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Gifts From The Garden Series #1

Happy Turkey Day Everyone!

Okay – The holiday season is officially on us and everyone is scrambling to get their gift lists together. Why not make a few gifts with garden ingredients this year?

Garden Gate1 Today is the first post in a series featuring recipes, crafts and ideas on how you can give a bit of your garden to others. All the ideas will be simple, fast and EASY. But the best part is that you will be giving someone a bit of your time and sharing either a piece of your own garden or using all-natural garden ingredients you purchased. Who wouldn’t love that?

Garden Delight Perfume Oil

This first recipe is so easy and yet, seems so luxurious. You can change the scent to your own favorite essential oils or just try my combination here. Bottle it up in tiny glass bottles found at garage sales or use one of the sources I have listed at the end for online ordering. The recipe is for making one 1/8 oz bottle. Just repeat the recipe into more bottles for gifts.

18 drops grapefruit essential oil

12 drops lavender essential oil

4 drops vanilla absoute

60 drops jojoba or sweet almond oil

In a 1/8-ox glass container, combine first three oils. Shake well and let mixture sit for at least one week before adding the jojoba or sweet almond oil. Dab the oil on your pulse points o release scent.

Note: All of the ingredients should be found a your local health food store or craft store. If not, they can all be ordered online from the following suppliers:

Lavender Lane

Mountain Rose Herbs

Bottles can be ordered from the following suppliers for about $0.55 each:

Lavender Lane

Sunburst Bottle Company

If you like this type of craft, you may also like my posts on:

Chamomile Hand Oil

Bay Bath Soak

Chamomile Eye Treatment

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.