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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day 10 of my Twelve Days of Christmas Celebration & Giveaway

Good morning Prim Pals!

I hope today finds you happy and healthy!
Sometimes the stress of getting everything done during the holidays can take it's toll.  There are presents to buy and wrap, cookies to make, and if you are like me...those last minute gifts to create.

This year I decided to put together a basket of handmade soaps and things for my sister.  One of the items I wanted to make to put in the basket were some bath salts, so I thought I would share this easy recipe with you.  Perhaps you have a dear friend or sister who would enjoy receiving them.  I chose to make mine in a lavender scent, but wouldn't these be pretty and festive too, if you added peppermint extract and a little red food coloring?  I halved this recipe, to make just enough to send to her and keep a little for myself.

Homemade Fizzy Bath Salts

3 cups epsom salts
1/4 t lavender food coloring (optional)
20 drops lavender essential oil
2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid

(Citric acid can be found in your store's canning aisle or you may order larger quantities from Amazon)

  Pour the salts into a large and completely dry bowl. 

 Add the food coloring and essential oil and mix until completely combined. Next add the baking soda and the citric acid and combine.  

 If you live in a dry climate, allow these to dry for a few hours before packing them up. If you live in a humid climate, you may want to try blow drying them on low for a few minutes to remove any excess moisture and then packaging them immediately.  Divide into airtight containers (glass is preferable).  Decorate the jar with a pretty label, fabric or ribbon.  THAT's it!  Simple and Easy!

Directions of Use

You can use an entire cup of these salts if you’re doing a therapeutic epsom salt bath, or  use a few tablespoons if you just want a little something to add to your bath.

I have created a pretty label for you to tape to your bath salts.  Simply right-click, save to your computer, then print out in the appropriate size for your container.

I hope you have enjoyed today's tutorial.  I thought it would be fun to share  a little gift project with you.

As promised, I will reveal my giveaway item today!  So without further delay...

Meet Gerald!
He's a wonderfully prim snowman that I created using one of Stacey's great patterns (Raven's Haven).  He's such a sweet fellow, you will be able to display him all winter long!
The giveaway question for today is:

"Will you be hosting Christmas this year or will you be traveling to another's home?"

See you tomorrow gals!


  1. He is so cute, love him. We will be staying home, and hopefully my DIL will stop being made at me and I will see my grandson for Christmas;)


  2. Going to my son's home for Christmas....yeah no cooking & cleaning for me....

  3. I will be having my children and their families at my house the weekend before Christmas and then go to my sister's on Christmas Day.

  4. We stay put at Christmas and through the holiday week. We've done the travelling here and there far and wide on Christmas Day but it was too stressful, bad weather and road conditions, no thank you!
    Gerald is very smart in his top hat, I'd love to give him a home ")

  5. I wondered how to make bath salts, I will be making these, thank you for the great tutorial.

    We will be spending a quiet Christmas at home with our pups, Molly Brown & Jessie. I have no family and hubby has a sister in NJ and one in CA. NJ sister will visit in the spring.

    So my answer is - we are hosting (giggle). And Gerald wants to come and live in the NC mountains. (o:

  6. thank you for the bath salts recipe!

  7. Morning Wendy, love the lavender bath salts.....we will be traveling to my Sister's for Christmas supper, love family time.Blessings Francine.

  8. I love this wonderful snowman and I would love to make some lavender bath salts! How nice! No we won't have visitors but we won't be traveling either. We'll have a merry day though! Happy holidays, Diane

  9. Oh I love Gerald!! I'm hosting my family for lunch and hubby's family for supper. It's going to be a long busy day but at least I get to stay home. Thank you! :0)

  10. Thanks for the bath salt recipe. Love your snowman. I will have family here in Christmas Eve. and Christmas. hugs, Lecia

  11. All hearts will come home for Christmas! It will be a full house and a fun time for all of us....cannot wait!

  12. Oh a bath sounds wonderful..smile... We are off to Grandma's for Christmas. So lucky to still have her. Warm Blessings!~Amy

  13. I will be having all my children and their families for Christmas day.

  14. We will be spending Christmas morning and afternoon at our house with hubby's older brother. Then we'll all go to his younger brother's house for playtime and dinner. :)

  15. Mother and I will he hosting Christmas at our house this year, as traditional for our family :)

  16. My husband and I are both blessed to have our families near us. We go to my parents for Christmas Eve and to my mother-in-law's for Christmas Day.

  17. I am hosting Christmas dinner at our house and having Christmas breakfast at daughter's house. Your prim snowman is too cute. No snow in forecast for us in Dec. :-(

  18. Oh my, Gerald is precious. We are going to our sons house for Christmas dinner but will host a dinner here with my husbands' family before Christmas.

  19. Gerald is fantastic! I think he would love living at my house:) Thank you for the chance to adopt him. We will be hosting Christmas at our house and will have over night guests for several days.

  20. We will have my parents here for dinner. Yet we spend Christmas Eve at their home with all the family!
    LOVE Gerald!

  21. My son, daughter inlaw and my wonderful grandkids, my inlaws and my sister and my brother inlaw will be coming for dinner. I am so happy we will all be together.

  22. This year I will be working Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the nursing Home. So I will spend Christmas morning with my boys....opening gifts and Christmas Breakfast.



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