My friend T arrives today. I have been spending the past few days preparing a few things for her visit. One thing that she loves to do is relax in our Roman tub. I thought a container of bath salts would make for a happy invitation.
I purchased a carton of Epson salt in the pharmacy department of Wal Mart. The shatterproof plexi glass containers were found in the food storage section of the store. I already had the essential oil (purchased at a health food store) and food coloring on hand. I began with a few drops of each added to the salt and mixed well. A little goes a long way.
At first I thought I would create just one color. But I thought it might be pretty to create three separate colors that matched the palette of our front bathroom. The beach theme brought to mind the sand creations of the ‘70’s that T and I often admired at the carnival when we were children. (Remember those?) I filled the second container with seashells and used the top of the lid as an impromptu soap dish. This gift was created for under $10.00. Imagine how cute this idea would be in Valentine shades!
I will be spending the next few days enjoying my friend. Our plans include seeing Mary Poppins at the ASU Gammage Theater, taking a morning hike up a breathtaking mountain, and celebrating her birthday at the Mardi Gras festivities at Westgate.
We’ll be the crazy women in kooky hats and feather boa’s. Hope to see you there.