I specifically bought some really cute jars to make gifts with. I finally figured out what to do with them, and thought I'd share. This sharing comes in the form of a tutorial ~ YAY!!
This is going to be a really inexpensive way to make someone's day! You need some Epsom salts (I bought this bag for like 5 bucks), some essential or fragrance oils, a stir stick, some little jars (mine are about 2 ounces), and some re-inkers.
I chose my re-inkers based on the fragrances I had ; cherry, peach and vanilla. I didn't want to leave the vanilla white, so I went with my favorite color...PURPLE!!
Now, you need to add a few drops of fragrance. Keep in mind this stuff is STRONG - 3 drops was the most that I added, but the stronger the scent (like flowery stuff), the less you need!
Now starts the coloring process. The darker the color, the less is needed. I used real red and elegant eggplant for two of the colors. For these, I only squeezed out a bit onto the tip of the re-inker and dabbed it onto the salt. For the apricot appeal, I used one-and-a-half drops, to make sure that it would be dark enough.
DO NOT USE ALCOHOL / SOLVENT INKS!! They will stain the tub of the person you are giving it to. Only use waterbased re-inkers, as they will break down in the water. They are only supposed to be pretty in the jar, not on the tub!
Now, it is time to start stirring. I go around a few times in the beginning, and then start to push the color and fragrance to the bottom. It will take a while to get the color all mixed in. Make sure to check the bottom of the jar, to see that it has gone all the way down.
After I think it s pretty good, I also shake it for a bit to get the last of it mixed in well.
Here is my finished bath salts. Tomorrow, the holder *wink*. Have fun and happy crafting!!