Frankincense, Myrrh and Gold

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Introduction: Frankincense, Myrrh and Gold

About: Recently I read that there are over 60 million American households that participate in some form of crafting in a given year. Well, I am one of them . . . . . I love crafting !!! So please enjoy some of my...

Looking for an unique Christmas gift idea? Like the Three Wise Men, give the gift of Frankincense, Myrrh and Gold. This is also a great way to add religious significance to your gift giving this Holiday season.

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Step 1: What You Will Need

Frankincense Sugar Scrub Recipe (Step 2)

Myrrh Bath Salts Recipe (Step 3)

Raw Sugar

White Sugar

Olive Oil

Rock Salt

Kosher Salt

Essential oils (Frankincense, Myrrh, Orange and Lavender). I got mine from DoTerra

Gold Foil Chocolate Coins

Empty Starbucks Frappuccino bottles

Labels (Step 5)

Scotch-Brite Washup Pads

Corks - I got mine from Widgetco.com, size 18 or 19

Kraft Crinkle Basket Shred material

Small burlap sacks

Step 2: Frankincense Sugar Scrub Recipe

3/4 cup Raw Sugar

1/4 Granulated White Sugar

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

5 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil (Use more for a stronger scent)

*optional—2 drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil

In a bowl, mix sugars, essential oils and olive oil together

Makes about 1 cup

--------- Use scrub on skin as an exfoliate

Step 3: Myrrh Bath Salts Recipe

1/2 cup Rock Salt

1/2 cup of Kosher Salt

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

5 drops of Myrrh Essential Oil (Use more for a stronger scent)

*optional—3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

In a bowl, mix salts, essential oils and olive oil together

Makes about 1 cup

-------- Use 1/4 cup in a warm bath for relaxation

Step 4: Remove Lables and Ink From Starbucks Frappuccino Bottles

Starbucks Frappuccino drinks are delicious and the bottles can be recycled for many clever craft projects like this one. These bottles are perfect for storing your bath salts and sugar scrubs. However, the labels and the ink printed directly on the bottles are sometimes hard to remove. Here is the procedure that I used to clean the bottles:

1) Drink the Frappuccino

2) Soak empty bottles in hot, soapy water for about 30 minutes

3) Peel the labels off the front and back of the bottles. They should come off easily, but sometimes adhesive residue if left behind. Use a Scotch-Brite Washup pad (or something similar) to scrub off any remaining residue (or use Acetone if you have access)

4) Remove the ink printed directly on the bottle with nail polish remover and some scrubbing (or use Acetone if you have access)

5) Clean bottles with warm soapy water and dry

Step 5: Frankincense and Myrrh Lables

Here are images of the labels that I created for this project. Feel free to use them or create your own.

I printed the labels out on label paper, then cut them out following the pattern. A bit time consuming but worth it.

Step 6: Assembly

1) Fill the bottles with the sugar and salt mixtures and add labels

2) Cap each bottle with a cork

3) Fill a small burlap sack with gold foil chocolate coins

4) Place Kraft Crinkle Basket Shred material in the bottom of cardboard box. I got the shred material at a local craft store and the box from a local distributor of packing supplies (approximate size 9X7X5)

5) Arrange the Frankincense, Myrrh and Gold in the box. I also scattered a few loose gold foil chocolate coins around the box to add more gold color

I hope you enjoyed this Inscrutable and have a very Merry Christmas Season

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    4 Discussions

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    mrsmerwin
    mrsmerwin

    3 years ago

    It looks so elegant. I would feel very special receiving a gift like this. I may try it next year.

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    KarenK116
    KarenK116

    Reply 3 years ago

    Everyone I gave this to just loved it. I even made one for myself. Let me know if you try this next year. I would sure love to hear what they say

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    Lorddrake
    Lorddrake

    3 years ago

    nicely done.

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    KarenK116
    KarenK116

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you :)