DIY Bath Salts Ornaments – these peppermint scented bath salts in Christmas light ornaments make a great handmade gift idea for under $5!
Hello friends! Today is the first day of Christmas break for the kids. They had a short day yesterday and now have 18 days off! I’m definitely going to look for ideas to keep them busy. We do have the next week filled with Christmas crafts, baking and other holiday traditions. I thought it would be fun to do a countdown to Christmas with a fun activity planed each day. Now if only I could hurry and finish up my holiday shopping I’d be completely ready for Christmas. I do, however, have a few handmade gifts made already. The bath salts ornament I’m sharing today will become gift toppers for my handmade gifts. I’m really happy with the way they turned out and they were incredibly easy to make! For this recipe I used cosmetic grade mica powder. If you’re unfamiliar with using mica powders, you’ll find that they’re really easy to add into handmade soaps, bath salts, lip balms and other DIY beauty recipes. Once the bath salts are combined and evenly distributed into separate bowls you can add a small amount of mica powder to add color to your bath salts. Mica is very pigmented so a little goes a long way. I kind of eyeball it but I would say I used no more than 1/4 teaspoon for each color. I’ve added Amazon affiliate links to the products I used below.
Bath Salts Ornaments
Peppermint Essential Oil
Cosmetic Mica or food coloring
Christmas light ornaments
Step one: combine Epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda in a bowl.
Step two: Add in about 5-10 drops of essential oil; stir to evenly distribute scent.
Step three: Separate the bath salts into small bowls; add mica powder. Mix until well combined.Step four: fill your ornaments with bath salts and add ribbon. I used about 2 1/2 tablespoons for each ornament.You can also layer them like this peppermint stripe bath salt ornament!
Peppermint Bath Salts Ornaments
Peppermint Bath Salts
- 2 cups Epsom Salt
- 1 cup Dead Sea Salt
- 1/2 cup Baking Soda
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Pigment powder or food coloring
- Combine Epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda in a bowl.
- Add in about 5-10 drops of essential oil; stir to evenly distribute scent.
- Separate the bath salts into small bowls; add mica powder. Mix until well combined.
- Fill your ornaments with bath salts and add ribbon.
More holiday ideas:
How doggoned cute are these bath salt ornaments, thye are so clever. Printed it all out so will have new idea (to me) for next year. I keep notebook with ideas didn’t use, thinking of for next Christmas. Get notebook out in about middle of Fall to give me time to get supplies needed.
Am trying to get craft supplies and decorating items didn’t use put away,. Can not stand mess any more. Would be so embarrassed if even daughter and family popped in to see my messes.Our house is small so not alot of room for anything out of it’s place.
Don’t you love those light ornaments, so cute and useful. Will use that project for sure next year for gifts to friends and family. This gives me time to get all the supplies together in the Fall to make them.
Keep your kiddos entertained making lots of cute stuff, they should love that.
Enjoy rest of holiday season.
Where can I find the ornament containers for the bath salts?
These are great and are something I can do with my grandchildren. They love doing crafts and this would be a great one to do together! Thanks so much for the wonderful idea.
Where do you get the light bulb ornaments?
Are the Christmas bulbs you used made of glass? If so, where did you get them? I can only find plastic on Amazon for this bulb shape.
Where did you find your ornaments?
Can you use plastic ornaments to put the salts in?
Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make them?