Rose scented bath salts with rose petals are a great gift idea if you’re looking for something that’s a little different but not very expensive. Adding the rose petals adds a nice touch to the gift.
Homemade rose-scented bath salts make great gifts for just about everyone on your list. You can gift it by itself or add it to a luxury aromatherapy gift basket.
What You Need to Make Rose Scented Bath Salts
- Fresh pink or white roses. Red rose petals turn black when they dry and yellow rose petals turn brown, which can mar the look of the bath salt. Pink is the first choice. If you can’t find pink roses, white or ivory will do just as well. Use dried rose petals if you can’t find fresh roses or you want to avoid the hassle of drying the fresh petals.
- Rose essential oil – yes it’s expensive but a little goes a long way. If rose essential oil is beyond your budget use, rose geranium essential oil instead.
- Dehydrator – optional. It just helps dry the petals faster
- Epsom salts
- Glass bowl – as a rule, you should only use glass containers for mixing and storing essential oils
- Disposable Wooden Spoon – a wooden spoon won’t interact with and affect the essential oil unlike steel, which will.
- Cork-topped glass containers or clear canning jars, from pint-size to quart-size, depending on how much you want to gift. We usually recommend using dark-colored glass containers for essential oil products but we’ve picked clear glass jars for these rose scented salts so the recipient can see the layers of the bath salts and rose petals.
- White Glue
Instructions for Making the Rose Scented Bath Salts with Rose Petals
Cut the stems of the roses to about 2 inches long. Place in the dehydrator with the stems poking through the tray and the flower face up. Dry completely until the petals are crisp.
If you don’t have a dehydrator. Cut the stems to 12 inches. Fasten the stems together with a rubber band. Hang upside down in a dry warm place, preferably out of the light, until dry.
Place about a cup of Epsom salts into a glass bowl. Add 2 to 3 drops of rose essential oil and mix well with the Epsom salts. Continue to add
Epsom salts and rose essential oil, mixing as you go. This method disperses the oil throughout the Epsom salts. You could add a few drops of red or pink food coloring to lightly tint the salts if you like.
Fill each glass container with Epsom salts.
Paint the white glue around the rim of the container and put in the cork. Paint the glue over the cork as well. Use several thin coats. This seals the bath salts.
Tie a ribbon around the rim of the container ending in a bow. Hot glue the dried rose to the middle of the bow. Right before giving add one drop of rose essential oil to the dried rose.
Print labels that say “Rose Scented Bath Salts – Add ½ cup to a tub of very warm water.”
Add a ¼ cup of dried skim milk powder to the Epsom salts for a milk bath.
Add ¼ cup of pink Himalayan mineral salt to each container of scented bath salt and mix well.
Instead of rose essential oil use orange oil and a dried orange slice as the decoration.
For an energizing bath substitute peppermint oil for the rose oil. Tie with a green ribbon and a few green silk leaves.
Making rose-scented bath salts with essential oils is quick and easy. All of the ingredients are easily available and once you’ve dried the rose petals, the rest of the project won’t take much time.
Get your ingredients, make a large batch, and fill several pretty glass jars with your homemade bath salts. These make a great addition to any aromatherapy or self-care gift basket for any occasion.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your doctor before using any natural medication or if you experience any unusual symptoms. See Full Disclaimer here.