Here is another wonderfully unique gift that you can easily make for a Christmas gift. It is a foot rub. One of those things that you rarely buy for yourself, but are so nice to pamper yourself with when you get one!
You will need;
3 ounces of Sea Salts, (preferably Dead Sea salts, but European or dendritic will work as well- fine or medium grained)
1 ounce jojoba oil
1 ounce sweet almond oil
1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil
2 Tablespoon jojoba beads (optional)
and your container of choice (I like a nice colored jar, because tins usually rust with just a little bit of time)
2 drops peppermint essential oil*
2 drops lavender essential oil*
1 pod vanilla bean, cleaned out and then chopped (optional)
*or other essential oil blend of choice
Simply mix everything together and place into your container of choice. This gift would be great in a set. Just combine one of the foot soaks, this rub, and a nice lotion or balm (Brambleberry has a nice recipe here), and you have the perfect foot care gift set! Make sure to include a nice instruction card along with it, explaining that you soak, then use this rub to exfoliate (just take a hand full of the salt mixture and rub it on your feet, not forgetting the ankles, in a circular motion, starting at the top and working down toward the toes. Be sure to apply a gentle, even pressure. When finished, rinse with warm water, pat dry, then moisturize with the lotion or balm. You could even include some tips from this post on exfoliating!
There you have it, a useful AND thoughtful gift, handmade by you! What could be better?