How To Make Bath Salts
It’s holiday time, which means I want to do something special for my kids’ teachers. I’m only spending a few bucks on my own children, so I certainly can’t go lay down a ton of cash for the teachers’ presents. Especially since my youngest has 3 teachers! I considered going to the dollar store… but I wanted to make something nicer. So I decided to whip up a batch of Bath salts. So if you’re interested in a nice present that doesn’t break the bank, read on for how to make bath salts!
Make sure that whatever essential oil you choose doesn’t irritate skin. All essential oils contain different properties. For example: Tea tree oil has healing properties and is a natural disinfectant. Lavender is calming and soothing. Eucalyptus oil is great if you have a cold. It’s just like smearing on Vicks so you can breathe! I love the smell of peppermint but it can cause irritation if you have sensitive skin. It costs more but you always want to get ESSENTIAL oils, not FRAGRANCES. Essential oils are totally natural and fragrances are nasty chemicals.
4 lbs Epsom salts
2 boxes baking soda
4 cups powdered milk
40+ drops essential oil
Opt. Canning Funnel
You can put these bath salts in just about anything. I’ve even used a Ziploc baggie in a pinch. I prefer to use jars because they look prettier. You can use canning jars of whatever size, or you can save things like spaghetti jars. One of the perks to using canning jars is that you can then use a canning funnel and eliminate a lot of spilling and mess! If you’re using spaggeti jar make sure to clean them up. You have to scrub pretty hard to get off the sticky label residue on a lot of jars. I like to use an SOS pad. Depending on the type of adhesive they used you might also have to apply a little cooking oil before you scrub to get it all to come off.
You can decorate your jars however you want. I went wild with a hot glue gun and glued the tips of some fake flowers all over the jar and a small fabric circle on top. The sky is the limit here… just remember it’s probably going to get wet by the bathtub!
Keep in mind that you can also just make these for yourself. Baths are one of my favorite ways to spend time if I can get my husband to keep all the kids out of my hair. My new bathtub is wonderful. It has Jacuzzi jets, so not only do I get a massage but it’s so loud I can’t hear the kiddo chaos on the level below me! Does anyone else have any good economical gift ideas? I think my favorite thing about these bath salts is how fast they are to make!