I then got into the bathing theme and I thought why not a herbal bath bomb to help heal , purify and strengthen . These herbs I like to use for dh . Cedar again for strength , juniper for purification and comfrey for healing . I prepare the bath bomb by placing the cotton bomb in water which has been brought to a boil then turn off the element .Basically you are making a tea bath . I know some people just place right into the tub but I find it is more beneficial being brwed like a tea and let sit and steep for 20min then strain herbal water into the tub .
There is then the luffa sponge which I pick up at the east indian market . The sponge is sterilized as well . This is very beneficial in bathing especially if your dh works in heavy labour intensive work . This is an excellent scrub .I then found these sweet little boxes with image of ST.Joseph on them. I knew I would use a box in the give away but wanted something to place inside it . I somehow was drawn to using clay this past two weeks and writing about it. I've wanted to create our own clay tooth powder and had been experimenting with flavours. Of course it came to me what I could place within this little ST.Joseph box. Our toothpowder . made from sterilized caly and two flavours , First is wild mint which offers a nice sweet mint cooling not hot like peppermint .My ds8 who detests any spicey mint loves this wild mint . Next flavour is my absolute fav and a new taste . It is clove , licorice and anise the flavours go together really well. which is so yummy you almost want to eat it ;-) While on the topic of healing & ST.Joseph I had the topic of a book come up. Yet a fatherly inspiring book . My sil gave me a sort of handyman book titled Care for Your Home the Lazy Way but I still wanted to find something a bit spiritual . There sitting on my bookshelf by my bed was brother Andre . A man so very dedicated and yes a special bond to ST.Joseph . His ST.Jospeh Oratory is world famous all inpsired and brought about by this humble sweet man . This book is titled The Wonder Man and printing is 1988 . It truely is a treasure but I feel I am to pass this along .
Then I inspired by brother Andre found a beautiful picture I have had stored on our shelf .It is a picture of two brothers ST.Ciril & ST.Methodious . These brothers two were missionaries amongst the slavic peoples .
I have also included my homemade ST.Francis Forest spruce resin insence and charcoal .This is made over an open fire each autumn and made from true spruce gum of the boreal forest .
Last of all is a small ST.Joseph prayer card
I have included some photos of items and products used in making some of our items sorry but the basket is not included as it will not fit in a box . Enjoy !
Little ST.J box with tooth powders
Brother Andre Book
ST.Francis Forest spruce resin insence & charcoal pack
Luffa Sponge Handyman Special ST. Ciril & ST. Methodious
Cotton Bath Bomb & ST.Joseph prayer card