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!