Candy Cane Peppermint bath salts are a quick, easy, and inexpensive homemade Christmas gift. Just use any combination of salts and a few essential oils.
Homemade Christmas gifts are so much fun to make and give. They don’t have to be complicated. Candy Cane Peppermint Bath Salts are made by coloring some salt, adding essential oils, and then layering it all together in a little jar. Add our free tag and it’s a cute and easy gift.
Candy Cane Peppermint Bath Salts
Candy Cane Bath Salts Ingredients and Supplies:
Peppermint Bath Salts Directions:
Add Epsom salt to a gallon-size freezer bag. You can use any combination of salts — Epsom, rock, sea salt, for example, or you can just use one kind of salt. Epsom salts are found pretty much anywhere that has a pharmacy.
Next, add drops of peppermint essential oil to the salt. Seal the bag and shake well.
At this point, the salts are ready to use. But you can go one step further and add some coloring to make a festive candy cane stripe. To do this, remove half the salt from the bag to a bowl and set it aside. Then add 3 to 6 drops of soap colorant to the salt still in the plastic bag. You can add as much color as needed to get to the color you like. Seal the bag and knead the salts until the color is evenly distributed.
Transfer salts to decorative jars and seal. If using one color, you can pour them all in at once. To make the layered salts start by filling the jar 1/4 full with white salts.
Next, use a funnel to fill the next 1/4 of the jar with the red salts. Repeat the layers one more time. Seal the jar with the lid.
Half-quart canning jars work well to package the salts, but be creative! Plastic containers, old jars, even a plastic bag would work for these.
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- 1 1/2 cups Epsom salt
- 10-25 drops peppermint essential oil
- Soap coloring, optional
- Jars with lids
- Plastic bag
- Add salt to a gallon-size freezer or storage bag or to a large bowl.
- Add drops of essential oil to the salt.
- Seal the bag and shake well or mix well in the bowl.
- If desired to make two colors, separate the salt into 2 parts.
- Add 3 to 6 drops of soap coloring to one half.
- Seal the bag and knead the salts until the color is evenly distributed. Be aware that too much food coloring can cause the salts to harden over time.
- Transfer salts to decorative jars, using the funnel to layer red and white if desired, and seal.