With Christmas fast approaching and the commercialized spend-until-you’re-in-$30,000-debt mantra, here’s a holiday gift idea that won’t break the bank and set you back all the hard work you’ve done all year to try to get out of debt. These bath salt ornaments are very popular gifts that you can give to just about anyone and they are super simple to make!
*To make 12 of these, if you purchased everything to create them, including the prices for gift bags to present these in, the total comes to $23.23. This would cost you $1.93 per person. A really thoughtful gift at a fraction of the price you’d pay to buy them something….ANYTHING else would be at least $10! If you give these to 12 people, that’s $23.23. If you bought each of the 12 people a $10 gift, you’re looking at $120 plus gift bags. A savings of over $96.77!!!
- Round Plastic Ornaments (here’s the kind that open in the center and here’s the kind that open at the top like shown in these pictures)
- 1 Cup Epsom Salt (you may need more or less depending on the size of your ornament)
- 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil
- Gift bags (here’s some on Amazon or find them in your local store)
Step 1: Mix desired amount of Epsom salt in a bowl.
Step 2: Add dried herbs or flower petals to the mixture for color and added aroma.
Step 3: Add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oils and mix well.
Step 4: Fill the plastic ornaments up with the bath salt mixture.
Step 5: Once the ornaments are full, put the top of the ornament back on.
Step 6: You’re done!
Step 7: When it’s ready to use, simply add the desired amount to warm bath.