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Thursday, May 13, 2010

"TEA FOR ME?" BATH TIME GIFT

Good morning, friends!!!  Here I am again!  I'm up, can't sleep, dreading having to get out in bad weather later this morning to get to my therapy session.  Although the weather has warmed up a bit and it's not as cold , it's predicted to be stormy - lightning, thunder, hale -- the whole nine yards!!!  And it's not suppose to get any better throughout out the day!  It's raining and there's thunder now, but the weather channel says it'll get worse - and wouldn't you know right around the time I'll be leaving and coming back from therapy!!!  So, while I was up I worked on this little project to share with you.  I'd already had it in my head to do when I got home from therapy, so I just went ahead and put it together sooner.  It's really simple and except for the writing on the envelope and tag which was done using my cricut glitter pens -- of course -- the project was completed by hand easy-peezy! 

It's my version of a teabag and envelope.  Believe it or not, I actually pulled apart an actual plain ole Lipton teabag to see how it was put together (right down to the staple) and then mimicked the teabag and envelope too!!!  Yep, I wasted a perfectly good teabag!!!  Anyway, my teabag is, of course, larger.  It measure about 4'' x 4", give or take a few.  I used translucent paper to make my teabag and I've filled it with a fizzy Lavendar Bath Salt that I make myself and always keep on hand, and I'm going to give you the recipe at the end of this post.



I stapled decorative cord to attach the teabag and tag..  I think this will make a very nice gift when you need just a "little" something to make and give in a hurry.  So, go pull apart a teabag and make your own!!!  LOL!  Seriously, it's a perfectly perfect template.

Next time, I think I'll do smaller ones, closer to the size of a regular teabag and put several of them in a box -- just like you'd buy a box of Lipton Tea!!!  When I do, I'll show you!

Oh, I added Stickes to the cricut glitter pen writing and decor, and it's still wet, so be careful you don't get it all over yourself if you click on the picture for a closer view!

Okay, now here's the recipe for that bath salt, and you can make it in as small or as large an amount as you'll need and/or want:

  • 1 cup - Epson Salt
  • 1/4 cup - Sea Salt (found in your local grocery store)
  • 1/4 cup - Citric Acid (if you can't find citric acid, alka seltzer crushed until powdered works great too)
  • 1/2  cup - Baking Soda (any brand)
  • 8 -10 drops - Lavendar essential or fragrance oil ( more/less to suit your sense of smell)
Mix well and let air dry for several hours before putting into a container.

Optional but fun:   add 1 drop red to 2-3 drops blue food color to achieve a lavendar color (test first for correctness); however, it you color your bath salt:  color the salts and let dry before adding EO/fragrance oil, citric acid and baking powder.  After adding remaining items, mix well and allow to dry again.  You can also add some pretty dried flowers and put in a decorative jar or bottle, add a pretty tag and you have another great gift!!!

Another option is to a add a skin moisturizer to your salts by adding 1 tablespoon of oil (olive, sweet almond oil, or any lite oil) to your salts.  However, you wouldn't be able to use a paper container!!!  The oil would seep through.

I hope you have fun with this one!!!  Play with it, add your own scent, color, oil, etc.!!!

Oh well,  putting this project together and posting has only taken me about an hour; now what I am going to do the rest of the morning?  I'm still not sleepy!  Well..., guess I'll think of another quick project!!!  LOL!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be seeing you!

4 comments:

Lori Apgar said...

You amaze me Audrey!!! What an awesome gift and what a great way to combine 2 of your crafts!!

LOVE IT!!

shari said...

Audrey, Why doesn't it surprise me that you make your own bath salt? You are a woman of many talents. Cute idea. Shari (cricutrookie)

MinaAriel said...

This is a cute idea! Thanks for sharing your salt recipe!

DonnaMundinger said...

Great, great GREAT idea, Audrey! Thanks for the recipe! Love the little bag! xxD