Remember that conference I went to a while back? Well, one of the coolest things about it was that at breakfast we were served toast with mini jams. Oh no, not those plastic squares of jam you get in a diner. These were in teeny tiny glass jars! Needless to say I stuffed a bunch in my purse and came home with a little collection.
I knew that I had to do SOMETHING awesome with these. But I didn't know what. They're a bit too big for lipgloss, and too small for most other things. Then, I saw this post on Renewed Upon a Dream. Oooh, homemade bath salts! I love bath products. Its actually pretty painful because in our current home we only have a shower. You're going to think I'm nuts but more than once I've sat in a 30 gallon tote on the shower floor just to relax a little. =P
More than just the homemade bath salts, I loved the idea of different colors/jars! But, it would take me years to go through three jars of bath salt, and one jar doesn't get the mixed color/scent. Enter those adorable little jam jars! These buggers are just the right size for one bath. So, I can give them away in a 3 pack sampler that allows my dear ones to get all of the colors/scents!!
What You Need:
- Epsom salts. Check the sore muscle aisle. DO NOT use rock or table salt. Its not the same chemical make up.
- Essential oils / soap scents. I got mine online and at craft stores ~$3.
- Soap colors.
- Paint (To paint lids)
How To Make It:
- This is just too easy. It could be SO CUTE for a little one to make bath salts for mommy! Pour the salt into a bowl.
- Add a few drops of the scent. Use a whisk to mix it around. Make it a little stronger than you'd think. The smell will dissapate in the water. I used Cucumber Melon and Angel Food Cake.
- Add a few drops of color. I made green for the Melon and brown for the Angel Food Cake. Use the whisk to mix it. If needed, add more.
- Clean your glass bottles with warm water, a razor blade to scrape off the goo from the labels, and nail polish remover to remove the sticky residue.
- Paint the lids of the jars. I used spraypaint because it was faster. =P
- Once the bottles/lids are ready, spoon your mixture into the jars. Add the lids.
- I went ahead and printed teeny little labels for the jars. You could easily just leave them bar, or tie a pretty tag to the top.
- DONE! Now there is a cute sampler of bath salts!