No not those bath salts. I’m talking about the bath salt you use when taking a bath.
I am sure you are asking yourself “How the heck did Melissa get involved in making bath salts.” The answer is Yoga.
When I first started taking yoga, I attended a class called Slow Flow with Essential Oils. The instructor mixed in various combinations of essential oils into the yoga session. It made the experience invigorating and I wondered how she chose the combinations of scents that she did. I began doing the research, picked up a book to understand the combinations and mixes. As I familiarized myself with how essential oils and aromatherapy worked, I started thinking how I could incorporate this into the crafts I already enjoyed doing. And then it hit me, Harry Potter. No surprise there.
I started by creating scents that represented different aspects of the Harry Potter world. For example, scents to represent the different houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. Once the scents were created, I had to figure out how to use those scents. Harry Potter bath salts were born.
- Sea Salt
- Epsom Salt (to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation)
- Baking Soda (to soften waters and alleviate skin irritation)
- Essential Oil
- Soap coloring (optional)
- Measuring cups/spoons
- Bowl and spoon to combine them
- Eye dropper to add the oils
- Jar to store the salt in
- Funnel to pour the salt into the jar
Steps to assemble:
Nice gifts for friends and family.
As I mentioned, I am obsessed with block signs. Well, as it turns out there are other shapes I can work with. This post talks about circle signs.
- Wood circle blocks (you want to make sure you get a good thickness for the block. 0.7 inches and above will allows you to stand them without having to hang them. Here's one on Amazon you can purchase.)
- Paint brushes
- Wood tags (This is to give the circle support so it stands without rolling.)
- Stencils, stickers, word shapes and letters etc. to decorate
- If using wood shapes, you'll need gorilla glue to glue to sign
Note: if you have a Cricut machine, you can use vinyl to decorate, as well. For supplies, you need: Cricut machine, vinyl, transfer tape, weeder and scrapper.
Steps to assemble:
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
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