For every holiday, I like to give my kids’ teachers and coaches a little goody. Last Halloween, I gave them candles. So, I wanted to do something different this year.
In May, one of my students gave me homemade foot scrub as an end of the year happy. I liked it so much that I asked her mom, who works down the hall from me, how they made it. She told me it took 3 ingredients and it was really simple to make. So, I knew immediately in May (yes, May) what I was going to give as gifts for Halloween.
The three ingredients include:
- lavender baby soap
- white granulated sugar
- coconut oil
For the container, I purchased small kitchen jars made by Anchor (I think) that cost $1.99 each at Wal-Mart. I made sure to wash them out before starting the project.
There isn’t a specific way to mix the ingredients together!
She told me to eye-ball it and that is exactly what I did. She told me to make sure the mixture isn’t runny. When you place it in the jar, it will separate a little, so if it is soupy, you will have a big mess.
So, I put very little lavender bath soap. My mixture consisted mainly of sugar. In my bowl, I probably had about 1 1/2 cups of coconut oil. I had purchased an extra jar of the coconut oil just in case, but I didn’t even need half of the first jar.
Once I had the mixture mixed to my liking, I filled the jars. I made sure to leave room at the top for the lid.
Next, I wanted to make them look festive for Halloween, so I purchased clear gift bags from Dollar Tree. And, I got out orange and black scrapbook paper.
I took the scrapbook paper and ran it through my shredder to make a festive addition to my gift bags.
Next, I tied them up with some orange tulle that I purchased from Hobby Lobby last year and attached a printable that I created.
Feel free to download the printable and use it for your own Halloween gifts.
On the back of the printable, I glued a list of the ingredients in case the recipients were curious. I cut it out using my 3″ ornate punch from Hobby Lobby.
Lastly, I went to Bath and Body Works and purchased a small pocket size antibacterial gel and holder for the outside of each scrub.
And, that is all for this year’s Halloween gifts. I think each gift cost under $10.00.
What gifts do you like to give teachers for holidays? I am always looking for new ideas.