November 30, 2016
And so #favorweek continues in the sparkliest way with today’s gorgeous project. A fresh twist on bath salts, these DIY Sparkling Bath Crystal Favors are actually extra large salt rocks that you can color! Unlike our baked essential oil bath salt favors these beauties provide a slightly different bath experience, a fragrant, sparkling soak with sea salt benefits. These are not only quick to make but cost effective at under $6 each including all the ingredients. Celebrate the rock on your finger with these gorgeous rocks!
Holiday or Wedding
These gorgeous bath salt gifts would make wonderful bridal shower or bachelorette party favors, along with great holiday gifts of course! I’m sharing three colors of printable labels at the end of the post to fit all your gift giving needs…
- Extra Large Bath Crystals
- Fragrance Oil (in your choice of scent)
- Polysorbate 80
- Mica (in your choice of colors)
- 4oz. Plastic Jars
- Glass Mixing Bowl
- Plastic Spoon
- 8.5″ x 11″ Sticker Paper
- Our free printable labels at the end of the post!
SPARKLING BATH CRYSTAL RECIPE
- 2 lb Extra Large Bath Crystals
- 6 mL Fragrance Oil
- 4 mL Polysorbate 80
- Dusting of Mica
This recipe makes 8, 4oz favor jars.
Add Fragrance + Stir
Using a large glass mixing bowl, add the extra large bath crystals and using a dropper, add the 6 mL of your choice of fragrance oil. Evenly drop the oil all around the salt rocks and then stir to disperse with a plastic spoon.
I used Tropical Twister and Cocoa Butter Cashmere for my two fragrances.
Add Polysorbate 80 + Stir
Using another dropper, add the 4 mL of Polysorbate 80 the same way as the fragrance oil. Then mix the salt around for about a minute to make sure that both liquids fully coat all facets of the rocks.
Polysorbate 80 is a common fragrance and oil solubilizer as well as an emulsifying agent. In this project it helps the mica evenly disperse throughout the bath water instead of floating on top.
Dust With Mica
Add just a light dusting of mica to the salt rocks and vigorously stir to incorporate the color. You can always add more color so add just a tiny bit at a time until you’ve reached your desired color.
Mica is a naturally occurring mineral dust used to color lots of different beauty products. The colors I used here are:
Both turquoise shades were made with the Aqua Pearl Mica, just different amounts. I added a small bit of light gold mica to all 4 colors for a bit of sparkle. The mica won’t transfer from one rock to another so you can easily mix different colors together in the same jar!
Print + Cut The Labels
Download either lavender, pink or aqua labels at the end of the post and print them onto 8.5″ x 11″ sticker paper, then trim with scissors. There is a label for the top of the jar and one for the inside…
Add The Labels
Place a colored label on the top of each jar. There is also a second, smaller label for underneath the lid that reads “empty entire jar in bath and soak”, so that the recipient knows this jar is for one lovely bath.
I just can’t get over how pretty these giant salt rocks are! Their size makes them so unique and provides the perfect surface for coloring. This mixed batch reminds me of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for some reason… maybe when they are mining gemstones in the beginning of the movie, lol!
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise // All Bath Salt Ingredients courtesy of: BrambleBerry.com // Label Design: Julia Ensign // Sticker Paper: Amazon // Cute Yarn: Paper Source // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
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