It’s that time of year when we like to give teachers a holiday gift, to thank them for everything they are doing for us. This semester, my daughter decided to try 5th grade at the local public school versus, returning to her cyberschool program. Unfortunately, even though her teachers and support staff were wonderful – the frantic environment with the other kids continued to remain a daily distraction and ultimate problem. After winter break, she will be returning home for cyberschool to work on her 5th grade year curriculum.
In the meantime, we enjoyed putting together our Teacher Appreciation Holiday Gifts What are you doing for Teacher Gifts this year? I have seen several posts describing teacher favorite and non-favorite gifts. Comment below with pics from your gifts. I always love sharing ideas.
This year, we decided to incorporate our Young Living Essential Oils and create a relaxing Lavender Bath Salt gift.
- Glass Jars
- Glass or Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
- Epson Salt
- Young Living Essential Oil
- Gift bag, or cellophane
- Food Coloring (optional) [warning: some people have allergies, and the dye will color the bath as well.]
We chose to work on the floor, and put down a beach towel for any spills. Then we measured out the Epson Salt.
We manually broke up all the clumps, for easier mixing and pouring. Some of the clumps had crystallized and were near-impossible to break down, so I added them into another container which I use for my foot baths. [The Epson Salt clumps always disintegrate in my foot baths.]
Next, I selected my Essential Oil: Lavender. Although I am not a fan of Lavender, I do not know what everyone likes and I did not want to make several different batches. To simplify, I chose the most popular scent for bath salts.
Other options are:
Why did I choose Young Living Essential Oils over all the other brands out there?
I have learned how natural and pure YL oils are. Unlike all the other brands which incorporate chemicals and other additives, Young Living has a Seed-to-Seal Guarantee. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their spiritual and emotional uplifting properties. Young Living uses a process that primarily extracts the oils through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing. That process produces the purest essential oils that are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. Every bottle is nature’s pure essence.
When I use Young Living Essential Oils, I know that I am giving someone a healthier product for their body.
We made our list and found several very nice glass jars at Hobby Lobby. Different sizes and shapes. So much fun.
YL essential oil is very potent. If you don’t use glass, it may eat right through the container. Plus it looks pretty.
Our mixture recipe is: 1 Cup to 15 Drops. You can also make it stronger, if you like. Or a blend works too!
Then use your hands to mix the oil in the salt.
We placed the jar in a big glass bowl, and poured the mixture through a funnel.
Do not fill the entire jar. Leave some space, just in case the mixture expands. Also, leave the jar open so the mixture can settle.
Next, cork/close it.
Label the jar, or add a string and card.
Here is where you can get more creative and fancy in your presentation.
I went with a simple cellophane bag. Tah dah!
Or me directly to order a sample.