My friend Anne made these bath salts a few years ago and posted her photo (shown) on Facebook. I see so many cute DIY gift projects and either they are pretty expensive or much too complicated for me to do, let alone my kids. But this DIY teacher gift idea is both easy and inexpensive, and cute! I had it posted on my other blog, but I sold that blog and it appears that the post is gone, or at least I can’t find it. So, redoing the post here for myself and anyone else who likes the idea. This is a really great DIY project for yourself or to give as Mother’s Day, holiday or teacher gifts. Here are some of the supplies you may need, full list is below.
All the ingredients can be found at your local CVS, Walgreens or other store like that, or all of the pictures below are from Amazon. Click image below to see the ingredients at Amazon.
- Essential Oils in your choice of scents (I’m partial to lavender, but the peppermint makes a nice presentation if you then dye your salts pink and do a candy cane thing)
- 4 lbs of Epsom salts-usually very cheap at local CVS or Walgreens, and generic will do fine
- Sea/Kosher salt- 4 lb
- 1/2 teaspoon of glycerin, divided
- 12 oz jars with lids
- ribbon, raffia, tags, etc for decorating
I do not have the recipe for the cookie mix pictured, sorry.
- 12 canning jars with lid and rings, appx 12 oz size
- 4 lb of epsom salts-very cheap at pharmacy, generic will do
- 4 pounds sea salt or kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon glycerin, divided
- 12 drops essential oils, any scent you can choose lavender, peppermint, orange, lemongrass and so on
- 12 drops red food color
- cardstock or stickers for labels
- raffia for decorating
- or thin strips of gingham fabric to tie around tops
- Wash and dry your canning jars.
- Pour half of your epsom salts into large mixing bowl. Add half of sea salt, stir well. Add in 1/4 teaspoon glycerin and 6 to 8 drops essential oil. Mix well.
- In second large mixing bowl, empty the other epsom salts and rest of sea salt. Stir well. Add 1/4 teaspoon glycerin, 6 to 8 drops essential oil, and food color. Stir until completely blended. Color should be even.
- Note: You only have to cut the recipe in halves if you wish to layer red and white colored salts with the peppermint scent. You could also do all white or all red or all purple (with lavender scent) and so on. Even with a funnel, I struggled with layering it in the jars so I just went to all one color. I would not recommend layering different scents (lavender and lemongrass for example) until you are very comfortable using the essential oils and mixing the scents.
- Decorate jars as desired for gift giving, preferably by the kids.