Purchasing gifts for Valentine’s Day can become expensive quickly. Save money and get creative with a homemade present from the heart.
For her… Easy-to-make Bath Salts
- Bottle or Jar
- Epsom Salts
- Food Coloring
- Perfume or Essential Oil
Measure out enough Epsom salts to fill your bottle or jar and add a few drops of your choice of food coloring. Mix it well until the color is even. Add your perfume or essential oil and mix again. Spread the mixture out on a sheet of wax paper to dry for a couple of hours. Once completely dry, put the salts back in the jar and add a ribbon for decoration.
TIP: The perfume or essential oil will blend better with the salt if it sits in the jar for a few weeks.
Leave hidden love notes in various places where he will find them throughout the day. Great spots include the breast pocket of his jacket, his wallet, in the car, tucked away in his computer bag and other places you know he will find these great little reminders of why he’s so wonderful.
Valentine’s Day is also fun to celebrate with the kids! Surprise them with one of these healthy, heart-shaped treats.
- Pancakes with strawberries
- Watermelon hearts with sliced orange arrows
- Peanut butter and Rice Krispie bars
- Whole wheat sugar cookies
The kids can join in the fun too! Have them help you set up a variety of fruits to dip in heart-healthy dark chocolate.
You can get all of the supplies you need to make this Valentine’s Day healthy and homemade with the help of Healthy Blue Xtras. Various deals are available to members at healthybluextras.com.
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