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7 Tips for Making Luxurious Bath Salts for Gifts

Who doesn’t love a good pampering with a luxurious soak in the tub?  Bath salts are a perfect gift and oh so fun to make.  The variety of options are endless. You can use straight Epsom salts, add some essentials oils, put them in a cute jar with a ribbon (or twine), add a gift tag and wah-la! They take less than half an hour once you have everything on hand. Tip #1: Safety First Make sure you are using cosmetic safe colorants and fragrances. Also check the IRFA guidelines on your fragrance or essential oils to make sure you aren’t adding too much. Tip #2: Want more variety? Mix different types salts like pink himalayan, dead sea salts, or celtic salts.   Add color, use fragrance or essential oils, add dried flowers and use all types of containers to spruce them up These are the Pink Himalayan Salts I like to use.  They are 100% Natural Pink & Certified, Kosher, Non-GMO, and do not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, or Dairy.   Tip #3: Give the packaging a boost with a charm Add a little charm to the ribbon or twine to give your give an extra cute boost.  For example, I added this sweet little heart charm and a little twine to this gift below for a little extra pizzazz.  You can get charms from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Amazon or Ebay.   Tip #4: Additives   If you add flowers or small seeds in your salts, gift them with a paper tea bag so your loved one doesn’t have flowers loose in the tub. Tip #5:  Add a note for an extra special touch Put 4-5 tea bags in a cellophane bag.  Attach a note about how much to use per bath attached.  Add a cute sticker to seal the bag for an extra special touch.  Tip #6: Supplies Want to get started as soon as possible? Get your ingredients locally and start today.  Check out Hobby Lobby, Michaels Whole Foods and your Local Grocer. Have time and want a variety of salts, colors and scents? Want to order unique salts and scents you can’t find locally, check out some of my favorite online retailers like www.brambleberry.com and www.rusticescentuals.com Tip #7: Packaging Not sure how to package them or where to get it? Check out the jar section at your grocery store or craft store, they always have some adorable options. Want even more variety for packaging? You can find these supercute 2 oz plastic tubes with a silver cap came from Amazon!  I also like using little mylar zip pouches like these from Amazon. These make a perfect size for stocking stuffers. Don’t want to take the time to make these gifts, check out our store at www.etsy.com/shop/sohbsoaps.

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