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DIY Bath Salts: A Homemade Gift for Blissful Bathing

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Personalise and Gift Your Own Soothing Bath Salts This Christmas Season

Personalise and Gift Your Own Soothing Bath Salts This Christmas Season

Are you looking for a thoughtful and budget-friendly gift idea this Christmas? Look no further!

Angela, one of the regular guests on the popular “Ginger and Nuts Show,” shares her simple recipe for homemade bath salts that are not only easy to make but also healthful and soothing to use. Get the whole family involved and create personalised jars of relaxation for your loved ones. Let’s dive into the details!

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What You’ll Need:

A few clean, empty glass jars (jam jars or mason-style jars work perfectly)


  • 6 cups of Epsom salts
  • 2 cups of pink Himalayan salt or coarse sea salt
  • 2 cups of baking soda
  • 50-60 drops of essential oils (suggestions: lavender, rose, citrus, chamomile, or peppermint; mix and match your favourites)
  • 6 tablespoons of dried lavender flowers or dried rosebuds (optional but highly recommended for a visually appealing touch)
  • Other dried flowers like calendula or cornflowers (optional)

Where to Find Dried Flowers:

If you can’t find dried flowers at a local craft supplies shop, fret not! Many online platforms offer a wide variety of options. Shop around on popular sites like Amazon, eBay, Etsy, or other craft suppliers to get the best deals. You might even find delightful bundles of mixed dried rose buds and lavender.

Let’s Get Started:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the salts using a wooden spoon.
  2. Add your desired essential oils, ensuring they are well-distributed throughout the mixture.
  3. If using dried lavender flowers or rosebuds, gently fold them into the salt mixture.
  4. Spoon the fragrant bath salts into your clean jars, leaving some room at the top for decoration.
  5. Place a couple of dried flowers on top for an attractive finishing touch if desired.

The Art of Personalisation:

Now comes the fun part! Depending on your artistic inclination, feel free to decorate the jars as you wish to suit the recipient’s preferences. Whether adding ribbons, labels, or even a handwritten note, you can make these homemade bath salts extra special.

Remember, It’s Not Just for Gifts:

Don’t limit yourself to making bath salts for others! Treat yourself to a jar of relaxation and indulge in soothing baths whenever you desire. Self-care is just as important as spreading holiday cheer.

This Christmas, give the gift of relaxation with these delightful homemade bath salts. Easy to make, customisable, and made with love – these jars of bliss will surely bring joy to your loved ones. So gather your supplies, get creative, and enjoy the season of giving and self-care!

Disclaimer: Always perform a small patch test to check for allergies or sensitivities before using the bath salts.

Let us know if you try making some DIY Bath Salts at home.

Written by: Kat Y (Ginge)

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