Words: Danielle Williams
Whether for a birthday, holiday, or just because, there’s nothing like gifting a handmade present. Making something with your hands shows your loved ones how much they mean to you — you set aside time to craft an item specifically with them in mind because you thought they’d like it.
Here at Willow and Sage, we love coming up with new ideas for gift-giving. We try to keep them simple because we know how hectic everyone’s lives are. To help you get started, we’ve compiled 3 easy recipes for handmade gifts. We hope you and your recipients enjoy the giving season.
Words: Susan Vinskofski
Combine the Epsom salt, pine needles, and essential oil. Store in an airtight jar. Pour ¼–½ cup of the pine bath salts into a cloth bag or tie in a coffee filter. To use, place the bag into your tub as you are running your bath.
Combine the sugar and coconut oil in a small jar. Add the essential oils, and stir to combine. Wrap the jar with a fabric scrap, and attach a dehydrated orange slice and mint leaves. To use, apply to hands, legs, or any rough skin patches.
Want more simple recipes for bath and body products to make as gifts? Peek inside The Handmade Gift Issue for all the inspiration you need for the holiday season.
Words: Kristen Wood
In a large bowl, combine the Epsom salt, oats, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger root, and sweet almond oil, and mix until incorporated. Divide the mixture evenly into natural muslin or cotton cloth bags with drawstring closures, approximately ¼ cup of bath tea per bag. Toss one bag of bath tea into the bathtub under warm running water to steep. Soak and enjoy!
Besides the above recipes, there are countless more handmade gift ideas to discover in The Handmade Gift Issue, including:
For more information and tutorials on these ideas, check out The Handmade Gift Issue, filled with luxurious bath and body products that are easy to make and give, like body scrubs, melt-and-pour soaps, candles, and more. Click here.