming nervous digestive problems. It deals very well with colds and flu, eliminates toxins and stimulates the lymphatic system. Therapeutic properties of orange oil are antiseptic, anti-depressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and sedative.

John Deere~banana oil~It is known as intestinal soothing, it stimulates the appetite and digestive functions. The aroma of bananas was found to be the most popular aroma. Spas are the only ones that know about the great beauty benefits of bananas. The Taiwano Indians use heated extract of banana as regular softening scalp treatments.

P.S. I am loving my new video camera. It took these lovely photos. It has a(n?) USB arm attached to it. All I have to do is, take a pic, hook to computer, download, upload to site. AWESOME. Also, this normally wouldn't be a good thing... But it is only 5MP, so it uploads pictures so much faster than the 10.1 MP digital SLR camera I have! Granted the pics are a tad different, but who cares. Not me.

Have a great weekend!!!


  1. WOW!! Those bath salts look AMAZING! Seriously, your people should be pretty happy to receive one of those--if it helps to relax too, I'd take thirty of the jars ;) Hope you're having a great week-end too and hope your kids are doing fantastic!

  2. All of your gifts sound incredible, but I'm particularly taken with those beautiful bath salts!


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