Christmas Ornament Bath Salts

7 Materials
30 Minutes
Clear Christmas ornaments aren't just for hanging on the tree! They make creative holders for bath salts to share with family, friends and coworkers.
Your materials for this project is as close as your kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
I mixed all the ingredients: 1 cup Epsom salt, 1 cup Sea Salt, 2 tablespoons Baking Soda (acts as a detox, and softens water), 2 Tablespoons Dried Milk Powder, 2 Tablespoons Coconut oil, (you could use sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil). I divided this into three different bowls. Each bowl was for a different scent. I used I teaspoon of Lavender essential oil in the first, 1 teaspoon Peppermint in the second, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in the next. Since this was for Christmas, I added a few drops of red food coloring to the peppermint, a few Lavender buds that I had to the lavender, and a few drops of green food coloring to the vanilla.
I first removed the top hanger off the ornament, and using a rubber funnel from my canning supplies, I filled the ornaments with bath salts. Each ornament used a little more than 1/4 cup to fill to the top.
Place your ornament in a gift bag, and you have a great gift for co-workers and friends. Place in the stocking for an inexpensive stocking stuffer. I sold 15 of these at my last craft show. Cost? Around 1.25 each. The ornaments were half price at Michael's costing about 50 cents each.
Suggested materials:
  • Clear Christmas Ornaments   (Michael's Craft Store)
  • Epsom Salts   (Grocery Store)
  • Sea Salt   (Grocery Store)
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Karen Creel
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  • Deb Davis Hayden Deb Davis Hayden on Dec 29, 2017
    This is an awesome idea... How many ornaments does the recipe make?

  • Tara Austin Tara Austin on Jan 05, 2018
    Is it hard getting the mixture out of the ornaments?

  • Diane Diane on Feb 19, 2018

    I think these are great. How much did you sell them

    for at a craft show?

    Thanks in advance

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  • Cool..An they look fab..Would love one as a gift..

    Thank you for shareing. I will be makeing some for my friends 👍

  • Jan Mynatt Casady Jan Mynatt Casady on Dec 02, 2021

    What a great idea! They could be hung on a little tree at a craft booth to display them. So cute. Thanks for sharing. This is why I look at what you DiYers are doing.