Homemade Bath Salts

by GettingFreedom on December 4, 2009

We are working with a tight Christmas budget this year, and we’re hoping to do as many homemade gifts as we can. While I love making edible gifts to give, there is only so many people like to recieve–so I had to broaden my horizons.

Recently while shopping, I began to look at some of the pre-made gifts on the shelves and realized that many were things I could make at home for less than half what I could buy them for. Why pay the middle man?

Homemade Bath Salts are perfect for teacher gifts, or even in a basket along with some specialty {homemade} soap, a loofah or some washcloths for members in your family. If you wanted to spend a bit more, you could even add a robe and some slippers, along with a soothing candle for a bathtime treat.

The supplies for this project cost me less than $5, and I have enough for 3 gifts. You will need Epsom Salt, Baking Soda, glass containers, and ribbon.

I bought Lavendar Epsom Salts so I wouldn’t have to add essential oils. If you can’t find scented salts, just add a few drops of your choice essentials oil until you reach your desired strength. I always buy my baking soda in bulk because I use so much of it. Those little boxes never last!

Combine 2 parts of Epsom Salts to 1 part Baking Soda and combine together with a fork. Add into glass containers for giving as gifts. Decorate with ribbon or raffia.

This jar, in it’s former life, was full of baby corn that you use in Stir-Fry dishes. Perfect size for a Teacher gift in a festive basket. Add in a small candle or a bag of chocolates and you have a gift for under $4.

I picked up this jar at a yard sale this summer for .50 cents and I’ve been waiting to find the perfect use for it.

What gifts are you making this Christmas Season?

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