|Lavender Bath Salts Packaged in a Gift Jar|
-salt (food safe salt, do NOT use rock salt for ice melting)
-baking soda (optional)
-skin safe fragrance or essential oil
-food safe dye
-large rubbermaid bin with lid
-wooden spoon or scoop
-jars for packaging
Make sure to put on your gloves, for this messy project!
Combine your basic recipe in the clean rubbermaid bin. You can choose either A or B.
A= 1 part baking soda, 1 part table salt, 1 part epsom salt
B= 1 part salt, 1 part epsom salt
Add a few drops of food coloring in the desired shade to the salt mixture. Then, add your fragrance or essential oil at a rate of no greater than 2% by weight. Add food color sparingly, as too much color will result in heavily dyed bath water than can stain tubs and washcloths.
Put lid on bin and shake vigorously.
Remove lid and allow mixture to dry for 24-48 hours before packaging. Shake and stir the ingredients as needed to disperse the dye and scent.
Use 1 cup in a hot bath to relax!
Please note, you can use any salt you want, as long as it is safe food food and has no additives. Depending on how much you wish to spend, online suppliers offer exotic salts, such as pink Himalayan or you can use regular Morton salt from the grocery store. I like to buy my salts at the natural food store where I can select coarse and fine sea salts from the bulk bins. Larger salt will take longer to dissolve in the bath.