DIY BATH SOAK

If you haven't had a chance to make it to one of our classes we thought we'd bring the class to you.  This easy botanical body soak is a great way to up the level on bath time.  With just a few simple ingredients and mixing you will be ready to jump in the tub in no time. Of course you could always give it as a gift, but we think you'll want to keep this one for yourself! (links below to some of our favorite supplies)

SUPPLIES
glass jar or paper pouch
himalayan salt
fine ground epsom soak
dried powder milk (we like these: 1, 2)
fragrance oil
botanicals
bowl & spoon

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This recipe will fill up one 4oz container.  In a bowl mix 2tbs himalyan salt, 3tbs epsom soak & 3tsp of your dried milk.  Next add your fragrance - we used this company they are a fine & essential oil blend- but if you are using pure essential oils use 5-6 drops and add more if needed for a stronger smell, give it a good mix and if you'd like add in some dried or fresh botanicals, we think this is the fun part!  Some of our favorites are lavender, chamomile, rose and rosemary.  Whatever suits your fancy!

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Its that easy.. we're not joking. Package it up into your container and add a scoop or two into your water.  The salt acts as a preservative, but because of the milk we'd suggest a shelf life of about 4 months.  

We have a feeling you'll be making this for the rest of the season, so enjoy those baths! xx

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MY FAVORITE FLORAL READS

Babes! Today I'm gathering up a list of some of my favorite floral books that I recommend to my flower arranging students and also have in my own collection. Sometimes it can be nice to put down the phone, step away from Instagram (& Pinterest) and feel the pages between your fingers while getting some inspiration and learning a few new things a long the way.

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handpicked // in full flower // the flower recipe // in bloom
cut flower garden // foraged flora // branches & blooms // flower workshop

These are definitely tried and true books that myself and my floral friends all love and I hope you will too!  Happy reading.. and creating!!

 

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I've had my eye on this little botanical notecard set for a while and was surprised to receive it as a gift from my mom for Christmas.  If you are flower obsessed like me, you will love this sweet set of cards. There are 100 images from the archives of the New York Botanical Garden, with some species I've never seen before.  

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The timing is perfect with the new year upon us and everyone making resolutions, I always think that writing more & texting less is something I should add to the list and this is the perfect excuse to do just that! I plan to send out some thank yous, include them as cards with gifts, frame as art and so much more!

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