Hand Crafted Giving

This year I tried to give away homemade gifts for all those that I cherish. Luke and my dad were the only two people I could not figure out what to make gifts for.  My mom is getting a beautiful set of hand crocheted and handspun angora hand warmers. And I made bath salts and bath bombs for the remainder of those on my list. I spent about two days overall making a total of 50 bath bombs and 10 jars of bath salts.

I was even able to sell about 35 bath bombs which help paid for a portion of the supplies needed to create these lovely little gifts. I thought I would share my recipes with you so you too could enjoy the experience of giving the gift of relaxation. There is something special about a handcrafted gift.

Oat and Honey Bath Bomb Recipe:

2 Cups Baking soda

1 Cup Citric Acid

1/2 cup crushed oats

1/4 cup Raw Honey (Homestead fresh!)

1/4 cup powdered milk

2 Tbs melted coconut oil


This recipe takes quite a while to set due to the number of liquid ingredients. So give it a day or two before packaging. Once the bomb has set up it is a wonderful and relaxing experience to enjoy in the tub!

Easy Bath Bombs:

2 Cups Baking Soda

1 Cup Citric Acid

10-20 drops of essential oil of choice ( I use Doterra EO)

3 tablespoons dried Flower petals or citrus zest (optional)

Pure Witch Hazel (gently mist over mixture to form balls)


I made about ten different scented bath bombs for one of the orders.  I tried to make the scents fun and seasonal; one was called Santa’s cookies and smelled like a lemon frosted sugar cookie, another was called Reindeer recovery and was similar to that of icy hot for sore muscles. I had a very fun time creating all of these spa treats and hope you will as well! Feel free to share your experience with me about how your gifts were received!




5 Comments Add yours

  1. D'Arcy says:

    Yeah- I can’t wait!!!! Send pics of progress. smiling


  2. My all time favorite is seasoning mixes because they’re so easy to “personalize” (no salt, extra spice, no spice, etc). And then I’ve also been doing fancy nut mixes in mason jars out of the bulk bin at the grocery store 🙂


    1. Oh! That’s a brilliant idea! Do you have any recipes you’d like to share ☺️


      1. I just use a tweaked version of the Allrecipes taco seasoning recipe and then this year I looked up a steak seasoning as well 🙂 I’ve also done a Cajun seasoning as well – most of them online are pretty similar.


      2. Perfect! I’ll have to do a little searching 🙂

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