Orange Wassail Bath Salts

Lisa Johnson
Orange Wassail Bath Salts

SUPPLIES:  All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.  Cardstock: (Terracotta Tile, white)  Clear stamps: (tag border, holiday wishes from 2008 Holiday Tag Collection set; orange rind, sections from Fruitful set)  Pigment ink: (Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest)  Specialty ink: (Ripe Avocado hybrid)  Accents: (olive green button, fabric leaves); (clear rhinestones) Zva Creative; (iridescent glitter) Stewart Superior Corp.  Fibers: (rust ribbon, cream twine)  Tools: (small flower, scalloped circle, 1/8" circle punches) no source  Other: (frosted bag); (bath salts) no source  Finished size: 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 2"


1 Fill bag with bath salts; fold down top.

2 Tie on ribbon; adhere button.

3 Punch scalloped circle from cardstock; stamp tag border and holiday wishes. Ink edges.

4 Stamp orange rind and sections on cardstock; trim, adhere glitter, and adhere with foam tape.

5 Adhere leaves and rhinestones.

6 Punch flower from cardstock; adhere to tag. Punch hole; attach to bag with twine. Note: Adhere tag to ribbon to anchor in place.


How to Make Orange Wassail Bath Salts


Wassail is a traditional hot Christmastime drink similar to spiced cider. The name comes from wæs hæil, a Middle English phrase that means be healthy.



1 c. Epsom salts

2 tbsp. baking soda

10 drops orange essential oil

2 drops clove essential oil

3 drops vegetable glycerin

orange food coloring or powdered mica coloring, as desired



Mix ingredients in glass or plastic bowl until coloring and glycerin are evenly mixed. Spread mixture out in plastic dish or pan and let dry completely. Store in plastic bag or container and keep tightly covered to prevent clumping.


Bonus Idea

Try other Christmas-y scents like apple, vanilla, or gingerbread for a luxurious holiday soak. Adapt the bag embellishments to match each enticing aroma.


More Festive Projects

If you love this project, you'll find more great holiday-themed creations in Holiday Cards & More, Volume 5. Click HERE to order your copy today!


Online Product Guide

For more information on supplies used in this project, click HERE to see our online product guide.


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