Spa week recipe number three is for bath salts! There’s nothing quite like relaxing in a tub of warm water! We will not be bathing at the spa party but I wanted to make these for the guest to take home. This recipe is easy to make and can be given as a Christmas gift. I made the bath salts lavender scented and colored them blue although it seems like they should be lavender in color. But I wanted the color to match the spa party and the scent to be relaxing so I did this combination.
I used 3/4 cup of sea salt, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of epsom salt, 2 tablespoons baking soda, a couple drops of lavender essential oil and a couple drops of blue food coloring. I got the recipe from Martha Stewart’s Homemade Bath Salts post. According to Martha the salts help to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation and the baking soda soften waters and alleviates skin irritation.
Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Add the essential oil and color (if desired) and stir until evenly distributed.
Then, using a funnel I put the bath salts into test tubes. I had a hard time finding test tubes. There are many places where they are available online but the shipping would’ve been expensive in order to get them in time for the party. I found these test tubes at Michaels on clearance for 38 cents each. They had Halloween candy in them and they only had these 6 left. I threw away the candy (my kids have enough candy!!), washed the test tubes and spray painted the lids silver.
Then, I printed bath salt labels, cut them out and glued them to the test tubes. You can download the free bath salts printable labels HERE. They aren’t fancy and don’t even have an outline but at 2:00 in the morning the creative juices aren’t really flowing!
For the party, I put the test tubes in a old glass candle holder with epsom salt in the bottom to hold them in place.
Are you a “bath person” or do you find it to be a waste of time?
Although I was not compensated for this post, I purchased the supplies for a sponsored post that I am doing with Collective Bias™ and the recipe will be part of my sponsored Pampering Spa Party.