Bath Bomb Ornaments
Give the gift of wonderful aromatherapy with homemade bath bombs. In a clever upcycling idea, fillable ball ornaments help to mold, make, and gift-wrap them. This spa-day sphere—in wintry cool colors—is packaged as a hanging ornament and tied in a pretty satin bow.
Photography: Manal Aman
Source: Martha Stewart
Measure out 2 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and divide between two bowls.
Add 1 1/4 tablespoon water to each bowl, followed by a few drops of fragrance oil. In one of the bowls, add coloring to your desired shade.
Mix well; the mixture's consistency should be wet like snow.
Open the plastic ornament and fill with spoonfuls of mixture, alternating between the white and blue mixture to create a random swirl pattern.
Pack down the mixture and then bring the two halves together till they connect. Let sit for a few minutes.
After a few minutes, remove one of the ornament caps and let dry overnight. (Tip: To prevent the ornament from tipping over, place in a recycled ornament box.) The next day, remove the other half of the ornament and let the other side dry overnight.
Once completely dry, place bath bomb into a clean plastic ornament. Use silver twine or cord to hang. Add a bow by using satin ribbon to make a small bow and then hot glue to the front of the ornament.