Bath Salts for Mother’s Day {Activity Day Idea}

make your own bath salts

For our activity last week we made a fun, easy and inexpensive gift for the girl’s to give to their mothers for Mother’s Day.  We had to get it done early since I was going to be traveling the weeks before Mother’s Day.

I found the recipe for the Bath Salts over at one of my favorite blogs – The Idea Room.  The recipe calls for table salt, epsom salts, baking soda and essential oils. I cut the recipe into a third so each girl could make their own.  We used lavender and lemon essential oil.  Lavender for the moms that wanted a nice relaxing bath and lemon for the mom’s that wanted a little, happy pick me up!  I also did not let them dry for 24 hours as the original instructions call for.

Each of the girls were given a ziploc bag to put their ingredients in.  I wrote the recipe on the table for all to see.  They also added 2 -3 drops of essential oil.  This made enough for each of the girls to fill a jelly jar and then have some extra to take home in their plastic bag for themselves.

Homemade Bath Salt Recipe

1 C Epsom salt

1/3 C table salt

2/3 C baking soda

2-3 drops essential oil, lavender or lemon

Bath SaltsAfter all the ingredients were in the bag they just had to mix it together and pour it into their jars.

Bath Salts

They then covered the top of their lid with some pretty fabric.  We just used Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue.  I just used left over fabric scraps from a quilt I recently made.  They just used the lid as a pattern and traced around it on the backside of the fabric.

Bath Salts

Bath Salts

They wrapped some baker’s twine around the lid and then cut out a little tag from paper.  I also printed off labels that I downloaded from The Idea Room.

Bath Salts

Bath SaltsSince the girl’s mothers would be picking them up we had to wrap the gift so they wouldn’t see it.  I used brown paper lunch bags and just covered the top with a little doily and punched a hole in it and tied it closed with some more baker’s twine.  So easy and so cute!
Bath SaltsBath SaltsThey were already to take home and tuck away until Mother’s Day.

Bath Salts

Hope their mommy’s like them!

Bath Salts

 For other fun Activity Day Ideas check out these:

Chalkboard Conference Journals

Broom Hockey and Ice Cream Party

Apple Pie Making Activity

Pom Pom Book Marks and Book Review

Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bar

Valentine Advent Calendar


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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    That is so cool that you are the Activity Day leader! They must have such fun with you! I ran across some bath salts that I love at Whole Body… Greek Honey Mint. My 6 year-old son loves to bathe in it. He said that if girls like the smell of it he was then going to have to take a bath in it when he was ready to find someone to get married to so he could smell nice. So funny what comes out of little children’s mouths. We will have to try your recipe above. Thanks!

  2. Teresa says

    I love this post so much! The recipe is wonderful. My daughter turned 8 in October and was baptized on her birthday. She loves Activity Days so much. I love the photos you posted of your Activity Day girls and of the darling gifts. I really love your commentary on the activity, too. Thanks so much!

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