Make your own lavender bath salts and give your gift a professional appearance with foil labels made with weatherproof labels.
Bath salts are a lovely gift to make and give! This simple recipe is easy to make in batches so it would be perfect for end of year teacher gifts. It would also make a nice addition to a mother’s day gift basket. I personalized my homemade bath salts gift with foil labels. The shimmery foil labels make the gift look luxurious, don’t you think?
There are two ways I’m going to show you how to make your own foil labels. One requires a laminator, the other doesn’t. I use weatherproof laser printer labels from OnlineLabels.com because they can withstand the heat of the laminator and won’t curl up under the moisture of glue.
Supplies for the Labels:
- Laser labels from OnlineLabels.com: Kraft and Circle
- DecoFoil Glue
- DecoFoil or Minc Foil
- Free Printable Label
Step one: Print the lavender label on the kraft label sheet. I like to use the full sheet label so I can make my own custom labels any size and then cut them out.
Step two: Place a piece of heat set foil over the printed image. Run it through the laminating machine. I like to run it through one time with a cover sheet and then twice without a cover sheet. Peel the foil sheet off to reveal the foiled image. Trim the label and attach it to the front of the bottle.
Step three: To make foil labels without a laminator, use DecoFoil glue instead. One option is to use a foam pouncer to add glue to a rubber stamp. Stamp the glue image on the circle label. You can also use a stencil with a foam pouncer to add glue to the label. Let it dry for at least an hour.
Step four: The glue should still be tacky. Place a piece of foil over the glue and rub on the foil to adhere it to the glue. Attach the circle labels to the top and bottom of the bottle.
Supplies For the lavender bath salts:
Epsom Salt, Coconut Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Glass Milk Bottle
Blend one cup of Epson Salt in a food processor to make fine powder. Combine this powder salt with one cup coarse Epson Salt, 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, and 5-6 drops of Lavender oil. Mix until combined.
I finished off the gift with a bit of ribbon and some flowers. I like to add these lavender bath salts to a small tub of warm water and soak my feet. It’s also lovely to soak your hands in it. It leaves them feeling silky smooth! Have fun crafting and creating beautiful gifts for those you care about!
This is a sponsored post but all ideas and opinions are my own.