Crafts for the Home – Rose Scented Bath Salts


This is a fun project that is also very easy and requires no skill at all. You can make them with any scent and in any color that you wish. This also makes a nice gift or adds a nice decorative touch to your own bathroom.


  • salt ( You can use epsom salts, sea salt, table salt, and even rock salt if you don’t mind pulverizing it in your blender or food processor.)
  • food color
  • oil scents ( You can purchase these online or at most hobby stores.)
  • airtight container or ziplock bag for storage

Step 1. Pour salt into bowl and add drops of scented oil directly to the salt. The amount you use varies depending on the amount of salt and how strong you want the bath salts to smell. I used about 8 drops in mine.

Step 2. Add food coloring to the salt using less for a lighter shade and more for a darker shade. I used about 6 drops in mine.


Step 3. Stir the scent and food coloring into the salt until it is very well blended. I let the grandkids do the stirring for me and they probably did a better job of it than I usually do.


Step 4. I added some petite baby roses for looks.


Step 5. I chose a jar with a small neck and I couldn’t find my funnels so I made one from a sheet of paper. Then I used it to pour the bath salts into the jar.

Step 6. I made a tag using a paper tag with string. I used a fine tip sharpie and then glued on a fabric rose but you can use your imagination and have fun with it. I added a loofah sponge and some homeade soap and then put it all in gift basket to give as a gift.

I grew some loofah sponges this summer and am in the process of drying them. I will do a project in the near future showing you how to grow and harvest your own. It is really fun! I will also show you an easy way to make your own soap.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.