Happy New Year! And welcome to Oils & Spoils first blog of 2017. So, while whipping up some batches of staples for my home and Etsy shop (Lavender and Falling for You bar soaps and Peppermint lip balm), I decided to play Mad Essential Oilist. On first try, I created something so luxurious and delicious smelling that I just had to share! And yes, it’s Oils & Spoils easy to make (i.e. super easy to make).

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Vanilla Rose Himalayan Bath Salts with Rose Buds/Petals

Ingredients (Where Purchased)

4 ounces Himalayan Crystal Salt (Marshall’s)

4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract (Everyday Oil Solutions)

4 drops Rose Essential Oil (Young Living Essential Oils)

8 teaspoons Dried Rose Buds/Petals (Bulk Apothecary)

4 glass storage tubes (Michael’s, bead landing, pack of 24)

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Make:

  1. Combine Himalayan crystal salt, vanilla extract, Rose essential oil and dried rose buds/petals in a plastic bag
  2. Seal bag
  3. Mix thoroughly by shaking well
  4. Make a 1-inch cut diagonally across one of the corner of the plastic bag to form a funnel
  5. Pour mixed ingredients into glass storage tubes

I have to admit, the last step almost made this a Break, because it started to get a little messy. I didn’t have a funnel, so I made my own. While the plastic bag funnel worked, some of my divine-smelling concoction missed the glass tube and ended up on the counter and sink. Not wanting to waste the tiniest bit, I put the glass storage tube into a measuring cup to contain the spillage.

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This recipe fills 4 1-ounce glass tubes, which may not sound like a lot, but it’s plenty for a bath or plug the drain, pour on the bottom of the shower use. When first mixed, all I could smell was the Rose essential oil. Being a serious waste-not, want-not type of girl, I put the plastic bag funnel, which had the slightest bit of leftovers, into another plastic bag and used it the next morning in the shower. Having set overnight, I could smell the vanilla extract and the Rose essential oil, which is truly a heavenly combination. I noticed the dried rose buds/petals plumped up in the water, enhancing my every day is spa day experience.

I’m in the process of deciding how best to label/decorate the tubes, but these salts look so pretty, any embellishment should be slight. Maybe some ribbons and tags.

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I’m thinking of trying this recipe with Lavender essential oil and lavender buds, in place of the Rose essential oil and dried rose buds/petals. Feel free to comment on other combinations.

Until next week, Splish Splash!

Oils & Spoils Updates

Vanilla Rose Himalayan Bath Salts will be available within a few days at Oils & Spoils Etsy shop.

Young Living Essential Oils January Promos (Freebies)

99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall is back! Next Oils & Spoils blog features Infused 7 and Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World.

 

 

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