Petal-Infused Bath Salts

Bath Salts

When it comes to presents, I try to employ my creative sense as much as possible. Unless I can think of one particular item that my recipient needs or really wants, I generally go the DIY route because I find it far more personal.

Last weekend, I decided it was as good a weekend as any to put my bath-salts-making skills to the test.

I ended up making two batches, rose and grapefruit, but only photographed the steps for making rose-infused bath salts.

Here’s how I did it:

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Step 1. Put the bath salts in a large bowl. I measured how much salt I would need in the bowl by putting it in the jars first.

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Step 2. Add droplets of the essential oil. I just eyeballed this step and stopped adding in droplets once the smell became very prominent.

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Step 3. Add flower petals to enhance the scent and to make it nice and colorful. I used pink flowers for the rose-infused version, and white ones for the grapefruit-infused batch.

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Step 4. Put the mixture in a cute little jar and top it off with a whole petal.

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Step 5. Tie your jars with an over-sized, slightly messy bow.

Step 6. Gift your cute little jars filled with relaxing bath salts.

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