Mother’s Day is quickly approaching!!! Some of our moms love practical gifts, and some don’t want the at-home spa pedicure contraption (those things take much more work to use than meets the eye). They’d rather have something “pretty” like jewelry or a fragrant gift.
At times like these, we wonder if we’re getting her something she’ll really love. But there’s something to be said about a homemade gift made with care and love.
This easy DIY gift is something any momma would love to get! It’s all about rest, relaxation and tea! Something everyone could use more of!!!!
But this doesn’t have anything with actually drinking tea…..
This is a tea-inspired bath salt made with epsom salt, loose leaf tea, and lots of love!
side note: how cool would it be to have a teacup-shaped bathtub like this??? #wishlist
Though not an actual salt, Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, and extremely beneficial for muscle relief, de-stressing, relaxation and eliminates toxins from the body.
The tea will add a lovely warm aroma to a bath. Depending on which kinds of teas or herbs you add, your skin can also benefit as well! I listed some beauty-benefiting teas for whatever suits your fancy!
What’s great about these ingredients is that we typically have them in our homes so hopefully you don’t have to go out of the way to buy these.
- epsom or coarse sea salt
- loose leaf tea
- mason jar or other cute container
- essential oils (optional)
- ribbons, stickers, or other decorations (optional)
For my bath salt, I’m using fresh mint, dried hibiscus and a touch of Bergamot essential oil!
- In a bowl, combine the epsom salt, your tea/herb of choice and any essential oils (optional).
- Give it a good mix so you reach a homogeneous mixture.
- Slowly add it into your mason jar or container.
- (Optional) label and decorate!
If you have enough ingredients, you can make one for yourself or another special mother-like figure in your life!
TEA & HERB RECOMMENDATIONS
For relaxation: chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, eucalyptus
For skin health: peppermint, green tea, black tea, cinnamon, calendula, rooibos
For hair: chamomile, black tea, rosemary, sage, cinnamon
Share a photo of your unique combination and creation on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with!
As always, keep on steeping my tea-loving friends…and Happy Mother’s Day!