mixing bowl and whisk
essential oils of your choice: I used lavender and eucalyptus.
gift tags with holes punched in them
Optional (but worth it):
baking soda (softening)
sea salt (purifying)
food coloring (prettifying)
(Optional: Mix up epsom salts, baking soda and sea salt. Then add food coloring and mix until throughly blended.) Mix salts with a few drops of your favorite essential oils. (Lavender is a good choice if you're unfamiliar with essential oils or making salts for a diverse group.) Put into jars, tie ribbon into bow with long tails and attach gift tag (or label the jar with a sticker). Voila!
*freeprettythingsforyou is a great resource for free, pre-made gift tags and labels (and where I eventually discovered mine).
*The choice of oils is where you can really personalize this gift. Try combinations like patchouli and amber, vanilla and cinnamon or orange and clove per your friends' tastes.
*Don't forget to make some for yourself.
Did any of you make your xmas gifts?