I don’t know about you, but I always love adding a little gift made by myself when it comes to gifts for birthdays, Christmas or any occasion for that matter. If I have time. Which is not easy when you’re a mom of a preschooler and a toddler. Unless we talk about soap. Then yeah, all made by myself. And I also love a good, soothing DIY bath salt. What do you like making?
So then, how about a jar of DIY bath salt?
As we’re settling into winter, we sometimes feel the need of a warm, soothing bath. Although I generally prefer showers because they save time and water. But now, since we’re not travelling anywhere warm this winter and since, well, we’re all under quite a bit of stress, a warm bath with useful beauties all around and a natural candle is a less than guilty pleasure we should allow ourselves. Really.
Here’s a very simple, zero waste DIY bath salt recipe for you:
- Sea salt
- Rose petals (these ones are actually saved from the garden)
- Jasmin flowers (also from the garden)
- Organic powdered goat milk
That’s all. You don’t need to measure anything. And you can really change the recipe to include whatever you have at hand. For your DIY bath salt, you can use sea salt, regular salt, Epsom salt, pink salt. Use whatever dried flowers or plants you might have. You can even use tea, if you like. Or you can skip the plants, if you want a ‘cleaner’ version. And if you want it vegan, leave the powdered milk out. If you want more scent, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Pour all the ingredients for your DIY bath salt in a bowl and mix them with a spoon.
Then transfer them to the recipient of your choice. For my recipe, I am using this lovely glass jar I found years ago in a flea market in Bucharest.
Easy, isn’t it? And so beautiful! I can’t wait for some me time tonight, after the kids are asleep.
Have you ever made your own bath salt? What’s your favorite ingredient combination?