Hey friends, are you done Christmas shopping yet? I am about 85% done. I just have small things I have to purchase to get me to 100%. Today, my printable designer, Louisa from Flipawoo Designs, created a spa label for your gift giving. You can use it for bath salts, sugar scrubs, bath bubbles, lotions, soaps, etc. I love taking long hot baths so anything bath related is a good gift for me. The labels are completely customizable so you could really use it for anything. I am using mine on my homemade bath salts.
When I was running over the summer I came across a whole pile of empty Jack Daniels whiskey bottles laying on the side of the road. They have such a cool shape to them I couldn’t help but bring my van back later and scoop them up. ROADKILL RESCUE! Do I totally gross you out?
I bleached them and got the labels off of them and then ran them through my dishwasher so they were sparkling clean! They are not gross now!
There was well over 50 of them. My guess is that the farmer sneaks his hooch when he is out in the field and leaves the empty bottles there to avoid a smackdown from the wife…but that is just my vivid imagination. Either way someone close by REALLY LOVES THEIR JD!
Coarse Sea Salt (Hobby Lobby — retails for $6.99)
Epsom Salt (Wal-mart — $.88)
Essential Oils (Hobby Lobby — retails for $2.99 each)
Aleene’s Tacky Sticker Sheets or other adhesive
1. I got this recipe from Martha Stewart’s Bath Salt Recipe. I mixed up 3 cups of coarse salt with 1 1/2 cups of epsom salt and 1/2 cup of baking soda. This was enough for 6 bottles.
2. I mixed up the big batch in a Ziploc bag and then separated it and added my essential oils. I used Honey Almond, Grapefruit Blush and Japanese Lotus. You can also use food coloring if you want to change the color. It used 2 drops for one bottle to turn it yellow.
3. Then I used a funnel to add it to the bottle.
4 Next I printed out the bath salt label printing as many as I could on one page (see here to learn how to print multiple images of a PDF on one piece of paper). I cut them out and used Aleene’s Tacky Sticker Sheets to create a sticker out of the label. Then I adhered it to the front of my bottle.
So I still have over 40 Jack Daniel’s bottles left. Can you give me some ideas of how I could use them?
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