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baileemartini
« on: November 30, 2010 05:24:54 PM »

So I got 12 gifts done in less than an hour, and they were relatively inexpensive. I purchased a 12 pack of half pint canning jars for $8 at Walmart, I already had a jug of Epsom salt and a box of canning salt, as well as food coloring, and I purchased two bottles of fragrance oils safe for bath products from etsy seller EyeSpider, which cost me $6.50 including shipping, which was a great deal! Also spent $5 on some ribbon and a bottle of baby oil.

For the candy cany, I filled a bowl with a mixture of both salts, and added just enough baby oil to make a slightly moist scrub. It actually looked like snow. I took some out and added just enough red food coloring to make it a light red. I took some and washed my hands with it to make sure it didn't dye my skin, which it didn't. I added enough peppermint fragrance to each bowl to make it smell without giving me a headache, and layered the colors in the jar. Put the lid on, tied the ribbons around and added a plastic spoon for scooping.

For the pumpkin cheesecake, I did the same, except I colored it orange, and added a tad of pumpkin pie spice, just enough to give it some flecks. I cut out some unbleached cloth circles and put them in the jar lids, since the red gingham didn't go with the orange salts.

Now I just need to make some labels and I will be done! These make great gifts for acquaintances, or for that person who got you a gift and you need something quick to give them.


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Cealy
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010 05:39:13 PM »

Perfect idea for teacher gifts, you can afford to give them to all the kids teachers at that price!

My daughter made sugar and salt scrubs a couple years ago for the ladies of our families. Did a pretty good job too using money she saved from her part time job!

Love the layered look of the peppermint!
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schizo319
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010 06:08:25 PM »

Those are GREAT!!! I love a use-upable gift (cosmetic, candles, etc.)
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baileemartini
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010 06:51:25 PM »

thanks guys! i love doing batch gifts like this, its so nice to get so many done at once.
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