A really quick and sensory DIY. Make them for yourself or give them as a gift.
If you don’t have Epsom salts, use coarse sea salt, or coarse Himalayan pink salt. These also make a great addition to sensory water play. Make them seasonal by choosing scents or dried flowers/herbs that reflect the season! Use within three months of making them.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a crafting activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a creative and sensory activity that helps people explore and expand their creative choices while supporting independence in the activity. Both the making and using the final product can be explored as a sensory session.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Epsom salts (or another coarse salt)
- Essential oils (festive citrus or spicy scents work well, here grapefruit and frankincense was used)
- Dried flowers, citrus slices, or dried herbs (optional)
- Jam jar or other
- Jug or bowl
- Spatula and spoon
Step 5 (optional)
- To use, either run a bath, or fill a flat bottomed bowl with warm water and add some of the scented mixture. Give it a stir and enjoy a good soak for the feet or body.
- These could also be introduced into sensory water play as they feel and smell lovely.
- If you are using them for sensory play- you could try using food colouring as well!