Could you use a little pampering today, to get ready for Valentine's Day? I'm here to help!
I'm also very excited to announce that I'm the newest member of the Memory Box design team and I couldn't be more thrilled! I've loved and used Memory Box products for MANY years and I am very grateful and excited to begin this journey with them!
I recently hosted my neighborhood ladies Bunco game night and wanted these wonderful women to feel special and pampered, so I came up with these relaxing bath salts gifts for them! An internet search for homemade bath salts will yield dozens of recipes for you to try ... I settled on Lavender and Rose Petal. Here's the easy recipe I used (I made a full recipe for each fragrance. Each recipe filled approximately 6-7 frappuccino bottles):
5 cups Epsom Salts (be sure they have no added fragrance)
3 cups sea salt (Mediterranean or pink Himalayan)
1 cup baking soda (helps to soften water & skin)
Food coloring (about 8-12 drops, depending on depth of color you'd like)
Essential Oil (about 10+ drops, depending on how fragrant you want them, keeping in mind the fragrance will dissipate a LOT once they are added to a large tub of bath water, so you may want to add more fragrance than what smells nice to you when mixing these up.)
Optional: 1/2 cup dried flowers: lavender buds, rose petals, etc.
Makes about 9 cups (filled 6-7 frapp bottles)
The easiest part of this project was putting together these sweet tags, to tell the recipients how special they are! I used Memory Box's Wirework Hearts clear stamp set:
To stamp the medium wirework heart on the 3-1/2" x 1-7/8" die cut tags, I used Tsukineko Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink. For the Rose Petal salts, I used Tsukineko Memento Rose Bud ink to stamp the small heart and sentiment. For the Lavender bath salts, I used Ranger Distress Oxide Wilted Violet ink for the small heart and sentiment. Then I just tied the tags around the jars with colored twine.
To finish the gifts, I simply made a label to cover the tops of these repurposed frappuccino bottles!
There are TONS of other things you could package as gifts into jars, then just use this versatile stamp set to dress them up and make the recipient feel that much more special! Thanks so much for joining me today and Happy Valentine's Day!