Another easy and affordable DIY project? Don’t mind if I do! I love my Epsom salt bath soaks. Epsom salts are so great for that bubble bath at the end of the night, as they relieve all the tension from the day. Add a little baking soda to detox, and some essential oil for added benefits and amazing scents. This was such a fun DIY gift project. I only needed some Epsom salt, which is extremely cheap. I spent under 5 bucks and made at least twelve, 8 ounce jars.
Did you catch all of that? Epsom salt, baking soda, essential oils of your choosing, and food coloring if you want to jazz it up a bit. You have most of this in your cupboards at all times. You can use any containers you have laying around with a little mod podge magic! Mod podge and cute scrapbook paper can make anything esthetically pleasing. You don’t have to go out and buy anything special.
First, I gathered my measuring cups, Epsom salt, essential oils, baking soda, large mixing bowl, and food coloring (optional). I needed a “one cup” and a ¼ cup. I added two cups of Epsom salt, then ¼ cup baking soda, and whisked them together quickly. Just enough to make sure they were combined. Then I added my essential oil. Ten drops max for this batch. You can use less if you don’t want the scent strong. Following this, I added food coloring.
After a couple of tries, I found that adding the color to a baby wipe or damp paper towel helped get the color mixed in evenly. I just added a couple drops of my desired color to the baby wipe or damp paper towel and used a spoon to stir the wipe into my mixture. Then I was all done. I used my quarter cup to scoop the salt into the mason jars I had prepared. A funnel is another way to go. I decorated my jars using scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. You simply apply the glue, stick on your labels immediately, and apply the Mod Podge over the top to seal it in. Use festive scrapbook paper and make it look beautiful!
For the holidays, I made mostly peppermint soaks. I also made a batch of lavender for my loved ones with sensitive skin. My absolute favorite, even though it was more of a fall scent, was a sweet orange and ginger melody.
Anything you like can be used. Play around with it! It’s so simple, fun, and affordable. This doesn’t even have to be for gift giving. Pamper yourself. We all need to feel like we got a day at the spa when that will never really happen. How did this recipe work for you? What essential oils did you use?