SMALL GIFT SATURDAY GIFT IDEA #1

Congestion Relief Bath Soak or as I like to call it “I can’t adult today” bath soak. What an awesome handmade gift idea too!





This congestion relief bath salts recipe is a tried and true natural remedy at our house to give relief from colds, congestion and sinus pressure.

Illness hit our house hard the week before Thanksgiving and continued past the holiday. Days upon days of feeling miserable, this bath recipe has helped with the irritability and made life a bit more tolerable while cooped up inside. Even the little one took relief of soaking and playing in the bathtub with this mixture.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Epsom salt - it’s probably used the most for its ability to reduce pain and inflammation. The reason it works so well at helping congestion and sinus pressure is that it reduces inflammation in the swollen, inflamed mucous membranes.
  • ½ cup baking soda – helps rid the body of toxins
  • 10-15 drops Eucalyptus essential oil  - can help open up and soothe the tissue in the respiratory system. It’s known to help relieve the symptoms associated with the flu, colds, congestion, sinus pressure, bronchitis and mucous membrane inflammation.
  • 5-10 drops Peppermint essential oil - helps clear up congestion while providing relief from cold headaches and sinus pain.

Optional:

  • ½ cup sea salt - is rich in minerals and helps the body release toxins. Make sure you use for unrefined sea salt. 
  • 5-10 drops of Lavender essential oil - calms the body and mind, helping you to relax and sleep better (healing happens when your body is resting!)
  • Food coloring of choice (the food coloring will not stain your skin or the bathtub)


Combine ingredients in an airtight lidded jar. Add a scoop of the mixture to hot running water. Soak for 20 minutes, inhaling deeply. Repeat as needed.

Until next time.



HOLIDAY PUNCH

This must be my new favorite drink!

My family loves a good punch during the holidays. We tend to make it all throughout the holiday season.






This would be great served at brunch, lunch, with mid-day appetizers or at dinner (you can add your favorite alcohol for an adult beverage).

I keep a batch whipped up and stored in the refrigerator to sip on anytime we wish.

You will need:

  • 2-liter ginger ale
  • 8 oz Pom Pom pomegranate seeds
  • 1 small orange, unpeeled

Mix everything together, pour into your favorite cup and enjoy. Yes, it really is that easy.

Hope you enjoy!

Until next time.




ARE YOU READY FOR DECEMBER DAILY?



Being November 26th, in a perfect world I would be posting my December Daily inspirations, ideas and set up for this year. The last few months have been unreal…all I can do is laugh. Sometimes life just has a way of doing its own thing (where did the summer go?).

What I do have-

  • paper collection, I purchased it in September…whew…good thing!
  • washi tape, just going to use what I have
  • ephemera, pulled out bits & bobs to use from my stash
  • stamp sets and inks, again…using what I got!
  • page protectors, I had ordered these years ago, about time I use them
  • album, again…purchased it during a mega sale months ago, whew!
  • my daily prompt list, this takes the longest for me to come up with

What I still need-

  • numbers, I know what I want to use. I just need to go to the local craft store and pick them up


I think this week I will have a few spare moments to gather everything and start preparing. Of course, I must clean up the disaster from the Halloween crafting madness...majority that I never even had time posting, ugh!

I must say it again this year – thank you Ali Edwards for the idea. Each year I love taking the time daily to slow down and remember what is important. 
Want more info on December Daily? Check out her page here .

Are you doing December Daily? Is this your first year or one of several? Do you do the 25 days leading up to Christmas or do you do the whole month? What color combo are you doing this year? 

Until next time,