Recently, as I was harvesting some lemon thyme from my garden, this little idea came to mind. It combines a recipe for Lemon Thyme and Lavender Bath Salts, some black and white photographs I garnered from my garden and a little bling.
This recipe was adapted from Loriann Cargill Bustos’s Lemon Thyme Bath Salt recipe. I think these pieces could be used as sweet autumn gifts or favors, or with a little decorative tweaking, become a holiday gift project to enjoy with young ones.
-Bowl, wooden spoon
-2 cups sea salt
-1 cup Epson salt
-2 tablespoons baking soda
-2 tablespoons dried lemon thyme
-2 tablespoons of dried lavender buds
-Zest of one large lemon, dried
-5 drops of lemon essential oil
-5 drops of lavender oil
-Clear glassine envelopes, white cardstock
-Black & white garden photographs or images of your choosing
-Tim Holtz idea-ology Chitchat Word Stickers, rhinestones
-Glue dot roller, glue
-Rotary cutter/lip edged ruler/cutting mat or scissors
Remove thyme leaves from their stems. Zest lemon. Place thyme leaves and zest on a parchment lined pan and dry. (To shorten the drying process, put the pan in a warm oven.) Place ingredients in bowl and mix thoroughly.
Cut white cardstock pieces to size of envelopes and insert. Embellish envelopes as desired. Scoop bath salts in front of cardstock inserts and seal envelopes. Gently shake envelopes to distribute salts.