At each year, around July, I start collecting used jars around our home and also hunt down our local Vinnies and Salvation Army stores for cool jars (cheap and the money goes towards those in need) in preparation for DIY Christmas Gifts. Using old jars is a fabulous way to up-cycle and once cleaned, you cannot even tell that they weren’t new to begin with. This year I decided to make bath salts. Epsom salt is meant to have a long list of benefits but personally I found the Epsom salts particularly beneficial when I was pregnant to ease muscle soreness and anxiety. Plus! Epsom salt is affordable too! This DIY gift ideas is a sustainable gift for all special occasions.
What you need
Wash jars with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly.
Fill 1/4 of the jar with epsom salt.
Fill 1/4 jar with rose petals.
Fill 1/4 of the jar with Himalayan salt.
Top the rest of the jar with dried lavender flowers.
Some extra information
To further up-cycle, use string received from packages and make gift tags by cutting out rectangle shapes from old cards and hole punching them to add a string.
A great gift to accompany the bath salts is some oils (Lavender, Lemon and Rose work a treat) or even a scoop spoon and plate.
To remove sticky labels off the jars soak in warm water and rub. Otherwise Eucalyptus oil works a treat with a chub cloth.