How many of you have a spice rack full of glass bottles with ten year old spices caked inside? Yeah, me too… That is, until recently when I cleaned out my spice drawer and tossed out all the expired stuff. Since I cannot bring myself to throw away perfectly good glass bottles, I had a bunch lying around just begging me for a project. Enter my sister’s birthday. She is a Fourth of July firecracker baby, so I made her a basket of assorted essential oil bath salt goodies for her birthday last weekend. These were SO simple to make, and she absolutely loved them.
Here is how I made them:
Fill half the bottle with unscented, plain epsom salt, which is surprisingly hard to find. You can enlist the kids for this part, just put a catch-all bowl underneath so you don’t turn your kitchen into the Great Salt Lake Desert…
When it’s halfway full, stop and add a few drops of pure, therapeutic grade essential oils (that are safe for topical applications). I use Young Living brand. Close the lid and shake well.
Then, fill up the rest of the bottle and add a few more drops of essential oils on top. Shake again. This evenly disperses the oils throughout the epsom salt so they don’t clump together on top.
Since I had five nice empty bottles, I made five different scents of salt: Panaway, Lavender , Lemon, Peace & Calming and Stress Away.
After that, I slapped some labels onto the glass using these 2″ Avery high gloss circle labels. You can make and design your own labels using premade templates from Avery here. The fonts I used on these were KG Somebody That I Used to Know (print) and Anna Clara (script).
I found these cute embossed galvanized Happy Birthday tags at my friend Lucy’s vendor booth a few weeks ago. Aren’t they CUTE? I added one to the basket and it was the perfect little gift for my sister’s birthday.