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Gift certificates are available if you are interested in gifting a massage + bodywork session to a friend or family member for the holidays. Gift certificates can also be a great way to show appreciation for coworkers, childcare workers, teachers and/or anyone that's been helping you out. Please email me directly to purchase. I will send you an invoice to be paid online and can mail the gift certificate to your or the recipient.
A couple homemade gift ideas
Here are my favorite scented epsom salt and sugar scrub recipes. They are super easy to mix up and are such a treat. Great for anyone that doesn't need a lot of "things."
Relaxing Epsom Salts
2 cups epsom salt
1 teaspoon carrier oil (almond, olive, grapeseed or jojoba)
15 drops of lavender essential oil
Mix the ingredients in a large bowl until oils are evenly dispersed. Transfer to glass pint jar. Label and decorate jar.
Instructions for use: add 1/2 cup to hot bath, swirl to dissolve.
*lavender essential oil can be swapped out for other essential oils. Check out this article on which essential oils are safe for the bathtub and which aren't.
Peppermint Body Scrub
3/4 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons carrier oil (almond, olive, grapeseed or jojoba)
10-14 drops of peppermint essential oil
Mix ingredients until evenly dispersed. Transfer to 8 oz jar. Label and decorate jar.
Instructions for use: scrub a small amount over skin in the shower. Rinse off. Be sure to wash hands well before touching face or eyes.
I also wanted to shout out a couple local makers and service providers if you are looking for more ideas.
Locally owned gift shops that feature handmade gifts and local artists:
Rock Paper Scissors Goods
I Like You and I Like You Too
Deb at Lustre Skin Care
Moon Palace Books
Cabinet of Curious Clay
Please support local small businesses this year (and every year)!
Happy Holidays from me to you!
Amy Daws is a trained Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu, and Chi Nei Tsang therapist. She is interested in the way that these modalities can bring healing and joy to people's lives.