Monday, October 5, 2020

DIY Bath Salt Party Favors

You won't believe how easy these bath salts are. You also won't believe how cost efficient they are to make!

The number one reason these are budget friendly is that I upcycled baby food jars as the actual containers to store the salt in.

As a mommy who likes to take the easy way out by feeding her baby jarred baby food, I am blessed with loads of leftover jars. And by blessed I mean I am left with so many of these jars that I can't even stand looking at them anymore.

First things first, gather the number of jars needed. I find that these 4 ounce baby food jars are the perfect size for this DIY.

Once you collect the jars, peel the labels off.

Now you will be left with an annoying sticky residue. The easiest way to get rid of this residue is by smearing coconut oil all over the sticky parts and letting it rest for a few days.

Once the jars have rested in coconut oil, use a sponge and dish soap to rub off the sticky gunk.

Then, run them through the dish washer as this is the easiest way to sanitize.

After all of that work, you are left with these beautiful jars. 

But, there's more work to be done. Let's continue on.

I find that when painting the lids, it's best to paint them a color to match the party's theme.

I went for this beautiful blue hue.

I used house paint but, you can use acrylic paint.

Just in case you want to use the same color I used, here's the details on the paint I used.

Please note that this is a vital step that must not be skipped.

Use Polyurethane to seal the paint onto the lids. Without this seal the paint will easily scratch off. You only need one seal to varnish off the paint. This Polyurethane is readily available at any hardware store. I bought mine from Home Depot.

The good news is that the bath salt is way easier to make than the finished jars. 

All you need are 3 ingredients. You need Epsom salt, an essential oil of your choice and coconut oil.

The Recipe

3 Cups Epsom Salt
30 Drops of Essential Oil
2 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

Mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

See, I told you this part is way easier to do than the jars.

Please note that this recipe makes six 4 ounce jars. Adjust the recipe accordingly to the number of favors you need.

I collected and airdried some wild flowers. I love to do this extra step because I think it adds a more polished look.

Here's how the favors looked at the event. I used these party favors for a bridal shower.

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