It’s time for another Dollar Bin Challenge! Our item this month is a glass test tube found for $1.50 in the dollar bins at Michael’s. I decided to make this little gift set of eucalyptus Epsom bath salts. In case you are wondering, these are not the type of bath salts that make you want to eat another person’s face… ha! Kidding… well, not kidding, but rather a soothing all-natural way to relax in the tub! Here is how to make homemade bath salts.
- Glass test tubes
- Epsom Salt
- Coarse sea salt
- Essential oils and dropper
- Glass measuring cup
- Food coloring
- Labels (optional)
Here is a photo of our dollar bin challenge items. I love these! I love them so much that I bought five.
Depending on your container, the ratio for the recipe is 2:1 coarse sea salt to Epsom salt. These particular test tubes hold about a quarter cup, so I measured accordingly. Mix the two ingredients thoroughly.
Next, add a few drops of the essential oil of your choice and mix.
Lastly, if you want to add color, add two-three drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly. I played around with the colors.
Next, I used a funnel to pour the bath salts into the test tubes.
I also made a label for the tub with directions that say “add 1-2 tablespoons to hot H2O.”
I added my labels and placed them in a gift box.
Want to see what other Bloggers are doing with their test tube Dollar Bin Challenge? Check them out right here!
Monika from Life with Love Bugs – Decoupage Candy Holders
Tara from A Spectacled Owl – Love Potion No. 9 Valentine Printable
Kara Noel from Small Things are Big Things – Test Tube Candle
Jill Parkin from Popscicle Blog – Valentine’s Day Strawberry Milk Printable