Any time of year is a great time to pamper oneself, but why not pamper someone else this month by putting together a basket full of items to do just that. May 20th is Neighbor Day and a perfect opportunity to bless someone.
Get a cute small basket and dress it up by lining it with a colorful washcloth or hand towel, tie on a wired ribbon bow, then begin to fill it with soothing and comforting treats. Following are instructions for a few items, a foot soak and eye tea, plus a relaxing tea to sip, but be creative in adding additional items to the basket to customize it to its recipient. Some suggestions might be a pretty tea cup and saucer, specialty cookies, sachet or scented soaps.
HERBAL FOOT SOAK
Refreshes tired feet especially after a long day
1Tbs green tea
2tsp lavender flowers
1 bay leaf
Place all the ingredients in a muslin bag.
TO USE: Add bag with herbs to 4 cups of boiling water and steep 15 minutes. Add water to tub & soak feet 15 mins
Soothes sore, tired eyes and helps relieve stress
2tsp green tea (ground)
1tsp chamomile (ground)
Combine and place in a sealable tea bag.
TO USE: Immerse tea bag into warm water. Place one over each eye. Lay back, relax and enjoy!
A light, very relaxing mint tea
4Tbs red rooibos
2Tbs raspberry leaf
1Tbs cinnamon chips
2tsp lemon peel
Mix ingredients and package in a cellophane bag tied with a ribbon and attach a tea infuser spoon with the following instructions.
TO USE: Fill ½ of the infuser spoon with the tea blend and steep in boiling water for 5 minutes. Caffeine Free
“In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,
for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”