*news flash* the holidays are finally here! thanksgiving is 9 days away and christmas is 40! can you believe it? last year i hosted thanksgiving for the first time ever – cooked every single dish. it was exhausting and not fun at all. this year, i’m turning the reigns back over to my parents. my mom chuckled when i told her how bad my feet had hurt from standing all day. i honestly don’t know how they do it. (all you die hard party throwers – my filipino aunties – you are my heroes!) don’t get me wrong, i love cooking for people – just not 20 dish spreads. (i was trying to live up to my mom’s reputation for cooking every dish known to man. i failed.) this year i’m kicking back and letting the grown ups do what they do best. me? i’ll bring the snacks.
speaking of kicking back, i think i’m going to make it easy on myself with diy gifts this year. you know that random family member that makes an appearance out of nowhere and you don’t know a single thing about them? (and you don’t want to be the jerk that didn’t get them a gift?) i’ve got you covered.
infused sea salts! i mean who doesn’t like salt?
a little over a year ago, my friend jodi (LoveWithLavender) introduced me to essential oils. i became instantly addicted and now use them daily – for cleaning, skin & beauty, natural medicine and even cooking! what’s amazing about using the oils in cooking is that a little goes a long way. these infused sea salts only require 1-4 drops of essential oil. that’s it! and the flavor is so amazing.
- 2 oz glass salve container
- 2″ diameter round glossy labels
- free label template (for personal use only)
chili lime sea salt
- 3 tbsp sea salt
- 2-4 drops of lime essential oil
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
try on fresh fruit (pineapple, jicama or mango), sprinkle on top of tomatoes, great on tortilla chips or roasted vegetables too
mushroom thyme sea salt
- 2 tbsp sea salt
- 1 drop thyme essential oil
- 1 tbsp dried shiitake mushroom, ground (grind whole dried mushrooms in a blender or food processor)
try on roasted vegetables, also a great finishing salt for grilled meats
lemon herbs de provence sea salt
- 2 tbsp sea salt
- 2-4 drops of lemon essential oil
- 1 tbsp herbs de provence
try on roasted vegetables and is also a great rub on whole roasted poultry
coming soon: how to make infused olive oil with essential oils