Friday, September 27, 2013

Homemade Gift Ideas

Make your holidays more meaningful by making your own gifts! Try these Bubbly Bath Salts that you can whip up at home with little money, and very little time. They are guaranteed to wow that special person in your life. Plus as we all know, homemade gifts have much more meaning.

Who doesn't love a little pampering time? I know that I DO! These Bubbly Bath Salts can be used in a foot bath and in the bath to relax, ease stress and unwind.

Give a array of skincare goodies by pairing up the bath salts up with a bar of handmade soap and a crocheted washcloth.

DIY Bubbly Bath Salts
6 Cups of Kosher Salt or Sea Salt
¾ Cup of Liquid Soap
1 Tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil or Olive Oil
2 to 3 Drops of Lavender or Jasmine Essential Oil
3 to 4 Drops of Food Coloring (optional)
Stir the soap, oils, and food coloring together thoroughly. Evenly pour over the salt, and stir until the salt is evenly coated. Feel free to custom your bath salt with a essential oil of your choice. Spread bath salt out in a thin layer on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper, and allow it to air dry overnight. Pack into a container of your choice.
To use, pour ¼ cup of the salt under running water while drawing a bath. Enjoy a foot bath with warm water and add a ⅛ cup of bath salts. Soak your feet until your heart's content and the water cools.
Green Tip:
In place of the food coloring use one tablespoon of dried rose petal powder as a natural colorant.

To dress up my bath salts I made a pretty tag with card stock using the font Susie’s Hand that I download free from I punched out the tag with one of my favorite decorative Stampin’ Up punches, and tied it on the bottle with string.

Thanks for popping by my blog and read my post.


Marcella Neubauer said...

What kind of liquid soap do you use? I'd love to make this as gifts.

Paula Parrish said...

I would recommend a organic liquid castile soap or a body wash of your choice. Happy gift making.

maria achy said...

You stir the ingredients with or without heat??

Paula Parrish said...

No oven, stovetop or heat is required for this recipe. Thanks for stopping by. ;o)

caseperlatesta said...

Hi Paula! Great idea, I usually make salts with essence, never thought of adding soap: thanks for sharing!

Monique Young said...

Love these! Where did u get the scoop from

Anonymous said...

How long can u store this for? Also I have some soap color is that better to use than food coloring I've heard food coloring dyes the tub is that true?

Aimee Paxson said...

Making this for teacher gifts! Thanks! (Might have to save some for myself!)

nancy john said...

What a fun idea!!! Even if you didn't send it, I can think of other fun ways to use this idea at home with my kids. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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Tanya Dunphy said...

Could you use Epsom salts for this instead of the kosher or sea salt?

Paula Parrish said...

Yes of course feel free to use Epson salt in replace of the kosher or sea salt. Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting. Smiles, Paula

Tanya Dunphy said...

Thank you.