Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Homemade Strawberry Bath Soak

Mother’s Day is coming up and one of my favorite things to do on Mother’s Day is to take a little time for myself and have an opportunity to relax just a little bit.  I rarely take baths but when I do, I love adding beautifully scented bath soak to my tub. So today, I am showing you how to quickly make amazing bath soak!  Bath soak makes a perfect gift for Mother’s Day and you’ll be so surprised at how simple it is to make!

Homemade-bath-soak-Crafts-UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own strawberry bath soak:supply2

Homemade-bath-soak-Crafts-Unleashed-2This is a very forgiving recipe.  A little of this, a little of that and voila you have an amazing DIY spa-like product that makes for an impressive gift!

Begin by placing some Epson salt into a bowl.  Add a few drops of your fragrance oil and stir.  Keep adding fragrance oil until the salts smell as fragrant as you like.  You only need a few drops for about a cup of salts, so add slowly and carefully.

Homemade-bath-soak-Crafts-Unleashed-3At this point you can package these up in a cute glass jar and be done!  So this next step is purely optional, but I love adding a few drops of food coloring to the bath soak to give it a little color!  Plus, who wants strawberry bath soak that isn’t at least tinted to be the same color as strawberries!?

Homemade-bath-soak-Crafts-Unleashed-4The great thing about adding food coloring is that while it may color the bath water just a tiny bit, it is not enough to actually color your skin.  So add as little or as much as you prefer!

I packaged my bath soak in a beautiful glass hinged jar.  And then I put a few strawberries in a cute wooden basket to create the perfect gift!

SONY DSCI know that I would LOVE to sit in a bath, eating strawberries and enjoying a little time to myself on Mother’s Day!  This is the perfect gift to help any mother relax on this special day!

Do you have any plans for Mother’s Day?


About Ashley

Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life, finds joy in the simple things, and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things.


  1. Andrea Allen says:

    Approx. how many 1 cup batches does a bag of epsom salts make. I’m making a bunch for all the mom’s in our church for Mother’s Day.

  2. how long does this last?

  3. Cynthia says:

    Where do you buy the oils?

    • Sarah {Crafts Unleashed Editor} says:

      Hi Cynthia, there is a supply list towards the beginning of the post with links to purchase the oils and info on the other supplies. Thanks!

    • Evalynda says:

      I just mad this the other day and was able to find oils at Walmart as low as 79 cents! And they smell great!

  4. so cute! love this idea!


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