Homemade Bath Salt Recipes using Essential Oils

How cute is this bath salt jar?! My girlfriend brought it from New York filled with my most favorite licorice candies from my most favorite Brooklyn grocer. Did you know Aaron and I spent the first year of our marriage in New York? It's true. And if you visit New York or live there, you have to go to Sahadi's on Atlantic in Brooklyn. They have the best licorice, best olives, best hummus, hands down the yummiest food items in all the land. I miss it a lot. So when she pulled out this jar filled with treats from there, it was pretty exciting. Although the treats didn't last long, I knew I wanted to repurpose the jar because of how unique and special it is. You can find it online here

Homemade bath salts were on my to do list and I thought they would look beautiful next to my bathtub in this lovely container. It's so easy to make your own bath salts. Take a look at the supplies. 

Relaxing Bath Salt Recipe

Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Transfer to your jar and clamp shut. You can halve the recipe if you want to make less.

You can add lemongrass essential oil which is great for circulation and healthy joints. A few others to consider combining would be chamomile, lavender, and rosemary. Rosemary helps alleviate eczema and tones the skin. 

I think it would make a beautiful gift too! I can see this for end of year teacher gifts, shower favors, or a favorite things party

2015 Family Week 20/52

Week 20 in the 52 Week Family Project

This week was such a huge week for our fifth grader. He had his fifth grade talent show, which was fantastic. He worked so hard getting ready for it with his friends. They did an amazing job with their hilarious dance skit, and then he emcee'd part of the show. I couldn't be prouder of this guy more if I tried. School is flying by with only 2 full weeks left and then it's culmination week. Hold me.

This and That

I have a few articles to share with you that I've recently written. First up, I put together a pretty cool (if I do say so myself) gift guide for graduates. From hobby sets to dope headphones, check it out. Next, this skin care article with a few blackberry recipes. Almost good enough to eat! 

In other news I can't turn my head. I woke up yesterday with a terrible kink in my neck, and I've been applying some hot and cold oils to it, laying on the heating pad and just willing it to get better. We're making negligible progress. Let's hope tomorrow I don't cry when I need to make a right hand turn driving. I think the anxiety of all the end of school year, end of elementary life (for Sawyer), the unknown, the known, it kind of crawled up my spine and decided to camp out there for awhile. 

Forgive me while I go ice my body. I'm feeling quite old this week and figure I deserve a little bit of whining every once in a while.