For Valentine’s Day the kids and I made some bath salts to give as gifts. Since the kids have Valentine’s Day parties at school we thought these would make great teacher gifts. What teacher doesn’t need a relaxing bath after wrangling a bunch of kids all day?
- Epsom Salt
- Glass Container with Lid
- Essential Oil
- Bowl for Mixing
- 1/4 Measuring Cup
Optional Supplies for Decoration:
- Spray Paint for Wood
- Modge Podge
- Washi Tape
- Label Tag with String
- Sharpie or Colored Pen
- Gift Bag
I found the glass container with the wooden lid and spoon at Hobby Lobby and the other two glass containers shown in the photo at Target in their Dollar Spot section. My teenager loved the vintage milk jug and wanted to make that one for her friend. Since it’s Valentine’s Day we went with red spray paint for the wooden finish.
I applied two coats of red paint that I purchased at Walmart. I waited about 30 minutes between coats of paint. Since the wooden spoon is used to scoop out bath salts I put on a coat of Modge Podge to seal the paint. Plus it gives the dull wood a shiny finish which looks nice.
The easiest way to measure out the bath salts is to use a bowl and 1/4 measuring cup. This way you can evenly distribute the essential oil of your choice. For each 1/4 cup scoop of salts place two drops of essential oils. The oils will clump in the salts so dump them in a bowl and smash it and stir up. I recommend stirring the salts around in the bowl, spreading out the oils for a couple of minutes.
Then kids can help add the salts to the containers. Noah filled his teacher’s container for her gift. Make sure to have a larger bowl underneath to catch any spilled salts.
The essential oil we used for Noah’s teacher was the Peace and Calming essential oil from Young Living. After a long day teaching 2nd grade students I figured she could use this oil to help with relaxing at night. For my mom and my daughter’s teacher we used the Lavender essential oil. I added some Lemon oil to one container to give a nice little twist with the Lavender.
We used Valentine’s Day decorative washi tape to cover the silver lid. You can try different patterns or a color of your choice.
Which essential oil is your favorite scent?
If you’re looking for other ideas to make your Valentine’s Day a little bit more special, I’m sharing a few ideas from my favorite bloggers.
- Romantic Lavender Linen Spray from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Pomegranate Cherry Parfait from Upstate Rambling
- Chocolate Strawberry Muffins from Day by Day in Our World
- Glittered Wine Glasses from How Was Your Day?
- Sparkling Cider Etched Bottle with Love Printable by A Mom’s Take
- Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipe by Our Family World
- DIY Heart Handwarmers by About A Mom
- Reeses Pieces Valentine Jar by This Mama Loves
- Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging by Better in Bulk
- Decadent Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Recipe from My So Called Balanced Life
- Strawberry Cream Parfait for your Cubit from 2Boys + 1Girl = One Crazy Mom
- White Chocolate Valentine Hearts from Views from the Ville
- Valentine Love Letters Craft from Philzendia
- DIY Valentine’s Bath Fizzies from Simply Southern Mom
- Heart Shaped Oatmeal Dog Treats from Two Little Cavaliers
- Mason Jar Valentine’s Day Craft from Sunshine and Sippy Cups
- Valentine’s Class Parties from The Guavalicious Life
- Valentine’s DIY Cards from Libby’s Library
- Mini Meatloves for Valentine’s Day Dinner from Mom on the Side