Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Activity Day: Bath Salts and Lip Balm

For activity day (church girl's group ages 8-11) this week we spoke a bit about how repentance cleanses the soul.  I used a few quotes from this talk by Pres. Spencer W. Kimball.  Then I made the comparison that we need to cleanse our souls just like we clean our bodies- like when we bathe.... kind of a stretch.... but it led into our activity where we made bath salts and lip balm (the lip balm had nothing to do with the theme- but I needed another project to fill up the time).  Here are the VERY simplified recipes that we used.

Bath Salts
1/2 c. Epsom salt
1/2 c. sea salt
5 drops essential oil for fragrance
2 drops food coloring (to look pretty)

             Use a Popsicle stick to stir well, pour into jars or Ziploc bags.

Lip Balm
3 T. Vaseline
1/2 t. agave nectar
1 vitamin E capsule, poke them and then squeeze out the liquid into your mixture

            Stir gently. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir again until well mixed.  Microwave more if needed.  When it is well mixed spoon or pour into containers and let sit for 30 min.

I found the little clear jars in the bath section at Dollar Tree.  They came in a bag with three bottles (one pump spray bottle and two with screw on lids) and were called "travel kits" or something like that. Ignore the  misspelled word on the bath salts label- love it when that happens.

I found the cute little tins for the lip balm at a yard sale way back when and they have been kicking around the craft room just waiting for a project like this.  Making the lip balm was quite messy- and clean up took some extra help- thanks honey!

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