Thursday, May 16, 2013


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.

            Refreshes tired feet especially after a long day
1Tbs green tea
2tsp lavender flowers
1tsp rosemary
1tsp sage
1tsp thyme
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 rosehips
2Tbs raspberry leaf
1Tbs peppermint
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

Matthew 7:12

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