Monday, August 6, 2012

Program: Spa Day for Teens

These crafts are perfect for a Gals' Night In, Mother's Day, or Pamper Yourself program.
VANILLA SUGAR SCRUB

Ingredients & Materials: Sugar (fine or coarse depending on preference), Brown Sugar, Olive Oil, Vanilla Extract, Metal/Glass Bowls, Metal Spoons/Whisk, Plastic Containers for finished scrub.

Directions: In bowl mix 1 cup brown sugar with 1 cup white sugar.  Blend well.  Spoon into container (you want container to be pretty full since the oil will compress the sugars).  Add oil and let sink through the sugar until it hits bottom.  Stir gently.  Add more oil until the sugars are the consistency of wet sand.  Stir gently.  Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and stir gently.  Seal container and add a pretty ribbon for a finishing touch.  Note: Sugar Scrubs tend to settle over time.  You may need to stir them before giving them as a gift.

To Use: Scoop a small amount of sugar scrub onto hand and massage over rough skin (hands, feet, elbows etc).  Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.  *The oil in sugar scrubs can make bathtubs/tile slippery.
BATH SALTS

Ingredients & Materials: Epsom Salt, Sea Salt, Baking Soda (optional), Essential Oils, Metal/Glass Bowls, Spoons/Spatulas, Containers or Jars for finished salts (you can use glass, but I recommend plastic since these containers will be in bathrooms).

Directions: Scoop 3 cups of of Epsom Salt, 2 cup of Sea Salt and 1 cup of Baking Soda into bowl add 2 drops of essential oil of choice and slowly stir salt, mixing drops completely.  Add several more drops one drop at a time, mixing completely between drops.  (Adding too much oil at once will make the salt begin to dissolve.)  When the oils are completely mixed scoop salts into containers and seal.
Caution: When using Essential Oils use caution.  Oils can irritate skin and eyes, do not apply directly to skin.  Avoid contact with eyes.  Do not ingest.

To Use: While running bath water add a small amount of bath salts to water.  Let them dissolve completely before entering bath.


LAVENDER-PEPPERMINT BATH TEA

Ingredients & Materials: Dried Lavender, Dried Mint, Self-sealing Large Tea Bags, Iron or Hair Straightener, Metal/Glass Bowl, Metal Table Spoons, Sandwich bags.

Directions: Using a 3 parts Lavender, 1 part mint equation mix herbs in bowl until completely integrated.  Spoon 3 table spoons of the mix into a tea bag.  Use the iron (or hair straightener) to seal the open edge of the tea bag following the directions on the tea bag package.  Place completed tea bags in sandwich bag for storage until use.

To Use:  Place pouch in bath as water is running. Let pouch’s contents infuse as the tub fills.



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