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Easy Bath Mitt

Pamper yourself or a friend with an easy-to-sew, spa-worthy bath mitt. Start with a single terry-cloth hand towel. Minutes later you’ll finish a set of four bath mitts.

 

Materials:

  • Terry-cloth hand towel (approx. 16x28")

 

Finished bath mitt: 5-1/2x7-3/4"

 

 

 

Cut Materials:

 

From hand towel, cut:

  • 4—8x12" rectangles (one 12" edge of each rectangle should be a woven or hemmed edge of towel)

 

 

Assemble Bath Mitt:

 

1. Fold one 8x12" rectangle in half to form a 6x8" rectangle; pin.

 

2. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, zigzag-stitch along the long edges and one set of short edges to make bath mitt.

 

3. Turn right side out.

 

4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make four total bath mitts.

 


*If you prefer to make a single bath mitt, purchase a terry-cloth wash cloth (approx.12" square). Cut one 8x12" rectangle from wash cloth and follow Assemble Bath Mitt, steps 1–3.

 

 

 

Recipe for Go Soft Scrub:

Designed by Wendy Musgrave

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Food coloring: neon green (optional)
  • Glass jar
  • Printable label found below
  • Sticker paper

 

Go Soft Scrub Label

 

1. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave. Add sugar, extract, and one drop of food coloring if desired. Stir well. Pour mixture into glass jar.

 

2. Download jar label, above. Print label onto sticker paper and trim around the edges. Apply label to side of jar.

 

 

Recipe for Here's the Scoop Salt Soak:

Designed by Wendy Musgrave

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • Resealable plastic bags: 1 gallon-size, 3 quart-size
  • Essential oil (such as lavender)
  • Food coloring: neon green and neon blue
  • Glass jar
  • Sticker paper
  • Printable bag topper found below

 

Here's the Scoop Label

 

1. Place Epsom salts, sea salt, and baking soda in gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Close bag and shake to mix. Open bag and add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil to mixture. Close bag and shake again.

 

2. To create the color gradation, divide contents of large bag into three quart-size bags.

 

3. Tint contents of first bag of salt by adding food coloring to create lightest color. Count drops as you tint the mixture. Shake bag to mix.

 

4. Repeat Step 3 with second bag of salt and food coloring. Add the same number of drops of food coloring as the first bag, but then add a few additional drops to make a slightly darker shade. Shake bag to mix.

 

5. Repeat Step 3 with third bag of salt and food coloring. Make the third bag the darkest color of the three shades by adding even more drops of food coloring.

 

6. Fill bottom third of glass jar with the darkest-color salt soak mixture. Layer medium-color salt mixture on top of darkest mixture for the middle third of the jar. Fill the remainder of the jar with the lightest color mixture.

 

7. Download jar label, above. Print label onto sticker paper and trim around the edges. Apply label to side of jar.

 

Spa in a Box:

Give the gift of relaxation with a pretty presentation inside a box. Pretty jars house homemade salt and sugar scrub treatments, and custom-made bath fizzes are packaged inside a cellophane bag. A DIY spa mask helps the recipient relax. Purchased items, such as a candle and a bar of soap, help round out the assortment. Unify the look with labels printed onto stitcker paper or cardstock for each item. Download the labels below.

 

spa box labels

 

Get instructions for the spa mask and bath fizzes here.