DIY Bath Salt Recipes and Mason Jar Lid Covers

You know how sometimes you want to give someone a meaningful gift, but you have no idea where to start? Yup, that's how I feel a lot of the time at birthday, and especially when Teacher Appreciation week rolls around.

When I first got our shipment of these small wooden scoops, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. Bath salts.

All most of us ever really want is some time to ourselves to just relax and unwind. Life gets so crazy busy that it's hard to have some "me time". That makes homemade bath salts one of the best gifts around.

You can get as creative or not as you want with this fun gift idea. If you aren't big on DIY, feel free to purchase a bag or two of your favorite bath salts, pour them into a cute wide mouth mason jar like this one, tie a cute ribbon or twine, and add a cute wood spoon and you have the perfect little handmade gift!

To make this even more fun, I've gathered some of my favorite bath salt recipes to share with you. I even put together a fun printable with inserts for your mason jar lid (these are perfect for the wide mouth mason jars).

Simply download your PDF, and print as many as you need. I find it easiest to trace around the jar lid and then cut the circle out with scissors. If you have a 3 1/2" circle punch you could use that too. 

Here are a few of my favorite bath salt recipes. Feel free to create your own too! 

Base Recipe: 
2 cups Epsom Salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup coarse sea salt

You can halve the recipe if you only want to make enough to fill one mason jar. (I used a 16 oz wide mouth Ball jar)

Here's the fun part. You can add food coloring and essential oils to your base recipe to create wonderful smelling and soothing scents. If you choose to add food coloring, search for natural food coloring -- remember that anything you put on your body will get absorbed into your skin.

10 drops Lavender
10 drops Bergamont

Breathing/Cold Ease:
10 drops Eucalyptus
10 drops Peppermint

10 drops Orange
5 drops Lemon
5 drops Lime
(You could also use 20 drops of DoTerra's Citrus Bliss -- one of our favorites!)

10 drops Lavender
10 drops Peppermint

I've only shared a few of our family favorite combinations. You can also add dried herbs, green teas, or rose petals to your salts. 

Now that you made your scented bath salts, head over to our shop and grab a few of our wood scoops to go with it. We have two different styles to choose from so you can decide which one best suits your needs... or grab a few of each! 

Tag us on social media @naturallycreativehome (Instagram) and @naturallycreativemama (Facebook) with your bath salt creations! We'd love to see what you come up with ... and maybe we'll find a few new favorites! 

To get the layered look, I mixed some yellow food coloring with half of my bath salt batch. Then simply poured it into the jar alternating the white and the yellow. It is a fun way to dress up your bath salts even more!

You can mix and match your lid cover with the color(s) of your bath salts. There is also plenty of space on the cover for you to write the scent.

Don't forget to download your FREE printable for the lid cover HERE

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