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As room mom for Sophie’s class, I wanted to make sure her teacher felt appreciated. Teacher appreciation week is fast approaching and I know she’ll be getting lots of fun treats from the students but I wanted to make sure she had a relaxing, stress free vacation this spring break. She works so hard with the pre-schoolers, constantly bending over to their level. I was thinking how bad I would need a pampering vacation after working with those little kids and wanted to make her a Spring Break Relaxation Kit for her travels. We’re so excited to give her the teacher appreciation gift to help her be energized when she returns.
Teacher Appreciation Gift
It was fun choosing the items I thought would be convenient for her travels but help her feel relaxed on her trip.
Spring Break Kit Essentials:
- Travel tote
- SPF lip balm
- Soothing face wipes
- Mini loofah
- Detox mask
- Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus
- DIY Sea salt hair spray (see below for instructions)
- Nail polish
- Dry shampoo
- Airplane gum
- Chocolate treat
My main focus was making her life as easy as possible. I thought about the tasks I always dread while on a vacation; things I don’t like spending time doing because I want to be enjoying my trip. We always book the earliest flights so we can have as much time as possible at our destination. Starting with her early morning, I chose dry shampoo, face wipes, and gum for her flight helping her to freshen up. Once she gets off the plane, she can head to the hotel to drop off her luggage, spritzing some Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus on her ‘plane clothes’ in lieu of ironing. She’ll have polish, sunscreen, SPF lip balm, sunglasses and a chocolate treat to toss in her beach bag and head straight out for some ocean air. To relax after a day at the beach I’ve got her covered with some sea salt hair spray, a mini loofah and a detox mask so she’ll be refreshed for the rest of her vacation.
I have not found a sea salt hair spray that I like, so I tried making one and fell in love. I have naturally curly hair but the entire top layer is hardly wavy. The sea salt spray gives my hair the perfect beachy wave that is effortless to accomplish.
DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray
- Plastic spray bottle (found in the travel section)
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
- 1 tbsp leave in conditioner (I’ve also tried gel but my hair likes conditioner)
- 1 cup warm water
- a few drops of lemon juice or essential oil (optional)
Step 1: Pour warm water and sea salt in measuring cup and stir until salt dissolves.
Step 2: Combine melted coconut oil and leave in conditioner in separate bowl, then add mixture to measuring cup.
Step 3: Add a few drops of essential oil, add to spray bottle and shake until well mixed. Apply to towel dried hair.
I’m not one for ironing. All of our clothes are wrinkle-free because neither my husband nor I will ever iron. I was bummed when I bought all new curtains for our new home because that meant I had to iron these huge pieces of fabric. I had complained about this to a friend and she suggested trying the Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus on my linen curtains. I will now never have to iron another piece of fabric again. I used the Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus on my curtains while they were hanging and was shocked at how smooth the fabric was once it had dried! I now only keep my iron for house guests.
If you are anti-iron, like me, you can use this link to get a coupon for $1 off. You can also check out what Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is up to on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest for more tips on keeping those fabrics fresh!
I’m wishing I had bought two of everything so I could take a trip myself with this perfect Spring Break Kit! Are you heading anywhere for Spring Break or are you doing a Staycation like we are?
Check out my past teacher appreciation gift: Crayon Planter or my GIFTS board for more inspiration.