Bath Salt Kit



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

Epsom Salt 

Himalayan Salt

Rose Petals

Dried Lavender Flowers


How to

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.


Wipes Solution



We love making our own wipes solution in our home! We made two bottles and it has lasted us the whole year, making it so cost-effective as disposable wipes are expensive and often contain nasties. This way, you know exactly what is going on your baby’s skin.

It is understandable that reusable cloths are not for everyone, so i also recommend these dry baby wipes which cost $6.99. You will get 100 wipes in a pack but they are large, so what we do is cut them in quarters and that gives us 400 wipes!

For those using cloth wipes, you can just pour or spray some of this solution into an airtight container with your wipes so that they are ready to go!


What you need

2 Cups room temperature filtered or distilled water

2 Tablespoon Olive Oil

2 Tablespoon Dr Bonner’s Organic Castile Soap (you can also use any other liquid soap or baby wash)

Amber Glass bottle


How to

Add water to bottle.

Add olive oil.

Add soap and mix.


Some extra information

Use within a year.

Using filtered or distilled water is important to stop bacteria growing in the water.

Coconut oil, sunflower oil or even grapeseed oil can be used as a substitue to the olive oil if you child has allergies to olives.

Quality essentials oil can be added but do your research first. We do not include essential oils in our wipes solution as Spencer has very sensitive skin and allergies.