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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Homemade Bath Salts

Here are some Bath Salts I made. It was so much fun to make these. I just googled for bath salts recipes and found a bunch. Another thing I'm having fun with is learning how to use my computer and printer to help with my stamping. Over on Split Coast I found a sheet with the codes for your printer so you can print in "Stampin' Up!" colors. I was so excited that my lids matched the cardstock beautifully. I just printed out my labels on Whisper White, then punched them out and layered onto a scallop circle.For the Chocolate Bath Salts I used some retired DSP I had left over, along with Pretty in Pink CS. I used the Chocolate Chip rub-ons from last Sale a Bration on the jars. By the way, the jars are Frappucino jars from Starbucks. Love that stuff! If you love chocolate, you've got to try the recipe for the bath salts. It has real cocoa powder and vanilla extract in it, and smells so yummy. I gave a sample to a chocoholic friend of mine, and she said it smelled soooooo good in the tub!
The orange smells so good, too. Well, they all smell good. You get the scent from adding essential oils, and you get the color from food coloring. You can make any combination you want! Most of the food coloring packages give you a chart on the back for how to mix different colors. That came in handy!This is also retired DSP. I've used up alot of my retired paper lately!! It's almost time to order some new stuff, but it's so close to the new catty, I think I'll hold off till then so I know all my paper will be current for a while, especially since we are going back to one catty a year!!!
And finally, Peppermint Bath Salts. I'm not sure if I like these or the chocolate better. I just walk by and sniff them sometimes. I really like how they are striped pink and white. I really wanted them to be red and white, but no matter how much red food coloring I put in, it just stayed pink. So I worked with it and made everything pink. You can't really tell in the picture, but even the ribbon is pink and white stripes. It's perfect!
Here's the group shot. Oh, I almost forgot, I spray painted the lids so they wouldn't clash with the paper. Just a nice finishing touch. I stayed home from church this morning, because both boys are sick. Sam took Amanda to church, so he'll probably stay home tonight so I can go. I hope it ends with the boys and the rest of us don't get it. I have to go check on the kiddos and catch up on house work that was neglected all week. I was in my stamp room constantly trying to finish up "just one more thing" for the craft fair. So, I'll see you later.


HOPE said...

They are ADORABLE! Love the peppermint and how you layered the colors..Purfect!

Can't wait to smell one of these!


Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Cute idea! The jars are embellished with flair! Great work!

Twila said...

Great job Carrie, Hopefully there will be another craft fair soon or you can set up a shop on-line. I think if I used the chocolate bath salts I'ld want to drink all the water! or maybe just eats lots of chocolate when I got out of the tub!