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!

How to make Bath salts

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

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  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.
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 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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