Monat: April 2015

Bath salts marries body scrub DIY

Hey vegan friendly community, I wanted to share a simple but awesome gift idea which is cruelty free and of course vegan. I do this much often for birthdays, christmas or when I want to appreciate somebody for helping me out like my neighbours the last time. Because our landlord wanted to renovate our complete bathroom all inclusive for just 2 weeks- now we haven’t had a bathroom till 4 weeks and it takes about 2 more weeks to finish the whole construction area in our appartment- we have to take the showers anywhere else. So we have to go to our neighbours spa temple and we’re so lucky that they’re very kind. I wanted to appreciate their help in the meantime so I did the bath salts/ body scrub for them. Because I also quit my job these days because I want to go travelling a long time I had to say goodbye to my colleagues as well. And guys I could tell you, these where the best you could ever imagine! image We where such a great team and helped each other out at any time. We laughed that much the whole day long, it was awesome! So when I leaved I wanted to give them some present. I allways make bath salts which you could also use as a body scrub, because not everyone has a bath tub at home and they have another option using the present.

What you need:

– tea for the scent: I just use tea because it’s all natural and you have great and various options for every season plus it isn’t that expensive and you allways have some at home, right?! 🙂

-> For a good Chai tea bath salt I use the sweet chai tea from Alnatura mixed with vanilla, cinnamon roles, gillyflowers and anise stars. imageimage – dead sea salt: For peelings I mix the salts, big and smaller grains of salt but you should think about rubbing them on your skin so there should be more smaller ones in it.

– oils: I use jojoba oil, a bit of vitamin e oil and almond oil. You could also use argan oil, coconut oil…

Tipp: if you have a great smelling massage oil you could of course mix it in the salt as well.

– baking soda: if you just like to have only a bath salt then you should use baking soda as well for the bubbling experience 🙂 – decoration: for decoration you could use the tea alone or cinnamon roles, vanilla, anise, gillyflowers or dried eatable flowers for example.

How it works:

imageJust put all together and mix it well with a spoon and you’re good to go. It’s that simple and you just need a few minutes to finish such a great present.

I don’t use a scale, I just work with spoons and rub the salt between my fingers for figuring out if it has the best consistence- that’s my indicator 🙂 You mix it best if you use a high jar like shown on the picture. Which scents do like most for bath salts or body scrub?

Do like to read more DIY like this here on my blog?

Happy giving, xoxo