It's almost Valentines Day and I have been prepping some little gifts for special friends of mine. I have always wanted to make my own bath salts and this is the perfect little something to treat my girlies with. I purchased these heart shaped glass containers for $1.99 at local hobby store. IOn one of the jars I glued tulle, ribbons & lace. The other jar I copied a cute idea I saw at Michaels. It was simply made by cutting pieces of fabric in strips and tying them on a cord. I had a ton of Christmas red ribbons and felt so this worked perfect for the other jar. I personalized each jar with wooden letters that I painted white then embellished with little gems.
Then the fun part... I never new this was soooooo easy. (Thank you Martha Stewart) The recipe is as follows:
- Coarse Sea Salt
- Epson Salts
- Baking Soda
- Essential Oils
- Food Coloring
1.In a large bowl, mix to combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts epsom salts, to soothe tired
muscles and reduce inflammation; and 1 part baking soda, to soften waters and alleviate skin
2. Add a few drops of essential oils, and combine.
3. Add a few drops of food coloring, until you achieve the desired shade. If you intend to
present the bath salts as gifts be sure to store them in a stoppered container.
I made a batch of lavender and a batch of vanilla jasmine. I can't wait to give them to the girls so they can treat themselves to a nice soothing bath. Happy Sweetheart Day everyone... xoxo Toni