Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Peaceful Projects - DIY Bath Salts

Do you want to come home and dive straight into the tub, but realized you don't have any "smell-good" products? Here is a fun, EASY-PEASY project to make your own bath salts *courtesy of ehow.com*

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup sea salt (course or fine)
  • essential or fragrance oil
  • liquid colorant
  • Measuring Scoops
  • small glass jars to store your salts
  • metal spoon or funnel
  • Epsom salts
  • 1 or 2 baking sheets
  • liquid colorant that is skin safe
  • wax paper
  • Medicine Droppers (if oils don't have thier own dropper lid)
  • Sea salt
  • Essential oils or fragrance oils
  • large metal bowl


1     You will need a clutter free,  clean work surface to mix your bath    salts. A kitchen table covered with a plastic garbage bag for protection works perfectly.
    • 2
      Measure out your Epsom and sea salts and pour into a large, metal mixing bowl.
    • 3
      Add your essential or fragrance oil and your colorant (optional) and begin mixing the salts thoroughly with your hands. It will take some time for the scent and coloring to incorporate with the salts so be patient.
    • 4
      Once you are satisfied that all the salts have been coated pour your bath salts out onto your wax paper lined baking sheet. Use your hands to spread the salts out to as thin a layer as possible for quickest drying time. Allowing your bath salts to dry before placing them in a bottle with lessen their likelihood of clumping in the jar. Allow them to dry for at least six hours.
    • 5
      Once your salts have dried they are ready to be packaged. The best container for bath salts is a glass jar with a tight closure. You want to seal your scented bath salts as tightly as possible to avoid excessive exposure to the air. Exposure can cause clumping from humid air, which is common in a bathroom, or can cause premature fading of the scent. storage. Dollar stores usually have little jars that are perfect for this.

Hope this helps you have a peaceful day or night!

- Lady R.

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