I thought over the lead up to Xmas I would focus on DIY Natural Mama Christmas Gifts that you can make yourself for teachers, friends and relatives.
The first gift is something that I would personally love to receive as being a busy mum of 3 kids there is nothing I love more at the end of a busy week is have a relaxing bath once all the kids are in bed.
The relaxing bath salts recipe contains Epsom Salts which is an excellent source of magnesium and by just having a relaxing bath in Epsom Salts you can naturally increase your magnesium level without having to take a supplement. Also the sulfates in Epsom Salts assist the body in flushing out toxins and heavy metals. Epsom Salt baths also help to relieve muscle tension, pain and inflammation of the joints.
The baking soda adds a softness to the bath water and it also help to sooth skin.
Growing up near the bush on Sydney Northern Beaches we always had to be aware of ticks both as young kids playing in our bush gardens and for our furry friends who we regularly had to check for ticks during the summer months.
Most people who live in area where ticks are present aware that tick especially the paralysis tick can be deadly to our fury friends and make a human sick if left in for too long.
A great recipe to repel ticks that is both safe for humans and can be used on our furry friends is -
Tick Repellant Recipe -
15 drops of lemongrass essential oil
15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops of lavender essential oil
1/2 cup or 125 ml's of water
Add the ingredients to a spray bottle.
Other essential oil that you can added to your tick repellant blend is Geranium which also repels lice and fleas or Lavender Tea Tree which repels fleas and ticks this is a milder version of tea tree oil (be aware regular tea tree can cause temporary paralysis in certain breeds of dogs).