How to Make Bath Salts Using Recycled Jars | Peggy Hazelwood | Skillshare

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How to Make Bath Salts Using Recycled Jars

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5 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Welcome and Introduction

    • 2. Supplies and Ingredients to Make Bath Salts

    • 3. Mix the Bath Salts

    • 4. Fill the Jars

    • 5. Closing and Class Project

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Don't you just love bath salts? The soothing feel of soaking in a bath with bath salts can't be beat if you have sore muscles or just need a pick me up. 

Learn to make your own bath salts easily and inexpensively! 

Bath salts also make great gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays, as hostess or teacher gifts, or just any time you want to say thanks to someone you care about. And maybe that someone is you!

Since they're so easy to make, this craft project is perfect for Scouts, children, or anyone to just jump in and start making their own bath salts.

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Peggy Hazelwood

Fun and Learning Go Hand in Hand


Crafting and Writing

Hi! I'm Peggy. I enjoy crafting and sewing, and I also love to write and have so many years of experience with the written word that it's second nature to me. I want to share both of my loves with you!

I just added a new class in my Writing Basics series. The class is great as a refresher on spelling words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Make your writing better and maybe even error free. Check it out!

Many of my crafting classes are reuse and recycle craft projects, which makes them inexpensive to make. This makes it easy for everyone to enjoy these easy and fun classes.

I've also published an easy sewing class and hope you'll check it out. If you have a bit of sewing experience my simple sewing projects will be per... See full profile

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1. Welcome and Introduction: Hi, I'm Peggy, and this is the skill share class. How to make bath salts? This and this little jars of bath salts and the recycling portion of this class is using things you might not know what to do with, like an extra salt shaker or a little jam jar that you've finished the jam and it's too cute to throw away. That's my reasoning, anyway. And using these toe, hold the bath salts and to give away as gifts or just to keep for yourself. Bath salts contain minerals like magnesium and sulfates and soaking in a bath tub. A warm, not hot but very warm bath with bath salts is a good way to relieve sore muscles. Arthritis and some people even soak their feet when they have an ingrown toenail, so bath salts can be very beneficial. And if you'll just click the enroll button, we'll get started learning how to make your own vassals 2. Supplies and Ingredients to Make Bath Salts: you'll need a container for mixing the bath salt, a wooden spoon to stir a measuring cup and a funnel you some items that you probably won't use for food in the future. Choose, um, fun small jars that you have on hand big or small. Now we need to choose bottles to use this one. His adorable. I think it's a little tequila bottle, but the opening is kind of small, so bath salts sometimes will clump up and pouring them out of there and getting them in might be a bit of a little bit of trouble, but you could try it. Baby food jars have a nice wide now and there they work really well. Sometimes the lids are a little tricky getting them back on, but that's a good size. This is a little canning jar, and I think it's about 1/2 a cup. It's nice for presentation. If you wanted to give your bath salt away as gifts, the's air, some little jelly jars or jam jars, and I think they're just adorable, way too cute to throw away. And I think they make really nice gifts. If you want to put several of these in a basket or something full of Bassel, and this is a vintage spice jaar. It's pressed glass and really pretty. So if you know somebody who likes vintage items filling ajar, a decorative jar like that would be a fun way to give away bath salts. And finally, we have some a salt shakers. These are all mismatched. I got them at thrift stores or yard sales and there very inexpensive 1/4 or 50 cents, maybe a dollar each, your for a pair. So as you can see this one, I filled and added some lace. So the bass old stones Phil, and it makes a very nice presentation. So there are just some of the options you could use for recycling glass bottles or jars that you might have around the house. Start saving glass jars. There are a lot of nice ones out there that food and spices and just a variety of things come in. To make bath salts, you'll need Epsom salt and baking soda. The other items are optional. Use about one cup of Epsom salts and 1/3 cup baking soda, but feel free to double or triple this as much as you need, use essential oil and food coloring if you like. It's not mandatory. It makes it smell and look good. 3. Mix the Bath Salts: Okay, now we're ready to start mixing the bath salts poor one cup of Epsom salts into a measuring cup and then pour it into a bowl that you can use just for this purpose. You don't want to really use a voltage use for food, then measure out about 1/3 of a cup of baking soda. And I am very loose with my measurements. Sometimes it's not a precise recipe or anything, so just put them together and use a spoon. Um, I use a wooden spoon that I just used for crafts and again, I don't use it for food, and I just mix it up and this is really ready to go if you don't want to add anything else . This is a great baths old recipe, just as it is OK, now it's time to add the essential oils if you want to. I like to because it smells so good, especially when the bath salts are in the water. The heat from the water really makes the essential oils smell good, and it's just really relaxing. So I put in about 15 or 20 drops of essential oils, just whatever. Whatever smells good to you and then some food coloring. If you want to again, this is optional. You don't have to do it maybe just as much or as little as you want. You can always add more, so just start with a few drops and then mix it together. And I'm using a gel type, which kind of cops up a little bit, But I didn't have any liquid food coloring, so that's what I use. And you just kind of have to keep mixing it. And, um, spread those slumps against the side of the bowl and no break up and just mix it. Mix it on, and pretty soon you will have your bath salts all ready to go. As you can see, it kind of stains the side of the bowl, so that's one reason I just use it thistles. The cottage cheese container works great 4. Fill the Jars: Now that we've mixed up the bath salts, it's time to fill the jars. I like to lay down a towel to protect my surface because I always spill some. So go ahead and get your your bath salts and your funnel and begin by just scooping some right into the funnel. And as I mentioned earlier, sometimes the bath salts will clump up a little. So just shake the funnel and they'll or tap it, and it should come right out. Just add a little more. And that says Easy, a zit ISS to fill up a jar with best salt, and I'll do it before e fill that one up. Boy, does this rosemary essential oil smell good? I love that sense, and it's really nice when it hits the hot bath water. It's really pungent and nice. And then finally, I think the rest will fit in this little bitty, tiny yard. And if that isn't cute, I don't know what ISS doesn't matter to work. Go ahead and add some ribbon relates around the neck of the jar. If you'd like or place some fabric relates under the lid, make it pretty and fun 5. Closing and Class Project: go ahead and make some bath salts with kids. This is a great, economical and easy gift for them to give to just about anyone. Hi, that concludes the class on how to make bath salts, and I think you'll agree it's pretty easy. It's a great way, though, to make an inexpensive gift or just to treat yourself so for your class project. Please make some bass salts, put them in a jar and then post a photo to share with us. And I'd be interested to know if you use any essential oils what sent you use because it really does smell so good. And if you enjoy this class, please, um, look right above the video and there's a yes or no button, and if you enjoy the class, you can click yes and share any ideas or thoughts you have about the class with other skills. Share students so they can help. It will help them find this class, and that is all for now. I will see you again soon