DIY // floral bath salts in a dip dyed pouch (a pretty Valentine’s Day gift for your BFF)

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this year, instead of obsessing over cupid’s arrow, I’m making a special treat for my girlfriends to enjoy. Both Joanna and I have been focusing on taking better care of ourselves, essentially taking time to indulge in all-important self-care. So why not treat your best friend to the gift of self-care for Valentine’s Day? We whipped up a batch of bath salts filled with dried flowers and packaged them in easy dip dyed canvas bags for the perfect heart-felt gift.

Learn how to make your own floral bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, epsom salts, and dried flowers like rose, hibiscus, and calendula for the ultimate in self-care. Package them in a DIY dip dye canvas pouch and they are a great gift for Valentine's Day! Learn how on Jojotastic.com

Floral Bath Salts

Materials

When picking out your dried flowers, don’t be afraid to mix things up. I picked these up from a local apothecary shop in Seattle and spent forever smelling different flowers until I settled on a combination of calendula, rose, and hibiscus.

Learn how to make your own floral bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, epsom salts, and dried flowers like rose, hibiscus, and calendula for the ultimate in self-care. Package them in a DIY dip dye canvas pouch and they are a great gift for Valentine's Day! Learn how on Jojotastic.com

Start by adding a cup and a half of epsom salt to a small bowl. Then, sprinkle in the Himalayan pink salt crystals, roughly two tablespoons, but feel free to adjust based on the size and texture of your salts. Next, pick the yellow calendula petals from the flower buds and add to the salt mixture. Finally, add dried rose buds and hibiscus petals for an extra floral finish.

Learn how to make your own floral bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, epsom salts, and dried flowers like rose, hibiscus, and calendula for the ultimate in self-care. Package them in a DIY dip dye canvas pouch and they are a great gift for Valentine's Day! Learn how on Jojotastic.com

Give your bath salt mixture a good stir until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated. Next, it’s time to make dip dye canvas bags, the perfect gift packaging!

Learn how to make your own floral bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, epsom salts, and dried flowers like rose, hibiscus, and calendula for the ultimate in self-care. Package them in a DIY dip dye canvas pouch and they are a great gift for Valentine's Day! Learn how on Jojotastic.com

Dip Dyed Bag

Tools

Materials

I love this project because it’s really simple. There’s no need to stress about exact measurements, or angles. It’s just a thoughtful way to add a handmade touch to your already lovely gift!

Learn how to make your own floral bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, epsom salts, and dried flowers like rose, hibiscus, and calendula for the ultimate in self-care. Package them in a DIY dip dye canvas pouch and they are a great gift for Valentine's Day! Learn how on Jojotastic.com

Start by pre-washing your muslin bags to remove any fabric treatment, starch, or dirt and prepare your dye area. Make sure your work surface can get messy in case the dye spills, and that you have a plan on where to hang your bags to dry before you start dying them.

Learn how to make your own floral bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, epsom salts, and dried flowers like rose, hibiscus, and calendula for the ultimate in self-care. Package them in a DIY dip dye canvas pouch and they are a great gift for Valentine's Day! Learn how on Jojotastic.com

Next, prepare your dye bath. For dip dying, it’s slightly different than prepping for normal tub dying, mainly that instead of pre-treating your fabric with soda ash, it’s incorporated right into the dye bath. Fill your bucket with warm water and add 1/4 cup of salt and .5 oz of soda ash per quart. Stir until well dissolved, then slowly start adding your dye. For a project like this, it’s not an exact science, just keep in mind that you want it more concentrated than normal.

Learn how to make your own floral bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, epsom salts, and dried flowers like rose, hibiscus, and calendula for the ultimate in self-care. Package them in a DIY dip dye canvas pouch and they are a great gift for Valentine's Day! Learn how on Jojotastic.com

Now for the fun part! For a subtle cross-over design, hold the bag at an angle and submerge halfway, clip to the bucket or hold in place for a few minutes, then repeat in the opposite direction.

Learn how to make your own floral bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, epsom salts, and dried flowers like rose, hibiscus, and calendula for the ultimate in self-care. Package them in a DIY dip dye canvas pouch and they are a great gift for Valentine's Day! Learn how on Jojotastic.com

Clip to your drying rack and place a tray beneath to catch any drips. Allow to hang for a day or two.

Learn how to make your own floral bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, epsom salts, and dried flowers like rose, hibiscus, and calendula for the ultimate in self-care. Package them in a DIY dip dye canvas pouch and they are a great gift for Valentine's Day! Learn how on Jojotastic.com

Once your dip dyed bags are completely dry, fill them with floral bath salt mixture and spread the Valentine’s Day love… and don’t forget to save some for yourself!

Learn how to make your own floral bath salts with Himalayan pink salt, epsom salts, and dried flowers like rose, hibiscus, and calendula for the ultimate in self-care. Package them in a DIY dip dye canvas pouch and they are a great gift for Valentine's Day! Learn how on Jojotastic.com

Photography and styling by Jojotastic. DIY by Material Delight for Jojotastic.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this floral bath salts tutorial! And if you make a batch, be sure to post a photo and tag @jojotastic on Instagram so we can see.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest digital influencer and former textile designer with an eye for beautiful things. Jojotastic is a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress home, interior styling, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style.

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4 Comments

  1. 6.21.17
    Kelli said:

    Love this! Question: How many bags did you fill with this?

    • 6.22.17
      joanna said:

      Eek, I don’t recall exactly how many bags we used because I tend to over-order and definitely had some extras… Once combined, we ended up with about 2 cups of mixture. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!!

  2. 2.7.17

    What i wouldn’t give for a salt bath right now!! Love how you took this a step further and dip dyed the pouch as well – you’re amazing!

    • 2.7.17
      joanna said:

      aww thank you so much! I’m glad you like this DIY :) I hope you get a salt bath soon!