If you know someone who needs and deserves a break, you may have to push them to take that break. One way to do this is to create a homemade spa gift basket for them that is full of relaxing, stress-relieving items that beg to be used. Here are some things you can incorporate into the basket:
You can choose to make a bath scrub yourself with Epsom salt, sugar, and a natural oil (sunflower, almond, coconut, etc.) or you can buy one. Here is a good DIY recipe for a coconut oil scrub with rose fragrance. Whether you choose to make or buy, bath and body scrubs will help soften the skin and promote relaxation.
Who doesn't enjoy slipping into a hot tub of water filled with bubbles? Just the sight of this can calm most people's nerves. Here is a great vanilla bubble bath recipe as well as a honey bubble bath recipe. Slip a bottle of one of these into your gift basket and your friend will be grateful.
Bubble Bath Alternatives
Some people enjoy a nice, long soak in a tub of hot water, but they may not be too keen on the idea of bubbles. There are several alternatives to bubbles, including milk and honey, oatmeal, and healing herbs like rosemary, that will soften, smooth, and beautify the body.
Soft candlelight can help a person relax almost instantly, but choosing right scented candles can enhance that feeling. Some of the best relaxing candle fragrances include lavender, chamomile, rose, and bergamot. These scents may even help a person sleep better, so they are perfect for the overworked recipient of your gift basket.
Lavender is well known for its soothing properties. One idea to incorporate the flower into a gift basket is to put lavender in a small sachet (or a loose linen fabric bag). It can be placed under the pillow or beside the bed to create a tranquil ambiance, which will help just about anyone unwind.
Eye Mask and Slippers
Choose a soft and comfortable eye mask that will provide complete darkness for improved sleeping and relaxation as soon as it is slipped on. This will work wonders if your friend plans to catch some shut-eye and rest during the daytime. Don't forget to throw in a pair of super-soft house shoes that can be worn between the bed and the bath.
Making your own spa gift baskets for your friends, family members, or coworkers can definitely be more personable, but it isn't always something that you have the time to do. When this is the case, you can always find plenty of spa gift basket ideas online and at local stores. Click here for more spa gift basket ideas.