Test Tube Bath Salts

Bath salts are so easy to make using a few ingredients and a few drops of essential oils.. spoon into a nice jar and you're good to go.

Then I saw these great test tubes and thought what a cute idea for easy stocking stuffer gifts. I must admit, I did want glass test tubes as I mainly like to use glass with my oils but glass tubes were proving to be very hard to source..

I ended up going with these really great quality plastic tubes with a cork stopper from Custom Favours. They are crystal clear and nice and thick quality and they had super fast service.

WHAT YOU NEED

For your base mix..

  • 1/4 cup Epsom Salts
  • 1 tablespoon coarse Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon Bicarb soda

You can then add in dried rose petals, lavender flowers or any other dried flowers to add some colour and aroma. And add in your essential oils - I've added a few recipes below to get you started.

I bought all my bulk supplies including the dried flowers, from Centaur Packaging. They are brilliant - fast service and great stuff!

TIP: for a pretty test tube, add in some of your base mix and then add in extra layers of coarse salt and the flowers to show off the colours and textures of the mix.

Finish by tying some cord or string around each bottle.. or add a handmade tag!

OIL BLENDS TO TRY

FLORAL BOUQUET

  • 2 drops Clary Sage
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 1 drop Geranium
  • Dried rose petals

FRUIT PUNCH

  • 2 drops Grapefruit
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Spearmint
  • 2 drops Citrus Bliss
  • I used dried edible confetti - from Centaur Packaging here

SLEEPY TIME

  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Chammomile
  • Dried lavender flowers

 AN EXTRA IDEA!

Add your mix to a small organza bag to create a bath bag - toss the bag into a warm bath and jump in, soak and relax! Consider using coarse salts instead of fine as the organza is like a mesh and anything too fine will seep out. OR use a calico bag instead.