Friday, January 8, 2010

Homemade Bath Salts!

I've been wanting to try making some homemade bath salts for birthday gifts for several of my stamping friends and I found a great recipe online at  It's a great site for tips on saving money which is especially helpful given today's economy.  I ordered these great jars from My Favorite Things, they are the perfect size for filling with just about anything and they have squared sides which makes for easier altering (at least for me anyway!)  They come in a set of 4 for $13.95. 

The label is also from My Favorite Things, it's called Time for the Bubbly Label.  I stamped it on GP110 White, colored with Copics and cut it out and mounted it with dimensionals onto a strip of DP from my stash.  Ribbon is from my stash as well, I believe it came from the Offray Ribbon Outlet. The Large Scallop Circle was punched out of SU's Cool Carribean (retired).  Flowers are Prima's from my stash along with the large glittery brads.  Flowers are mounted on the scallop with a large dimensional purchased from Texas Jody Lynn.  These were a lot of fun to make and I hope the birhday girls enjoy their gifts!

If you'd like to try making the Homemade Balt Salts yourself, here's the recipe, they are very easy to make:


In a large glass or metal bowl, stir together:  2 cups Epsom Salt or Dead Sea Salt or 1 cup of each (I doubled the recipe so I'd have enough and used both salts.  I found the Dead Sea Salt at my local craft store)  If you use the Dead Sea Salt, be sure to remove any dark pieces that may have slipped through processing.

1-2 teaspoons of baking soda, if desired (makes skin soft) 

10-12 drops of essential oil (I used Green Tea w/cucumber which I also purchased at my local craft store)

Several drops of coloring, which I found at my local craft store as well (I used green)

Next:  Stir together really well, at least two minutes.  The more you stir the more the scent begins to come through.  Pour into whatever containers you are going to use and decorate as desired.  You can use mason jars, baby food jars, or even spaghetti and jelly jars.  I also found some pretty glass containers at Walmart that weren't expensive.


  1. Happy New Year Kathi... :) And what a cold start to the year!! Dusty looks SO CUTE in his Rudolph ears... awwww! They are so precious those 4 legged dogs... :)

    What a FUN idea... homemade bath salts!! You did a fantastic job on decorating those cute jars... and what a way to warm up with relaxing bath! (AWWW!)

  2. These turned out beautifully!! Thanks for the recipe. I think I might need to try this! It makes such cute little gifts!!! Thanks for the tip on where to buy those cute jars, too!!!

  3. I'm one of the birthday girl recipients and I must say, I love (did I say LOVE??) my bath salts! Kathi, you are quite the talent. Love the new blog design. Too adorable. Did you do this? Sooooo cutttteeeeeee!

  4. Love the new photo of your 4 legged babies!! And the cute blog design... SO FAB! Just popping in for a visit... :) Tonight I'm blog hopping and enjoying a cup of Chai tea... cold again in Minnesota! Keep warm and enjoy your weekend... SMILES Kathi!! :)

  5. Hi Kathi,
    I did not know you had a blog and am so glad I found it. I love the idea for the bath salts. I'll have to try it. I am subscribing so I will be back.

  6. Wow these look great! I need to try this sometime. TFS!


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