Homemade bath salts are one of my favorite easy homemade gift ideas. They are fun to make and easy to make beautiful!
To make your bath recipes beautiful, simply find gorgeous glass containers and wrap stylish ribbon, raffia or craft cord around them along with a homemade gift tag.
To ensure that your bath recipes make thrifty homemade gift ideas, you can up-cycle glass jars or shop at thrift stores and yard sales.
Bath recipes can be as simple as combining a couple dry ingredients or they can be much more complicated, so start with a recipe you are comfortable with.
...With that in mind, here's a few easy bath recipes you can start with!
The first time I made bath salts was for baby shower favors. They made incredibly affordable favors plus they looked gorgeous in a set of triangle jars I had found at a yard sale.
I used the easy bath salt recipe below and made 3 different scented/colored bath salts to fill my jars.
Using just salt and essential oil is certainly a very basic bath salt recipe. The fact that it turns out great every time is just a bonus. Also provided are alternative scent ideas. It's easy to alter this recipe from lavender to another scent.
Once tried - all are hooked. This is a great pick-me-up bath mixture and it also can be used for soaking tired feet. It actually makes you feel better.
You may also be interested in learning How to Make Bath Powder. Here you'll find recipes for using essential oils, fragrance or perfume to make a custom bath powder. Bath powder can be given as an individual small gift or as a set with other complimentary bath products such as the homemade bath salts above.
Homemade Massage Oil.
For a fantastic homemade gift, put together a bottle of homemade massage oil with a coupon for a massage (either make a gift certificate for a massage by you or buy a professional massage certificate, depending on your relationship with your gift recipient).
Homemade massage oil is incredibly easy to make and if you make it yourself, you can choose the scent and the quality of the ingredients.
I prefer a mix of sweet almond and grapeseed oil for my massage base. I always mix in about 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil per cup (handy trick... you can always break open vitamin E capsules for this) for the incredible health benefits for your skin.
Sweet almond oil has a light pleasant scent but if you want more scent, you can add essential oil or perfume oil to your massage oil base. Some wonderful options for scent that enjoy include:
Another great thing to do with essential oils is to make an aromatic spray.
A homemade aromatic spray would make a wonderful homemade gift either by itself or in combination with a couple other homemade bath recipes.
It's easy to make an amazing aromatic bath, body, linen, room or perfume spray. Simply find a beautiful glass spray bottle and fill it with distilled water and a pleasing amount of essential oil.
Depending on the essential oils you use, you can give this homemade gift labeled as a body spray, a linen spray or a room spray.
Homemade Rose Water.
Homemade rose water is a natural toner, a fragrant body spray, a romantic addition to the bath and a high quality addition to many bath recipes.
Lovely Lavender Bottles. Creatively caged lavender wands that can be made using fresh lavender from your garden. Fun to make and to give for housewarming gifts, to lavender lovers or to place in the guest room...
Homemade Herb Wreath. A gorgeous rewarding way to use up extra herbs from the garden. Herb wreathes make a thoughtful gift for friends and neighbors. The herbs can also be plucked as needed for use in cooking.