I recently made bath salt party favors for my sister’s bridal shower and my sister-in-law’s baby shower. I decided that both ladies needed to be pampered, because let’s face it, pregnancy and wedding planning can be stressful and tiresome! I made a huge batch of bath salts and used them for both showers; don’t forget to set some aside for yourself! To cut down on cost, I used dried roses from a bouquet my hubby gave me. If you do not have dried roses lying around, head to the Dollar Store. Recently, I found they sold bath roses that dissolve in water. There are 9 rose buds in a box for only $1! Keeping cost in mind, I also planned ahead and searched local thrift stores for small Mason jars.
Bridal Shower Bath Salts:
1 cup Epsom Salt
1 cup Morton’s Kosher Salt (Coarse)
5 drops Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil*
1 Dried Rose Bud (Chopped)
4 Small Mason Jars
Small Note Cards
*Choice of one scent per batch: Lavender, Honey Suckle, Sandalwood, etc.*
Mix Epsom salt and Morton’s Kosher Salt in large bowl. Morton’s Kosher Salt provides the spa quality to the bath salts. After mixing salts, add 5 drops of preferred fragrance oil.
Chop one dried rose bud and mix into bath salts.
Press sticker or label of your choice on the front on Mason jar. I chose a ‘K’ because it is my sister’s first name initial. Add ribbon around lid and set aside.
Boil water and then add 3 tea bags. Take off burner and let steep for 5 minutes. Submerge note cards in tea for 5 minutes. When note cards have a vintage stain, take them out and air dry. Once the note cards are dried, stamp a heart on one side of the cards. On the other side of the cards, indicate the bath salt scent and write instruction to add 2-3 TBSPs of salts to bath.
If you want to layer scents in a larger batch:
Follow above recipe for individual batches, leaving out rose petals until the end.
In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup of each batch, mixing between additional batches. When all salts have been added, stir is 6 chopped, dried roses buds.