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DIY Grapefruit Rosemary Bath Salts

DIY grapefruit rosemary bath salts- Homey Oh My

If we’re talking easy, inexpensive, and beautiful handmade gift ideas, this one covers everything.  Add in gorgeous packaging and it will go the distance to slay the receiver.  We all love and care for beautiful packaging, yes??

I had plans to share this DIY during the holidays, but now it’s clear to me why it waited till now: the packaging.  I recently came across these adorable little containers with mini wood spoons at Michaels and immediately thought yea I should make some bath salts.  Also, April’s Michaels Makers challenge is to come up with a Mother’s Day (May 8th, mark it!) gift idea, which this idea is perfect for, especially for anyone celebrating many and all mothers they know since these are so quick to put together in large batches.

Grapefruit rosemary bath salts materials

I referred to this guide for the basic rundown on how to make bath salts to come up with this concoction for grapefruit rosemary bath salts:

1 cup bath salts or Epsom salt
1 cup pink himalayan salt
10-15 drops essential oil (I used grapefruit)
2 tbsp rosemary

Just mix it all up in a bowl and pour into your containers.  Pow.

Grapefruit rosemary bath salts DIYThere’s a lot of enthusiasm over the benefits of pink himalayan salt, but my main motivator for using it is that it’s very pretty.  I know you agree.  It’s also probably the priciest material in this mixture, so the proportion can definitely be reduced to cut cost, or you can use dye on the clear salt for your own creative colored result.

DIY Grapefruit rosemary bath saltsI love the way rosemary pairs with grapefruit, plus adding herbs to the mixture gives it a very beautiful organic detail.  Really, you can go wild with any combo of salts, essential oils, herbs, and flowers.  Think lavender oil with lavender flowers, rose oil with rose petals, vanilla with cinnamon… any other combos you’ve tried or would like to?

DIY Grapefruit rosemary bath salts - Homey Oh My

To see more Mother’s Day gift ideas from the other Michaels Makers, visit The Gluestring blog!

 

This post is in partnership with Michaels.  Thank you for supporting brands that help bring you fun and inspiring ideas!

18 comments on “DIY Grapefruit Rosemary Bath Salts”

  1. I would love to make these as a thank you gift to my aunts for hosting my bridal shower. However, I can not find the cute little containers on Michael’s website. Do you have a name for them that might be easier to search for? Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Emily, unfortunately they’re not on the Michaels website, but if you visit one of their stores it should be in the small gifts section.
      These would make a perfect thank you gift, or even a bridal shower favor! Thanks, Emily!

  2. LOVE the grapefruit/rosemary combination for this! Such a good idea! And I am adding Michael’s to agenda tomorrow to see if I can find those cm jars with the spoons. Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi! These are beautiful – officially on the Christmas craft list this year. I feel silly for even asking, BUT, what the heck: Is the rosemary fresh? Or did you get it dried from the spice aisle?

  4. I just came across this post and I have a silly question. Where does everyone find the bath salt and theven Pink Himalayan salt please?

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