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Winter…It brings with it the opportunity to provide some restorative HT programming for your clients. The following two HT project ideas are great to make this time of the year, or would make a great gift to give their sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.
HT Programming Idea-Lavender Hand Balm
This rich, soothing balm will re-hydrate even the driest patches of skin. A friend for the hands, but there's no reason other spots can't become acquainted with this balm as well!
Aromatherapy & Spa Crafting
In a pyrex measuring cup, combine jojoba, shea butter and beeswax. Set in a pan of simmering water (water should reach 1/4 of the way up the sides of the pyrex cup). Stir until wax is completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in lavender and lemon oils. Pour into jar and cool overnight.
Note: This recipe makes a firm balm. For a softer salve, add up to 2 more tablespoons of jojoba oil. Makes about 6 ounces.
Source and supplier for materials. www.lorannoils.com
HT Programming Idea-Scented Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs are a fun, practical, and a great sensory project to use for HT programming. Make labels to go along with your project that lists ingredients, instructions for use, and list safety precautions noting not to use on feet. Also, the product is in a jelly jar so mention “Do not eat” on your label depending on the population you serve. To use: once a week, gather a small amount and rub over roughened skin, such as elbows and knees. Rinse only with water to allow the oil to moisturize your skin. Not for use on face, feet, or other areas of delicate skin. Store at room temperature and use within 6 months. Be sure the oils you are using are pure and for use on skin.