Are you a bath or a shower person?
I’m personally more of a shower person, but I know lots of bath people, and bath products in general make great gifts. Even better is when they are homemade, and have positive benefits!
With that in mind, when the end of school approached, and I needed to find a gift for my son’s amazing teacher, I knew I had to make her some oily goodness. I settled on fizzy bath salts!
I found the cutest little glass vials at the dollar store that look like they would hold enough for 1-2 uses. I also picked up a few larger glass containers with sealing lids (kitchen section) to make the recipe in, and store the rest of the bath salts. The jar was the perfect size for my recipe. Based on how much I added to each vial, I would estimate the recipe makes about 4-6 uses, but that’s obviously heavily influenced by how much you use each time.
For my creations, I used Lavendar essential oil in one recipe (with a drop of purple food colouring) and Stressaway essential oil in another recipe (with a drop of green food colouring). I also think I’m going to try a recipe with Peace & Calming, and something citrus, and something with Eucalyptus. So many options, even just from the oils that I already have! Have any suggestions for what oils you’d use?
Fizzy Bath Salts Recipe
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/4 cup baking soda
1/8 cup citric acid
4-5 drops essential oil
1 drop food colouring (optional)
Start by mixing the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add 2-3 drops essential oil and mix thoroughly. Add the remaining essential oil and mix thoroughly. (Optional) Add the colouring and mix thoroughly.
Store in a sealed container away from moisture. Add as much to your bath as you desire.
**Quick note: citric acid can be found in most health food stores.