Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Guest Blogger - Twinkle Toes

*Hey everyone! I'm so excited for today's guest blogger, Tina from Twinkle Toes. She's one of my oldest blog-friends and we've had her here lots of time to share her talents! Her family is currently living half-way across the world (sniff!) but since the internet has no boundaries, we're able to have her back today! Yeah! 

Hi, there! I'm Tina from Twinkle Toes and I'm so excited to be guest posting at A Little Knick Knack!  
Twinkle Toes The Blog 
You may remember me from the Sew Basic Series that Meg and I hosted last spring, where we took you step by step through some basic sewing principles and techniques while making a cute pillow case. I'm married to my high school sweet heart and am a stay at home mom to one little girl.  I love to sew, craft, run and travel.  My little family and I just started a big adventure when my husband's company asked him to do an international assignment.  So we left our home in Ohio and are now living in Luxembourg, which is a tiny country that borders France, Germany and Belguim.  Last year, I shared this easy and inexpensive holiday craft on my blog and I plan on making more this year. It's a perfect gift for teachers, babysitters or your girlfriends.

Homemade Bath Salts

You’ll need:
  •  1  clear jar  (I run mine through the sanitize cycle in my dishwasher, or you can submerge them in boiling water for a few minutes) 
  •  1 scrap of fabric or burlap Ribbon or string 
  •  Cardstock paper 
  •  Epsom salt 
  •  Baking soda 
  •  Essential Oil in any fragrance  (lavender and peppermint are my favorites). You can also use lemon juice or vanilla extract. 

 Mix three cups of Epsom salt (regular table salt won't work - it makes skin really dry!) with one or two tablespoons of baking soda.  Then add 10-12 drops (more or less depending on how strong you want your fragrance) of essential oil and mix well.  Pour your mixture into your jar and make sure that it seals well.  You want to keep this as dry as possible because moisture will cause it to get clumpy.  Cover the jar with fabric, tie it with a ribbon and attach a note to add 1/2 cup to a warm bath and relax! 

If you want to make this little project even easier, I found this bag of lavendar salts at Wal-Mart for less than $5.  You could simply pour this into a pretty jar and top it off with a festive fabric and note.  
Thanks, Meg, for having me over again. Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. I made bath salts for the first time this year and am hooked! Great ideas here!


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