If I look at something in the store and think ‘I could make that for a lot cheaper.’ Does it make me frugal or creative?
I wanted to gift my bosses at work with a little something to say thank you for all the time, encouragement and support they’ve invested in me lately. As I was wandering the aisles at my local bulk food store looking for something that was a little nicer than just chocolate, I came across a jar full of lavender bath salts. It was beautifully packaged, and I picked it up and read the ingredients. I then thought – I reckon I could make this! So that’s what I did and with this recipe – now you can too!
- Epson Salts (375 g packet makes about 400ml of bath salts)
- Glass Jar (any size works, I used a 500 ml jar)
- Essential Oil of choice
- 2 tbsp Dried lavender
- 2 tbsp rose petals
- Mixing Bowl
- Wooden Spoon
Tip: I got my dried rose petals and lavender from my local bulk foods store. You don’t have to use rose and lavender – use whatever dried flora you like.
Step 1: Clean and dry glass jar.
Step 2: Place Epson salts into a mixing bowl.
Step 3: Add 6 – 8 drops of essential oil of choice (I used lavender). If you like a strong scent, use more.
Step 4: Using a wooden spoon, stir to combine.
Step 5: Ensuring that jar is completely dry, pour Epson salt mixture into jar, leaving about 5cm spare at the top.
Step 6: Add dried lavender and rose petals to top of jar.
Step 7: Seal and add ribbon around the neck of bottle.