Five easy Valentine’s gifts, with what you already have at home

No one really knows how Valentine’s Day started. It depends on who you ask, its origins can be traced back to an ancient Roman holiday or a poem written by Chaucer about the birds. While the most pagan in the matter of crushes will swear that it was an invention of the shopping centers. Be that as it may, if you feel that romance invades you, here they go five homemade gifts to celebrate Valentine’s Day as you prefer and the most you like.

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1. Homemade bath bombs

Soak your partner with a bath bomb. If you have just arrived in the world of relaxing baths, bath bombs are aromatic and salty balls that bubble when you put them in the water and color your bathtub, transforming the entire bath into a multisensory experience.

You can buy them for about five euros each, but homemade are cheaper. What’s more, you will know exactly the ingredients wearing your pump. In fact, most of the homemade bath bombs They are based on these three ingredients: salt, sodium bicarbonate and citric acid (you can find it in the herbalist).

The bicarbonate and acid are responsible for creating the bubbles; And, when you combine them, they neutralize the pH of the water; which means that the bath will not be too acidic or too alkaline. Otherwise, you can add food coloring to give the soak a fun tone. Or include a few drops of essential oils.

Also, a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil: it will help you mix the ingredients; and, once in the water, it is a good moisturizer. Combine the ingredients and fill a silicone mold with the mixture: worth one cupcake or similar. To have your homemade bath bombs ready, you have to let them dry for two days.

2. A lip balm

The basic recipe to make a lip balm to give this Valentine’s Day, or whenever you want, only has two ingredients, and in easy-to-remember proportions: a part of beeswax for two of oil. You can use the beeswax that they sell in the herbalist or (if you are lucky) ask for it from a beekeeper, from an abandoned hive.

As for the oil, choose the one you prefer; but one of virgin olive extra will be more than pleasant for the lips, and super hydrating. Pour the ingredients into a small saucepan, and heat them in a bain-marie, so that the wax melts and mixes well with the oil. Use a wooden spoon for this.

When you have it, allow it to cool slightly, and pour the mixture into a jar or a small glass jar with a lid. You already have it! This is the basic recipe, but you can add romance with a few drops of the essential oil of your choice, such as lemon, lavender or other aromatic herbs. [Hace un tiempo te contamos los trucos para cuidar de tus cucharas de madera]

3. Romantic candle holder

Transform a glass jar from the pile, and that you have left at home, in a candle holder full of romance. There are many ways to achieve this. For example, you can draw colored lines with acrylic paint and put a tealight inside. In this way, when you turn it on, you will have a warm atmosphere with lights of a special hue.

THE draw the silhouette you prefer (a heart or the letters of the word you want) on a cardboard, adhere it to the surface of the jar with a tape (only from behind) and apply a spray paint to the entire surface of the jar. In this way, the entire candle holder jar it will be tinted except for the silhouette you have chosen, which will stand out every time the candle is lit.

4. A jar of candy

Or you can reuse a mason jar to fill with candies or the sweets you prefer. If it seems too simple, first try to draw or write something with acrylic paint on its surface. If, in addition, you decorate the lid with a fabric or colored strings, the result will be even more beautiful.

5. Hanging heart of branches for the wall

If you like the wild and natural touch, this idea may interest you. You only need some branches of different sizes, some rope and some paint to decorate them. Start creating your heart of branches on the floor. To do this, progressively place the widest branches in the middle and the shorter ones at the ends, until you create a heart.

You will need a slightly larger branch to use as a support or upper hanger: from it, you will hang the rest of the branches, tied with a rope. Dip the bottom ends of the heart branches in a paint pot for a slightly more elaborate touch. And you already have it: it only remains to hang it on the wall.

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