You deserve some pampering! Create your own self-care spa experience at home by making your own scented Epsom salts bath soak. Package it up with a sweet label using your Cricut Joy! This is a simple and fast project that you can make in about 30 minutes.
HOME SELF CARE: SCENTED EPSOM SALTS
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE SCENTED EPSOM SALTS
The key to scenting Epsom salts easily is candy oil! You can choose from dozens of “flavors” to scent your bath salts however you would like. Jar them up, and add a personalized jar label with Cricut writable vinyl.
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HOW TO SCENT EPSOM SALTS
I made a quick video to show you how easy it is to whip up a batch of scented Epsom salts. Mix together 1/2 cup of Epsom salt with 1/2 cup of citric acid. The citric acid will react with the bathwater and create a fun and relaxing fizz. If you don’t have citric acid on hand, you can just use 1 full cup of Epsom salt.
Add in one vial of candy oil in your choice of flavors. Candy oils are meant to flavor foods, but they work extremely well for scented spa products too!
If you want to add color to your Epsom salt, you can mix in a tiny amount of mica pigments to this mixture. I chose to be extra and created a gradient in my jars, but that’s obviously just for looks.
Funnel the mixture into your mason jar, and you are ready to add a cute label.
HOW TO MAKE MASON JAR LABELS WITH A CRICUT JOY
I love using my Cricut Joy for small, quick projects like this! I love my Maker too, but it is so easy to pull out my Joy and pop some Smart Vinyl into the machine. I didn’t even need to bother with a cutting mat for this project.
I customized the Honey and Jam Jar Labels from Cricut Design Space to create my jar labels. First, I unattached the images from the labels. I swapped out the honey and strawberry images for peach and pear images from Cricut Access. Then I resized the labels to suit my jars.
Then I made sure the peach and pear images were set to Draw instead of cut, attached all the elements, and sent the design to my Joy.
I loaded the Joy with Smart Label Writable Vinyl (with no mat) and inserted a Cricut Joy fine point pen. The Joy drew in the fruit images for me. Then I swapped out the pen for the standard Joy blade so the machine could cut out the labels.
I cut away the excess vinyl and added the labels to the top of my jars of scented Epsom salts. I decided not to use the transfer tape to add the labels, but it would have been easier if I had used it. Now I know for the next batch I make!
USING OR GIFTING THE SOAKING SALTS
Want to give your friend the gift of relaxation? Make up some custom scented Epsom salts in her favorite scent, and add a sweet label using your Cricut Joy. It’s an easy and quick craft to make a gift your bestie is sure to love. But don’t forget to keep a jar for yourself. You deserve it!