The boys are celebrating Teacher’s Day in school today.
And we made bath salts for their favourite teachers.
We made these 2 days ago when it was pouring outside.
It was too wet to go outside and this was fun enough to keep itchy fingers busy.
We had wanted to mix in some food colouring to make them pink, since all their teachers were ladies.
But it was so so easy to colour them that we decided to make rainbow colours.
Then I found these Pink Grapefruit Bath Salts labels.
I know, our bath salts weren’t exactly pink but I was too lazy to edit the labels, so we just leave them as it is.
I packed them up using some bottles bought from Ikea and dressed them up with labels and tags.
I couldn’t help smiling after seeing how beautiful they turned out.
And the benefits of these bath salts go beyond looking beautiful and smelling great.
Magnesium that is found in Epsom salts helps to fight stress and combat fatigue and is especially good for sore muscles.
Calcium keeps water retention in check, promotes healthy bones.
Bath salts also help detoxify our skin by drawing out impurities from our skin.
My boys couldn’t wait, they already helped themselves to the bottle we made for ourselves.
It was too wet to go out for a swim, but just nice to soak in a tub of wholesome goodness.
And I bet after making this yourself, you would think twice about buying bath salts from outside ever again.
- Rock salt
- Epsom salts
- Baking soda
- Grapefruit essential oils
- Food coloring
- In a large bowl, mix 6 parts rock salt; 3 parts epsom salts; and 1 part baking soda.
- Add a few drops of grapefruit or any of your favourite essential oils, and combine.
- Add a few drops of food colouring.
- Mix the colour thoroughly by rubbing the mixture with fingertips until you achieve the desired shade. (The kids love this step the most)
- I worked with primary colours of red, blue and yellow to get the rainbow colours.
- Because the rock salt that I bought was a tad too coarse, I poured the mixture into a grinder and ground them to get the texture I wanted.
- Slowly scoop in each colour into a glass container.
- Flatten the layer before scooping in the next colour.
- Work all the way till the top.
- Tighten the cover to keep out moisture.
- Dress up the bottles with tags and labels.
- Epsom salts helps to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation.
- Baking soda helps to soften waters and alleviate skin irritation.