I’m excited to share a new weekly feature with you – Home & Hearth – showcasing the creative works of my dear friend Katie Winn. Katie is a very busy stay-at-home mom and she’s going to be sharing some fun & economical ideas for our homes. And be sure to check out her website, The Creative Bubble!
So be sure to drop by her site and give her a great big Southern welcome! – Todd
By Katie Winn
Lavender Bath Salts
These bath salts were part of a bath gift basket I made for family members for Christmas. It’s great to use before bed, because the lavender is very relaxing.
This recipe will give you a good excuse to go buy some roses! My husband bought me some for this, and I got to enjoy the extras
1 Cup Epsom Salt
½ Cup Sea Salt
10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
1-2 Drops Red Liquid Soap Dye (optional-found at craft stores)
2 Rose Petals (I used fresh red roses)
Put Salt into a medium mixing bowl. Slowly drop lavender oil in one drop at a time. Add one drop of red dye, stirring salt quickly (it may adhere to some pieces of salt more than others…you can fish those out at the end). I was going for a very light pink color. Add another drop or maybe two until you reach the color you like. Break rose petals into small pieces and add them to the salt mixture.
You can find containers for bath products at thrift stores, craft stores, or the grocery store (mason jars work…baby food jars do too!). I found these jars at Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon I found online.
Katie Winn is a stay at home mom and author of the blog, The Creative Bubble where she shares recipes, crafts, and homemade gift ideas. She lives in Chattanooga, TN with her husband and one year old son.