Oh, yes you can make this yourself!
And, I'm going to show you how!
It's so easy and looks so pretty when it's finished.

Is there anything more calming than a luxurious soak in a hot tub?
With the fragrance of lavender or roses wafting around you
as you relax in serene bliss?
No there isn't!

Let's get started then!


Find a pretty bottle or jar to fill with your
Bath Salt concoction!
I had several to choose from because for years I've been buying up
glass decanters from flea markets, garage sales and Value Village.
You can get them from "for free" to around $10.00 or you can pay an exorbitant
price for them, but I prefer cheap, cheap, cheap!

Aren't they so beautiful?!


Collect your ingredients together.
(I just happened to have all of them....I know...herb junky!)

1/4 cup Sea Salts
1 cup Epsom Salts
2 Tbsp Borax
(or you can just use one of these ingredients @1-1/4cups if you don't have all three)

Essential Oil of Choice
(I used Rose, Lavender and Vanilla)

Food Colouring

Dried Herbs of Choice
(I used Rose and Lavender)

2 Tbsp Powdered Milk



(note:  You won't have this much if you follow the above amounts because I tripled it)

Lavender Vanilla Bath Salts
Add your salts and Borax to a large bowl.
Add the essential oil one drop at a time until you reach your desired fragrance.
(I used Lavender/Vanilla above in a ratio of 2/1)
Tint the mixture at this point.
If you are blending two colours (like I did with red/blue to achieve purple),
do them first in a separate bowl as shown here.
I found that you really have to smoosh the salts with the back of a spoon to mix
the colours in...as they tend to clump up a bit in the salt.
So, smoosh, smoosh, smoosh til colour is right for you!
Add in your dried herbs and powdered milk and stir.
The powdered milk will help moisturize your skin.

Rose Lavender Bath Salts
With the Rose Bath Salts, I used
Rose/Lavender in a ratio of 1/1.
My reason for that is I find the Rose rather strong myself and it just kind of tones it down.

Okay!  The Bath Salts are done!
We just need to bottle them!


Here's where I had some more fun!

When you are bottling the Bath Salts, you have to remember
that if you are putting dried herbs in, you need to have a wee bag on hand to
put a few spoonfuls of the salts into.
This way, the herbs won't go down your drain!

So I decided to make decorate up some bags with a
"Graphics Fairy" image which was a garden frame that I put in the words
"HerBallistic Garden Bath Salts"

I'm so proud of these!
And, it only took me two tries...hahahaha!
This was the first time I'd tried this
"Citrasolve Method"
that my friend Maureen over at It's All Connected
gave a tutorial on how to do the transfers!

My bottles of beautiful Bath Salts are complete now!
A lovely Gift for someone special
Keep it for Yourself!

(note: Basis of this recipe came from Creative Home Magazine, Spring 2009,
Written by Laura Holtorf Collins)

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
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Sunday's Best Linky Party!
10/28/2011 06:13:18 am

Those are BEAUTIFUL! What a lovely gift!
Thanks for sharing your FabHerbLous idea!
Yes, it is a word (heh heh.)

10/3/2012 11:06:26 pm

Finally, I got what I was looking for. Don’t have enough words to thank you that you choose this particular topic to write about. Feeling really satisfied after reading.

10/29/2011 12:50:41 pm

I absolutely love your Bath Salts bottles and the tutorial is appreciated. The little bags are great as well. Thanks for sharing.I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

10/29/2011 05:14:26 pm

Thanks for the sweet comments...I really appreciate that! And for joining my GFC as well! I'm going to check you out now!


10/30/2011 02:58:45 am

This is wonderful, perfect for Christmas gifts..... thanks for sharing

10/30/2011 11:21:42 pm

Sweet recipe and minit tutorial.
Love your little bags.
Keep smiling and creating

10/30/2011 11:54:04 pm

Thanks for visiting and looking around.
I always wonder if folks take a peak else where. I didn't put a fixative on my cloth bags. I am thinking the smashed flowers are probably like a grass stain? If you are washing them again, then I would say go ahead and seal them, if not. Smash away. I loved doing it and will be trying many more flowers next year. Snow on the ground where I live this morning!!

10/31/2011 07:21:28 am

Neat idea :D Wish I was on your gift list this year. But, since I'm not- I think I might whip some up for myself.

Visiting from BRAG MONDAY at GraphicsFairy today,
Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

10/31/2011 10:49:18 am

Great tutorial! I love putting something in my bath and this looks like it's heavenly.

Very cute image on your bag too!

Have a great day.

11/1/2011 12:05:23 pm

I sure am gonna make it, and I will give it as a gift to myself. Thanks for the "recipe". Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best!

11/1/2011 07:15:55 pm

Thanks everyone! I'm so glad so many people want to try this....cuz it is super easy to do and looks so pretty!


11/5/2011 09:23:36 am

Love it! Will be making this for gifts soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Found you via Sunday's Best...Congrats on your feature!

11/5/2011 11:41:01 am

Darn girl! You are one talented lady!
Love, love, LOVE this idea! Will absolutely make some of these up with Sydney for her EA's! Thanks for sharing the recipe! (oh and the sponge toffee recipe as well:)

11/10/2011 07:02:20 pm

This looks so fancy! You are honestly one very talented lady. I dont know how far I'll succeed, but I will try to make the rose bath salt. Will come and let you know how it goes :)

11/16/2011 10:37:54 pm

I'm so glad you're going to enjoy my free pdf pic of the antique chair and verse!!! I'm glad to know about your blog, too!!!

Thanks so much for sharing your special rose bath salt tutorial! I'm very impressed! On the lookout for fancy bottles now!!! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me, too on your next visit!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

4/28/2012 12:15:45 am

Finally I visited your wonderful website. It's so beautiful. Thank you for the recipe. Summer is coming and I 'm sure I will make this bathsalt and nice bags to put the salt in.

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