Mirror Mirror host Rebecca Spera has some holiday spa gift ideas

CLEVELAND - Gifts from the heart are often made with our hands. Mirror Mirror host Rebecca Spera has some DIY spa gifts that you can make yourself for less than $10!


  • Mix 3 cups Epsom salt and 2 cups sea salt.
  • Separate salt into four different bowls
  • Add 3-5 drops essential oil of choice to each. We like peppermint.
  • Add a different color food coloring to three of the four bowls and mix well. Leave one white.
  • Grab a funnel, place it into a thin, narrow jar, and layer the colors, as you prefer.
  • Close container and tie with ribbon


  • Mix together 4 cups of water, 1/3 cup of liquid glycerin, and 1/3 cup of castile soap.
  • Add five to ten drops essential oil of choice
  • Mix gently with a whisk
  • Pour slowly into glass container
  • Add one drop food coloring to each container.
  • Close container, turn upside down once to mix dilute color.
  • Tie with ribbon.


  • Lay out four bowls and add one scoop of salt to each bowl
  • Add four tablespoons jojoba oil to all bowls except one.
  • The salt that you keep white, add one tablespoon coconut oil (so that the salt doesn't discolor)
  • Add a different color food coloring (as much as you like) to each of the salt mixtures with jojoba oil.
  • Grab a jar. Cover the bottom with the first layer - use a colored salt for first layer. Pack down the layer with a flat container. To anchor this layer, pour jojoba oil on top.
  • Then, add the next layer of salt. Pack down this layer with a flat container (make sure to clean off container between layers so the salt colors don't mix).
  • Continue this process using different colors of salt until the jar is full.
  • Tie jar with ribbon.

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