It’s gifting season and I’m here today with a tutorial for floral bath salts! A few years ago my family started a handmade gift exchange tradition. Everyone is assigned a name and we have the entire year to figure out what to make for that special someone. Plenty of time right? but handmade gifts can be tough! As a borderline obsessive minimalist I’m in love with the idea of simplifying gift giving – getting away from excessive commercialism and going back to something more basic. I want to give gifts that are useful, practical, but also extraordinary with thoughtful packaging that makes the gift feel extra special and fully intended.
I came up with a lot of handmade gifts ideas this year, most of which I’ll be sharing here. These floral bath salts were one of my favorites; simple, lovely, and useful. Epsom salt baths are very relaxing, in part because they facilitate magnesium absorption through the skin. Fun fact: magnesium deficiencies are fairly common, soaking in mineral bath salts can actually improve the health and well being of anyone who suffers from a deficiency!
DIY Floral Bath Salts
Yield: Approximately 5 cups
- 2 lbs of Epsom Salts (I used these)
- Assorted dried flowers (Rose Petals, Calendula (Marigold), Chamomile Flowers, Lavender, Hibiscus Flower) I used these.
- 6 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (I used this)
- 2 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil (I used this)
- Large glass jar or smaller jars (I found mine at a major craft store, similar, similar)
- Wooden Scoops (I used these)
- Muslim Bags ( Found here or DIY)
- Natural Twine ( Found here)
- Printable Label (Download) (If you are using different ingredients you can download this version that will allow you to write in your ingredients by hand)
- Label printing paper (like this)
- Xacto knife
- Cutting mat
- metal ruler
- Pour 2 lbs of epsom salts into a large mixing bowl.
- Add approximately 1/4c of each dried flower variety.
- Stir until well combined and continue stirring while adding the lavender and frankincense essential oils.
- Print labels on sticker paper and cut out, leaving 1/8th of an inch of white beyond the black border.
- place label stickers on glass jars.
- Fill jar/s with Floral Bath Salts Mixture
- Tie wooden scoop and muslin bag to the jar using string or twine.