Updated: May 26, 2022
We have so many complements on how our boutique smells so amazing, well this section of our blog is how we hand make all our own products, that we give to each of our brides to take home after saying yes to the dress with us.
Here is our step by step guide, with a link below with a full shopping list, let us take away the work for you, and you can have fun making these beautifully smelly favours, or make them for gifts, or your own home.
How cute are these test tube bath salts. After your wedding has ended and guests are making their way to their rooms, these cute test tubes are the perfect way to end the perfect day. These therapeutic bath salts are infused with essential oils and beautifully packaged in single use vials.
Soothing soaking salts are great for relaxation and stress relief, and make a lovely thank-you to guests for coming and sharing in your special day.
Creating your own bath salts is completely natural and therapeutic ingredients.
Our recipe will provided will yield around 50 test-tube favours.
The three main ingredients:
Coarse Dead Sea Salt which is rich in essential minerals such as magnesium, bromide, iodine, potassium, sulfur, calcium, sodium and zinc and many more! Adding Dead Sea salts to your bath helps treat inflammation, encourages wound healing, soothes joint pain, and relieves tired and sore muscles. It is reportedly good for treating eczema and acne.
Epsom Salts are not actually salts, but a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate – both of which are easily absorbed through the skin. When used in a bath soak, the magnesium in Epsom salts help to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates calm, happy feelings. They also help to soothe muscle pain and detoxify the skin.
Sodium Bicarbonate– yes, good old baking soda is a wonderful addition to bath soaks because it is alkaline and can help balance your body’s PH. It will also make your bath water feel super silky and luxurious.
Mix those three ingredients together in a big bowl and that’s your spa salt base!
Essential oils will add the benefit of aromatherapy to your bath. I love the scent of Lavender oil , so I added some to my batch of salts. It has anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, and antibacterial properties. A few drops of Sweet Orange Oil also went into the mix. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and a zesty mood-boosting scent!
Dried Flowers make a pretty addition and add subtle scent to the salts. As the flowers steep in the bath water like tea, they may release some natural color. Here I’ve used tiny tight rose buds and jasmine.
We used dried roses which are good for healing the heart, finding the joy in every day, and resetting from the stored energy you may have received. While accepting joy into your life with the roses, I added a little bit of dried lavender to the mix. Lavender is good for calming the nervous system, relaxing, and ridding yourself of anxiety.
While soaking, we might as well take care of the most important organ in our body, the skin. That’s where the Calendula comes in. Calendula helps with eczema, dry skin and it’s known for its antiseptic properties. So while you relax and breathe in the soothing properties of Lavender and Rose, your skin gets healed with the Calendula
Finally, I added a little bit of Tulsi Basil. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory and helps the body rid of stress. With all of the stress relievers in these herbal bath salts, you can start to see how this adds a little more magic to your bath time routine.
We use larger quantities of these recipes for a long therapeutic after a week at work, time to unwind and relax and most importantly recharge, we store them in air tight jars and enjoy weekly.
Below are different recipes- all of which are absolute favourites, they are certainly tried and tested!
3 cups coarse Dead Sea salts
1 cup Epsom salts
1 cup baking soda
60 drops lavender oil
30 drops sweet orange oil
1/2 cup food grade dried rose buds
6 tbsp food grade jasmine buds
50 count glass vials with cork stoppers 14 ml volume
1 sheet 1.5x.75 preprinted thank you kraft labels
3 cups of Epsom salt
1 cup of Himalayan Pink salt
1/2 cup of Baking Soda
1/2 cup of Organic Dried Rose Petals
1/2 cup of Dried Lavender Flowers
1/2 cup of Dried Calendula
1/2 cup of Dried Tulsi Basil
5-10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
5-10 drops of Cardamom Essential Oil
5-10 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
2-4 tbsp of Olive Oil
How to make.
Step 1, Lets get mixing
Add the Dead Sea salts, Epsom salts, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Mix well using a cosmetics-dedicated silicone spatula to combine.
Step2, Add your oils
Add the Essential oils, into the mixing bowl, mix well this will make them look little like ice crystals.
Step 3, Lets add flowers
Add the dried flowers into the same bowl. Gently mix together, either crush a few buds or add dried petals.
Step 4, It's test tube time
Use a scoop the salts from the bowl and funnel them into the test tubes. If the funnel gets blocked use a skewer to free them. For the funnel we use a piece of paper we roll into a funnel shape.
Step 5, Cork it
Gently place the corks in the tubes, use a small length of cellophane tape to stop the cork from becoming free, then knot the string around as many times as you like.
Step 6, Label up
Place labels on the centers of the tubes. We use a little thank you note on them.
Step 7, Time to admire your test tubes
Either place the tubes on each table where your guests are sitting, or you could put them in a vase near the entrance. We feel that the guest would be inclined to take them from the dining table.
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