{Fun Sensory Activity} DIY Bath Scrub

Do you use essential oils? We’ve been using them for over 10 years. We redid a bathroom and now we can add the essential oils to our shower which can also work as a steam room. But, as they become more popular, I am learning more about them and buying higher quality essential oils. A friend of mine sells doTerra so I started buying them from her and I just love them. There really is a difference in the quality. I also love that she has so many resources and ideas for using essential oils. Until recently, I had pretty much only been using them in my diffuser and in the shower/steam room. Now I’m making scrubs and a few other DIY bath products.

Kevin loves to take a bath or shower, so now I have started making scrubs for the kids too. Here is a cute way to make superhero themed bath scrubs for your kids. And think of all the ways you can use both the scrub (during bathing) and the activity of making the scrub as a therapeutic or educational activity.

This is a really great DIY project for yourself or to give as Mother’s Day, holiday or teacher gifts.

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All the ingredients can be found at your local CVS, Walgreens or Amazon.

Sensory Activity-Skills you can work on

  • language-colors, scents, new words
  • math-measuring
  • olfactory/smell-smelling the oils
  • touch-the feel of the scrub
  • vision-we love the primary colors of this activity

You can change this activity so easily. Just change the scent, the dye, and the ribbons and you can completely change the project to a holiday theme, princess, different superheroes or whatever.

DIY Bath Scrub ingredients

  • 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

All you have to do is mix in a big bowl and voila! You’re done. I recommend using a spoon other than a wooden spoon, which may absorb the essential oils.

My friend Anne made these and gave them as gifts. I do not have the cookie recipe, sorry.


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