Another beauty DIY for you today, in the form of Jo Malone inspired bath salts. A simple and easy but effective beauty DIY that you can make at home.
This is the second post in my series of Jo Malone inspired bath products, and this one is another easy DIY to make at home. The first post was how to make your own Jo Malone inspired bath bombs, with today’s being how to make your own bath salts.
Keep reading to see how to make these bath salts, and keep scrolling to see my video tutorial at the end of the post.
But, what are bath salts? Bath salts are various different salts blending together to enhance a person’s bathing experience. Many of the salts used allegedly have beneficial properties for your health and can relieve tired and aching muscles. They can also aid in various skin conditions. In this recipe, we are using a combination of Epsom Salt and Dead Sea Salt to harvest their reported benefits of soothing muscles and skin.
If you are wanting to use this recipe for the added health benefits, please do your own research as I am not a health expert in this field. Take the advice above with a pinch of salt (pardon the pun) as I have just gathered this information from what I have read on the net.
Jo Malone Inspired Bath Salts:
Similarly to the bath bombs, in this recipe, we are adding a fragrance oil that is used in many of the Jo Malone products available, which is what makes this Jo Malone inspired. The fragrance oil of choice this time is that of pear and freesia. This is a lovely light, crisp and floral scent; perfect for adding to the bath.
These bath salts will also make the perfect homemade gift to give away over the Christmas period. (It is not too far away now!) Package in a decorative bottle and the receiver is sure to love the gift.
To make these bath salts you are going to need the following ingredients. I purchased my fragrance oil from Amazon, but there are other online retailers where you can purchase this from. The bottle I bought is 10 ml, and is plenty for this recipe; however, if you are wanting to make more batches, then it may be cheaper in the long run to buy a larger size.
- 1/2 cup (approx 120g) of Epsom Salt
- 1/4 cup (approx 60g) Dead Sea Salt
- 1/4 cup (approx 60g) Bicarbonate of Soda /Baking Soda
- 2.4ml Pear and Freesia Fragrance oil
You will also need the following items:
- 2 mixing bowls
- Green soap colourant (liquid)
- Measuring cups
- Container for the made bath salts
- Disposable gloves
- Protective mat or sheet
How to make Jo Malone inspired bath salts:
Making these bath salts is really easy and takes no time at all. It might be advisable to put a protective sheet or layer down where you are making the bath salts, as it can get a little messy when placing the salts into your designated container. Also, make sure you have organised your space so that you have everything to hand as this will make it much easier and quicker to make.
Step 1 – Add dry ingredients:
In one of your mixing bowls add in the Epsom Salt, dead sea salt and bicarbonate of soda. Then mix them together. There is no need to sift these.
Step 2 – Add in Fragrance oil
Now it is time to add in the pear and freesia fragrance oil. Use a pipette to draw the oil from the liquid to get your 2.4 ml. You may need to remove the stopper from the bottle to be able to place your pipette in, which is easy to remove using tweezers.
We are adding in this amount of fragrance oil, as it is 1% of the total mixture (weight). This makes it safe to use on skin, so do not exceed 1%.
Once added, mix it thoroughly to combine the fragrance with the oils. You want to aim for even distribution over the salts.
Step 3 – Separate and colour
Now, this step can be optional if you want to keep the plain white colour of the salts. If this is the case, skip ahead to the next step.
Separate the salt mixture into your two mixing bowls as evenly as possible. Then place one to the side and leave. In your chosen mixing bowl, add a drop of your soap colourant. This is where you can be as creative as you like, adding any colour you feel. I opted for green, as I felt this represented the pear in the fragrance, with the remaining white salts representing the freesia.
Add more drops for a darker/vibrant colour. I decided to keep mine pale, and therefore only added one drop of the colour.
Mix to fully combine with the salt mixture.
Step 4 – Add to container
Once you have achieved the colour you like, it is time to add them to your chosen container. If you haven’t coloured the salts, then just add-in. If you have coloured, then it is time to get creative. Add a bit of the white salt mixture, followed by the coloured salt mixture, and continue with this to create layers. You should have a swirled type layering of the salts. Pretty huh?
Once all of you salts have been adding, add a label to your bottle and you are ready to go!
How easy are these to make? They smell amazing and look really pretty. Perfect for yourself or to give away as a handmade gift; guaranteed to go down a storm!
Jo Malone Inspired Bath Salts Video:
Here is the video tutorial for the above recipe:
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Thanks for reading and until next time,