Introduction: DIY Beach Theme Aromatherapy Bath Salts

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DIY Bath Salts are a great idea for any type of beach themed party. I am making these to give out as my wedding shower party favors. They are fun and easy to make, and smell GREAT!! I have also made them before using lavender essential oils, which is also another great smell. Hope you enjoy this craft!!!

Step 1: Preparation and Materials

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You will need:

For the Jar Design

  • Jars (any design you like)
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Modge Podge
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Rope Cording
  • Sea Shells (I used Sand Dollars)
  • Tape to mark off where the sand will go

For the Bath Salts

  • Epsom Salts
  • Food Coloring
  • Essential Oils (choose scent of your liking, I used peppermint)

Step 2: Sanding Your Jar

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  • Tape off your jar at the points you want the sand to be.
  • Using your foam paint brush, place Modge Podge on your jar, between the taped area.
  • Roll your jar in your sand until the Modge Podge is fully covered.
  • Set aside to dry.

Step 3: Making Your Bath Salts

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  • While the Modge Podge is drying, move to the Bath Salt Materials.
  • Pour Epsom Salts into a large bowl.
  • Add about 6-8 drops of Peppermint Oil to your Epsom Salt.
  • Mix together with a spoon or your hands.
  • Next add your food coloring, making whatever color you desire (I added 10 drops of Blue and 3 Drops of Yellow to make the turquoise color. (some brands of food coloring also provide color mixing charts).
  • Stir until food coloring is completely mixed into the Epsom Salts.

Step 4: Finishing the Jar Design

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  • Remove the tape from your jar.
  • Using a glue gun, make a small dot of glue on the back side of the jar.
  • Place the end of your cording rope into the glue
  • Slowly unwind the cording around the edges of the jar where the sand line ends.
  • Wrap the cording around the jar twice, cut it, and glue the end of the cording to the jar.
  • Repeat steps on the top of the sand line.
  • Take your shell of choice and put a dab of hot glue on the back of the shell.
  • Place the shell on the front of your jar, on the sand covered portion.

Step 5: Fill Jar With Salts

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  • Fill your jar with your completed Bath Salts.
  • If your jar has a small opening, a funnel may be used to avoid spilling the Bath Salts everywhere.
  • Close the lid and your project is All Done!!


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-05-22

Great idea. These would be perfect for wedding favors.

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