Craft: Make Your Own Bath Salts

Publish Date
Thursday, 19 February 2015, 6:16AM

Craft Editor of NZ Woman's Weekly, Alice Arndell, reckons you’ll feel like an Egyptian princess (or a prince, if you're that way inclined!)  when you bathe with these bath salts. If they’re packaged in mini milk bottles and finished with pretty ribbon, they also make a beautiful and thrifty gift.

What you need:

4 cups Epsom salts

2 cups milk powder

Pink food colouring

Rose essential oil

Dried rose petals or rosebuds

Mini milk bottles (or jars) with lids

Ribbon and labels


Put the Epsom salts and milk powder in a large bowl. Stir well, then add a few drops of food colouring.

Work the colouring into the salts with your hands – it may take a wee while to get an even colour, so keep at it!

Add a few drops of rose oil and stir well. Depending on how strong your oil is, you may have to add a bit more to get the scent you prefer.

Stir in rosebuds or petals, then transfer to mini milk bottles or jars.

Screw the lids on tightly, then add a pretty ribbon and label. You may also want to add instructions to the label. For example, “Add a generous handful to a running bath and stir well".

You can find more of Alice's fabulously crafty ideas here.

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