I am so excited to share with you a fun gift idea AND an awesome giveaway today. I LOVE homemade gifts that are functional AND pretty at the same time. I like to give things that I would actually like to receive as a gift myself…like this Homemade Bath Salts Gift Set.
The Bath Salts are really easy to make and just take a few simple, easy to find ingredients. And, if you like to take baths, you know how yummy smelling they can make your bath water. Plus the salts have some great healing and soothing aspects for your skin.
These Homemade Bath Salts also contain some awesome doTerra Essential Oils. These essential oils also have multiple benefits and uses depending on the type of Essential Oil you use.
First, let’s give you the recipe. It is the same Homemade Bath Salts Recipe I have shared with you when I first started blogging.
Homemade Bath Salts Recipe:
3 cups Epsom Salt
2 cups Baking Soda
1 cup Table Salt
Food or soap coloring (optional)
Scented Essential Oils (2-4 drops)
If you want more than one scent and color, separate into different bowls before adding the color and scent. Then you can have 2-3 different choices to choose from. Let the bath salts dry for 24 hours before placing them into your decorative jars.
I chose not to use any coloring as I wanted all of the jars to be similar and fresh and clean looking. I used doTerra’s Lemon, Lavendar, and Peppermint Essential Oils for my jars. You follow the directions for each flavor of Bath Salt and then just add the Essential Oil of your choice.
I haven’t talked much about doTerra’s Essential Oils but I have been using them since April and have fallen in love with them. You might have noticed that I have used them in a few of my past posts recently. (Chocolate Cinnamon Bread, Peppermint Candy Cane Scrub, Lemon Sugar Scrub) The thing I love about them is that almost all of doTerra’s essential oils are food-grade oils which means you can take them internally and use them safely on your skin.
I have been getting my oils from Julie Crowell, an Independent doTerra Consultant who and a fellow fan of The Idea Room. (I knew there was a reason I liked her ;)!! She is currently an Idea Room Sponsor and wants to give One Lucky Idea Room Reader…
an Introductory Set of 3 doTerra Essential Oils
If you have questions about each of the oils, you can click on their names for more information about the benefits of each oil by clicking on each of their names above. Julie has also offered to talk to any of you if you have specific questions on her FB page or by sending her an email ([email protected]).
To enter, simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter box below.
Want to print out the labels I used here? Simply click on this link to get access to the Free Bath Salts Labels.
And since many of you will ask, the bottles are Starbucks Vanilla Frappacino Drinks. They came with the cute little carrier in a set of 4. And I found them at my local Target. I know…we LOVE Target!
*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Julie Crowell, who is an Independent Consultant for doTerra’s Essential Oils. I was given some essential oils to review. However, the opinions and text are all mine. Contest runs December 14-18, 2012. A random winner will be selected and will be given 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.