Relaxing Homemade Bath Salts

Last year as a Teacher Appreciation gift, I made a homemade sugar scrub, and then one year I made lavender sachets.  This year, I decided to make some relaxing homemade bath salts.  I’ve made a few versions of bath salts before, but this year I used dried lavender as a primary ingredient.  I’m pleased with how these turned out, and the jars that I found at Target along with the personalized gift tags I made with my Cricut Explore Air, really made me proud of how the jar of homemade bath salts turned out.  If you’d like to make some for yourself, here’s how.

Have you ever made your own Bath Salts? With a few ingredients, including your favorite essential oils, you can make a jar full of relaxing homemade bath salts that are wonderful to give as a homemade gift!

Ingredients for Homemade Bath Salts

Plant Therapy Essential Oils

Have you ever made your own Bath Salts? With a few ingredients, including your favorite essential oils, you can make a jar full of relaxing homemade bath salts that are wonderful to give as a homemade gift!

Combine the epsom salts and sea salts in a bowl together.  Epsom salts are supposed to be wonderful for soothing sore joints and muscles, and my grandmother swears by them when you are feeling tired and achey.  Similarly, sea salt is reportedly wonderful for relaxation and soothing muscles.  As I am neither a chemist nor a physician, I cannot speak to the scientific or medical benefits of the two ingredients, but I do trust my grandmother.

Have you ever made your own Bath Salts? With a few ingredients, including your favorite essential oils, you can make a jar full of relaxing homemade bath salts that are wonderful to give as a homemade gift!

Then add the Jojoba oil and Vitamin E oil to the salt mixture.  I selected the jojoba oil for its moisturizing benefits.  Similarly, Vitamin E oil may have benefits for the soothing and moisturizing the skin.  I used a light floral blend with 2:4:1 ratio.  For ever 2 drops of Geranium essential oil, I added 4 drops of Lavender essential oil and 1 drop of Rose essential oil.  (The links are affiliate links to Plant Therapy, and each link will tell you more about the different oils.)  I add the essential oils slowly, and in the specific ratio until I find a strength that I like.

Have you ever made your own Bath Salts? With a few ingredients, including your favorite essential oils, you can make a jar full of relaxing homemade bath salts that are wonderful to give as a homemade gift!

Next add the colorant a few drops a time, blending the mixture until it reaches the desired color.  This step is entirely optional.  Finally, pour in the dried lavender and mix gently.

Have you ever made your own Bath Salts? With a few ingredients, including your favorite essential oils, you can make a jar full of relaxing homemade bath salts that are wonderful to give as a homemade gift!

To finish off these gifts, I placed the bath salts into cute pink containers that I found at Target, and attached tiny wooden scoops that I purchased in bulk a while ago to the jars with baker’s twine.  I also used my Cricut Explore Air™ to create cardstock tags with the teacher’s names written in a Cricut font using the wine pen from the Cricut Explore® Antiquity Pen Set.

Have you ever made your own Bath Salts? With a few ingredients, including your favorite essential oils, you can make a jar full of relaxing homemade bath salts that are wonderful to give as a homemade gift!

I was so pleased without cute my homemade salt scrub looked with the sweet personalized tags and little wooden scoops.  I think they were my best teacher appreciation gifts to date.

 

 




Comments

  1. I have never made bath salts but you make it look so easy!! I’ll need to try!

  2. Pretty, I would love to receive any of those gifts. I love Jojoba Oil, one of my favorite things for the shower!

  3. So pretty!! And I love the different oil combos you can do! Great post-

  4. This is fabulous! I know you don’t have to add the colorant but I think it gives it a little extra girly-fun. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  5. Those look adorable and I’ll bet your Grandmother is right about the medicinal benefits!
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  6. This is a great idea for teacher gifts! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Home Matters Link Party, hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty

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