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LH 35: Last Minute Homemade Fragrant Gifts

Welcome to Episode #35 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

We all get busy this time of year. So it’s helpful to have a few gifts to have on hand for emergencies.

Maybe you need a last minute gift for a neighbor, a teacher or the host of an upcoming holiday party. Well, I’ve got you covered.

This episode is about making two different last minute gifts:

  • Natural Home Fragrance Kits
  • Bath Salts.

You also learn:

  • The differences between fragrance oils and essential oils
  • My safety trick with marbles
  • Why you should save the pine needles off your Christmas tree
  • Why it is a win-win if you don’t end up giving these gifts away

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Home Fragrance Kit Instructions  (PDF Download)

Bath Salts Instructions  (PDF Download)

Source for Epsom Salt* – also available at pharmacies

Source for pure essential oils – Mountain Rose Herbs also has herbs & spices in bulk.

Source for clear plastic gift bags– also available at craft stores

Source for glassine bags– also available at craft stores



Click here for the full transcript for Episode #35 


For More About This Podcast Series:

Check out podcast Episode 00 to get:

  • The whole scoop on what this podcast series is all about
  • My background, experience & training
  • What to expect going forward

It’s like an audio “about” page for the podcast.


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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.