I have been busy again. Baking & making things.
For baking it's mostly been cookies for us to enjoy during the holiday season. More cranberry delights and some sugar cookies (for Julie to decorate Rudolph style). A traditional Wasserkringel will follow soon.
And I started to make some more gifts for the gift baskets we give to our families each year. This year we'll fill them with the flor de sal we brought from Mallorca, chai sirup, and these bath salts here - among a few other things I'll have yet to make.
Sea salts contain many minerals and nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. They help relieve stress, tension and pain, relax aching muscles and joints. Sea salts also help detoxify the body and stimulate natural circulation. When combined with warm water, they help open up the pores while plumping up the skin just a bit, giving you a healthy and youthful glow. What better gift for a loved one could there be?
This year, I made rose bath salt & lavender bath salt. All you need is a glass jar, some coarse sea salt, organic essential rose & lavender oils, and rose or lavender petals (throughout the year I keep and dry the petals of all roses I receive as gifts). If you can, look for organic roses to avoid the chemicals that sometimes come with these flowers.
Place sea salt and petals (as much as you like, I usually go for about one handful per jar) into jars. Add about 15-20 drops of the oil (depending how strong you want the smell), close and shake to mix well. That's it - simple.
Next, I'll be on to making more jam and trying to make truffles for the first time...