Don’t let the title throw you. I am not suggesting you repurpose your bath water or bath salts.
Even I would not take a repurpose that far – although I suppose you could let the water evaporate and… just kidding!
Lavender Bath Salts
The repurpose comes in to play with the materials used to make the containers – the salts, lavender and bath water are all fresh & new of course!
Giving these things new life, with along with french lavender and epsom salts = Lavender Bath Salts – a repurpose.
A lovely & inexpensive project that can be Valentine, hostess or teacher gifts ~ or a little something special just for you.
Let’s make a few, shall we…
What you need:
- 3/4 cup dried lavender
- 1 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 3 bottles 7 inches tall
- 3 corks
- spray paint
- a rolled paper cone
- 3 tags
What you need to do:
- spray paint the corks & let dry
- wash & dry bottles thoroughly
- roll the paper cone with a 1/2 inch opening at one end
- gather embellishments & tags
- fill a small bowl with epsom & one with lavender
- scoop epsom into cone & funnel into bottles
- do the same with lavender but 1/2 as much
- alternate between epsom & lavender until the bottle is filled, push down then fill to top
- push in corks
- decorate by tying in ribbons, buttons & tags
This will make 3 seven inch bottles with 5 layers of epsom & 4 of lavender each.
You could use bigger bottles, even wine bottles – just increase the amounts. Oh, and use clear glass.
For the corks I used Rust-oleum spray paint.
It is wonderful paint. I am partial to their bronze metallic finish. Especially for the corks. It really makes them look aged.
I love the tags and promise a post on making them.
So give yourself, or someone special, a Valentine of time for a soak, the scent of lavender or even simply something pretty for the bathroom shelf.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
** Kelly **