With money being tight this year for everyone I thought this would be a great time to take it back to basics! Who needs to spend a ton of money when you can have a homemade Christmas? I will be bringing you Homemade Christmas Ideas from now till Christmas.
There is no time like the present to start, because if you are anything like me I tend to procrastinate. Yep…Seriously! I do!
This time I am bringing you a super easy idea! Homemade bath salts. I have seen bath salts at the store priced at $12 and up sometimes. I don’t really understand why. They are all basically the same; salt and an essential oil. Yes, there are different kinds of salt, and different grades of oil, but you will come out with the same great smelling, relaxing bath salts every time!
All you need is…
- Epsom Salt
- Essential oil of your choice (I chose mint)
- Small jars or containers (I used 8 oz. Mason Jars)
- Fabric or ribbon to decorate
In a large bowl mix Epsom salt with the essential oil. You will want about 5 drops of oil for every cup of Epsom salt. Stir until the scent is well mixed in. You will really be able to smell it when it is done.
Scoop it into your containers. I decorated mine with fabric and ribbon; Add a cute little tag telling the recipient to mix in a couple tablespoons per bath, and that is it!’
It is so super easy the kids can do it! This is a great gift for teachers, neighbors, friends, you name it!
If you have a hard time finding essential oils in your area, you can search online or use citrus zest. Just zest an orange, lemon, or grapefruit very fine and stir that in with the salt. I would say 1 tsp per cup of salt. Grapefruit is my personal favorite!
This is only my second Homemade Christmas post. The last one was Homemade handsoaps; check it out.