Swag Bag Project #1: Homemade Lavender Bath Salts
Skill level: Easy
Ingredients used: Coarse Kosher salt, baking soda, lavender essential oil, food coloring (red and blue), Sprig of Lavender, Packaging: small apothecary jar or mason jar and curling ribbon.
If you read my last post, you know I have been doing some indoor crafting projects over the summer. They were mostly gift projects; so now that the gifts are given, I can talk about them!
While these bath salts pictured were my creation, I can’t take credit for coming up with the recipe. That was a Martha Stewart video I found. I wanted initially to make Bath fizz balls, but the recipe requires a mold to shape the fizz ball and other ingredients that I didn’t have. I wanted to keep this project simple and cost efficient. Most of these items I already had in my kitchen and crafting room.
Here’s the video that I used to make the salts.
Lessons Learned: Because this was such a simple recipe, I didn’t really have a hard lesson to learn as I usually do. 🙂 But I did learn one thing. If you are going to add a sprig of lavender (the recipe doesn’t call for that, I just did it because I have some lavender), make sure you use dried lavender. If your sprig is freshly cut, like mine was, the water in the stem will come out and wet your salts. So the very top layer of my finished salts –which were made about 1 month prior to gifting — were caked. Still good, but not as fluffy as the bottom.
Have fun crafting!