Gifts Kids Can Make: DIY Bath Salts

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The the gingerbread house shares with us a great DIY Valentines Gifts today – bath salts! This would also work nicely as a Mother’s Day GiftCheck out the rest of our 31 Days of Love series with lots of Valentine’s Cards and Valentines Treats!

My children love to be creative but just occasionally I like to make something a little more grown up to feed my own creativity!  I love making home made gifts and with that in mind I have a little tutorial for making your own bath salts. These would make a great gift for a loved one on Valentine’s Day.

To make these Bath Salts you will need

  • Plain bath salts (you can buy these from a health store)
  • Essential oil
  • Kilner-style jar
  • Pretty ribbon or ricrac to decorate
  • Thrifted spoon

How to make your bath salts for Valentines

  1. On a baking tray mix the plain bath salts with the essential oil.  I mixed one drop of essential oil for every desert spoon of bath salts. I chose rosewood for a calming soak and you could easily tint the bath salts with a couple of drops of red food colouring.
  2. Mix well and leave to dry overnight – this ensures the bath salts don’t solidify in the jar.
  3. Pour into your container.
  4. Decorate with a ribbon and add a blackboard heart with a personal message. You could also add a label with the name of the bath salts you’ve made or a list of the ingredients. Add a small thrifted vintage spoon.
  5. Mix a couple of spoonfuls with warm water for a lovely relaxing bath.

 About the gingerbread house – I’ve been blogging about crafts since 2005. I have two pre-schoolers and can often be found clearing up a paint spillage before breakfast!

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