Since I used to be a teacher, I have had quite a few people ask me what they could give their children’s teachers for Christmas. With everyone who is involved in kids’ lives, it isn’t too surprising that parents often want to give teachers something special, without spending too much money. To me, the best gifts were actually the ones that were homemade and came from the heart since I knew the families put time and effort into the gifts. Don’t get me wrong, I love gift cards, but I usually don’t think of my past students looking at whatever I purchased years ago. The ones I remember are the beautiful scarf one of the mothers made or the wonderful homemade creams are given to me. To me, anything that helped with stress was always a great gift!
Being someone who loves mint or peppermint, I especially love bath products with these scents. Knowing that many other teachers and ladies are like me, I thought many of you would enjoy this great recipe for making your own Mint Bath Salts. While you can obviously enjoy them at home, they are also a fantastic gift. If you do choose to give this awesome set as a gift, don’t forget to print out the cute labels I included!
Mint Bath Salts
- 2 cups Epsom salts
- 10 drops mint essential oil
- Mini wooden spoon
- Washi tape
- 8oz jar
- Glass mixing bowl
- Mixing spoon
- Jars or Storage Containers
1) Add the Epsom salt to a medium bowl, and add the essential oil. Stir to combine.
2) Using the funnel, pour the salts into the jar.
3) Add a ribbon and secure the mini wooden spoon with a piece of washi tape.
4) Download the gift tags and attach for a very special gift.
(to print just the image, right click it & go to view image. This will bring you to just the image for printing)
What a fun project! My wife loves bath salts, too!
Kate J says
I had never realized till this post that making bath salts was so easy. That would definitely be a great present for teachers and the like. I already have the epson salt I will need to find soem essential oil. Thank you. Homemade presents are more from the heart too!
DENISE SMITH says
i have been tring to find out what to give to my kids teacher i love homemade gifts also thanks
Sound relaxing. Thank you!
That is so easy and a nice gift idea. Does the oil gunk up the epsom salts at all?
Susan Bewley says
From what I have seen, it only gunks up if you put a bit too much oil. From my experience, it can sometimes be a bit of trial and error. If you want to be a bit fancier, it is also pretty inexpensive to get Dead Sea Salt. I get mine from a soap wholesaler online that sells to everyone – Wholesale Supplies Plus. It is a big more expensive than Epsom salts but it doesn't gunk at all & it really makes people think you spent a ton on Xmas (our little secret – hehe)
What a great gift idea, thanks!
Tamarae Ellis says
SO cute! I love the labels and they would go perfectly with my Mint Bath salts. . .although I need to try this recipe as its a bit different!!
Susan Bewley says
How do you make yours? I use Epsom salts or Dead Sea Salt for mine (when I have it).
Heather McCormick says
I am excited to give this a try, sounds great.
Nancy Carr says
I have to try this. This sounds so relaxing and would also make good gifts.
I make bath salts every XMAS for my mom. It is a great gift and inexpensive. Thank you for sharing with us.
Marcia Lee says
I have been making gifts for friends and this is so nice and so easy. Thank you for posting it and the printable tag.
Tricia Hope says
This is a great year round gift idea.Thanks for sharing!
Melissa S says
These are a great gift and with an attached tiny wooden scoop and if you dye some red then do layers of red and white it would look very festive.
Edith Rearon says
I could see myself using lavender as I like the scent better. Wonder if I could do vanilla too?? These might make awesome presents for next year. Might make the spoons too as they are hard to find.
Jennifer Duke says
I came across this looking for a great mother’s day gift idea. I think this would be perfect for the occasion.
Kelly Kimmell says
My sister enjoys bath salts, will have to share this with her.
Antoinette M says
Nice gift to make for someone special! Thanks for the recipe.