Affordable DIY Valentine’s Gifts for Your Loved One.

As inflation continues, those with someone special in their lives may be worried about finding an affordable, thoughtful gift this Valentine’s Day. Thankfully, everyday, low-cost Epsom salts provide a number of DIY craft opportunities to show your partner just how much you care this holiday.  

Whether you plan to draw your partner a luxurious bath, put your feelings to paper, or cook a romantic dinner for two, Epsom salts can elevate your homemade gifts to create a beautiful memory that won’t break the bank.  

Colorful Bath Bomb: Elevate your loved one’s self care routine with a beautiful homemade bath bomb. Add baking soda, corn starch, citric acid and Epsom salt in a medium-sized bowl and stir until combined. In a separate bowl, add the water, your partner’s favorite essential oils, coconut oil and food coloring and stir until combined. Mix together the ingredients from each bowl a little at a time – stirring between pours. Once the mixture has the consistency of wet sand, pack it into a clear bulb ornament and let it sit for a day. In the morning, remove the outer bulb and your bath bomb is ready to gift!  

Relaxing Bath Salts: For those that aren’t quite so crafty but want to gift their loved one with elevated relaxation and wellness this holiday, bath salts are a great alternative to bath bombs! Simply Mix Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda and essential oils and place them in a pretty jar. For an elevated gift – add dried flower petals!  

Homemade Love Note: Choose a festively colored piece of construction paper and write a heartfelt note to your loved one. Fold the note in half and use glue to draw a heart on the front flap. Sprinkle Epsom salt on the glue to add a bit of sparkle and allow to dry. Shake off the excess salt, and wow your partner with an easy, thoughtful gesture!  

Romantic Dinner Table Décor: Set the mood for your romantic dinner for two with homemade Epsom salt luminaries. Mix together a drop or two of red food coloring and a bowl of Epsom salt until the salts take on a reddish hue. Take a glass jar and cover the outside in Mod Podge. Roll the jar in the salts and allow to dry. Place a flameless tea light candle in each jar and enjoy your dinner in the moody glow!  

Head to your local drug store and pick up a bulk bag of Epsom salt this month to impress your special someone this Valentine’s Day!