Ahhhh, nothing beats a nice warm bath at the end of a hard day. Oh, wait, yes, something does beat it. It’s even better if you use some fancy bath salts that you can easily make yourself! And what a quick gift idea!
If you search the web you’ll find dozens of recipes for everyday bath salts that include ingredients like coarse sea salt, Epsom salts, stuff to make bubbles and stuff to make your skin softer. But all of those ingredients are expensive and sometimes hard to find.
They’re also pretty much unnecessary. Bath salts aren’t supposed to produce bubbles. You use bubble bath if you want bubbles. And salt makes bubbles disappear, anyway! Salt also already acts as a softener – which is why people who have hard water in their home use salt in their water softeners.
What Are ‘Fancy’ Bath Salts?
What really makes bath salts fancy is the addition of essential oils, a bit of color, and some type of decorative inclusion, such as dried rose petals, lavender or rosemary. Of course, when you put all of that into a fancy container and tie it up with a ribbon it becomes ‘fancy’ and makes a really quick gift!
My Simple Recipe To Make Your Own Fancy Bath Salts
Donna Anderson 'works' at Joann Fabrics at 4600 W. Broad St. in Columbus, OH. Just look for the crazy old lady behind the cutting counter. As a kid, she ran with scissors and ate paste. She's since found safer, more creative ways to use her Fiskars and Mod Podge. Next time you're at the store, stop by the cutting counter and have a chat! (Just please don't ask her about lightbulbs!)